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How are Series points Calculated?
Viewed 21700 times since Tue, Mar 11, 2008
Series Points & Race Week PointsRace Points: RACE EVENT points are scored in Official Series Races. Races are valued by the Strength of Field (SOF), which is based on the iRatings of the drivers in the field. The higher the average strength of... Read More
What is the penalty for forfeiting a race?
Viewed 12799 times since Tue, Mar 25, 2008
Per the sporting code, a driver may withdraw from a race at any time prior to two minutes before the race session start with no penalty.  Should a driver forfeit, said driver is scored in last place for the race and receives 0 points... Read More
How many racers have to be in a race for it to be official?
Viewed 11157 times since Tue, Mar 25, 2008
The minimum number of drivers for an official race will be determined by the Competition Board and will set to 6 unless otherwise. Some Series will require at least 8. The maximum number drivers will be determined by the FIRST Competition Board in... Read More
Viewing championship points: How to tell which races count for the week
Viewed 10632 times since Fri, Mar 11, 2011
Viewing championship points: How to tell which races count for the week Race event points are scored in Official Series Races; the best 25% of a driver's race performance (based on points scored) in a given Race Week will be averaged to... Read More
Will my career stats be saved if I suspend my account for a while and then rejoin iRacing.com?
Viewed 9931 times since Tue, Mar 11, 2008
Yes, as long as whenever you return to iRacing you renew your existing account and do not create a new account (with a different email address). All previous cars and tracks purchased will be as you left them as well. Whenever you are ready to... Read More
I got incident points and my SR was affected because of someone else's bad driving. Can I get my data reset or have that race deleted?
Viewed 9405 times since Fri, Nov 21, 2008
Unfortunately we are unable to change anyone's data as everyone's results are based on everyone else's results and changing one person's, will affect the entire community.   We know it is frustrating to get incident... Read More
What is the difference between Testing, Practice, Qualifying and Time Trials?
Viewed 9052 times since Thu, Apr 17, 2008
Testing Testing is done alone, with no official scoring of times. Laps are timed within the simulation, but the results of testing are unofficial and are not saved or published to the website as other results are. Incidents do not count against... Read More
Practice heads-up racing
Viewed 7280 times since Sat, Feb 12, 2011
It's one thing to be a fast driver, and to be able to race with others who are close to your skill level, but you have to look at it this way: In any race series, there's always someone who's the fastest, and there are always... Read More
I had to forfeit or got disconnected from a race due to bad connection and now my SR, iR, and /or Points are affected. Can I get my data reset or have that race deleted?
Viewed 6966 times since Fri, Nov 21, 2008
Unfortunately we are unable to change anyone's data as everyone's results are based on everyone else's results and changing one person's, will affect the entire community.   We know it is frustrating to lose points this... Read More
I qualified 15th overall, but why did I start on the Pole in my race?
Viewed 6739 times since Tue, Mar 11, 2008
Qualifying times are used to determine the starting order of each race. When the races are split, the grid order for each race is determined by the quickest qualifying time of each driver in the race. Read More
Developing your racecraft: Preparing to go the distance
Viewed 6578 times since Sat, Feb 12, 2011
If it ever seems that your lap times during Practice, Test, Time Trial, and Qualifying sessions are fine, but your performance falls off dramatically during a race, you may want to remember that how you practice will affect how you race.  Even... Read More
Team Driving
Viewed 6562 times since Tue, Dec 8, 2015
Team Driving:  We now have the ability to have multi-driver teams in iRacing!  Some official iRacing series and special events like the Daytona 24 and Nurburgring 24 will be set up for Team Driving, and will be so designated. These... Read More
iRacing Race Participation Credit program -- multiclass series and series with short schedules
Viewed 6169 times since Sat, Feb 12, 2011
With the iRacing Race Participation Credit Program, it is important to note that the Race Participation Credits are awarded per series, so for multiclass series you cannot double-up on your Participation Credits by running both classes of cars, but... Read More
Why are there Race Splits?
Viewed 5205 times since Tue, Mar 11, 2008
When large numbers of participants have all registered to race at the same time, the field is split. In short, you don't have to do anything. Which race you'll be assigned to is automatically determined by a number of factors, including... Read More
Why do I receive different amounts of points for the same finishing position in different races?
Viewed 4970 times since Tue, Mar 11, 2008
Points are earned in races based on the average strength of drivers in a race as determined by iRatings and adjusted for field size.     Points are adjusted for... Read More
Do I race immediately after my qualifying session is complete?
Viewed 4207 times since Tue, Mar 11, 2008
Almost every series has integrated qualifying. This means when you join the race session you will you will qualify immediately after the warm-up. When qualifying is complete you do not need to exit the simulation, you only need to click the green ... Read More
What is a Race Series?
Viewed 4101 times since Tue, Mar 11, 2008
Race Series Competition at iRacing.comâ„¢ takes place in Race Series such as the iRacing.com Solstice Rookie Series. Eventually there will be many series being contested in different cars and at different tracks, some of them limited to more... Read More
Do I have to qualify for a race?
Viewed 3856 times since Tue, Mar 11, 2008
No, you can elect not to qualify for a race week. All drivers who elect not to qualify are gridded in order of iRating behind all drivers that have posted a qualifying time. Read More
What are iRacing licenses?
Viewed 3738 times since Thu, Apr 21, 2016
iRacing uses a racing license system. Watch the video below to learn more. Read More
How do I join an official series?
Viewed 2995 times since Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Official series and sessions are explained in the video below. Read More