This season, the rules will be pretty much the same as 2015. Here is an outline... 2016 Rules: Cars: DW12 Chassis Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, and Mazda Entrants: 33 Drivers 3 cars for 11 teams Sponsors: Drivers are allowed two sponsors and a third sponsor for a special scheme Required Contingencies: -SRD IndyCar Logo -Link Points: 1st - 65 2nd - 63 3rd - 61 4th - 59 5th - 57 6th - 55 7th - 53 8th - 51 9th - 49 10th - 47 11th - 45 12th - 43 13th - 41 14th - 39 15th - 37 16th - 35 17th - 33 18th - 31 19th - 29 20th - 27 21st - 25 22nd - 23 23rd - 21 24th - 19 25th - 17 26th - 15 27th - 13 28th - 11 29th - 9 30th - 7 31st - 5 32nd - 3 33rd - 1 Bonus Points: Win - 5 points Pole - 2 points Lead Most Laps - 2 points Lead a Lap - 1 point Schedule: The 2016 schedule will be made up of 16 races, 8 at road courses and 8 at ovals Ratings: Road - RC 90/70. ST, SW, and SS 75/55 Oval - ST, SW, and SS 90/70. RC 75/55 Balanced - ST, SW, SS, and RC 80/60 Qualifying: Same as last season... - The 1st round will include all 33 drivers. The length of the session will be 25 minutes. The top 20 will move to round 2. - The 2nd round will include the top 20 from round 1. Time will be reduced to 15 minutes. The top 10 will move on to the Firestone Fast Ten. - The final round will include the top 10 from round 2. Time will be set to between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the track. The Firestone Fast Ten will battle for the pole and the 2 bonus points that come with it. Championships: Drivers have 16 races to score points. The driver with the most at the end of the season will be crowned champion. - There will also be 3 titles based on certain races in the schedule. - A road course title will be given to the driver that scores the most points on road courses. - An oval title will be given to the driver that scores the most points on ovals. - An International title will be awarded to the driver that amasses the most points during the international portion of the schedule (5 races). Tires: - Super Soft (Red Wall): Very sticky tires but have a very steep drop off once the tires wear. - Soft (Orange Wall): Sticky tires that have a decent amount of fall off as they wear. - Medium ( Yellow Wall): Average grip with the average amount of drop off during a run. - Hard (Green Wall): Less grip but will last much longer than the other tires. - Indy (Black Wall): Same tires that have been run the past 3 seasons and will only run at Indy. To Sign Up: You must have 200 posts to sign up as a driver 1000 posts are required to become a team owner Yes, some of this was taken directly from last seasons rules thread, because the rules are 99% the same. I think only the special paint scheme allowance is new.