This is where you can see where you or someone else stands as a racer amongst the rest. Racers are ranked by the total amount of points they are holding, although their wins, losses, and driver level are all displayed. If you are wondering how this leaderboard system works, scroll down and refer to "HOW IT WORKS".

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## HOW IT WORKS

To advance as a racer on this leaderboard, you have to race other racers (obviously). Whether you win or lose points to your name depends on the sort of race you and another racer partake in. The more points you earn, the higher your driver level is and the more people are aware of your awesome power as a racer. To cash in a race for points, you and your opponent must both submit race results via email to tougehotlistleaderboards@yahoo.com with matching data for the race to count. IT'S HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HAVE A THL OFFICIAL PRESENT TO CONFIRM ANY RESULTS SHOULD A LEGITIMACY ISSUE ARISE BETWEEN TWO RACERS. THERE IS A PAGE UNDER TOUGE HOTLIST NEWS & PR WITH AN APPROVED LIST OF THL OFFICIALS. Please read the following sections below for more detailed explanations of the setup of the leaderboard system.

Basically, the THL points you earn determine how high up as a racer you stand among the rest, and like an MMORPG, you'll need so many points in order to level up. To earn points, you must compete in races, biweekly challenges, or tournaments. It is possible to "gamble" your points. For more info on how many points you get from races, refer to the following section for more info.

For Touge HotList, there are 8 approved race forms of which are acceptable for point earning upon submission. Here they are:

(+3.00sec)(#1) + (-2.00sec+ -.80sec)(#2) = +.20 sec, win goes to Racer #1

Meaning its not quite who's in front that determines who wins, but rather who "hurts" their opponent with a higher combined gap total. This race can go on for "x" amount of laps, the minimum being 3. Earns 2 POINTS multiplied by the number of laps for winning, half that for losing.

To make things interesting, a racer can challenge another racer to a WAGER RACE. where they both agree to an "x" number of points to give up upon losing. Whoever wins, they get the normal race points reward PLUS the points wagered by the opponent. The loser, unfortunately, loses their points and is refused the normal race reward, meaning all they do is lose points.

There are certain things that are not allowed when submitting a race. Here they are:

To submit a submission, you must explain what type of race was run, who you faced, the date of the race, the conditions of the race, and whether you won or lost. If your opponent submits matching results info, both of you will earn your THL POINTS. Please read ILLEGAL PROCEDURES (the section just above), bullet #5 to understand what happens when fraud or alteration is committed to results. The submission must be an email sent to tougehotlistleaderboards@yahoo.com and title the email's SUBJECT as "RACE SUBMISSION: (your PSN) vs (Opponent's PSN) (The date)" or the submission is invalid. We recommend picture or video proof or having an approved THL Official spectate your race in case you have a run-in with dishonest racers. It'll be very unlikely that witness statements will serve as sufficient evidence.

**POINTS AND DRIVER LEVEL**Basically, the THL points you earn determine how high up as a racer you stand among the rest, and like an MMORPG, you'll need so many points in order to level up. To earn points, you must compete in races, biweekly challenges, or tournaments. It is possible to "gamble" your points. For more info on how many points you get from races, refer to the following section for more info.

**Here are the levels and their requisite amount of points to attain said level... :**- LEVEL 1- You start here at 0 points. 0-10 POINTS
- LEVEL 2- 11-25 POINTS
- LEVEL 3- 26-45 POINTS
- LEVEL 4- 46-80 POINTS
- LEVEL 5- 81-125 POINTS
- LEVEL 6- 126-185 POINTS
- LEVEL 7- 186-255 POINTS
- LEVEL 8- 256-340 POINTS
- LEVEL 9- 341-435 POINTS
- LEVEL 10- 436-545 POINTS
- LEVEL 11- 546-675 POINTS
- LEVEL 12- 676-730 POINTS
- LEVEL 13- 731-880 POINTS
- LEVEL 14- 881-1,050 POINTS
- LEVEL 15- 1,051-1,250 POINTS
- LEVEL 16- 1,251-1,500 POINTS
- LEVEL 17- 1,501-1,780 POINTS
- LEVEL 18- 1,781-2,080 POINTS
- LEVEL 19- 2,081-2,430 POINTS
- LEVEL 20- 2,431-2,999 POINTS
- LEVEL X- 3,000+ POINTS

**RACES/ RACE TYPES/ "WAGERING" IN RACES/ ILLEGAL PROCEDURES/ SUBMISSIONS****RACES/ RACE TYPES**For Touge HotList, there are 8 approved race forms of which are acceptable for point earning upon submission. Here they are:

**Standard Race-**A normal race with "x" number of laps. Earns 1 POINT multiplied by the number of laps run for winning, and 1/2 that for losing.**Point to Point (Large Tracks Only) -**Similar to a Standard Race, a simple race, except it's arranged to be run from a Point A to a Point B. There are 2 types of PtPs: Short and Long. Short PtPs consist of 1-3 sections, where Long PtPs consist of 4 sections or more, while staying under a full lap. Short PtPs earn 1 point multiplied by the number of sections run for winning, and 1/2 for losing. Long PtPs earn 1 1/2 points multiplied by the number of laps for winning, 1/2 that for losing.**Cat and Mouse-**A racer with a set leader and chaser. If the leader is ahead by a gap of 5 or more seconds when crossing the finishing point, he/she wins. If the leader cannot lose the chaser by then, their roles get switched upon starting a new lap. This repeats until the leader either pulls away or if the chaser can pass the leader and hold their position until the end of the lap. This race has no set stopping point. Tire wear and fuel consumption**must**be at normal. Earns 2 POINTS multiplied by the number of rounds for winning, half that for losing.

**Cat and Mouse Remixed-**Just like a normal CnM battle, but with custom rules, including variable gaps, whether the gaps still apply to the finishing point or to section time gaps, whether crashing means instant loss, and even whether you want to make tire wear and fuel consumption fast or very fast instead of normal. Earns 3 POINTS multiplied by the number of rounds for winning, half that for losing.**Endurance-**Similar to Cat and Mouse, an Endurance Race acts as a Standard Race, but with no set laps or roles. It's a straight-up duel of durability. If the leader leads for 5 seconds or more, he/she wins. This race has no stopping point. Earns 3 POINTS multiplied by the number of laps for winning, half that for losing.**Time Attack-**In this race type, the challenger sets a time with certain conditions (ex: 550pp, SH, Circuito De La Sierra, 30% Weather, 50% Road Water, Fixed Weather Changeability), and it's up to the challenged racer to beat it in no more than 10 laps. Should he/she fail, they lose the challenge. If they beat the time, they automatically win. Earns 3 POINTS for winning, 1 POINT FOR LOSING.**Gap Time Battle-**A combination of a Standard Race with Cat and Mouse. For "x" amount of laps, two racers run each other, aiming to upkeep a score earned by their full lap gap times. In the end, the racer with the better score wins. To avoid confusion, here's an example: Racer #1 and Racer #2 run a 3 lap battle. Racer #1 leads the first lap with a gap of 3.00sec, then Racer #2 leads the second lap with a gap of 2 seconds, then finally, both racers cross the finish line, with Racer #2 leading again with a gap of .80 seconds. When you add up the score...

(+3.00sec)(#1) + (-2.00sec+ -.80sec)(#2) = +.20 sec, win goes to Racer #1

Meaning its not quite who's in front that determines who wins, but rather who "hurts" their opponent with a higher combined gap total. This race can go on for "x" amount of laps, the minimum being 3. Earns 2 POINTS multiplied by the number of laps for winning, half that for losing.

**Drift Battle-**Two racers compete in a 2 lap drift trial. The first lap is just a warm up, whereas the second lap is the actual run. Whichever racer achieves a higher point drift score on that second lap, wins. Both racers may run together or separately. Winner gets 5 points plus the first digit of the points they've made once they hit at least 10,000 drift points (for example: if you made 31,423 drift points, your reward would be 5 points plus 3), loser gets 2 plus half of the first digit of the points they've made once they hit at least 10,000 drift points (if the first digit is 1, where half is .5, it'll be bumped up to 1).

**"WAGERING" IN RACES**To make things interesting, a racer can challenge another racer to a WAGER RACE. where they both agree to an "x" number of points to give up upon losing. Whoever wins, they get the normal race points reward PLUS the points wagered by the opponent. The loser, unfortunately, loses their points and is refused the normal race reward, meaning all they do is lose points.

**ILLEGAL PROCEDURES**There are certain things that are not allowed when submitting a race. Here they are:

- Members of the same team are not allowed to compete with each other for points; they must race outside rivals to earn points
- These races only count between two registered THL members!
- A racer cannot race the same racer in one week. You may race them more than once, but only the first race submitted that day will count. You may submit several submissions though, as long as each has a different opponent to them.
- Wagers cannot be done in a tournament or weekly challenge.
- Attempting to alter results will be punished severely. If you are caught, you will be revoked of ALL your points, whether you have 10 points or 1,000 points. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

**SUBMISSIONS**To submit a submission, you must explain what type of race was run, who you faced, the date of the race, the conditions of the race, and whether you won or lost. If your opponent submits matching results info, both of you will earn your THL POINTS. Please read ILLEGAL PROCEDURES (the section just above), bullet #5 to understand what happens when fraud or alteration is committed to results. The submission must be an email sent to tougehotlistleaderboards@yahoo.com and title the email's SUBJECT as "RACE SUBMISSION: (your PSN) vs (Opponent's PSN) (The date)" or the submission is invalid. We recommend picture or video proof or having an approved THL Official spectate your race in case you have a run-in with dishonest racers. It'll be very unlikely that witness statements will serve as sufficient evidence.

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