Hey Guys! I'm posting this thread just to see what people think because I really would not want to start up a league, just so it can sit there in the league directory with maybe 2 or 3 people, abandoned. So anyways, I was looking on iRacing for something that I'm fairly certain has not been done before. Perhaps a Road to Indy sort of thing would be cool. So here's what I came up with:
When you first join the league, you will be put into the lowest part of the ladder; USF2000, which will be the Formula Renault 2.0. To move up through the ranks (As long as there is enough people), you will need to take at least 3rd in points at the end of the season. Next, you would move onto the Pro Mazda, which you guessed it, would be the Star Mazda. Same thing applies with needing to take 3rd. Next would be the Indy Lights, which would be the 2011 Dallara, and finally, the DW12. For the purpose of the league just starting, everyone would start at USF, but who knows what might happen . Like the actual thing, USF and Pro Mazda would have 2, and a 3 race weekend. Indy Lights, 1 or 2 race weekends, and Indycar would have full length races, maybe half race distance. iRacing doesn't have all the tracks that are on the actual schedule, so I tried to manage with what we have. Broadcast on twitch? Probably only if we have a great amount of people racing. I would like to manage something of some sort, so this is what I came up with:
Week 1- Sebring International (Replace of St. Pete): Indy- 200 miles, IndyLights- 60 and 80 miles, ProMazda- 2 60 miles, USF- 2 30 minute races.
Week 2- Pheonix International Raceway Oval No Dogleg: Indy- 250 laps, IndyLights- 90 laps.
Week 3- Long Beach Street Circuit: Indy- 80 laps.
Week 4- Break
Week 5- Barber Motorsports Park: Indy- 90 laps, IndyLights- 30 and 35 laps, ProMazda- 2 26 laps, USF- 2 21 laps.
Week 6- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Bike Course: Indy- 82 laps, IndyLights- 30 and 35 laps, ProMazda- 2 21 laps, USF- 2 19 laps.
Week 7- Break
Week 8a: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval: Indy- 200 laps, IndyLights- 40 laps
Week 8b: Lucas Oil Speedway: ProMazda- 90 laps, USF- 75 laps.
Week 9: Virginia International Raceway (Replace Belle Isle): Indy- 108.1 and 154.1 miles. (Might have all classes even though they don't actually race at Belle Isle.)
Week 10: Texas Motor Speedway: Indy- 248 laps.
Week 11: Break
Week 12: Road America: Indy- 50 laps, IndyLights- 24 and 20 laps, ProMazda- 2 16 laps, USF- 2 14 laps.
Week 13: Iowa Speedway: Indy- 300 laps, IndyLights- 100 laps, ProMazda- 100 laps.
Week 14: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Replace Streets of Toronto): Indy- 200 miles, IndyLights- 2 60 miles, ProMazda- 2 40 miles, USF- 2 35 miles.
Week 15: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course: Indy- 90 laps, IndyLights- 30 and 40 laps, ProMazda- 2 23 laps, USF- 3 20 laps.
Week 16: Pocono Raceway: Indy- 200 laps.
Week 17: Watkins Glen: Indy- 60 laps, IndyLights- 25 laps. *Changed from Grand Prix of Boston the day I wrote this, lol :)
Week 18: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: IndyLights- 30 and 40 laps, ProMazda- 2 24 laps, USF- 2 21 laps.
Week 19: Sonoma Raceway IRL: Indy- 85 laps.
Rubber: 10%- Practice, 15%- Qualifying, 20%- Race.
There will more than likely be open practices during the week, times are TBD, for the IL, PM, and USF, there will be a 45 min practice, followed by a 30 min qualy, followed by the race, and if a double/triple-header, there will only be a 30 minute qualy followed by race. For the IndyCar, there will be an hour practice, followed by a single car, 2 lap qualy, followed by the fastest 6 for 15 minutes (Time for this will be determined by lap times), followed by the race. Points will be like actual.
If you have any questions/comments/concerns, let me know and hopefully enough people will be on board so I can make this something that I will enjoy managing!