Welcome to the Winter Series for the first ever SRTS, A.K.A. Sports Truck Racing Series! In this competition, you will build an 80’s style sports truck that I will take around tracks in BeamNG. May the best manufacturer win!
Body Year: 1979-1995
Body Style: Truck
Body/Chassis Material: Steel
Chassis Type: Ladder only
Engine Placement: Front Transverse/Front Longitudal
Quality: Minimum is -2, maximum is +7
Cylinders: 4-8 in any configuration
Max. Displacement: 4500cc for NA engines, 2000cc for turbo engines
Fuel: Super Unleaded(98RON/93Aki)
cat: 2-way required
Gearbox: Manual or Sequential
Tires: Radial Semi-slicks. Max. front width is 235, Max. rear width is 290
Safety: Minimum of 1970 Standard, quality +7
Drivetrain: RWD and AWD allowed, but with different minimum weights as seen below
Weight: Minimum weight for RWD vehicles is 1300 Kilos, and 1400 kilos for AWD vehicles
Wings: 1 front wing/splitter, 1 rear wing, and 1 rear splitter/diffuser is allowed
Max width: Wings/splitters must not exceed the cars width
Wings (continued): All wings must be visible on the vehicle
How to submit your vehicle
Name the vehicle family SRTS-(yourname)
Locate your vehicles .car file
DM (Direct-Message) me a download for your .car file
That’s it! You’ll receive a DM on whether your truck complies with regulation. If it doesn’t, you’ll be given reasons why and an opportunity to fix the issue and re-submit it. If you do not fix the issue, it will not race.
All entrants will be put against each other on a circuit to complete the fastest time. The fastest lap done in that vehicle done across a span of 5 laps (not including practice laps) will be the official laptime for that vehicle, and will be put into the video. The slowest 1/6 of the grid will be eliminated, and this will be done 3 more times until round 5. In round 5, the remaining racers will be put head to head, and driven for 4 laps each. The times of each vehicle will be averaged, and the truck with the best average wins.
Hirochi Circuit (Long)
Automation Test Track
Hirochi Circuit (Short)
Hirochi Circuit (Medium)
Here’s an example of what your truck should look like:
This reminds me of the early NASCAR Craftsman stock trucks, except with more engineering diversity. Also, why haven’t you specified a maximum/minimum model/trim/family/variant year? And isn’t leaded fuel incompatible with a catalytic converter (even a 2-way one)?
I didn’t specify max/min in order to create a more diverse and interesting grid. This season is mostly going to be experimental, so that I can figure out what works and what doesn’t. I misunderstood the compatibility between leaded fuels and cats, thanks for the feedback.
The trim of the Tornado you offered us not only has +15 quality spam everywhere, but a set of DCOE carbs for its fuel system. If the SRTS were to be set in 2000 or later, for example, I’d recommend a complete ban on carburetors, to reflect the OBDII mandate that had come into effect in most markets by then. In addition, regarding quality limits, a maximum value of +3 to +5 would suffice, and a minimum value of 0 (i.e. no negative quality) could also be considered.
A ute can be entered into the SRTS as long it has a ladder or partial monocoque chassis.
Also, after examining the Tornado, I’m coming up with ideas about how it could (and would) look and feel like if it was built for a saner rule set, without the quality spam (and the unnecessary carburetor mandate - EFI was becoming far more commonplace during its trim year of 1992) - to use as a reference point for other entries under the new rules.