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Blowing off a Little Steam

April 2nd, 2013 by

I can’t remember the last time a staff forum post caused so much angst. Asking members to vote for iRacing on Steam’s Project Greenlight sure brought-out some opinions. It seems as if members are either very much for it or very much against it. I can’t understand why you would be against it, but you … Read the Rest »

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XVII

February 6th, 2013 by

Monday morning after the Super Bowl is always an interesting day.  I always kind of feel like I fought someone and I didn’t come out the winner.  All the crappy food I ate all night comes back to haunt me like 12 rounds of solid body shots from a heavy weight fighter.  The beer doesn’t … Read the Rest »

Protests: By the Numbers

August 16th, 2012 by

The racing environment is unique to other competitive sports in that a measure of cooperation must exist amongst the competitors in order to reach the end of the race and accomplish a goal.   For most the goal is getting to the end of the race with a chance to win or finish well.  But what … Read the Rest »

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XVI

August 13th, 2012 by

Writing this, I have a feeling similar to the one you get when you show up to a wedding or party and see that very close friend who you have been horribly bad at staying in touch with.  So let me just get it over with:  I am sorry it has been so long since … Read the Rest »

4 Biggest Racing Crashes Of 2012

July 10th, 2012 by

We’re nearly halfway through the 36 race schedule of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012 season, and so far things, have been pretty routine. The usual leaders are doing well, and the usual losers are, well, still losing for the most part. One of the most newsworthy trends is the absence of noteworthy crashes. Theories … Read the Rest »

Good News, Bad News and Great News – David Phillips

June 28th, 2012 by

The good news is that, as advertised, iRacing superbly replicates virtually all of the physical and psychological challenges/excitement of “real world” racing.  The bad news is that, as advertised, iRacing superbly replicates virtually all of the physical and psychological challenges/excitement of “real world” racing. Allow me to explain . . . Back in 1976 and … Read the Rest »

Why I Race – Kevin Bobbitt

June 1st, 2012 by

Qualified poorly, as usual. Starting from the back of the grid since my qualifying time is worse than my iRating.  No chance for a win based on speed. My only hope is that a few guys crash out. Sounds pretty bleak, doesn’t it? This is my typical race on iRacing and yet I keep racing. … Read the Rest »

No Pain, No Gain

November 7th, 2011 by

No Pain, No gain. Sounds like the title of an article in Runner’s or Fitness magazines. But it also applies to just about any form of motorsports when there’s a significant change in the regulations or a major advance in technology. IZOD IndyCar Series competitors are currently poised to begin testing brand new cars for … Read the Rest »

Q circles: The crop circles of iRacing?

May 7th, 2011 by

One of the strangest story lines in the history of iRacing is the Q circle phenomenon. It is an eerie tale, and if words like quaternion and eigenvalue send shivers up your spine, then you might do well to stop reading, toss some salt over your shoulder, and just walk away. Our story begins many … Read the Rest »

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XV

March 3rd, 2011 by

I can’t really remember being more excited for spring than I am this year. We have had a winter to forget here in the Northeast of the United States which included so many storms I have lost count. We legitimately had difficulties rolling out some of the updates this past season because heavy snow prevented … Read the Rest »

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