Kyoto 500

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The Kyoto 500 is New Dimension Racing’s premier oval event. Designed to emulate the Indianapolis 500 in Live for Speed, the event features multiple practice sessions in the weeks before. Qualifying is using a four-lap average solo run, drivers offered limited attempts. The race is 268 laps. The inaugrual running was held on 28 June 2008, and held yearly through 2014, when New Dimension Racing suspended its major events.

Practice Format

Each year saw two or three weeks of practice sessions run for drivers to acclimate themselves to the circuit and the rules of the event. Administration use the sessions to evaluate performance and race worthiness of the drivers. Drivers are traditionally required to attend at least two sessions, but more may be required, depending on the driver’s performance.

Sessions consist of either a free practice, or a qualifying and race session. Free Practice allows drivers to use the offered time to do either qualifying runs, solo race runs, or practice drafting with one or more cars, or negotiating a pack. The stewards observe all drivers, and offer feedback when necessary, and judge racing ability for clearance into the eligible field.

Race sessions give full race simulations. Qualifying for race practice sessions uses the standard one out lap/two hotlap format for efficiency of the session. All race procedures are in force in a race, but competition cautions may be called to provide practice in the procedure. On occasion, extra session credits are offered for certain targets, such as caution-free, performing a pit stop, or other criteria established by the administrators.

Qualifying Procedure

Qualifying is held over two days, with six hours per day open for qualifying. Day one is Pole Day, the only day pole position is available. Day two sets all other positions, and may see bumping if more cars qualify than there are grid spots available. A driver is afforded three attempts per day, an attempt consisting of two warmup laps and 4 timed laps. An attempt is charged when the driver crosses the split on their second timed lap. The four laps are averaged to establish the driver’s qualifying time. A driver may withdraw his previous time and attempt to improve their time. This withdrawal of a lap time is irrevocable once the timed run starts, the last valid attempt stands no matter what time is set.

Pole position is locked in after the first day, unless the pole sitter withdraws his time on day two. If a driver runs faster than pole on day two, he still can only be P2, unless the pole time was withdrawn.

Event History

Year Date Winner Polesitter Report
2008 28 June Branislav Goga (BranislavS) Ronald Kasemier (ronaldnl)
2009 27 June Nolan Scott (BigTime) Dan Sanger (Raven88)
2010 26 June Sebastian Hutchinson (seb66) Dan Sanger (Raven88)
2011 25 June Robbin Heijermann (Drifters Only) Dan Sanger (Raven88)
2012 30 June Niko Puntola (nikopdr) Klaidas Gasiunas (TexasLTU)
2013 29 June Dennis Lind (Dennis93) Patrick Hall (FalconBridge)
2014 28 June Remco Majoor (CodeLyoko1) Patrick Hall (FalconBridge)