Through the efforts of the Late Model Tour sponsor, Matt Rolfe Designs, the Sim Auto Racing Association and Can-Am Racing Series are proud to present the SARA vs CARS Late Model All-Star Invitational Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The All-Star Invitational will pit the best drivers in SARA’s Matt Rolfe Designs Outlaw Late Model Series against the stars of Can-Am’s MRolfe Designs Late Model Tour, and feature what we believe is the biggest one-day hosted race pay-out in iRacing.
The winner of the All-Star Invitational will receive a trophy, and two tickets to both days of the July New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR race weekend (Global Rallycross, Whelen Modified Tour Town Faire Tire 150, Nationwide Tour New England 200, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 300). The highest finishing driver from both series will also receive a free oval car paint scheme from Matt Rolfe Designs. Ticket value at approximately $250, overall value of the night’s race is approximately $300.
This will also be broadcast live via the fine folks at ETV.
“Matt approached me with the idea early this winter, and while it has taken a while for Paul, Matt, Patrick (Hahe) and myself to come together on the agreement, it came together quite beautifully,” stated CARS co-founder Greg Netherwood. “We truly believe our late model tour has some of the best short track drivers iRacing has to offer, and while this race falls outside of our norm of fixed setups, that won’t stop us from dominating.”
SARA vs CARS Late Model All-Star Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Date and Time
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
8pm servers open
90 minute practice session
9:30pm Qualifying & Driver’s Meeting – 15 min
9:45pm Race time
All-Star Race & Showdown Races will all be run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Oval.
24 cars will take the green flag (12 from each series)
10 cars per series qualify based on series point standings
1 car per series via Showdown Race
1 car per series via Promoter’s Provisional
Each series will host a “Win and You’re In” race for drivers outside the top 10.
The Showdown Race will be 25 laps, no cautions, no quick repairs.
Entry to the Showdown race is limited to drivers with 9 starts during season #4, or 4 starts during the current season.
Showdown Race Schedule
May 19th, 2013
8pm servers open
30 minute practice
5 minute x 2 lap qualifying
Race begins at 8:35
The top 20 grid spots are open to the “in on points” qualifiers.
Winners of the Showdown Races and the Promoters’ Provisionals will start in rows 11-12.
Fastest qualifying run will win pole & lane choice.
The other 11 cars from the fastest qualifier’s series will start in that lane. (If a CARS driver has fastest q-time and chooses inside lane, all CARS drivers will get inside lane, regardless of their qualifying time, and will line-up in qualifying time order).
The race will be 75 total laps, with two segments.
The first segment is a 25 lap sprint.
After the first segment a competition yellow will be thrown.
There will be an invert (number of cars to be inverted will be determined later) prior to the start of the second segment, and drivers will not have prior knowledge of the number of cars being inverted.
The final segment will be a 50 lap race.
The race room will be set to yellows on and 1 fast repair.
Matt has designed series-specific spoiler/side skirts for each series. CARS drivers will have black spoilers & side skirts with “Can-Am Racing Series” branding. That paint layer will be available here, on the Facebook page and from Matt or the administration soon. If you do not have a custom paint, please contact Matt, he is still offering discounted paint jobs to CARS MRolfeDesigns Late Model Tour drivers.
Drivers who paint their own cars should NOT change the color of the spoiler/skirts, but can change the color of the wordmark to match their paint scheme. (If you’re a CARS driver, keep the spoiler/skirts black).
SARA will be running white spoiler/skirts.
This is an OPEN Set-up race.
A baseline set will be provided to drivers from both organizations. That set will be developed by a top-split driver and will be a competitive set.
There will be at least 1 inter-series test session to work on and with the set-up with the set builder in the race room.
The set-up session will be scheduled soon to provide drivers ample tune & tweak time.
Currently Eligible Drivers For the Showdown Event
(Based on Season 4 Season starts)
John Hanna Jr
The eligible drivers for the event will be released following the race at NHMS in week 6, as that is set by points this season.