In general, for both the Road and Oval license classes the scrutiny level will be as follows:
Rookie -> Permissive
D Class -> Lenient
C Class -> Moderate
B Class -> Strict
A Class -> Strict
What is qualifying scrutiny?
The Qualifying Conduct Scrutiny System runs during Qualifying Sessions to help prevent unrealistic preparation exploits. Generally speaking, the officials expect a driver to pull out under control, get up to speed relatively quickly, and complete their qualifying laps in a timely and controlled manner. In an Open Qualifying Session, some accommodations for slowing are made based on proximity to other racers.
- The Qualifying Conduct Scrutiny system first applies a furled Black Flag as a warning to drivers who have not been compliant with the expectations. If the behavior continues, a Black Flag will be issued and the driver will be disqualified from the Qualifying Session.
- - A furled Black Flag warning will be reset when leaving the car, resetting it to the pits, or completing the current lap. However, this does not clear the warning - a second violation will trigger a disqualification from the Qualifying Session.
- There are several levels of strictness available for the Qualifying Conduct Scrutiny system. The more strictly the system is being administered, the less leeway is granted to the racers before warnings and penalties are issued.
- - The levels of Qualifying Conduct Scrutiny available are: Off, Permissive, Lenient, Moderate, Strict, and Severe.
- - The strictness level of Qualifying Conduct Scrutiny is customizable for User-Created Sessions from both the iRacingUI and the Classic Membersite.
- Qualifying Conduct Scrutiny is only available for use and is only applied for Qualifying sessions at asphalt tracks. There is no effect on tracks partially or completely composed of dirt racing surfaces.
- Qualifying Conduct Scrutiny information for an event is visible in the Simulator in the Info tab under "RACE STATUS". This also includes loaded Replays.