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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

    I began taking sim racing seriously about a year ago, but have loved motorsports from a young age. I began following Formula One first, then realized there are a huge variety of motorsports to watch. iRacing has opened my eyes even more to the diversity and volume of “real world” motorsports, let alone on the sim itself. With the huge varieties of series to choose from, you're spoiled for choice!

    Ever since I began iRacing, I wanted to improve on my ability, be it road or oval. Having not really heard about oval racing prior to November last year (blame the UK press), my mentality towards it has totally changed from what it would have initially been - it's awesome! I recently began road racing again - in the Star Mazda - and have been having a blast ever since. On top of racing the series I have the privilege of writing the articles for iRacing News.

    In all honesty I have surprised myself on iRacing. From being a fairly casual gamer/racer, it's been a world of difference, but it has far exceeded my expectations. I had a very brief stint driving in rFactor leagues, but I found my place of sim racing on this service, and I can't see myself stopping anytime soon.

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon iRacing.com and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona

by David Phillips on January 23rd, 2015

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The iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona is scheduled to get underway at 13:00 GMT (8am EST) on January 31.  The opening round of the 2015 Road Warrior Series, the race will utilize the driver swap/team feature that enables two or more sim racers to drive the same car and/or assume various roles such as spotter, crew chief and team manager. The event will be a multi-class race for prototypes (HPD-ARX01C) and GT3 (BMW Z4, Ford GT, McLaren MP4-12C and RUF Track) and is open to all iRacers with a road license level of D 4.0 or higher. The top split will be broadcast by RaceSpot as part of its coverage of Road Warriors Series endurance events that will also include the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Bathurst 1000. More [...]

Bathurst Sets GTC Mid-Season Favorites

by Jeff Jacobs on January 29th, 2015

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Pole sitter Patrick Bieri (#1) and class points leader Todd Honczarenko (#2) lead the Mustang field to the green flag to start the GTC Week 6 Strength-Of-Field race at Bathurst.

An extended race length of 40 minutes compared to the usual 25 provided an exciting mid-season challenge for sim-racers in the iRacing.com Grand Touring Cup. The popular track in Bathurst hosted more than 730 drivers in at least one of the 101 official races that comprised week six of the 12-week season. Commenting on the thrill of running at Bathurst, Dan Karaconstantis noted that even the extra race time didn’t seem like enough: “Maybe it’s the track/car combo or maybe it’s just my fondness for enduros but I’ve found myself in both races as soon as the white flag appears saying ‘what already?’” With several drivers still in contention for one of the three class championships, all three cars saw strong participation and extremely close racing. Few of the races [...]

ineX Masters Master of Endurance 24 Hours of Spa

by Michael Booth on January 28th, 2015

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Masters of Endurance reached the midway point of its 2014/15 season at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The iconic Belgian circuit played host to round 3 on January 10 and 11th, the 8th annual 24 hour race held by Masters of Endurance since 2006. New teams from iRacing communities in France, Portugal and Turkey – as well as second cars from current teams – featured on the grid. 59 teams of between three and six drivers took the green flag, with a total of 250 sim racers competing in the event. Championship leaders Team Redline started with a 15 point advantage over ineX Racing Red in the standings. Double points were on offer to all finishers, making this a crucial race in the hunt for the series title. The teams [...]

Oval of Dreams

by Brian Tate on January 28th, 2015

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Faulks Mows Down Iowa Stalks to Extend Points Lead As the opening season of the 2015 NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series Open nears the half-way point, a crew of BRB Motorsports teammates have separated from the pack and look to be steering toward settling the points title amongst themselves.  Week 5 put the series in America’s heartland for a battle around the .875-mile Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Statesville, NC’s Randall Faulks entered the week leading a host of BRB teammates in the championship chase and was looking to open up some distance before the drop weeks start to come into play after Week 8. It was an active week at Iowa as 26 races went official compared to 16 the week before at Bristol.  All told, 185 drivers raced [...]

Gang2 Triumphs at Summit Point Round of Drivetech Challenge

by David Phillips on January 27th, 2015

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Round Five of the iRacing Korea League’s 2nd Drivetech Challenge saw DongWoo Gang2 come out on top of a fierce battle with Jaebok Hyeon that saw the two SpecRacer Fords trade the lead – and a little paint – over the course of 25 laps of sim racing at Summit Point Raceway. The race began with Wonil Lee on pole from Hyeon with Gang2 and Dong Gyu Kim on the second row of the grid.  The order was shuffled on the opening lap as an off-track excursion by Lee enabled Hyeon to grab the lead from Kim and Gang2 with the pole winner crossing the stripe in fourth place. Hyeon’s lead was anything but secure.  Although Kim fell out after a couple of laps, Gong2 moved into second and harassed [...]

Tanson Prevails at the “Park”

by Cam Stark on January 26th, 2015

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Easy going in the opening laps? No chance

Week 5 of the Star Mazda championship saw Donington Park make its first appearance on the schedule. The 11 turn, 4km circuit would certainly keep all 19 sim racers thoroughly on their toes throughout this week’s 18 lap feature race, as blind apexes and sweeping bends could certainly cause havoc for some competitors. Justin Brunner (Indiana) took pole position with a 1.24.032, a mere 15 hundredths ahead of Gregory Tanson (Benelux) who rounded-out the front row. A driver who we’d have to really keep an eye on this race would be Riku Alatalo (Finland). He opted not to qualify and would have to make a hard charge through the field if he wanted to win once again. Unfortunately for James Barr (Mid-South) his race was all but over before the [...]

Faulks Exits Bristol with Win and Points Lead

January 26th, 2015

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Week 4 saw the Class B Series roar back to life in Thunder Valley.

Bristol, Tennessee was a welcome site to the drivers participating in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series Open as Week 4 of the first season of 2015 was back on familiar ground after a dead week overseas at Twin Ring Motegi. After just two official races the week before in the Land of the Rising Sun, it was back to business as usual on Bristol Motor Speedway’s .533 mile high banked oval.  Although not hugely participated in as drivers guarded their safety ratings, 16 races went official in Week 4 with 135 drivers taking part in the mayhem that is known as Bristol week. Shannon Segler came to the virtual Thunder Valley with a slim one point lead over BRB Motorsports teammate, Randall Faulks, with another team member, Jeff Baki [...]

The Rowdy Roval

by Justin Sutton on January 26th, 2015

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After four races of the UK&I Skip Barber League’s first season in 2015 it was Sebastian Job who topped the points standings as Graham Carroll slipped to fourth at Mosport.  The fifth round of the season headed to a notoriously exciting and dangerous track, for a 21 lap race of the r-oval with South Oval at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Sitting on pole position was Simon Povey, albeit at a track where converting the pole to victory is anything but a foregone conclusion.  Paul F. Grillo took the other spot on the front row with Fahim Antoniades starting third, while Job could only manage P7 on the grid as Carroll didn’t even make it to the grid. The obligatory Lap One incident mercifully happened in the mid-field after slight contact [...]

Speed ‘Meritts’ Victory at Michigan

by Seth Eggert on January 26th, 2015

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Week Five of the 2015 Season 1 iRacing.com IndyCar Oval sent the series Michigan International Speedway. A total 192 sim-racers raced in the “Irish Hills of Michigan” throughout a week where the draft, handling, lap traffic, pit strategy, overall speed, and tire wear and — happily — caution-free races were just some of the storylines that played-out. Christopher Demeritt (New Jersey) started on pole with Brandon Trost (Pennsylvania) on his outside. Matt Pawelski (Pennsylvania) started third with Seth Eggert (Carolina) fourth, and Niles Anders (Plains) rounding out the top five starting positions. The top four all got off to excellent starts as they opened up a gap of several cars lengths over Anders. Trost immediately dove underneath Pawelski on the backstretch even as Anders caught Eggert as a result of [...]

Paquin, Schuster Take Their First Rumblestrip Racing Titles

by Adam Allen, John Dykstra & Eli Esser on January 26th, 2015

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Ed Voras and his Bad Cactus Racing BMW close in for the kill as the race comes to a close.

The Rumblestrip Racing mixed class GT season came to a finale this week as drivers visited one of the most underrated tracks on the iRacing service – Oulton Park.  For many this was their first visit to the venue which is known for its rapid elevation changes and tight, blind corners.  In some cases, such as with the last turn at Lodge Corner, you get both in one package! After a 15 minute qualifying session John Paquin, the current season’s point leader, put his Ford GT3 on pole with Jason Gerard a mere one hundredth of a second behind him in a BMW.  The second row went to the home team, at least in terms of manufacturers, as Troy Harder and Mikah Barnett took P3 and P4  in McLarens.  Yassine [...]

Wiedner Wins Season Opener

by James Prostell Jr. on January 24th, 2015

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BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA -For drivers of the Red Sox Racing League, another new season is dawning. Like any other opening round, the slate’s wiped clean, giving any face in the paddock, familiar or otherwise, an equal opportunity to take home the championship. Again, it’s time to race. Just like old times. Only this time, compared to the GT3 cars raced at Daytona last season, the competitors will take to the track in cars with half the weight, one fourth the horsepower, and on street-legal sports car tires, to boot. Oh, and without fenders either. For this week’s season-opening Bowmanville 30 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, gone are the GT3-Spec McLaren, BMW, and RUF vehicles the league’s drivers have become accustomed to over the past two years, and in its place, [...]

Rumblestrip Racing Begins Two New Seasons of Full Throttle Thrills

by Adam Allen, John Dykstra & Eli Esser on January 23rd, 2015

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Tight racing at Oulton Park by Jason DeVriese (Ford), Matt Quinn (McLaren), and Marty Jefferie (BMW)

Many of you know the Rumblestrip Racing League for its Tues and Thursday evening clean, competitive, but friendly racing in both open wheel and combined GT3/C-Spec events.  Rumblestrip Race Recaps are often viewed thousands of times each week in the Private and Hosted Forum and on Adam Allen’s SIMWITS RACING blog page. Our goal is to use the SR and people friendly, league environment to encourage all racers to fill the grid while racing hard and having fun.  Members aren’t shy about sharing setups or driving tips.  Since each event is built to require one pit stop, you’ll even occasionally find a few people engaged in a strategy discussion.  The weekly Ruf C-Spec/GT3 multiclass racing runs a variety of tracks in repeating, six week seasons and produces moderately full grids [...]

Flawless Win for Emerson at Suzuka

by Paul Slavonik on January 22nd, 2015

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Class was in session at Suzuka as Professor Emerson took everyone to school. One of the world’s premier racing circuits, Suzuka International Racing Course is a favorite among the top-tier drivers in just about every category of racing – both real and sim. As such, it was Week 5 of the iRacing.com V8 Supercars Series which brought drivers and fans alike to the virtual 3.6 mile circuit for 18 laps around the challenging road course. Stepping into the fray as the man to beat was Team TTL driver, John Emerson, who took pole position with an impressive time of 2:00.209 – over a half second faster his closest competitor. That competitor happened to be Beau Cubis of Evolution Racing Australia (ERA) who completed the front row of the starting grid. [...]

Frequent Flyer

by David Phillips on January 22nd, 2015

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Less than two years since taking his first laps in a real race car, Chris Beaufait has already earned awards including the Skip Barber Challenge’s Most Improved Driver.  And while the green flag has yet to wave on the racing season, Beaufait would appear to have the pole for the Most Frequent Flyer Miles award in the 2015 IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge which kicks-off with Friday’s BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway. That’s because Beaufait plans to commute to at least half a dozen races this season from his home in Bejing – as in China – where he is Group Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and China for Vestas Wind Systems A/S, “the world’s largest manufacturer, seller, installer and servicer of wind turbines.” Winging back and [...]

LRP Smashes GTC Participation Record

by Jeff Jacobs on January 22nd, 2015

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Tony Pizzaro (#2) held the top qualifying time in the Solstice class for most of Week 5 until Andreas Katz snatched that honor away.  Pizzaro is chased by Charlie Summers (#3) and the rest of the Solstice class at Lime Rock Park.

For the first time in the history of the iRacing.com Grand Touring Series, participation broke the 1000 sim-racer level during the Week 5 competition at Lime Rock Park. The 1035 drivers bested the prior participation record of 957 set in the opening week of 2013’s Season 1 at Daytona International Speedway. Back then, the three classes included the Mazda MX-5 with 545 drivers, the VW Jetta TDI with 220 drivers, and the Solstice with 192 drivers. But the new record was set thanks to overwhelming participation in the Solstice class, whose members turned out in a record 508 drivers, followed by the Mustang’s 357 drivers, and the Jetta’s 170 drivers. It wasn’t just participation records that were smashed during Week 5, as Lime Rock Park’s short course and lack of [...]

Honan Holds Watkins Glen

by Matt Pawelski on January 21st, 2015

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Week 3 of the iRacing IndyCar Road Series saw the drivers take to what is arguably the most storied circuit in America. Watkins Glen International was built in 1956 after safety concerns necessitated a move away from the original post-World War II circuit using the public roads and village streets around the upstate New York hamlet. Soon after, it became the host of the US Grand Prix from 1961-1980, and also the site of the 6 Hours of the Glen. The circuit hosted IndyCar for a number of years after 2006 as well. Currently, it plays host to an annual NASCAR Sprint Cup series event as well as the annual 6 Hour race for Tudor United SportCar Championship. The circuit has seen drivers like Clark, Stewart, Hill, Gurney, Andretti, Hunt, [...]

Mosport Thrills for Skippies

by Justin Sutton on January 21st, 2015

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Avery steals third on the final lap as Job defends his lead from Ward.

A field of nearly three dozen sim-racers sat on the grid for the 16 lap race at Mosport prior to what would be one of the hardest fought races seen recently.  Paul F. Grillo took pole position with a 1:32.731, just two and a half hundredths quicker than Wojciech Swirydwocz.  Simon Povey sat in third alongside Sebastian Job, both of whom have yet to win a race this season despite being in fifth and second in the championship respectively. Marc Mercer (also yet to claim a win this season) could only manage tenth on the grid but made up a position almost immediately after the start.  Not far behind Mercer, Jonathan Maycock had started in P11 and was keen to follow Mercer’s lead of first lap overtaking by relegating P9 [...]

Kettelle’s Race, Hudson’s Title

by Jason Lofing on January 21st, 2015

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The season finale was a dog-fight, from start to finish.

After struggling for most of the season, Brandon Kettelle finally had some good fortune in winning the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series finale at Daytona International Speedway. With four laps remaining Kettelle was running nearly even with Trey Eidson for the race lead. Kettelle, who was being pushed by Tyler Laughlin, started edging ahead of Eidson off of Turn Two. As the pack exited the corner Mitchell Hunt, who had been pushing Eidson, got slightly misaligned on his rear bumper and turned Eidson around in front of the field. The resulting crash took Eidson and several others out of contention and caused a race-ending yellow flag to fly. Hunt finished second despite turning Eidson and took full blame for the incident. “(I) got a little too low on Trey trying to [...]

iRacers Ready for Their 24 Hours of Daytona

by David Phillips on January 20th, 2015

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Anticipation is building for iRacing.com’s virtual 24 Hours of Daytona — the online motorsport service’s first official ‘round the clock race slated for January 31 – following last weekend’s successful Roar Before the 24 test.  More than 200 teams of sim racers took part in the event, a final run-through of iRacing.com’s unique new driver swap/team feature that enables two or more sim racers anywhere in the world to co-drive a car and perform a variety of other team functions such as crew chief and spotter. With 212 participating teams, the event was split into five different races featuring 42 or 43 cars apiece with two classes (prototype and GT3) in each “split.”  The top-rated split saw the MIG Motorsport Endurance team take the overall win in their HPD-ARX01c prototype [...]

Get to Know: Martin Enzmann

by David Ifeguni on January 20th, 2015

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iRacing.com has been revolutionary in being able to bring thousands of people from all across the world to one place in order to battle it out on the virtual race track. Austrian iRacer Martin Enzmann has taken full advantage of the opportunity. Strictly a road racer, Enzmann has started nearly 400 races on iRacing’s vast array of road courses in less than two full years of iRacing. Taking the checkered flag first for the first time on June 20th, 2013 in the Mazda Cup Series, Martin has been first to the finish 43 other times since then in eight different cars on fifteen different tracks; his most recent win came on New Year’s Eve just a couple of weeks ago in the World Sports Car Series at Sebring International Raceway. [...]