Hey guys, some of you might know me from the Automation Beam Championship, the weekly championship judging lap time (you drive yourself), automation scores (markets/things like sportiness, automation test track time etc.) and a public aesthetic vote each round too. As we get things ready for season 5, we are running loads of mini challenges which will be posted on reddit too.
The first one is Can-Am racing, and here are the key rules:
Can-am racing was run in North America between 1966 and 1974, and is considered by many to be the greatest race series ever run. What made the series so spectacular, and so historically remembered, is how little rules actually governed how each car was built. 2 seats, closed bodywork and 2 doors. Anything else went. By the end of the series, huge manufacturers such as McLaren, Porsche and Chaparral were spending millions on their cars, testing the limits of engineering and driver skill with unrestricted engines and aerodynamics. By 1973, Porsche were rumoured to be outputting 1,500hp in qualifying trim, making these cars faster than the Formula 1 cars of the time.
Car trim and engine variant must be 1966-1974
Car must have 2 full size seats
No invisible wings OR wings hidden inside bodywork
No beam tuning (locking diffs are allowed to be turned on/off if used)
No rolling starts
No cutting corners (2 wheels on track at all times)
No wall riding
Other standard championship rules apply
The goal of this mini challenge is to set the fastest time on the Road Atlanta Circuit.
You can request any driver to drive your car if you would like/need a driver to do your car justice, just dm them on the server!
If you are interested in joining us for either the championship or just for this mini challenge, please dm me and I will send you a discord link!