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In 2016 teams were added to the Majors Series for the first time and in 2018 we are taking teams to a whole new level.

Here are the changes...

Scoring Drivers /

Teams will still carry a maximum of five drivers (all from the same region), but will now score three (instead of two) drivers each race.

Adding & Replacing / Up untill now teams have been restricted to five drivers TOTAL for the season. If a team lost a driver for whatever reason they were forced to remain short handed. In 2018 that changes.

Teams may add or replace drivers at anytime during the season, provided the driver being added has not competed for any other team during the 2018 season. In the case of replacement, the replaced driver must officially resign from the series for the season.

Junior Teams /

Teams are allowed to have one officially linked developmental team, known as a "Junior” team. All members of both teams must be competing in the same region.

Promotion - During the season, Junior Team members may be promoted (one time) to the primary team for any reason. After the single race promotion, this team member will either be relegated back for the following race or they will be considered a permanent member of the primary team. If an original, primary team member is relegated for any reason, they may not be re-added to the primary team during 2018. This rule to help keep a primary team whole in the case where one of it's members has to miss a race for any reason. A primary team member may not race for the Junior team unless the relegation is permanent.

If a team elects to field a Junior Team then the primary team must ONLY pull drivers from the Junior team in case of adding or replacing.

Multi Regional Teams /

Teams that have drivers in different regions are welcome to share; resources, setups, paint schemes etc. but will be treated as independent entities from a Team Points perspective.(ie. points scored never cross regions)

The Draft / Teams are HUGE part of the Majors Series.​ Drivers are welcome to race as an independent, but we feel like the experience of being on a team is so beneficial that we want to give you every opportunity to join one.

Any driver who wishes to be on a team, but has not found one, may register for the first annual “Majors Series Supplemental DRAFT”. Which will be held on Saturday, January 13th. Team owners who have not reached the five driver roster cap may also register for the DRAFT.

The 2018 Constructors Championship is going be a heck of a lot of fun.

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Grid size that is.

The idea of having the largest grid possible is very exciting. Forty three cars in the draft at Daytona or 30 Dirt Late Models flying through the mud at Eldora sounds awesome. It really does.

My feeling has always been that the larger the grid, the more special the race can be. Problem is... the quality of racing isn't always as good as the idea. It is with that knowledge that we have established our "Maximum Grid Sizes" for 2018.

Road Endurance = 60 NASCAR = 30 Indycar = 30

V8 Supercar = 30

Short track oval = 20

F1 = 20

Dirt Oval = 15

We believe that an appropriate number of drivers on the grid, combined with the licensing system will have a very positive impact on just how clean the races can be.

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Clean racing, while still actually racing... that is the goal. There is a fine line between pushing your car to its maximum level and wrecking out... sometimes you have to find the tow hook before you can find victory lane.

For us the rules and regulations are no different. It is easy to create a rules structure that is either too loose, or too rigid and frankly we have done both. Live officials, in race penalties, post race reviews, post race penalties, incident caps and CPI (corners per incident) calculations are all things we have done in an effort to find that "balance" between racing hard and racing clean.

To be honest, I don't think it's something we can ever get perfect, but that is the goal and one we will continue to pursue.

It is in that effort that we announce the 2018 Licensing System.

There are two types of licenses in the Majors Series; a "Series License" and a "Pro License". A Series License is required to be able to race in any of the regular season, special or post season events. A Pro Licence is required to be eligible for the Pro Split. (Having a Pro License doesn't guarantee a spot in the Pro Split)

Your license level is based on your "Modified Corners Per Incident" or MCPI. CPI is calculated by dividing the sum of all corners completed in Majors race sessions by the number of incidents recorded by iRacing during those sessions.

Your CPI is then modified by factoring in “penalty points”. Below are the penalties points that can be added to a licence.

Penalty Points

5x - Minor incident

5x - Chat abuse

5x - Frivolous protest (the 5x goes against the protester)

5x - Wrong Number in Race Session

10x - Major incident

20x + DQ - Intentional Contact

MCPI License Thresholds

Pro - 50 Series - 30

Officials will not be reviewing all incidents via a post race review, so penalty points will be levied primarily as the result of a protest.

We will have in race officials in the Pro Split, but for consistency's sake their role is mostly that of peace keeper. They can mute chat, they can red flag an event they can throw an additional yellow to sort out a restart, but will mostly be in the background and will not levy penalties in real time.

All drivers will start the 2018 season with a clean MCPI and will be eligible for the Pro split of the first race of the season. MCPI will be calculated after each race and published on the Majors website. Any driver whose MCPI is below 30 for two consecutive races will be put on probation. If the driver’s MCPI is below 30 in the probationary race they will be suspended for 1 race.

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