Elite Racing League
The Elite Racing League is a racing series made by ShaneEyoho, it is a single seater series and is not canon in the Formula rejects universe although it could be in the future should interest grow in the series.
The Elite Racing League was established in 2004 and started as an IndyCar support series, because of this there was only 8 races in the inaugural season in 2004, IndyCar disbanded the series in 2009 after low fan attendance for the races, however as of the 2014 Season the Elite Racing League has had a revamp and is now recognised as an independently ran series, during this 2014 rule change the introduction of road courses and street circuits to go along side the ovals. Its contract system and regulations allow for some really competitive racing at times as new constructors/manufacturers are somewhat always looking into joining the series. New drivers are always welcome into the series however as of the 2010 rule change. there is a limit to at least 24 drivers allowed on the grid during a race so signups are chosen carefully. Europe is the sport's traditional base, the championship is raced on a global stage with races mainly in North America and the United Kingdom however the series had held races in Asia and even Oceania in the past. A possible expansion for a race in Europe is also on the series developers mind for the 2019 season.
An Elite Racing League Race weekend is more relaxed than the likes of Formula 1 however the tension levels remain, The weekend typically starts on the Friday afternoon/evening (depending on where the race is and what the climate is like, So races in hotter climates are likely to take place in the evening due to cooler conditions) following that on the Saturday is qualifying and in order to make the race somewhat exciting for fans, the series uses the qualifying system from F1 back in the early 2000's which involves a one shot qualifying system with some changes to keep the idea fresh, in this style of qualifying of which the cars would only get one qualifying lap making strategy and setup important no matter what race weekend its at.
These qualifying sessions would mix up a grid if the driver didn't pull out their best lap they would start in the midfield or even the back of the grid. Then on Sunday its the race The race begins with a warm-up lap, after which the cars assemble on the starting grid in the order they qualified. This lap is often referred to as the formation lap, as the cars lap in formation with no overtaking (although a driver who makes a mistake may regain lost ground provided he has not fallen to the back of the field). The warm-up lap allows drivers to check the condition of the track and their car, gives the tyres a chance to warm up to increase traction, and also gives the pit crews time to clear themselves and their equipment from the grid. Once all the cars have formed on the grid, a light system above the track indicates the start of the race: five red lights are illuminated at intervals of one second; they are all then extinguished simultaneously after an unspecified time (typically less than 3 seconds) to signal the start of the race. The start procedure may be abandoned if a driver stalls on the grid, signalled by raising his arm. If this happens, the procedure restarts.
A typical race length for the Elite Racing League is 150km this allows drivers to make a strategy as one mandatory pit stop has to be made during this race distance, three possible compound race tyres (From the list of available compounds listed by the tyre supplier for that season) are available for the race weekend it however depends on what compounds the tyre supplier decides to bring as before the season, the tracks are inspected to decide what compounds the series will bring each year. So a street circuit would have softer tyres due to the tarmac surface whilst a permanent road course (racetrack) would have harder compounds (depending on the length and where the race is.)
Seasons and Champions
For more details about the series please visit the season pages.
|Season||Drivers Champion||Manufacturers Champion|
|2004||Dan Wheldon (Honda)||Toyota|
|2005||David Land (Chevrolet)||Toyota|
|2010-13||Series Inactive||Series Inactive|
|2016||Shane Wray (Toyota)||Renault|
|2017||Josh Smith (Toyota)||Chevrolet|
|2018||Shane Wray (Honda)||Chevrolet|
|2019||TBD Season in Progress||TBD Season in Progress|