OBRL League Rules

Old Bastards Racing League Rules – Revised 9/15/23


Old Bastards Racing League Rules

The Old Bastards Racing League reserves the right to remove anyone from the league for any reason or who cannot follow these simple rules and help everyone enjoy the league.

All drivers must be in the practice session 20 minutes prior to the Mandatory Drivers Meeting
Drivers Meeting will start after the 50 minute practice session. Purpose is to assure that a driver will have at least a minimum of  15 minute practice prior to the required drivers meeting.

Drivers Meeting is Mandatory please exit car and shut off ignition after the practice session ends. Be in the Discord for a 10 minute meeting to go over specific track rules and league matters.

Rookie Meeting ( Triple Digit Drivers )  – Is mandatory and will be announced 30 minutes After Race Session opens and 20 Minutes prior to Main Driver’s Meeting. 

We understand that life and or work take priority, so please advise the Admin’s of your situation.
Failures to make the required minimum 20 minutes of practice and drivers meeting will be handled in this way.

• Failure to make 15 minutes of practice And Drivers MeetingYou Are Not Allowed To Race 



Treat Everyone with Respect – If you can’t be respectful YOU WILL BE REMOVED from the League, Period!

  • No heated arguments, cussing or disrespect during discussion in the race channel on Discord
  • Heated discussions will need to go to another room  ( The Wood Shed is Created in Discord for This )
  • Always try to show respect when discussing incidents

No Arguing with Admins, Cussing or Calling Out Drivers – This makes the OBRL an enjoyable place to race
• 1st time – You will receive a warning
2nd time – you will be ejected from the race

A Microphone is Mandatory To Race & Practice – Needed for communication

A Steering Wheel and Pedals are Mandatory – No Joysticks or Controllers for steering allowed!

All Driving Aids – Turned OFF ( Except Clutch Assist ) 

  • Clutch – Mandatory or set up a button for the clutch
  • Ignition – Set up a switch or button to turn On & Off
  • Starter – Set up a switch or button to turn ON

Admins may or may not administrate a race from the booth

  • Admins Can or Will – Admin a race from the booth, unannounced (if he decides to park it) to admin the race at any time
  • For Certain Series – Admins may be in the booth, announced by the admin of the race (announced at drivers meeting)
  • Should Not Have An Effect – Should have no effect on how a driver races when Admin’s are announced or unannounced to administrate any race

Paint Schemes and Sponsors:

Starting Summer 2023 All Drivers will Be permitted 2 Sponsors For use in Any Series. Drivers can alternate between sponsors as they deem fit.  Permamanent Sponsor Changes Should Take Place At end of Cup Series Full 37 Week Season. 

NOTE:  No duplicate paints schemes or sponsors. ( Be respectful of the other members , keep your designs unique  ) 

Any new driver that has a duplicate paint scheme of another driver MUST change to a non used paint scheme and sponsor the following week. If a new driver does not change his car/truck and shows up to race with a duplicate car/truck can  receive a disqualification and removal from the race.

Discord Requirements:

  • All drivers must use their iRacing first and last name & assigned number.
  • Failure to be on Discord for the mandatory drivers meeting (which is equivalent to NASCAR and all professional racing bodies rules) results in a DQ and cannot race that race

Driver Numbers & Probation
• New Members – Are on a minimum 6 race same series probation or 12 races in all 4 series / tryout and assigned a (100 Series) 3 digit number. No qualifying for all 3 digit numbers!
• Termination – Member not conforming to OBRL Rules will be dropped.
Reason – Don’t expect a detailed reason for termination other than rule violations and not a good match for OBRL
• Acceptance – After completing probation / tryout, choose any 2 digit number not already assigned
• Permanent Number
– Members who miss 8 or more consecutive weeks without administration approval will be assigned a 200 Series number. Please contact a race administrator to discuss any extenuating circumstances.
• Reinstatement
– Upon returning allowed to choose any 2 digit number not already assigned
Number change – A number change ( after first number selection )  request will require a minimum donation of $10.00 and can only be done after the CUP 40 week season has ended.

Race Communications

  • All Race Communications – Use the iRacing channel only
  • For General Talking Use Discord for casual conversation (Keep to a minimum during the race)
  • Discuss incidents when the race is over
  • Use Relative Screen F3 You are responsible to know the traffic situation
  • Leader or 1st Car – Always announce the pace car position on the caution
  • Use Communication For Good Race-Craft

Pitting IN – Clarified at the drivers meetings for all tracks
• Hot Pit Off Turn 4 – Some tracks use access road
• Pit Lane – Mandatory Always to Stay to the Right except when passing
• Entering your pit box – Blend in no more than 2-3 stalls before your box

Pitting OUT – Clarified at the drivers meetings for all tracks
• Always Enter Track – Middle of Backstretch At Every Track and stay low going into Turn 3
• Never Enter Track In Turn 2
• Right of Way – Cars on track have the right of way, stay low until you reach race speed

Protect Your Equipment Control Your Aggression!
0 Resets and 9 incidence points  Ovals
• 1 Resets and 17 incidence points – All Road Courses
Race-Craft – No over aggressive driving, getting into bumper or dive bombing corners allowed
• Respect
– Always race drivers the way you want to be raced and be respectful
• Consequences
– Your actions not only affect you, but also your fellow competitors

Starts/Restarts – Laying Back Will Not Be Tolerated Period! (Will be dealt with harshly, resulting in a DQ!)
• Leader Always Has Lane Choice – Must decide before the 1 to go is displayed
• Close The Gap – Until you Don’t see the logo on the bumper on the car in front of you
• Maintain a Steady Pace SpeedNo On & Off the throttle (Know the pace speed)
• No Changing lanes before start/finish line
• Always Start In 2nd Gear
• Front Row GO ON GREEN – No rolling into the throttle when pace car goes in (All other rows go when car in front goes)


  • LIFT OFF THE THROTTLE! You Can Not improve your position as iRacing sorts this out!
  • Damaged Car – Can’t catch car ahead PULL OVER & REQUEST A TOW -This helps eliminate black flags

Accident – Crash or Spin
• Hold Your Brake and car until the track is clear
• Use your Relative screen F3
Do Not Drive Into Oncoming Traffic!

Aggressive Driving
• Getting Into Bumper – Wrecking or turning a car WILL NO BE TOLERATED PERIOD!
• Dive Bombing/Slide Jobs – Causing an incident by not holding your line
Excessive Blocking  – Excessive and dramatic blocks that cause wrecks
Race-Craft – Failure to control your car and do not slide into competitors

Intentional Wrecking or Retaliation – Penalty: Expulsion From The League!
• Intentional Wrecking – No intentionally wrecking a driver period!
• Retaliation – No retaliation to a driver during the race or after the checkers
Cautions – No deliberate action to bring out a caution by any means or to manipulate the outcome of a race by nefarious means

Tri-Ovals S/F LineAdmin To Clarify at all tracks

Lapped TrafficUse your Relative Screen F3 It is your responsibility to know the traffic situation

You May Try and Stay on Lead Lap  – But once the leader has position ( alongside )  on you its time to let him go. Lucky Dog Rule exists to allow you to get your lap back. Leaders should make every attempt to initiate passes of lap cars on corner exit.
Just Breathe the Throttle – Allow the passing car an easier time to complete the pass ,
Always race drivers the way you want to be raced

Lucky Dog Rule – iRacing controls this
• Stay to the left – When it is announced while pacing under caution
• Use your Relative screen F3 – Pay attention and know your surroundings while under caution
• Pacing Cars – stay to the left until Lucky Dog Passes on the RIGHT
Lucky Dog – Must pass right
Lucky Dog Responsibility – Pass on the right cleanly and look ahead for other drivers

Poor or Lose Connection – Laps will not be awarded back

Warping or connection issueDrivers with excessive warping or connection issues will be asked to drop to the rear of the field. Failure to do so will result in Ejection!

Black FlagsNo Clearing

Spotter – It is highly recommended you download and install the best spotter pack for racing.
The Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack http://www.dwarehouse.com/
The Dale Jr. Spotter Pack https://iracerstuff.com/2016/01/20/dale-jr-spotter-pack/

OBRL Penalties, Fines and Suspensions

It is advisable to read and understand iRacing’s Sporting Code, as well as view iRacing’s Driving School videos 7A, B & C

IRacing Applicable Sporting Code


  • Faster Car – Has the responsibility to safely overtake the slower car
  • Slower Car – Has the responsibility to maintain a consistent line
  • Both Cars  – It is strongly recommended to make every reasonable effort to facilitate a safe pass

iRacing.com Driving School Chapter 7A: Race Craft & Passing – Understanding Race Craft 1:23


SPP (Self Policing Penalty) System

A driver that makes contact, spins, or impedes the forward momentum of another vehicle while attempting to pass or prevent a pass by getting into the bumper, rear quarter or door must call a penalty on himself. He can do either of the following depending the situation.

  • No Caution Must do a GFPT (Green Flag Pass Through) penalty within 2 laps of the incident.
  • Brings out a caution – Must go into the Pits and serve an EOL (End of the Line) penalty
  • Give it Back  – If No Damage , Incident points, car Damage or Considerable loss off track position or positions is caused the Offender can relinquish the position and allow the other driver to re establish his race line ( IE. give the spot back )

Serving an EOLSpeed going into the pits ( 2-3 MPH ) and not going out, as that will result in a black flag penalty EOL. or just wait in your pit stall until the field goes by if no Cars are a lap down. Just make sure you give yourself an EOL penalty.

Replay Committee – reviews all infractions. If a driver is found to be at fault and caught not serving a penalty, that driver will be DQ’d and lose all points, except for incident points accrued during the race. Also will receive penalties for next week’s race in that series.

Automatically Served SPP – An SPP is considered served if you hit 9 inc points as you hinder forward momentum of another driver or you are forced into the pits to repair damage for a lengthy period of time. (More then 1 lap of pace or racing)

Note: If you are not sure that you are at fault, it is advisable to call and serve the penalty on oneself. If You Cannot serve SPP Due to Race Ending You Will be Assigned Penalty Next Race. 

IPL (incidents per lap) System

Starting with the roll out of the new 2019 seasons we will be implementing a new IPL (incidents per lap) system in each series. This IPL system will be scored individually in each series. The IPL system is designed to promote good race-craft, allowing drivers the ability to reduce incident point average, by continuing to run CLEAN, incident free laps. It also encourages drivers to complete more laps.

Drivers will need to review their IPL average in simracerhub as they check the individual series standings. This new system will free up the Replay Admins and the workload of writing and posting of numerous penalties.

The simracerhub program, used for our scoring system is a very in depth program that records almost everything you do, while participating in one of the OBRL series. The goal of all drivers in each series must maintain an IPL average at or below the number specified in chart below.

How IPL System Work In Each Series:

NOTE: All IPL (incidents per lap) limits are specific to each series and are located within each individual series penalties page.

All Series ( Updated 2023 ) 

  • Completion of 4 races in a series – Driver establishes an IPL (incidents per lap) average
  • Once Drivers Have completed 4 Races They are eligible for upcoming IPL Reviews .
  • Reviews Are completed After Each 4 Race Segment 
  • No Grid Penalties are served in Race Following 4 race segments (races #5/ #9 etc) 
  • If Driver does not have a 4 Race Average Established During IPL Review they will be exempt from That Review
  • Each Series has its own IPL Target ( Listed on Series Home page on OBRL Website ) 


After the completion of a every season series, the IPL process resets and starts all over again in each series.

All drivers will need to review their IPL average. It is the drivers responsibility to know and control their IPL. The only way to reduce your IPL is to Complete incident free laps. Skipping Races will not help you remove yourself from the list.

To View IPL Average:

  • Go to the OBRL website
  • Select Standings
  • Then select Series
  • IPL can be rearranged by clicking on Inc/Lap

Race Review Penalties

Please note: All Review Race Penalties will continue to carry over until the penalty has been served. Penalties that are carried over for more than nine (9) consecutive weeks for any one series will be moved to a global series penalty that will apply to the NEXT race that you race in any of the four (4) series.

NOTE: It is not the responsibility of Race Review Committee or Admins to follow / remember why the penalty was assessed. Please visit the series penalty page if you have forgotten why you received the penalty.


Description: Level 1 Penalties – Handled By IPL System  ( This Means No Additional Penalty handed out and the Inc’s given by iracing and subsequent loss of bonus points is punishment enough )  These are typically reffered to as “Racing incidents ” or incidents where drivers more or less equally share responsibility 


Description: Level 2 Penalties – Cause damage or collecting other cars, but not deemed aggressive in nature (occurring without intent – No Aggression)

Penalty: EOL –  – Must start next race at the End of Line


  • L2-101 –  Calling out another driver by name, or arguing during the race  in a Non Aggressive Manner. Failure to Follow League Rule of calling out drivers – Agressive examples will be a L3A


  • L2A – Violation of any of the OBRL Restart Rules outlined on Website and in Drivers Meetings  ( Examples ,Failure to maintain pace speed or close the gap, resulting in an incident, Changing Lanes before SF , Starting in wrong Gear Etc Etc Etc )  This Can Include other Violations Of Restart


  • L2D – Failure to maintain racing line resulting in an accident with another driver
    Example: Getting loose exiting a turn, Drifting into another Competitors Lane
  • L2E – Misjudging a braking zone causing Measurable contact with Another Car
  • L2F – Bump drafting at any track which results in spinning another
  • L2F – Over aggressive Driving.
  • L2H – Lack of Car Control/Attention Resulting in Mass Carnage or Large wrecks Contrary to OBRL Race-craft Expectations.


  • L2L – Failure to follow announced rules and entering or exiting pits incorrectly, Can include any Violation of Pitting rules Listed on Website or in Drivers Meeting (Hot Pit or no Hot Pit, pitting from wrong lane etc, Driving down Wrong side etc )

Under Caution / Post Race

  • L2M – Failure to call for a tow when severely damaged or failure to catch up to the field in a timely manner – Causing Black Flags or disruption to other competitors 0
  • L2N – Failure to properly slow down during caution resulting in incident
  • L2O – Failure to safely navigate vehicle after or during a wreck, or during pacing (Driving Across Traffic, Track Re-Entry Etc  ) may not actually cause incident.
  • L2X – Driving improperly after the race causing contact or maybe not causing contact. Can include not driving Car Back To Pits After Race Causing Incident



Description: Level 3 penalties – Caused by aggressive or reckless driving


Penalty: EOL and GFPT – Serving Penalty- The driver must do a Pit Road pass through without stopping in his pit. Must cross the S/F line and take the green before going into the pits to serve the penalty.

ALL GFPT Penalties will also be issued an EOL In order to Ensure Car doesnt have to pit from middle of field. 


  • L3AEXCESSIVE name calling, berating another driver, or aggressive chatting on ALL RACE CHANNELS when incidents occurs –


  • L3B – Aggressive restart and/or causing checkup behind.- Can include any Violation of OBRL Restart Rules that is Deemed Aggressive or Causes Significant Events / Damage
    Example: Going before the car in front goes and wrecking the car in front


  • L3C – Two L2 Penalties or SPP Served  in a single race.
  • L3D (1 Lap Black Flag) – Two or More  Penalties in a single race inlcuding at least one L3 Penalty 
  • L3H – Getting into Another Car by Means of Misjudging Breaking Zone, Or Failure To Hold Line in Aggressive Manner.
  • L3K – Over Aggressive driving spinning another car By way of aggressive Race craft ( Side Drafting , Bump Drafting Etc )
  • L3O – Aggressive Passing –  Bump and Run types of passing or “Slide Jobs” that cause a wreck. The “Passer” will be deemed at fault for all examples of these passes. All Bump And Run Prohibited . All Passing penalties Should Follow SPP Guidelines.
  • L3Q – Driving back into the racing line after spinning or wrecking without a caution Causing incidents
    Example: A car gets loose exiting turn 4 and goes into the grass, but saves the car and re-enters the track going into turn 1 and hits other cars or a car gets turned on a road course and hits another car while attempting to turn around
  • L3R – Any Attempt to use Iracing Exploits , or Attempts to Shortcut tracks or Any Act that is used to purposefully compromise the integrity of a race and its results. Repeated Offenses May Escalate Penalty.  Zero Tolerance
  • L3T – OVER Aggressive Driving – Any Over Aggressive Act not covered in Other Penalties


  • L3U – Failure to follow announced rules and entering or exiting pits incorrectly Leading to Damage or Aggressive in Nature, Can include any Violation of Pitting rules Listed on Website or in Drivers Meeting (Hot Pit or no Hot Pit, pitting from wrong lane etc, Driving down Wrong side etc ).

Under Caution / Post Race

  • L3V – Failure to GET OUT OF THE THROTTLE, Or Hold Brake  During  accident or when the caution comes out, resulting in Escalated Damage or impact
  • L2W – Driving improperly after the race causing contact , Or wrecking another Vehicle  Causing Incident
  • L3X – Improper Pacing – Any Aggressive Violation of Pacing Rules as Listed or Announced in Drivers Meeting

APPEAL PROCEDUREAll accepted appeals will be reviewed and voted on by all members of the Race Review Board

Fill out the appeal form, submit $10.00 and the replay lap of your incident at https://oldbastardsracing.com/driver-appeal/

  • Determine if it is an EOL – Incidental Contact, GFPT – Aggressive Driving or Warning – No penalty
  • Must have paid the $10.00 Fee
  • Have an accompanying replay submitted – minimum 1 Full  lap


  • Penalty will be upheld
  • You will lose your $10.00 appeal fee

Failure to Comply To Penalties :

  • Failure To Serve “No Grid” Penalty will result in 1 Lap Black Flag. Alternatively Driver Can serve GFPT within 3 laps of beginning of race in which no grid was to be served. The intent here is to remedy when driver accidently grids.
  • Failure to serve a GFPT penalty during the first 3 laps of race or 5 laps on a short track in which the penalty should have been completed, You Will Be Dq’d From Race

Updated 9/15/23 ( DM )

Thank You,
OBRL Race Review Committee

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