1. Caution on First Lap of Restart
    If a driver causes a caution before the leader has completed the first lap of a restart, the driver who caused the caution will be required to drive though pit road on the ensuing restart while the rest of the field takes the green flag.
  2. Drivers being lapped have the right to race to stay on the lead lap. THIS DOES NOT EXCUSE a driver taking aggressive action to wreck the leader if the leader is passing that person to place him/her a lap down. Once a driver is one or more laps down, that driver is expected to give way for other drivers still on the lead lap to pass. If a lapped driver is racing another lapped driver for position, he/she should still be mindful of the leader’s position relative to his/her own, but it becomes more the leader’s responsibility to navigate a safe path around the lapped vehicles.
  3. Pitting Under Caution
    Pit road is closed the during the first lap after the field has taken the yellow flag. Any driver who chooses to pit during this lap must be lined up EOLL while taking the green flag.
  4. Cautions
    Any driver who causes 2 cautions in a race is required to retire from the race. If a driver is required to retire in two consecutive events they must do a drive through during the start of the next race they participate
  5. Steering wheel and pedals mandatory. Any driver who appears to be driving with a keyboard or a joystick maybe asked to park until we are able to verify they are using a steering wheel and pedals.
  6. At the conclusion of each league event, the administrator may ask the event's winner and up to three other participating drivers chosen at his discretion to upload a replay of his/her entire recorded event to the website.
  7. Indicate your intention to pit to those racing around you on the track by utilizing in-game Autochat, then carefully move to the preferred groove for access to pit lane.
  8. At the conclusion of the practice session, the race server may be reset to allow drivers to get their proper car/truck number and for last second calibrating.
  9. Cautions
    Any driver who causes 2 cautions in a race is required to "park it"
  10. If a restart will occur with 10 or less laps remaining, ALL LAPPED DRIVERS are required to drive through pit road on the second lap of caution, but stopping in the pit stalls for service is not required. Lapped drivers must still obey all in-game rules regarding the pit road speed limit, heeding to the stop-sign official at the end of pit road, and merging legally onto the racing surface.
  11. For most series here at BP, pulling alongside on someone's inside before the start/finish line is allowed, but the sim will determine whether the move was legal or not if a pass was made. Expect to serve any black flags issued by the sim for illegally passing before the line. There are specific series exceptions to this rule below.
  12. Any driver who fails to upload requested replays on three separate occasions will be further penalized by the league, including but not limited to indefinite suspension from all league sanctioned events to expulsion from the league.
  13. Caution on First Lap of the Race
    If a caution occurs on the first lap of the race, we will do ONE restart. This will not count towards a driver's "Two and Park" caution rule, but any driver on "One and Done" status will be asked to park. Once the race has been restarted, the driver who caused the caution will then be required to drive down pit road while the rest of the field takes the green flag to begin Lap 1.
  14. Any driver who does not admit involvement in a caution who was found to have caused it may be asked to serve a drive-through penalty at the start of that series' next race. This is up to the series administrator's discretion.
  15. If the driver that would be the Lucky Dog was directly involved in the incident that caused the caution, i.e. the driver who was the first one to get spun or the driver who spun another driver, there is no Lucky Dog and it does not pass on to the next eligible driver. Any driver that was not directly involved in the incident that caused the caution but was simply caught up as an inncoent bystander, i.e. tried to check up for a wreck and bumped someone or got bumped from behind, will still be eligible to be the Lucky Dog. When there are 10 or less laps to go, which is the "race-back-to-the-caution" period, If the driver that would be the Lucky Dog was directly involved in an incident racing back to the line to take that caution (not necessarily the incident that initally brought out the caution), there is no Lucky Dog and it does not pass on to the next eligible driver.
  16. Use chat system to warn drivers that you are missing gears for a restart, are damaged, or to pass low or high.
  17. Real full name displayed while in race server. Your screen name ID from the PLAYER INFO screen must have nothing in the FIRST NAME field and your entire name (first and last) in the LAST NAME field.
  18. When a caution flag is displayed, drivers MUST HOLD THEIR POSITIONS ON THE TRACK (assuming the race-back-window is not open). Pay attention to your F2 window to observe where you were at the moment the caution lights came on. Arguing over a position as to who was ahead when the caution lights came on can usually be settled by a “Gentleman’s Agreement”. DO NOT expect series administrators to do the impossible when determining who had which position.
  19. If a driver experiences connection issues that results in him losing a lap as he "blinks" across the start/finish line, administration will give that driver a lap back as a way to correct the scoring. However, any laps that a driver loses as a result of being out of the server while he tries to reconnect will not be given back when the driver returns to the race.
  20. A driver is not allowed to speed down pit road in an attempt to lead a lap while in the process of breaking the pit road speed limit. Credit for any lap led this way will instead go to the driver who would have led the lap under legal circumstances, and any driver caught doing this will be issued a warning after the race. If it occurs a second time after the driver has been warned, the penalty escalates to a black flag that will be served.
  21. After the yellow flag has been displayed, all drivers should begin slowing gradually until reaching pace speed. There shall be no contact between vehicles on the track during a caution or coming to take the caution. This may be construed as a retaliatory act and the offending driver can be penalized accordingly.
  22. If you cause a caution or are found to be the cause of a caution, you must be EOLL for the next restart. Failure to do so will result in penalties after the race. If you cause a caution that ends the race under yellow, you must get EOLL penalty under that yellow or you will be scored at the end of your last completed lap once it has been reviewed after the race.
  23. Any use whatsoever of performance enhancing aids outside those available in the sim is considered intentional cheating. This will not be tolerated, period. If it is determined that a driver is found guilty of this, a discussion among administration will be held and that driver will be indefinitely suspended from the league. If expulsion from the league is deemed necessary, that action will be taken for that driver.
  24. A driver who causes a caution will not be credited with leading any laps under that caution should he stay out on the track when everyone else in front of him pits. If a driver does lead a lap under a caution that he caused, any laps that driver led will be credited to the next eligible driver (usually 2nd place) in the running order on a lap by lap basis.
  25. Racing Through Wrecks
    Racing through wrecks is not allowed, regardless if the race back window is open. A driver must protest this to a series admin. Once the protest is received the admin will review it and if it is found that a driver could have slowed down to avoid further damaging cars involved, a 2 lap penalty and EOLL penalty will be issued to that driver on the final export.
  26. Any driver who flames another, through in game chat or TeamSpeak will be ejected from the race server and TeamSpeak.
  27. Passing Below The Line
    Passing underneath any line is acceptable. However, drivers on the racing surface are not required to give space to allow a driver to re-enter the racing surface.
  28. For all series here at BP, there is no racing back to the caution flag until the leader takes 10 to go.
  29. When the qualifying session begins, all drivers are expected to proceed as soon as possible and complete their qualifying lap(s). Any driver who does not complete qualifying will be positioned wherever scored by the simulation software. If you choose not to qualify, enter the qualifying stage and click “Abort Qualifying Run”.
  30. For all series here at BP, lowlining at superspeedway tracks is allowed at all points of the race. The low line at superspeedway restrictor plate-style tracks is defined as the line that separates the normal racing groove from the apron of the race track, usually yellow or white in color.
  31. All drivers are required to maintain a speed close to the pace car's speed under caution up to the drop of the green flag. There is no need for the driver in charge of leading the field to “catch up” to the pace car as it peels off the track and speeds ahead of the field on pit lane.
  32. Caution on First Lap of Restart
    If a driver causes a caution before the leader has completed the first lap of a restart, the driver who caused the caution will be required to drive though pit road on the ensuing restart while the rest of the field takes the green flag.
  33. Racing Back 10-To-Go
    Racing back to the line under caution is permitted when the leader has begun 10-to-go in the stage.
  34. Lucky Dogs will be awarded at all points of a race, as long as a race sees a green flag restart. If a race ends under yellow, no lucky dog will be awarded for that yellow.
  35. Under pace laps and caution laps, drivers should maintain an interval of 0.2 to 0.4 second between one another to prevent incidental contact.
  36. Driver Registration through our website by clicking "Register" at the top of the home page.
  37. The sim will restart the race, not the leader. The leader does NOT have the choice of accelerating when he wants. All current BP series follow this rule.
  38. A set number of provisional points will be awarded to anyone who misses an event, regardless of the number of drivers who participated in the missed race. The number of provisional points awarded to a driver for missing a race is different based on the series.
  39. Blocking is not allowed until the leader takes 10 to go. Blocking is defined as a driver altering or changing his/her racing line to inhibit or prevent passing, particularly in response to a move made by a driver in behind. A driver who is found guilty of excessive blocking may be forced to serve a "drive through" penalty, issued at the administrators discretion.
  40. If you are being disruptive on TeamSpeak, you may be ejected from TeamSpeak. This includes excessive discussions regarging claiming cautions and non-race related chat.
  41. Any driver who causes a wreck after the caution is displayed must be EOLL for the ensuing restart. If a driver causes a wreck under a caution that will end the race, even if the race back window is open, that driver may be placed at EOLL in the final results.
  42. All drivers will be expected to maintain control of their race vehicle under all conditions and at all times, including caution periods. Drivers who drive erratically or are unable to hold a suitable line may be asked to leave the event and may be subject to disciplinary action by administration.
  43. Racing Through Wrecks
    Racing through wrecks is not allowed, regardless if the race back window is open. A driver must protest this to a series admin. Once the protest is received the admin will review it and if it is found that a driver could have slowed down to avoid further damaging cars involved, a 2 lap penalty and EOLL penalty will be issued to that driver on the final export.
  44. Caution on First Lap of Restart
    If a driver causes a caution before the leader has completed the first lap of a restart, the driver who caused the caution will be required to drive though pit road on the ensuing restart while the rest of the field takes the green flag.
  45. Racing Through Wrecks
    Racing through wrecks is not allowed, regardless if the race back window is open. A driver must protest this to a series admin. Once the protest is received the admin will review it and if it is found that a driver could have slowed down to avoid further damaging cars involved, a 2 lap penalty and EOLL penalty will be issued to that driver on the final export.
  46. Caution on First Lap of the Race
    If a caution occurs on the first lap of the race, we will do ONE restart. This will not count towards a driver's "Two and Park" caution rule, but any driver on "One and Done" status will be asked to park. Once the race has been restarted, the driver who caused the caution will then be required to drive down pit road while the rest of the field takes the green flag to begin Lap 1.
  47. Self Spins
    If you self spin or go off track and do not collect any other drivers, there are no penalties that need to be served. Communicate to other drivers that you spun out and be very careful getting back on the track or turning around. If after spinning or going off track, you make contact with another driver, it will be considered an incident.
  48. The Lucky Dog will only be awarded to the first driver not on the lead lap at the moment the caution is displayed. However, if the caution is displayed when there are 10 or less laps to go, which is the "race-back-to-the-caution" period, the Lucky Dog will be awarded to the highest scored driver not on the lead lap that takes the caution.
  49. Racing Back 5-To-Go
    Racing back to the line under caution is permitted when the leader has begun 5-to-go in the stage. Once a driver crosses the line to finish the stage their points position will be locked in.
  50. ANY DRIVER who inflicts damage on another driver’s vehicle during a pace lap or under caution will be subject to a pass-though penalty the next time by. Staggering your formation against the driver in front of you while under caution will prevent incidental accidents from happening.
  51. A replay of the incident that includes a few seconds before and a few seconds after the incident. Drivers must zip up their replay clips of the incident before uploading them to the website under the "Members" section of the front page.
  52. If none of the involved parties will claim a caution, then it is strongly suggested that both drivers line up EOLL (end of the longest line) for the next restart. When the incident is reviewed after the race, and it is noted that the driver determined to be at fault for the caution did not line up EOLL for that restart, that driver will be penalized accordingly. This includes penalties for drivers who cause cautions that result in the race ending under yellow who do not go EOLL.
  53. Administration reserves the right to amend and/or edit the official rulebook as the need arises with the goal of continuing to provide and promote the best online racing environment possible and will notify all drivers of any amendments or additions to the official rulebook as they are made.
  54. Two-Caution Rule – If you cause or are found to be the cause of two cautions, you must park your vehicle and retire from the event. Any driver who refuses to park his vehicle will be subject to ejection from the race server and further disciplinary action. Any driver who is found to have caused two cautions through post-race replay reviewing but did not park their car after causing the second caution will have his/her lap scoring stopped immediately after the second incident was caused.
  55. Handle all problems and disagreements between your fellow competitiors outside of the racing environment through private chat or email. Drivers who choose to debate guilt or fault through in-game chat or TeamSpeak DURING AN EVENT may be subject to suspension regardless of where fault is found to lie in the racing incident in question.
  56. Drivers MUST maintain a constant speed while driving under pace conditions after they have caught up to the end of the field or the pace car. This speed will always be the pace car's speed under caution.
  57. Any driver failing to upload a replay upon an administrator's request after the race may be subject to penalties in the form of the loss of championship points or finishing position of the replay-requested race.
  58. If a driver made an illegal pass on a restart (i.e. double file restarts), passed on the inside in order to avoid a wreck ahead, or passed a driver that was coming to pit road to serve a drive-through penalty and received a sim-issued black flag as a result, it will be up to administration to determine whether it will be cleared. Administration reserves the right to hand out post race penalties to any driver who asked to have a black flag cleared when it should have been served.
  59. DO NOT use TeamSpeak open channels for carrying on excessive non-race related conversations, especially during caution periods. Drivers need to be able to hear their spotters.
  60. Low Lining
    "Low lining" is allowed at all points of the race.
  61. Penalties
    If you cause an incident you will perform a drive through penalty down pit road. If you stop in your pit spot it will not be considered serving a penalty. If you fail to serve a penalty for an incident, your scoring will be stopped at the time you caused the incident.
  62. If you cause a caution, claim it over TeamSpeak and/or by typing in “mine”. If you're not sure if you were the cause of a caution, notify us that you were involved and/or type in “inv”.