Join the CMS action Tuesday nights and experience the thrill of what is heralded as one of the most exciting eras in sportscar racing.
CMS races rFactor 2 on Thursday nights with an on-going league, the North American Racing Series, or NARS.
NARS Thursday 2021 Season
For 2021, NARS will be bringing a variety of racing championships and special events to the CMS rF2 community.
Building on the strength of the 2020 schedule, we will be continuing to offer weekly races on Thursday nights by running concurrent championships.
Long Format Series
The major offering for NARS drivers will be a year-long Virtual Modern Sportscar Championship (VMSC) of 12 races using the WSC21 mod developed within CMS by a team led by Saturday Chapter Admin George Angelidis. Featuring LMH and GTE cars, it provides multiclass racing for drivers in the PRO and AM categories.
Using a schedule that is a combination of those being used in real life by WEC and IMSA plus real weather, it promises to deliver all the excitement and challenge that we experienced in the 2020 NARS championship.
The VMSC championship and series details may be found here.
Short Format Series
NARS in 2021 will also offer a series of shorter championships that will run consecutively with the VMSC, using mods that have been selected by NARS community members.
Starting first will be the Virtual DTM Championship (VDTMC) of 9 races. The championship and series details may be found here.
That will be followed by the Virtual GT1 Championship (VGT1C) of 9 races. Championship and series details will be provided in advance of the start date for the series.
Both series will generally mimic their real-life inspirations and will feature PRO and AM classes as well as weather-based at the race location on the NARS race dates.
The final championship will be announced later in the year, as well a sprinkling of test nights and special events that will bring the opportunity to try out potential NARS championship offerings for the future, or just have some fun!
Questions may be directed to the NARS Admin, Matthew Overton through DM on the CMS Discord server.
CMS also races rFactor 2 on Saturdays to accommodate our international membership. The Saturday races are typically longer format than the Thursday events.
rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation from Studio 397. It offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. rFactor 2 features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics, perfect for top-level esports and a rich single-player experience.
Race against a field of AI cars, or in multi-player mode against others. rFactor 2 supports a full day-night cycle as well as dynamically varying weather conditions such as rain which dynamically builds into puddles. Tracks feature “real-road” technology that changes the grip as more cars drive on it. You can run full 24-hour endurance events and in multi-player mode, driver swaps are also supported. Everything can be customized by the community, including adding new tracks and cars, and a wealth of add-ons are available on-line.Working with several partners, rFactor 2 has been used in hundreds of esport championships all over the world – in particular McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer and Formula E.
rFactor 2 is also an evolving product, which will be updated and added to for many years, so the list of features will expand!