With the intent of creating more excitement and less complacency throughout the entire season, ASRacingN2K3 introduces a new format for 2018, the changes in which races will be broken into three segments.
The changes apply to Gen 6 BR15 series @ ASRacingN2k3
First, understand that there are two point systems to follow now -- CHAMPIONSHIP AND PLAYOFF POINTS.
Under the new format, races will consist of three stages, with championship implications in each stage.
The amount of drivers that start in the race for that night will determine how many positions will get additional championship points:
1-10 drivers top 3 get championship points
10-15 Drivers top 4 get championship points
15-20 Drivers top 5 get championship points
20 and above top 6 get championship points
The additional champioship points will be based on the drive count mentioned above, the points by position for each stage (1+2)will be:
Position additional points
The winner of the first two stages of each race will receive one PLAYOFF POINT, and the overall race winner will receive five PLAYOFF POINTS. Each PLAYOFF POINT will be added to a driver's reset total following the 26th race, should that competitor make the playoffs.
The race winner will receive 40 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS and second place will collect 35 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS, with third place earning 34 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS. That number decreases by one CHAMPIONSHIP POINT per position. The driver who finishes 35th receives two CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS, with any driver finishing 36th or worse scoring one CHAMPIONSHIP POINT.
If a driver wins both stages and the overall race, they will score a maximum of 50 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS for the event. Additionally, there will be no bonus points awarded for leading a lap or leading the most laps.
ASrcingN2K3 is still a win-and-you’re-in system when it comes to making the playoffs. Also, winning the regular season CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS battle will carry a mighty reward as it comes with 15 PLAYOFF POINTS toward the start of the 10-race playoff.
The Cup Series will permit 16 drivers into the playoffs. If fewer winners than playoff spots, the rest of the grid will be filled via CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS.
The ASRacingN2K3 playoffs will be called just that. The "Chase" moniker has been scratched. For Cup, once the playoffs begin, each participant will have their CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS reset to 2,000, plus any accumulated PLAYOFF POINTS added to that total. To advance through the playoffs, winners automatically move on, with the rest of the grid filled by CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS.
Here’s where things have been slightly altered.
The second round of the Cup playoffs will begin with every driver reset to 3,000 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS. However, the remaining playoff drivers will once again have their accumulated PLAYOFF POINTS from both the regular season and first round applied to their base total.
Playoff points take effect during the … Playoffs:
Playoff points are added to a championship-contending driver’s reset points total at the start of every round of the Playoffs until they are eliminated from championship contention.
If a driver accumulates playoff points during the regular season, but does not qualify for the Playoffs, their playoff points are eliminated from the scoreboard.
At Homestead-Miami, playoff points are off the table and the Championship 4 drivers enter the “winner-take-all” race all even.
How the points are reset:
GEN ^ BR15 Cup Series?
– First round: 2,000 points + playoff points
– Second round: 3,000 points + playoff points
– Third round: 4,000 points + playoff points
– Championship 4: 5,000 points (no playoff points added)
My Qual got screwed up when the admin told me to pit before I got the green flag....Then on the start, the first caution is brought out when the #4 car turns down on me and spins out doing so. Then, in an attempt to avoid a slow #8, I move up on the backstretch and he goes high and I pile into the back of him before I can do anything. Then in an attempt to regain my position on the track, the #8 swings his car around in my path and I'm finished for the night....Talk about a piss poor night for me! I was doomed from the get go.