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All-Wheel-Drive Winter Series 2016 - information and sign-ups
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All-Wheel-Drive Winter Series 2016 - information and sign-ups


The winter is comming,in northern part of Europe it means snow and slippery road conditions as a result of snowing. What's the best way to have fun in this cold season? Pack out your all-wheel-drive car and go to a lonesome icy road or frozen lake! This is how the idea of this league has born - take LFS's both all-wheel-drive cars,use modified road sign "Slippery road" as logo,plan a callendar to have a nice variety of racing experience and here we go - it's time for:

All-wheel-drive Winter Series 2016

The 5th season will feature 6 rounds like last year - 3 rounds with each of two LFS's all-wheel-drive cars: a rallycross round,a street course and a road course round with the slower RB4 GT and one each from a rallycross,oval and road course rounds for the faster FXO GTR.
This season will be the most different from other seasons in terms of tracks/cars combinations - Jamaican Trophy now will be driven with the FXR,while NewYear City Challenge will feature an RB4 race,other changes include move of the fastest round Winter 200 up from last round position to 4th round and removal of Blackwood RXGP,as it has been there every year already. If last season was the first one to feature Westhill,this year the renewed environment will be visited twice - for the round 3 we will use freshly built rallycross track using Westhill Karting National tarmac and offroad grass sections,while final round of the season will be run on the shorter of big configurations. Also this year best few drivers will receive small money prizes for their performance and effort.

Series will remain in same day and same time as last 2 years - sunday evenings at 19:00 UTC (20:00 CET / 21:00 EET) starting in 20th december and returning every 2nd sunday with final round taking place in 28th february.



Series schedule:
20.12.2015. Round 1 - Jamaican Trophy (FXR @ Fern Bay Rallycross, 35 laps / 71km)
03.01.2016. Round 2 - NewYear City Challenge (RB4 @ South City City Long, 22 laps / 89km)
17.01.2016. Round 3 - Rallycross Trophy of Westhill (RB4 @ Westhill Rallycross RGE*, 26 laps / 44km)
31.01.2016. Round 4 - Winter 200 (FXR @ Kyoto Oval, 67 laps / 201km)
14.02.2016. Round 5 - Aston GP (RB4 @ Aston East Chicanes*, 15 laps / 97km)
28.02.2016. Round 6 - Westhill GP (FXR @ Westhill National, 27 / 119km)


* Layouts available as attachments
Each round will have a specific info post in this thread with all information of the round!
After round 5,no new sign-ups will be accepted. In last round only drivers received at least one point in standings will be allowed to participate!


Timetable:
19:00 UTC / 20:00 CET / 21:00 EET
- 20 minutes of qualifying
19:30 UTC / 20:30 CET / 21:30 EET - race start

Special notes on qualifying:
* In round 4 will be used hotlap qualifying,this means there will be no specific lenght of qualification,every driver will run alone and have outlap and 2 hotlaps. Qualifying oreder will be determined by points standings - the highest ranked driver will start his qualifying run last,lowest - first. Race start will be approx. 10 minutes after qualifying.
* If there is no max allowed grid (40 cars),drivers championship top 10 drivers will be allowed to start from end of the grid if came late and missed qualification - noone else will be allowed to start without qualifying. In round 1 this top 10 will be taken from last season's final standings.


Championships:
AWS Drivers Champion - awarded to a driver with the most points scored through all 6 rounds,including attendance bonus points
AWS FXR Master - awarded to a driver with the most points scored through 3 rounds run with FXO GTR (rounds 1; 4 and 6)
AWS RB4 Master - awarded to a driver with the most points scored through 3 rounds run with RB4 GT (rounds 2;3 and 5)
AWS Cross Challenge Winner - awarded to a driver with the most points scored through 2 rounds run in rallycross tracks (rounds 1 and 3)
AWS Rookie of the Year - awarded to a driver,who hasn't started a single AWS race before this season,with the most points scored through all 6 rounds,including attendance bonus points
AWS Teams Champion - awarded to a team with the most points scored through all 6 rounds (team will score finishing points from it's 2 highest finished drivers and all round bonus points)
AWS Nations Cup Winner - awarded to a nation with the most points scored through all 6 rounds (nation will score finishing points from it's 2 highest finished drivers and all round bonus points)

In all championships - in case of a tie,higher rated will be driver/team/nation with highest finishing position,if equal - it's amount,if equal - second highest position etc. If all finishing positions happen to be equal,higher rated will be selected using same system from qualifying results. If they also happen to be equal then as a tie-breaker will be used last round finishing position. In case a tied driver had a disqualification in one or more rounds,it counts as a primary rating lowering factor,when deciding tiebreak.


Money prizes:
This year AWS Drivers Championship best 5 drivers will be awarded with money prizes:
1st place - 40€
2nd place - 20€
3rd place - 15€
4th place - 10€
5th place - 10€

* money prizes will be payed out only via SEPA bank transfer (available only in Europe) or via PayPal!


Previous champions:
AWS Drivers Champion
2015 CoRe A.Laipnieks
2014 22 S.Jurvansuu
2013 RG^Invecs
2012 spdoReno

AWS FXR Master
2015 CoRe A.Laipnieks
2014 22 S.Jurvansuu
2013 RG^Invecs
2012 spdoReno

AWS RB4 Master
2015 CoRe A.Laipnieks
2014 RG^Matiss
2013 [STO]Muc
2012 spdoReno

AWS Cross Challenge winner
2015 CoRe A.Laipnieks
2014 RG^Matiss
2013 [STO]Kars
2012 spdoReno

AWS Rookie of the Year
2015 CoRe A.Laipnieks
2014 22 S.Jurvansuu
2013 [STO]Muc
2012 [not awarded]

AWS Teams Champions
2015 Race Green Autosports
2014 Race Green Autosports
2013 Race Green Autosports
2012 spdoRacing

AWS Nations Cup winner
2015 Latvia
2014 Latvia
2013 Latvia
2012 Latvia

For reference:
Final points standings of season 2015 / Forum thread
Final points standings of season 2014 / Forum thread
Final points standings of season 2013 / Forum thread
Final points standings of season 2012 / Forum thread


Points System:
Finishing points:
1st - 15 points
2nd - 13 points
3rd - 11 points
4th - 10 points
5th - 9 points
6th - 8 points
7th - 7 points
8th - 6 points
9th - 5 points
10th - 4 points
11th - 3 points
12th - 2 points

Everyone else,who completed full 50% of race distance - 1 point

Points reducement system:
*in case there 5 or less participants in qualifying,race distance and available points will be halved.
1st - 8 points
2nd - 6 points
3rd - 4 points
4th - 3 points
5th - 2 points
6th - 1 point

(points for more positions available just in case of late joins)

Round bonus points:
Qualification win - 1 point (if qualifying time is equal,both/all will receive this bonus point)
Fastest lap in race - 1 point (if laptime is equal,both/all will receive this bonus point)

Championship bonus points:
Attendance in all 6 rounds - 3 points
Attendance in 5 rounds - 2 points
Attendance in 4 rounds - 1 point
* Attendance counts if a driver has started the race


Rules:
We will not make a mile long rule book that noone will read completely anyway,so we will rely on common sence of competitors to behave and follow the basic Rules of Clean Racing. There will not be an admin in server who will specifically observe drivers' behaviour during the race. If any incidents reported/protested,we will take individual approach to each of them to decide best resolution or punishment if needed.

Basic guidelines as a reminder:
> Blue flag - you may not deny/block a passing manouvre of laping car and try a repass right after it. In qualification it means - stay off racing line and don't disturb drivers on hotlap.
> Shortcuts - 2 wheels on track at all times.
> Pit exit - allthough there will be no mandatory pitstop in this league,pit exit lines will have to be respected! Everyone caught crossing pit exit lines with more than 2 wheels will receive 10 seconds penalty added to finish result. In round 4,which is held in KY Oval also pit entry must be respected - driver have to enter pits on apron before turn 3.
> Chatting - it's not completely outruled,but still drivers are expected to concentrate on racing. In case of too much chatting while ignoring messages asking to cease chatting,a penalty may be given. In case of any abusive/offensive language a penalty will be given!
> Lags - if there are any connection issues,driver will be asked to improve (close internet using programs). If driver will be considered as dangerous due to unstable connection,he will not be allowed to participate.
> Button clutch - is forbidden! Everyone caught using it will be penalized for unsportsmanlike behaviour with increased penalty for every next offence.
> "Wallride" - track of round 1 (FE5) is known for a possibility to use this unrealistic "cheat" in few turns,if anyone will be seen using this before race,layout objects will be placed near these walls increasing possibility of damage in case of "normal" race incident. In race - penalty for unsportsmanlike behaviour will be given.
> Hacks/cheats - if used,you will not race with us. Ever. As simple as that.

Possible penalties:
> WARNING - any minor infraction that needs to be noted without penalty. Warned driver might receive bigger penalty for other infractions.
> 10s added to finish time - minor infractions like pit exit line violation,too much chatting.
> 30s added to finish time (1 lap penalty in round 4) - medium infractions like causing avoidable incident[s] without serious consequences or unsportsmanlike behaviour.
> 60s added to finish time (1 lap penalty in round 1 / 2 laps penalty in round 4) - medium infractions like causing avoidable incident[s] with consequences to other drivers (like damage,multiple position loss) or unsportsmanlike behaviour.
> Disqualification for 1 or more rounds - heavy infractions,multiple incidents,unsportsmanlike behaviour. After serving disqualification,driver will automatically carry a "warning" for the rest of season.
> Series exclusion (including ban for any other events run under Race Green Events control) - serious infractions like intentional/revenge wrecking,event sabotage and any other malicious act.


Signing up:
In order to compete in AWS 2016,you have to fill the registration form below,providing all needed information (in case of no team to represent,leave empty):
Quote :LFSW name:
In-game name:
Full team name:
Nation:

Here's my sign-up as an example:

LFSW name: Eclipsed
In-game name: RG^Rony
Full team name: Race Green Autosports
Nation: Latvia

!Important: In case there are any changes to sign-up details,please quote your edited post in a new one with a note about changes!
To avoid very late sign-ups and their tracking,you have to sign-up at least 10 minutes before start of a round!


Miscellaneous info:
We will not use any numbers,skin requirements or official names in our league. But still feel free to use AWS logos on skins if you wish!
Sign-up tracking and all the standings can be found in AWS 2016 spreadsheet.
Signed-up drivers will receive server information and password at least 24h before round start (usually in saturday over day European time) via PM on this forum! Make sure you have enabled PM receiving! Server will be online without password until then.
Series will be run using the latest stable version of LFS (currently 0.6M).
All information above can be changed,if so,there will be posted a notification about it!

League server: AWS 2016

Join us,good luck in series and have fun!
Attached files
WE5X_Rallycross RGE.lyt - 8.2 KB - 286 views
AS1X_East Chicanes.lyt - 7.4 KB - 427 views
LFSW name: przemek21061995
In-game name: cq.arco
Full team name: Conquest Racing
Nation: Poland
LFSW name: mvelikov
In-game name: Mishu
Full team name:
Nation: Bulgaria
LFSW name: Firexter
In-game name: Iron|E.Manelius
Full team name: Iron Club
Nation: Finland
LFSW name: woidviadla
In-game name: RG^Tisu
Full team name: Race Green Autosports
Nation: Austria
LFSW name: teppari
In-game name: [WCL] T.Soini
Full team name: World Class Lions
Nation: Finland
LFSW name: claysman
In-game name: omen"Sayu
Full team name: OMEN Racing
Nation: Poland
LFSW name: UnknownMaster21
In-game name: MTDZX-UM21
Full team name: Master Team Drivers Zero X-treme
Nation: Finland
LFSW name: pfortnoks
In-game name: Pfortnoks
Full team name:
Nation: Latvia
LFSW name: n gin
In-game name: A.Valta
Full team name: -
Nation: Finland
LFSW name: FalconBridge
In-game name: RG^Fαlcon
Full team name: Race Green Autosports
Nation: Canada
LFSW name: Ken Johansen
In-game name: [KRT] Johansen
Full team name: Ken Racing Team
Nation: Norway
Round 1 info
All-wheel-drive Winter Series 2016
Round 1



Sunday,20th December
19:00 UTC / 20:00 CET / 21:00 EET


Jamaican Trophy has always been a hot race - high tire temperatures,hot drivers' tempers,but this year we turn the heat even higher as this time we gonna race the faster AWD car - FXO GTR! Inproper cars does not hold this car that much up as laptimes are quite a bit faster then the ones with RB4,expect best drivers do 1:05 or even under it as their best qualifying laps! Patience and ability to control seamingly uncontrollable slides will be the key to success!

This will be season opener and also first from 2 races towards Cross Challenge award - if for the main title this will be just first points collectings,the smaller trophy will be that much closer to winner of this race.

Round info:
Track: Fern Bay Rallycross (FE5)
Laps: 35 (71km)
Car: FXR
Previous winners (all with RB4): CoRe A.Laipnieks(2015) RGˆMatiss (2014), CoRe T.Lähteenmäki (2013), spdoreno (2012)

Server info and password will be PM'ed during saturday (european time) to all entrants,until then server remains publically accessible:
AWS 2016
#14 - Muc
LFSW name: Muc
In-game name: [STO]M.Mucenieks
Full team name:Sex Tourism Organizers
Nation: Latvia
LFSW name: ufoandaliens
In-game name: [TMS]M.tunç
Full team name: Turkey Motor Sports
Nation: Turkey
LFSW name: Yamma
In-game name: [NRG] Snoopy
Full team name: Nordic Racing Group
Nation: Sweden
LFSW name: zupinx12
In-game name: [WCL] T.Savilaakso
Full team name: World Class Lions
Nation: Finland
LFSW name: Zaabis
In-game name: [STO]A.Rozītis
Full team name: Sex Tourism Organizers
Nation: Latvia
Server is now password protected and password has been sent to all entered drivers! If someone hasn't received it,please make a notification!

Make sure you have updated your LFS client to the newest patch 0.6K,otherwise you will not be able to join the server (S3 licence is NOT required for AWS 2016)!
Round 1 unofficial results
Qualifying:


Race:


MPR download


If you make a protest,please include all information,like session,time/lap,involved cars and description.
Deadline for protests - monday,20:00 UTC
Round 1 official results / Round 2 info

The switch for FXR rallycross round from Blackwood to Fern Bay could be described as failure - if in Blackwood quite many drivers still were battling the car with wrong tyres on the slippery gravel surface,only 7 were ready to do same in a bit more demanding Fern Bay Rallycross track. Fastest of them without doubt was the finnish driver A.Valta,who set unbeatable time in qualifying and pulled away from the rest in race to secure himself first win of AWS. His teammate T.Savilaakso was the other driver to beat 1:05 laptime in qualifying and after battling through top half of field after losing pace early on,he returned to his starting position in finish,A.Rozītis had to consede and settle for the last step on podium.


After round 1 of 6,first impressions are made towards championship,but of course many things are possible with most of the season to come with 6 round 1 finishers having some slight advantage over anyone else who might join from round 2 on.

World Class Lions have collected all possible 30 points towards Teams Championship in round one and took the lead after round one with Race Green Autosports trailing by 12 points. In Nation's Cup the situation is similar - Finland took all 30 points,while Latvia trails by 9 points.



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All-wheel-drive Winter Series 2016

Round 2



Sunday,3rd January
19:00 UTC / 20:00 CET / 21:00 EET


Round 2 brings AWS to the only LFS urban race track,this time bringing the RB4 GT with it instead of FXR like before. What will change? Not much - track is still narrow and twisty,cars are quite heavy in handling - everyone,who finishes the race without a single scratch on the car is either very good or has traded speed for safe driving. Only tyres might become an issue as always with the RB4 - sweetspot between pace and tyre management to be found on the way to victory. Sunday we will know,who has found it!


Round info:
Track: South City City Long (SO4)
Laps: 22 (89km)
Car: RB4
Previous winners (all with FXR): CoRe A.Laipnieks (2015) 22 S.Jurvansuu (2014), CoRe V.Pitkänen (2013), spdoFade (2012)

Server info and password will be PM'ed during saturday (european time) to all entrants,until then server remains publically accessible:
AWS 2016
Server is now password protected and password has been sent to all entered drivers! If someone hasn't received it,please make a notification!
Quote from MVelikov :LFSW name: mvelikov
In-game name: Mishu
Full team name:
Nation: Bulgaria

notified
Round 2 unofficial results
Qualifying:


Race:


MPR download


If you make a protest,please include all information,like session,time/lap,involved cars and description.
Deadline for protests - monday,20:00 UTC
Round 2 official results

The twisty narrow street circuit hosted a quite interesting race last sunday. Despite having only 8 cars on grid,race looked very promising from first laps already. Unfortunatelly polesitters connection gave up and destroyed his race,giving a freeride to victory for A.Valta,who took 2nd win in row,but the three-way battle for 2nd place was still alive for a while. Later Rony used opponent's mistakes,slipped to 2nd position and managed to pull away,while A.Rozītis had to work hard to defend his 3rd.


After one third of series we have some significant positioning in table,but of course everything can and most likely will change! After winning both opening rounds,A.Valta has a little gap over closest rivals - 9 points to Rony (2nd place) and 10 to A.Rozītis (3rd). In Rookie of the year standings A.Valta has even 14 points advantage over Snoopy.

After both leading teams losing a valuable member,Teams Championship starts to heat up - World Class Lions lost solid part of their lead and now is 8 points ahead of defending champions Race Green Autosports. But in Nation's Cup both leading countries scored equal amount in round 2,keeping status quo in standings - Finland is still 9 points ahead of Latvia.


Round 3 will feature an RB4 race at freshly built rallycross track at Westhill Karting National - the quite narrow and tricky track will host the 2nd and deciding round towards Cross Challenge award,everyone is welcome to take challenge and join series for remaining 4 rounds!

All-Wheel-Drive Winter Series 2016 - information and sign-ups
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