Game Rules and Format
NASCAR HEAT RULES AND FORMAT
Open Format, Open Platform
Start Time: Default start time is 2:00pm (Noon) PST
Signups are individual
Schedule of paly will be:
1. 5 Minute Practice
2. Qualifiers (typically 2 laps)
a. Lower the qualifying lap time, the higher up the pole you start
b. Ex. Fastest time in qualifying starts in 1st place for the race
c. Tiebreaker for same time—whoever got the lap time first
3. 30 Lap Race
4. Repeat the above 3 times
5. Points will be earned based on placement—highest total of points after 3 races wins
1. Points are awarded as follows:
a. Competitors earn 1 point per place they are above last
i. Ex. 30 players compete
1. 30th gets 0, 25th gets 5, 22nd gets 8, 10th gets 20
b. The winner of the race earns an additional 5 points
i. Continuing example:
ii. If 30 players compete, the winner receives 29+5=34 points
2. Each players’ points from all 3 races will be added together, and that is their total score
3. The higher the score the higher their standings at the end of the qualifier tournament
Tiebreakers will be determined in the order presented here:
(1) Total points scored;
All racers will join the lobby at the same time and be in communication with NACL admins via Discord.
The following actions will be considered unfair play:
1. The use of any cheat program and/or map hack program
2. An intentional disconnection without a proper and explicitly stated reason
3. The use of any settings exceeding the standard and permitted settings
4. Intentionally allowing an opponent to finish in a higher position
5. Unsportsmanlike or disruptive behavior such as inappropriate and/or unprofessional actions directed towards another player or NACL admin
6. The use of a game bug that is determined by NACL admins as being unfair
Upon discovery of any player committing any violations regarded as unfair play, the offending player, at the sole discretion of the tournament director or a group of referees, may receive a
warning, a forfeit loss, and/or disqualified from the tournament. During the course of the Event, the tournament director or group of referees may determine other actions to embody unfair play.
1. All proof submitted in your message needs to be from the match in question. If you submit proof from the wrong match/game or links to inappropriate material, you risk being penalized.
2. When submitting proof, you must attach the URL to the email and/or Discord message and YouTube/Twitch videos cannot be set to private.
3. For proof to be considered valid it must have the full scoreboard with gamertags. It must be large enough for staff to read it.
4. NACL also has a zero tolerance for submitting fake or old proof. Anyone caught may lifetime ban from competing in NACL Events.
1. Winner of the qualifier wins 3 tickets to the NASCAR Fanshield 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 7th, 2020 and the chance to compete in NACL’s premier NASCAR event at the raceway.
Racing Rules and Etiquette:
1. Drivers must not force others off the track
2. If a competitor has a significant portion of their car alongside another competitor at any time, then that competitor will be required leave space to the other. This significant portion of the car must be alongside their competitor prior to a corner. Should a competitor fail to leave space (a minimum of one car’s width) to a competitor that has a “significant portion” of their car alongside them then they will be at risk of being placed under investigation by the event officials and this may result in a penalty. In this competition a “significant portion” of the car is defined as a minimum of the car’s front wheel being alongside another car’s rear wheel.
3. Should a competitor make contact with a car without a significant portion of their own car alongside their competitor prior to a turn, and that car is negatively influenced by this contact, then they may be placed under investigation and receive a warning or penalty
4. Competitors must not excessively weave to defend their position.
5. Competitors are not permitted to “wall ride”; intentionally hitting the wall in order to change the car’s direction and alleviating the car’s need to brake for a corner
6. Competitor must not intentionally block pit road.
7. If a competitor is re-joining the circuit or recovering following an incident, regardless of blame/fault, it is imperative that they do so safely. They should re-join where possible perpendicular to the circuit, in a safe and controlled manner in order to prevent further incidents. Failure to do so may result in a warning or penalty.
8. The use of the pit lane for any other reason than fixing damage, refueling, changing tires or serving a penalty is strictly prohibited.
9. Competitors may not deliberately cause a wreck to create a caution period, any competitor found doing so will receive a minimum of a points penalty.
10. All decisions made by NACL admins are final.
Rule Changes: The Administrators reserve the right to modify the rules as needed. This includes changes due to software updates or releases, Event organizer decisions and all other changes deemed necessary to run a successful tournament. Players are responsible to check the rules on a regular basis and prior to the Event to ensure they are in complete compliance. Players must understand that rules listed are guidelines to ensure fair and competitive play and are subject to interpretation by the administrators based on the spirit of the game.
1. Rules are subject to change at any time. It is the responsibility of all the users participating in this event to know and understand the rules before signing up.
3. Users must utilize their own unique username when competing on NACL. When registering, the registration form must contain the correct and complete Name, Address, and Email of the player. If a false Name, Address, or Email was entered, the user voids the privilege to participate in the Event and receive any prizes.
4. Users are prohibited from sharing NACL account information. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: usernames, passwords, gamertags, email accounts, etc. If another person accesses your account, you may be disqualified from the Event you are participating in as well as be prohibited in competing in future Events.
5. If a user is found to be evading an active penalty, the original account that was banned will be disabled, regardless of the original offense. In addition, users found to be participating on a team with a user that is evading a ban will be subject to penalties including removal from NACL Events. We advise you to report the evading user immediately via email.
6. NACL prohibits users from creating or managing more than one team in an event from the same household as well as competing against each other. Multiple people from the same household may compete in the NACL; however, only one username can be in a management/coordinator position on a team. All other usernames from the same household cannot be anything higher than member on any team on the same ladder.
7. As to ensure fair competition, NACL reserves the right to amend all match-related rules listed herein on a case by case basis. Teams who manipulate these rules maliciously and/or at the expense of other members will be penalized.