V8Thunder Online

 
 
 
 

ABOUT US

V8Thunder is a group of like minded NASCAR fans from across Europe who race each week online using the Papyrus NASCAR Racing 2003 Season game, although the game may be old it is still considered by many to be the most realistic and up to date sim for NASCAR Racing outside of online subscription services (NR2003 is free!), with the help of and active modding community we are able to utilise all the up to date NASCAR tracks and car models, and with active admins we are able to use most modern rules including Lucky Dog and Wavebys.

Our dedicated Race Server is based in London, UK.

To race at V8Thunder all you need is a copy of NASCAR Racing 2003 Season (we can supply this if needed) and a wheel or gamepad (a keyboard will not cut it due to there being no driving aids allowed during races).

Friday Lites Series (Rookies)
Mod: TBA
Physics: CTS
Setups: Fixed
Format: Two races per round
Yellows: R1: Off / R2: On
Damage: Medium
Wear: 2X
Length: 15-30% of real race
Aids: None
Driving view: Fixed Cockpit
Penalties: Yes
Eligibility: L1, L2 & L3.
 
Monday Truck Series (all)
Mod: TBA
Physics: CTS
Setups: Fixed
Format: One race per round
Yellows: On
Damage: Full
Wear: 2X
Length: 25-40% of real race
Aids: None
Driving view: Fixed Cockpit
Penalties: Yes
Eligibility: L1, L2, L3 & L4.
 
Wednesday Trophy Series (Pro)
Mod: MENCup2019
Physics: CUP
Setups: Open
Format: One race per round.
Yellows: On
Damage: Full
Wear: 2X
Length: 50% of real race
Aids: None
Driving view: Fixed Cockpit
Penalties: Yes
Eligibility: L3 & L4
Monday Truck Series
Mod: PWF CTS
Physics: CTS
Setups: Fixed
Format: Two race per round
Yellows: Off/On
Damage: Full
Wear: 2X
Length: 35-40% of real race
Aids: None
Driving view: Fixed Cockpit
Penalties: Yes
Eligibility: All license holders.

Wednesday Cup Series
Mod: Ingame Cup
Physics: CUP
Setups: Fixed/Open
Format: Two races per round
Yellows: Off/On
Damage: Full
Wear: 2X
Length: 25-50% of real race
Aids: None
Driving view: Fixed Cockpit
Penalties: Yes
Eligibility: L3-4



All races at V8Thunder takes place under British Summer or Winter Time with Qualifying commencing at 20:00 (8pm) Local Time and the race starting shortly after, practice runs from 18:30 on race day while test sessions run 24/7 at all other times.

All V8Thunder Drivers are issued a license which allows them to enter a specific series, all rookies receive a L1 license.

All races use the modern NASCAR free pass, waveby and double file restarts rule - racing back to the line is only permitted with the final 10 laps of a race.