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Auto Beam Championship S6 Round 3


#1

- 1990s to 2000s -
Budget Used Rallycross


-- Deadline for .car file and pictures is this Sunday 10pm UTC --

-- Deadline for recorded laps is this Monday 10pm UTC --

How the Championship Works & Championship Rules

It is very important you fully read and understand the following document at least once. This explains how the championship works, how points are given out, along with all of the rules we will enforce. Please read this before entering any round this season, even if you have entered previous seasons as we have a few new rules, and also skim read this every round for new rules which will be highlighted in blue.

Championship Rules

This round the track has 3 laps, but for 1 lap you MUST complete the "Joker" lap. More information can be found below, but we will most likely disqualify anyone who does not complete 1 "Joker" lap.

More Information About the Joker Lap


Background to the Round

    Imagine this. It`s the year 2010 and you`re still partying like it`s 1999. What does a party need? Fun! What is fun you ask. You decide that you don`t know, you don`t work in accounting because you`re fun, you work there because you`re boring. But, you decide, new decade, new me. You and all your friend (singular) want to become more fun, so you go on YouTube and type in `How to have fun?`. This is the first thing that comes up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Bwtis-53A&ab_channel=TopGear. You and your friend, who is called Gary, because why wouldn`t he, decide that this is gonna be the thing you want to do, and you want to do it now. Get your wallet, get your fax and get the hell on the internet, it wasn`t just invented for nothing! Buy a second hand car, mod it a little and go and have some real fun.

Aesthetics Brief

    The aim for this round is the cars you have seen in the link in the background to the round. You need to think about relatively quick cars that are modified to fit the amateur rallycross rules. Try and do some simple liveries, maybe a racing number and a tow hook?

    For every round we want you to vote for the cars between 1 - 10. Please take into account the creativity of the build. In this way we can assure that people don`t always vote for the boring but good looking cars, but creativity is also considered for the builds.

    For example, you could ask yourself these questions:

    • Does it fit the round? I.e. does the car fit the brief below?
    • Is it a quality build? Is the level of detailing and fixture work impressive?
    • Do I like how it looks? This final question is where personal taste comes in

Scoring for the Round

    Automation Rules

      Car

      • Car trim year - between 1990 and 2004
      • Drive type - must be FWD or RWD
      • Pad type - Max 60
      • Wings - Max 1
      • Spoilers + lips - Max 4 (together)
      • Sliders - Must be between -3 and 3
      • Max prices:
        • 1990-1994 - $30,000
        • 1995-1999 - $25,000
        • 2000-2004 - $20,000
      • Max full car engineering time - 130 (please use this number, not the engine or trim number)
      • Min average top 3 markets - 100

      Engine

      • Engine variant year - 1990 - 2004 (must not exceed car trim year)
      • Race parts (including DCOE) - Must be none
      • Engine stress - Must be 0%
      • Cam/VVL profile - Max 70
      • Catalytic converter - Must have
      • Max full car engineering time - 130 (please use this number, not the engine or trim number)
      • Sliders - Must be between -3 and 3

    DISCLAIMER: To enter this competition, you MUST join the Automation Beam Championship Discord server. You can sign up for the competition over there.



#2

What fuel types can we use? Whatever they are, the requirement for a catalytic converter means that they will all be unleaded.

Also, I get that the maximum trim ET is now 130 - 60 was just not enough. Shouldn’t the engine ET also be 130 or so?

Finally, what about loudness and safety limits? This is a competition for road cars, after all.


#3

Hi, thanks for your interest and questions.

We never limit fuel type in our rules. Since we are scoring markets, we let people decided which fuel types are smarter to go for. Here, Regular 91 RON is best, but Premium 95 RON doesn’t drop markets down too much, so might be worth it, with Super or Ultimate making all markets 0.

The ET for the van round was 60, to stop unrealistic vans with DOHC and fully monocoque chassis in the 60’s. The ET is from the full car, on the final page, which takes into consideration both the engine and trim ET.

There is a safety minimum in Frunia’s markets already, and as for loudness, if it is better for markets, people tend to go with mufflers, but since track markets can be targetted, it’s not enforced.