Auto Beam Championship S6 Round 1

- 1980s -
Budget Track Toys

-- 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

Background to the Round

    Imagine this. It`s 1985 and you and your friends want a cool car that you can drive on the track. You put on your headband, make sure your Converse All-Stars are polished and white and you hop on your bike to start the search for cars. It has to be quick and it needs to handle well. The body type doesn't matter at all though! Your local racing series does not have any limitations to body shape, just like you. Fast Japanese coupe? Possible. Limousine with a v10 in the back? Also possible. The possibilities are literally endless. (The possibilities are definitely not endless, please check the rules for the actual possibilities). Now, pull up your legwarmers and get to work on your gnarly ride, dude.

Aesthetics Brief

    The aim for this round is to build a track car, but not a full on racing beast. Think of a trackday car that you can still drive on the road. So less BTCC but more MX-5 with aftermarket springs.

    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

    • Fastest recorded beamng time trial lap time on Hirochi Raceway Short Race Circuit by the team`s driver(s)
    • Automation Scores Calculation
      • Sum of top 2 of the following markets (in Gasmea)
          i - Light Sport Budget
          ii - Track Budget
          iii - Track
      • Plus Airfield Test Track Time
    • The aesthetics vote - each team should submit 2 pictures of their car for aesthetics voting

Automation Rules


    • Car trim year - 1984 - 1989
    • Pad type - Max 70
    • Wings - Max wings allowed is 1
    • Spoilers + lips - Max spoilers + lips (together) allowed is 4
    • Sliders - Must be between -3 and 3
    • Max price - $22,000
    • Max full car engineering time - 110 (please use this number, not the engine or trim number)
    • Track budget and track - Must be at least 80 in both markets


    • Engine variant year - 1984 - 1989 (must not exceed car trim year)
    • Engine stress - Max 0%
    • Max power - 200hp
    • Turbo - Must be none
    • 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.


If I am not mistaken, the rule regarding quality sliders applies to each individual model, trim and engine variant slider, doesn’t it?

Also, are there any PU/ET limits for the engine? And which configurations, if any, are prohibited from use in this series? On top of that, I’m expecting unleaded fuel and three-way catalytic converters to be mandatory, along with a reasonable loudness limit.

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Yeah the rule for quality sliders applies throughout the whole car, engine, chassis, trim, body quality etc.

ET is taken from the whole car on the end screen. It does some maths which usually takes the higher of the trim or engine ET, but if these are super close then it tends to be slight above. So you cannot excede ET for the engine or the trim.

Configurations are all legal. The cost limit and ET limit means chosing the best is of big importance, as well as what the markets and airfield lap time prefer.

We are leaving fuel open - some fuel types get a penalty in the markets, some don’t. It is up to you if you want to run better or worse fuel.

And since it is race cars in the 80s, we haven’t mandated catalytic converters for this round, and for loudness, we usually let the markets decide influence if the cars should have mufflers or not.

Hope this answers all your questions!

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