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Round 7, Mid-Ohio:

Race 1

Driver: Domingos Vaz

Penalty: 10 points, 2 endorsements

Time: Lap 1, T=280

Reason: Contact with Caiado.

Explanation: Domingos rear-ends Andre at the T2 hairpin entry sending Andre off into the gravel, losing positions. Points and endorsements are doubled for this opening lap incident affecting multiple cars.


Race 2

Driver: Reggie Blain (Reported)

Penalty: 5 points, 1 endorsements

Time: T=907

Reason: Contact with Kilov.

Explanation: Reggie is spun out at the top of T5 and tries to get turned around, blocking the racing line as Simon is racing through.


Driver: Ethan Bass

Penalty: 5 points, 1 endorsements

Time: T=978

Reason: Contact with Duarte Lopes.

Explanation: Ethan makes a late dive to the inside of Duarte heading into the T2 hairpin. Ethan comes from too far back to have a claim to the inside track position and collides with Duarte, taking the position.

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ATCC5: Round 8 - Road America
One of the most important principles in the Touring Pro Series is attendance. If a driver signs up, he is expected to attend all races in that championship.
However, the management realise that real life can get in the way. All we ask is that the absence is reported as far in advance as possible, as a form of courtesy, should there be any replacement drivers waiting.
Absence must be reported at the very latest by 23:59GMT of the day before an event:

  • If you post after the deadline, then you will have one strike against your name - three late reports in this manner (after the deadline but prior to the first official session of the race event) will result in removal from the league.
  • If you post after the event has been started (within 48 hours of the beginning of the first qualifying) then you will only have two chances during the season before you will be removed from the league (report like that counts as "double strike").
  • A single failure to report absence after the 48 hour deadline will result in removal from the league.

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Event Details

Server: ATCC5 TouringProSeries

Mod: SSR MvS-S2000 v1.18 Download Info (via Simsync)

Track: Road America (Stock Race07 Track)

Server password: tps123

Time Schedule

Official Practice: 02:00GMT / 21:00EST

Qualifying 1: 02:30GMT / 21:30EST (Super-pole)

Warmup 1: 02:40GMT / 21:40EST

Race 1: 02:45GMT / 21:45EST (10 laps, including formation lap)

Race 2: 03:15GMT / 2215EST (10 laps)

Click THIS link to see what time it is in your country (in many countries the race will start after midnight and technically run on December 15th).

Server Settings

Fuel Usage: Normal

Tyre Usage: Normal

Mechanical Failures: Normal

Qualifying: Superpole for Race 1 (Race 2 grid determined by Race 1 results, with top 8 reversed)

Parc Fermé : No

Formation Lap: Yes

Type of Start: Rolling Start in Race 1, Standing start for Race 2

Damage: 100%

Time Scale: Normal

Flag Rules: Black Only

Weather: Forecast calls for dry conditions.

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Notes for the drivers:
  • All drivers must be in the server with fifteen minutes to go until the qualifying session (02:15GMT). Unless you have made prior arrangement, you risk losing your spot to a reserve driver. Once you are in the server, please try to stay there as much as possible for easier monitoring of attendance.
  • This track has significant elevation changes, including a downhill hard braking zone. There will be many opportunities to create contact by misjudging braking points and re-entering the track after an off. Be aware of other drivers braking points and adjust yours accordingly.
  • On the opening lap, the natural funnel points will be at T1, T2, and T3, be extra vigilant at these corners. Remember, you will have cold brakes and unoptomized tires on the opening laps, so drive accordingly!
  • You are not expected to wait for another driver should you be at fault in an incident. However, should you choose to wait (to avoid being reported post-race) then do so in a safe position and within a lap of the incident. Accidents caused by drivers waiting in dangerous areas will be penalized severely.
  • The staff will investigate all lap one incidents and any observed on the live broadcast - but aside from that, any incident needs to be reported within 72 hours for the staff to be able to review it - it is also fair to say that lap one incidents will be dealt harsher penalties then those during other parts of the race due to the potential for damage involved. May I remind you of the TPS Rules & Regulations.
Rolling Start Details:
  • Excessive weaving, hard braking, hard acceleration and general tyre warming behaviour is not allowed in ATCC.
  • Anybody who spins out during the formation lap will be able to resume their position but must be extremely cautious while moving back through the field, flashing their lights if necessary. This is the only time excessive flashing of lights may be used.
  • Drivers proceed two-by-two, with no overtaking.
  • Your speed may not exceed 105kph/65mph during the formation lap.
  • All drivers must maintain this speed until the pole sitter is between the final corner and the Start/Finish Line, at which point he may begin accelerating.
  • Drivers must wait for the leader to cross the Starting Line before overtaking. (Drivers do not have to wait to cross the Starting Line themselves before accelerating and racing.)
  • The formation lap is part of the in-game race distance, adjust you fuel load accordingly.
Track Boundaries:
  • Track boundaries at Road America are the default TouringProSeries rules, which can be read via the link above, article 6.3.
  • Curbing, which may be used, are indicated by the red and orange curbing textures. There are additional area beyond the curbs to be use at this circuit, they are indicated by the asphalt or concrete textures beyond the curbing.
Pit Entry/Exit:
  • When entering the pits, you must not cut across the pit entry line (around the grass area at this track), you must keep all four wheels inside the entry line at all times.
  • When exiting the pits, you must use extra caution as the pit lane rejoins the end of fast front straight. Keep all four wheels within pit exit marked by the farthest left yellow line of a lane formed by two yellow lines. As ever, those not pitting may use these areas freely, but have to give priority to any drivers using this area for pitting purposes.
  • Drivers will be allowed to turn their headlights on (during the final sector) to warn those behind of their intention to pit, this is the ONLY exception to our headlights rule. Make sure to turn them off again before exiting the pits.

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Current Division Allocation
Server allocations no longer include special rules for rounds 1 and 2 based on prequalification. Server allocation will now be set only by the championship standings (before points are dropped) - the top 24 drivers in the overall championship prior to an event will compete in Division One for that event. In case of absence, drivers will move up in championship order from Division Two to Division One. In event of a tie of points (drivers on minus points are classed as equivalent to 0), PreQualification results, then a driver's best result will be used. If there is a still a tie, the date of sign-up will be the final deciding factor.

If your name appears in the allocation below, you are expected to show up for the race. If you cannot race you must sign-out in the Absence Report Thread HERE at least by midnight GMT on the day before the race.

If you don't see your name on the list below and you are signed up, let me know via PM.

Sign-up Thread is now closed as this is the final event of the season.

Main Entrants:

  • Miguel Neto
  • Simon Kilov
  • Jack Keithley
  • Andre Caiado
  • Hugo Gonçalves
  • Duarte Lopes
  • Alexander Lauritzen
  • Diogo Lopes
  • Francisco Villar
  • Ethan Bass
  • Reggie Blain
  • David Jundt
  • Rhys Gardiner
  • Pedro Amaral
  • Jonatan Acerclinth
  • Vinicius Ferreira
  • Matthias Klein
  • Ivan Navarro
  • Dariusz Swiderski
  • Chris Shepherd
  • Dennis Phelan
  • Domingos Vaz
  • Bill Kaiser
  • Andrew Beranek

Reserve Driver List

  • Andy Vandevelde
  • Daniel Wood
  • Jonathan Motteram
  • Jim Eagan
  • Scott Sovik
  • Fernandez Torres
  • Robert Wiesenmüller

Drivers reporting absent:

  • Matthew Barron




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YAY, but I'm sure it's random. Wasn't your Chevy on the Mid-Ohio poster? Also there are two other cars there and the pic was ace. Double goes for the fun racing myself Rhys and David. Triple goes to David for making that monster work. I originally wanted to drive that car but I was struggling like hell to control it round some tracks so I went for old reliable Honda (even though it only shares a graphical body with the default and it's physics are completely different to the Simbin version) and it allowed me to run a Shedden tribute skin for ATCC's last season on Race07. 


It's the Sim that TPS was first founded on and I know a lot will miss it, I just hope to have a great time at one of my all time fav tracks on Friday. 

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No, all thanks go to Jonatan. I wouldn't be able to control the car without his setup help :lol:


Don't you see the fear in my eyes when I go side-by-side with you?!!?


"Oh god please, don't make this soapbox spin out now!"


Actually, what's that green light in my car? A car bomb? An Ecological "Go Green!" device? Or the confirmation light of my side-window machine gun "ready to fire at E. Bass?"xD :D


oh oh...I was caught flying again....


You know you should stop doing that, only R Kelly can do that.

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I did a bit of number-crunching (read: I looked at GPCOS) and if no-one's found anything to say otherwise, I think I've found an interesting statistic.


Here are the top ten drivers who have taken part in the most ATCC races over the course of the league's history:


1. Rhys Gardiner: 69 races

2. Keith Barrick: 64 races

3. Paul Wood: 64 races

4. Daniel Wood: 63 races

5. Robert Isles: 63 races

6. Glenn Petersen: 60 races

7. Bill Kaiser: 53 races

8. Vincent Kan: 52 races

9. Eric Nelson: 51 races

10. Reggie Blain: 49 races


So I don't have any wins to show for myself, and my driving's not as up to par as it once was in this league... but I guess I can take some consolation at being (at the time of writing) the most experienced driver in ATCC's history...  :P

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I have to be in the top ten.  Came close to a victory at KW until I hit the wall because I overcooked entering the pits <sigh>

Turns out you're 7th all time if I'm correct - 53 races to your name. I've extended the list to a full ten.

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From the Help thread, please answer there (TPS main forum page)


"I am experiencing a small problem that I didn't have about 2 weeks ago in ATCC and not this wednesday when I had a league race at another site. 


I keep disconecting from the TPS servers within a minute of connecting to them and it is only the TPS servers that acts like that for me  :???:


I had some internet issues and restarted my router during the night to today, could that cause it to give me less "power" or does anyone have a way to help me please? Getting slightly desperate as TOCCS PQ is soon to get going and I was hoping to get some laps in on the server early to get a banker  :???:


Thanks in beforehand"


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