What do I need to get promoted to the next License Class?
Rookies are required to participate in at least four official Time Trial sessions OR two official Race Sessions during the current 12-week racing season in order to earn a Class D license (provided their safety record meets the minimum standard) in a particular category.
All non-rookies are required to participate in at least four official Time Trial sessions OR four official Race sessions during the current 12-week racing season in the series in which they are licensed in order to be promoted (provided their safety record meets the minimum standard) in a particular category.
For a race to be official, the race must meet the official minimum field size requirements. For a driver to be credited with an official race start, the driver must complete at least one lap in an official race session and receive championship points.
Official Time Trial:
A Time Trial is only official if a driver completes the required number of consecutive incident free laps and receives a Fastest "X” Lap Avg. time in the session.
Minimum Race Participation (MPR):
Drivers must participate in a series with minimum license eligibility requirements that match the driver’s current license level in a given category. Sessions in a series with minimum license eligibility requirements below the driver’s current license level ("racing down”) will not count.
A driver with a Class D road racing license may complete the minimum participation requirements for the current season by competing in four Time Trials or four Race sessions in the Class D Skip Barber Race Series. But if the same driver runs sessions in the Advanced Rookie Solstice series (racing down), the sessions will not count towards his/her minimum participation requirement.
Minimum Safety Requirements:
A driver must achieve and maintain a Safety Rating within a certain range to advance to the next license level. A driver can track his or her safety record by the Safety Rating number on each category-specific license.
Drivers will start out with a Rookie License with a Safety Rating of 2.50 in each category. As they complete sessions safely, their Safety Rating will rise. Conversely, multiple incidents will cause their safety rating to fall.
Fast Track: Drivers having earned a 4.00 Safety Rating at any point during the season and having met the MPR will be promoted to the next higher license level.
End of Season: Drivers having earned a 3.00 Safety Rating during the course of a season will be promoted to the next higher license level at the conclusion of that season (provided the minimum participation requirement is met).
During the Season: Drivers whose safety ratings drop below 1.0 at any point during a season, including participants in the Pro Series, will be demoted to a lower license level.
Pro-License holders will have to improve their A level license to a 4.0 safety rating and only then will be automatically reinstated.” Moreover, if they drop below an A level license, they will have to meet the requirements to work their way back up to an A level and the 4.0 safety rating.
Rookie and Class D License holders are not subject to in-season or end- of-season demotions.
Class A drivers are subject to only demotions during the season unless said driver was demoted from a Pro-License.
End of Season: Drivers with a 2.00 - 2.99 Safety Rating will remain at the same license level, and drivers with a Safety Rating below 2.00 will be demoted to the next-lower license level at the conclusion of the season.
Article ID: 96
Created On: Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 12:51 AM
Last Updated On: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:03 PM
Authored by: Susan Flint [email@example.com]
Online URL: http://faq.iracing.com/article.php?id=96