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Indy 500 Racing Manager Game

Indy 500 runs in the BATracer game engine.

The Indy 500 race - 200 laps spread across 5 x 40-lap stages allowing you to modify strategy and hone your setup mid-race. 37 entrants but only 1 winner. 2008 car data with gameplay enhancements. Unique Features: Multi-Day Single-Race Oval

Cars

Team Penske

Marlboro Team Penske #3 and #6. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy.

Target Chip Ganassi

Target Chip Ganassi #9 and #10. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy.

Andretti Green Racing

Motorola #7, 7-Eleven #11, NYSE Blockbuster #26 and Formula Dream #27. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy. 4 car team!

Rahal Letterman Racing

Ethanol #17 and Wii Fit #16. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy. This normally single car team is joined by the 2nd car for Indy.

Panther Racing

Delphi National Guard #4. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy. Single car team!

AJ Foyt Racing

ABC Supply Company #14 and #41. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy. This normally single car team is joined by the 2nd car for Indy.

Vision Racing

Vision Racing #2, Menards Vision Racing #20 and Hewlett Packard #22. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy. This two car team increases to three for Indy. Three car team!

Dreyer and Reinbold Racing

Dreyer and Reinbold #15, Citgo #23 and William Rast #99. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy. This two car team increases to three for Indy. Three car team!

Roth Racing

Cirrus #24 and #25. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar with an oval like Indy.

KV Racing Technology

KV Racing #5 and Aussie Vinyards Team Australia #8. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so have less exposure to oval racing.

Conquest Racing

Ares #34 and Sangari #36. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so have less exposure to oval racing.

Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing

McDonalds #02 and Hole in the Wall Camps #06. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so have less exposure to oval racing.

Dale Coyne Racing

Z-Line Designs #18 and Sonny's Bar-B-Q #19. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so have less exposure to oval racing.

HVM Racing

PDVSA HVM Racing #33. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so have less exposure to oval racing. Single car team!

Pacific Coast Motorsport

Mexico City Tourist Board #96. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so have less exposure to oval racing. Single car team!

Luczo Dragon Racing

Symantec #12. An Indy-only entry, may not have the experience of the other full-time teams. Single car team!

American Dream Motorsports

Gardner Trucking #88. An Indy-only entry, may not have the experience of the other full-time teams. Single car team!

Rubicon Race Team

Lifelock #44. An Indy-only entry, may not have the experience of the other full-time teams. Single car team!

Sarah Fisher Racing

ResQ / Gravity Entertainment #67. An Indy-only entry, may not have the experience of the other full-time teams. Single car team!

Hemelgarn Johnson

Hemelgarn Johnson #91. An Indy-only entry, may not have the experience of the other full-time teams. Single car team!

CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports

CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports #98. An Indy-only entry, may not have the experience of the other full-time teams. Single car team!

Engines

Honda

Honda have been the only engine supplier in the league since 2006 after jumping ship from ChampCar in 2003. Their V8 engines are noteworthy for their reliability. Engine failure - once commonplace - is now almost non-existent in the IRL.

Tyres

Firehawk

  • Slick Short - For short stints
  • Slick Standard - Standard slick
  • Slick Long - For long stints

  • Events Calendar

    Indy 1-40

    Indiana - 25th May

    The jewel in the IRL's crown - and the greatest race of them all - part of the triple crown of motorsport. The longest race on the calendar will see a great driver winning and drinking the milk in victory lane: a Brickyard tradition.

    Indy 41-80

    Indiana - 25th May

    Mid-race.

    Indy 81-120

    Indiana - 25th May

    Mid-race.

    Indy 121-160

    Indiana - 25th May

    Mid-race.

    Indy 161-200

    Indiana - 25th May

    Race conclusion.

    Indy 500 Racing Strategy Game

    This is a new one for BATracer - a single race played across several days - allowing for the very first time the ability to modify settings and strategy during the race.

    It is recommended you play through the original 2008 Indycar carset first, which this series is based on. This will give you adequate background experience with the cars and competing on ovals.

    This is a generic carset, so does not follow perfectly the 2008 Indy race. All 37 cars make the race, and players are offered a selection of different compounds to use during the race. For obvious reasons there is obviously no home race selection for this game type.

    There are no retirements in this public game. World ranking cannot be built up with this event. But this classic race represents a big challenge - only one driver can win: 36 will lose!

    Order of Play

    The 200 lap Indy 500 is divided into 5 stages of 40 laps each. The opening stage is the same as a standard race - you qualify as normal then prepare for the start of the race itself. You don't get many practice laps initially - you will be able to further hone your setup as the race unfolds with the aim of most drivers have a perfect setup by the final stage of the race. This reflects the very nature of lengthy oval races. When you run a "practice" lap you cannot change your tyre as you would normally, since you are on the race tyre. You are actually not running any additional laps when you run a lap, so amongst other things you do not incur tyre wear or crash.

    After each stage you can adjust strategy. You are shown how many laps of fuel are presently in the tank - this is very important as it is possible to run out of fuel. Since you cannot retire, you will instead make your way very slowly back to the pits.

    Accidents and breakdowns will become more common towards the end of this mammouth race as component fatigue and driver stamina become bigger factors.

    Points are awarded (1 point per place) but merely to order the standings page in the same order as the race order from the current stage. At the start of each stage the points are then reset.

    Race Strategy - Special Note

    You will maintain your race strategy across the entire 200 laps of the race. However, later on you can trim this down to just laps which will occur in the future, or leave as is.

    The important thing is that if you make a reactionary pitstop your own race strategy will not change - it's up to you to take into account the situation with your fuel and tyres after each stage. You can of course disable your reactionary pitstops or set lower values than you would normally had it been a fully autominous race and turn this to your advantage.

    Quirks

    Since BATracer was designed around each race being a separate event, it has been quite a task to get the stage in this game type to run as a single race. Whilst it is mostly seemless there are a number of small quirks.

  • Fastest laps only apply for the stage of the race, not the entire race.
  • The standings comparison pages treat each stage as a separate race, thus providing statistics for wins, fastest laps and podiums. This information is largely useless save for the interest of seeing which drivers "won" each stage or were quickest in each stage, etc.
  • The team championship page is largely redundant, but might be of interest to some players - combining the points based on finishing position. Again, the points are not cumulative. The team page also shows "wins" and "podiums" from each stage as above.

    Credits

    This carset was based on the original 2008 Indycar carset concept submitted by Philip Chandler. The original carset called for the Indy race to be ran as a special event where additional players would join the game for Indy 500 only. This was considered impractical, but the Devs decided it would be nice to incorporate some of the additional cars and liveries so eventually this offshoot was born introducing multi-stage single-races to BATracer for the first time.

    The original 2008 Indycar carset credits:

    A product of Rob's Workshop.

    Template and almost everything for the liveries - James Broomhead

    A few other liveries - Oscar Garcia

    Shading and highlight layer - Matt Capper

    A few track maps - Rob Baker

    A few other track maps, general research and applying the IndyCar series to the game - Philip Chandler

    Special mentions to Ron Campbell, Yuuji Kawasie, Andrew Grigg, Kalvin Filarski, Jake Roberts and Ash Hodge, who all helped in their own way (most of them probably don't even know that they did).


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