Wednesday 17 October 2018

rFactor 2 - Globel Endurance Series

 F1_Racer68    17 Oct : 16:34
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CanAm VRL has been honored with an advance invitation to participate in the "Globel Endurance Series", being hosted by the fine folks over at Globel eSports.

CanAm VRL has been honored with an advance invitation to participate in the "Globel Endurance Series", being hosted by the fine folks over at Globel eSports.
This series is being run on the rFactor 2 simulator platform, and will be comprised of 11 races, spanning 12 months (one race per month except August) with the first race being the 24 Hours of Daytona on January 19th & 20th.
This is a true endurance series comprised of 4, 6, 12 and 24 hour events, with top teams from around the globe competing for top honors. All races will be live streamed by the series organizers, and CanAm VRL will also offer in car stremaing of our team cars on various streaming platforms.
Our Driver lineup is extremely talented and experienced in these types of events, and we hope to raise the CanAm VRL banner to new heights. Our team consists of the following drivers:

  • 2112 - Silver license
  • crowhop - Gold license
  • Dio_Giorno - Platinum license
  • F1_Racer68 - Platinum license
  • Fergy - Gold license
  • FreakVelocity - Gold license
  • Glasnost - Gold license
  • Kaladin - Gold license
  • Lessen - Platinum license
  • Millsy - Silver license
  • TBD - License TBD

License rating is based on the organizer's criterea of past resuls in any league series. All platinum licensed drivers are past series champions, gold drivers are past series podium winners, and Silver drivers have previous league/series experience. As you can see, we have a very strong, solid lineup, with a field of drivers that have extensive endurance racing experience in iRacing special events, including some drivers that have class wins in a 24 hour event.

CanAm VRL will be fielding at least 2 cars at every event, with the following driver line ups:

  • one Oreco 07 LMP2 entry (top class), Car Number 11, drivers will be:
    • crowhop
    • Dio_Giorno
    • Glasnost
    • Lessen
  • One Porsche 991 RSR GTE, car number 61, drivers will be:
    • 2112
    • Fergy
    • FreakVelocity
    • Millsy
    • TBD

F1_Racer68 will serve as overall Team Manager and Strategist, with FreakVelocity serving as Alternate Team Manager.

Kaladin and Docslap had planned to run with us as well, but schedule conflicts and uncertainty meant that both felt it best to remove themselves before the season started. Kaladin will continue to support our efforts as the team's official Test and Development driver, and reserve driver.

For the shorter races on the schedule, we may be permitted to field a 3rd car in the LMP3 class. In that case, drivers will be shuffled around appropriately to ensure our best chances for success in each class.

Races will include:

  • 24 Hours of Daytona - Jan 19th
  • 6 Hours of Sao Paulo - Feb 16th
  • 1000 miles (268 laps) of Sebring - Mar 30th
  • 6 Hours of Spa - Apr 27th
  • 6 Hours fo The Glen - May 25th
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans - Jun 22nd
  • 4 Hours of Silverstone - Jul 20th
  • 10 Hours of Road Atlanta - Sep 21st
  • 6 Hours of Fuji - Oct 26th
  • 4 Hours of Shanghai - Nov 23rd
  • 8 Hours of Bahrain - Dec 14th

Be sure to check the 2019 Events Calendar to see when we race, and make sure to support your CanAm VRL teams as we carry the banner to represent CanAm VRL in front of the racing world.
[Submitted by F1_Racer68]

Thursday 30 August 2018

New Organizational Structure

 F1_Racer68    30 Aug : 21:57
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As we mentioned last week, one of the many changes coming to CanAM VRL is a complete, top down, restructuring to support our expansion into other platforms.

As we mentioned last week, one of the many changes coming to CanAM VRL is a complete, top down, restructuring to support our expansion into other platforms.

For now, Project CARS 2 will remain the platform of choice for the official league series', but recently, many members have begun spending more time in other platforms.

Rather than seeing those members move on to other leagues in order to run more structured events in those platforms, it is far more desirable to have those members remain here wiht us in CanAm VRL. In order to make that happen, we will expand our footprint into iRacing and rFactor2. As we head in to 2019, several new platofrms such as Assetto Corsa Competizione and GTR3 will be looked at, and evaluated as potential platforms to carry us into the next decade.

In order to accomodate these changes, we have had to expand our leadership team and organizational structure. We asked for, and recevied a number of volunteers for the various positions, and we thank those members that have stepped up and agreed to help us with this.

Beginning this weekend, the new organizational structure will take effect. We will have 5 organizational units, each with their own areas of responsibility. WHile the full details of each organizational unit still need to be formalized, the basic breakdown is as follows:

Executive Panel

The Executive Panel is responsible for all major decisions regarding CanAm VRL. Thsi group will define the overall rules of conduct for the league, enforce all rules, ensure that all CanAm VRL sanctioned activities conform to our standards for proper league promotion, handle all post race protests for all series, and perform all other league leadership activities. The new Executive Panel consists of:

  • F1_Racer68 - President
  • Docslap - Vice President
  • Dio_Giorno
  • FreakVelocity (aka VelocityFreak)

The team will also have the overall authority over the other teams listed below. All aspects fo CanAm VRL will need to be approved by the Executive Panel.


The Marketing and Promotion team is responsible for all aspects of advertising CanAm VRL to the outside world. This team will produce all promotional content such as videos, posters, logos, and also manage all aspects of the website. This team will handle all outreach efforts to drive membership, viewership of our broadcasts, attract new sponsors, and all other aspects of promoting CanAm VRL to the world. The currnet team will consist of:

  • F1_Racer68
  • Millsy

Broadcast Team

As the name says, this is the team that is responsible for all aspects of our live broadcasts. The team will host, direct and produce the live broadcasts, as well as promotional videos, including driver interviews, Season promotional videos, post race highlight reels, etc. The team will consist of:

  • Millsy
  • FreakVelocity
  • Jason Rabe (Kaladin)
  • Lessen

iRacing Lead

The iRacing Lead team will be responsible for developing a more structured and organized approach to our membership's participation in iRacing. We want to ensure that when our members compete in iRacing events, that they will proudly fly the CanAm VRL banner. This is an excellent opportunity to promote our league in another large platform. Among the items that this team will work to develop is organized league events, as well as coordinating all communications and organization around the iRacing Special Events such as the Petite Le Mans and 2019 24 Hours of Daytona. Thsi team's goal will be to ensure that those emmbers who want to spend more time in iRacing, have a CanAm home for their activites, and can race together with other CanAm members. This team will consist of:

  • Nurrec
  • J_Mills89
  • Jason Rabe (Kaladin)

rFactor 2 Lead

This team is responsible for all things related to rFactor 2. As with iRacing, many league members have rFactor 2 and have been interested in organized events in that platform. This team will be responsible for organizing special events in rFactor 2 to help fill the gaps during our off season, and off weeks from our main series. Again, this will give us another promotional and larketing opportunity, as the rFactor 2 community is still very active and quite large. FOr now, this team will consist of only 1 member, but wiht support from the Executive Panel. Taking on this responsibility will be:

  • FreakVelocity
  • F1_Racer68

Many Thanks

As we mentioned last week, our goals and plans are lofty, and such lofty plans require a larger team to ensure success. Each of the members named above has stepped forward of their own free will and dedication to CanAm VRL and expressed a desire to help make these goals a reality. We cannot thank them enough for their dedication and committment to this league.

They are aware of the significance of these goals, and what the potential for this league is, and they have agreed to undertake the immense responsibility of representing CanAm VRL in their chosen areas.

Our goal is simple.... to ensure that we truly are "North America's Premier Sim Racing League". WIth this team now in place, the work can begin to ensure we achieve and retain that title.

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