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School's In for Summer!

June 25th, 2010 by

iRacing.com Offers Online Racing Instruction for Racing Game Enthusiasts There are books on how to drive a racing car and schools in the physical world where aspiring drivers can get hands-on instruction.  Now drivers who race in the virtual world have the iRacing.com Driving School, a modular 16-unit online race-driving instructional package.  Nearly two years … Read the Rest »

School’s In for Summer!

June 25th, 2010 by

iRacing.com Offers Online Racing Instruction for Racing Game Enthusiasts There are books on how to drive a racing car and schools in the physical world where aspiring drivers can get hands-on instruction.  Now drivers who race in the virtual world have the iRacing.com Driving School, a modular 16-unit online race-driving instructional package.  Nearly two years in the making, the school is available free to all members of the iRacing.com racing simulation service.  The school is now live on the iRacing.com member Web site .  The first module of the iRacing.com Driving School is currently available to non-members on www.iRacing.com .

Q&A With Byron Daley

June 24th, 2010 by

As 2010 Season Two enters the home stretch, Byron Daley finds himself leading the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series standings, while running in the top twenty in the NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series in his rookie pro campaign.  Not bad for an 18 year old from the Bronx, a locale more commonly associated with the New … Read the Rest »

Early Christmas

June 18th, 2010 by

Christmas is coming early for iRacers, whether they’ve been naughty or nice. iRacing.com is adding a sleigh-load of free cars and tracks  to its base package of online racing in the weeks and months ahead.  You read that right — Free! Rookie or veteran, iRacers will be able to take advantage of the enhanced base package beginning in early July with the release of legendary Thompson International Speedway, the high-banked Connecticut bull ring that has been synonymous with New England motorsports for more than half a century

Professional Sim Racing (for non-Aliens)

June 18th, 2010 by

In November of 2009 iRacing.com introduced a feature that enables members to host their own races.  A session does cost $3 for the host, but he or she can have as many people join as they want for free as long as there is a stall for them on pit road. The most significant advantage to hosting your own race (compared to participating in an official iRacing event) is the ability to write your own rules.  This gives the host some great tools to create some really exciting events.  Some sites even run their own series complete with prizes for the winners.  Among the best examples of this feature are fantastic events like the STPC (Short Track Pro Cup) Thunder presented by ONeil PC systems ( http://www.stprocup.com ; http://www.oneilpcsystems.com ).  These events are hosted by the STPC series and broadcast by WRN, the web racing network ( http://www.webracingnetwork.com/Default.aspx ). (1) STPC's Thunder at Irwindale is just one of many hosted events on iRacing.com Special events like these are made possible by the hosted racing feature.  As someone who participated in the most recent STPC race, I was blown away by how much fun I had.  It was just like going to my local short track and watching a race

Towler's Back (to Back)

June 2nd, 2010 by

Hard on the heels of his NASCAR iRacing.com World Championship Series (NiCWS) triumph at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Richard Towler made it back-to-back wins on Tuesday evening at Michigan International Speedway. MIS showed us some of the best online racing to date, as the yellow flag that has so often slowed the NiCWS stayed away this week … Read the Rest »

iRacing.com Protest System

June 2nd, 2010 by

One subject that I read about quite often on the forum pages involves the protest system at iRacing.com. I frequently see comments questioning the effectiveness of the system, not to mention suggesting that we are often too soft in administering penalties for members who violate a sporting code rule. In fact, I was on the … Read the Rest »

Huttu Heads Redline's Road Atlanta Sweep

June 1st, 2010 by

Continuing his flawless record of eight wins from eight races, Greger Huttu took the top honours from the virtual Road Atlanta to sustain his relentless charge to the inaugural iRacing Drivers World Championship Road Racing (iDWCRR) title. Starting from pole position, the Finn powered into an early lead that he never relinquished, and was never … Read the Rest »

The Sticking Points in Modeling Tires

May 24th, 2010 by

Tires are perhaps the least well understood parts of road-going vehicles, despite the fact that they are one of the most studied. Obviously, since they are typically the only part of a car in contact with the ground (if everything is working right), their behavior is critical in determining how a car handles, how well … Read the Rest »

Towler's dominant double

May 19th, 2010 by

Week Eight of the NASCAR iRacing.com World Championship Series (NiWCS) brought us to Charlotte Motor Speedway in sunny Concord, North Carolina for 200 caution-plagued, yet exciting, laps of online racing.  With a win at Bristol to his credit, Richard Towler has been quite the force in the online racing series.  The Englishman arrived at CMS … Read the Rest »

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