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Still The Same as it Ever Was

May 24, 2013, 1 Comment

The Indianapolis 500 may have lost some of its luster in recent years – remember when the world’s second largest single day sporting event (after the Indy 500 itself) was Pole Day?  Still, when it comes to sports events, it’s hard to match the goings-on at Georgetown and 16th Street for sheer drama.   Whether you … Read the Rest »

V8 Supercars Visit the Surface of the Sun

May 22, 2013, 8 Comments

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Well maybe that was a bit dramatic for the title on my recap of my visit to Austin, Texas for the V8 Supercars race at the Circuit of the Americas, but it does convey how bloody hot it was.  Sean Siff and I headed south for the Austin 400 and even though I was born … Read the Rest »

Blowing off a Little Steam

April 2, 2013, 51 Comments

Greenlight!

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 6, 2013, 37 Comments

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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 16, 2012, 45 Comments Shannon Whitmore

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 13, 2012, 74 Comments

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 10, 2012, 6 Comments

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 28, 2012, 4 Comments

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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 »

“We can play this game … But can we still be friends?” – Sean Siff

June 19, 2012, 9 Comments

It’s not like we have to pay for any real damage!

Before I became an iRacing employee, I worked for a small company as an advanced driver training instructor.  We would perform our in-car, behind the wheel, driving school program on a closed runway on our local airport.  Our clients were mainly municipalities who would bring their fire departments, police departments, and ambulance drivers to our … Read the Rest »

Why I Race – Kevin Bobbitt

June 1, 2012, 6 Comments

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 »