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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, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • 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 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.

  • Jeff Jacobs

    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 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

    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 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

    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.

  • David Moulthrop
    NASCAR Contributor

    David Moulthrop is an award winning motorsports photo journalist and has covered auto racing since the mid-seventies. While he is most well known for his NASCARimages he has also covered F1, American Road Racing, and IndyCar on a regular basis. He has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and online news sites including, National Speed Sport News, Area Auto Racing News, Auto Racing USA, Stock Car Magazine, Sprint Cup Dateline, and Jayski. David joined the iRacing team in 2004 as a contract photographer and became iRacing's Laser Scan Project Manager in 2005.

  • 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 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.

Ray Cowboys Up

by Jordan Hightower on November 13th, 2012

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Everything is bigger in Texas! While that slogan may be not be appropriate for some things, it is appropriate in describing the speeds seen when the NASCAR Class C Series heads to the Lone Star State for some high speed action at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. Week One of Season Four started off with a bang for Malik Ray (Carolina) who was able to claim the top spot in the weekly standings. Over 1,100 sim racers competed in an official race during Week One, but after the smoke settled, Ray took home the victory in the week’s high Strength of Field race. The race took place on Sunday morning when Ray was able to destroy the field by 3.416 seconds over second place driver Corey A Wolf (New [...]

Binder Goes 4-for-4 at Phoenix

by Scott Kelly on November 13th, 2012

The Week One finale featured a spectacular battle between a very loose Elomma and Stergios.

The sprint car: once you see them, you’ll never forget what they look like. Popular in the United States as well as Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, the sprint is an absolute monster, packing 820 horsepower in a 1475 pound car that essentially appears to be a roll cage with four tires. Sporting a power-to-weight ratio close to that of a modern F1 machine, the sprint car is far detached from a normal racing vehicle. By having no clutch, transmission, battery, or onboard starter, the driver is required to start the car using a direct-drive system and a tow truck to get it rolling. Once it’s going, however, it’s hard to stop. With a 410 cubic inch, push rod engine allowing the car to churn its fastest laps, driving the [...]

Hudson Tops NiCBS at PIR

by Chris Owens on November 13th, 2012

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Tyler D Hudson was victorious during Round Two of the NASCAR Class B Series (NiCBS) when the series visited Arizona’s Phoenix International Raceway.  Hudson, racing out of the Mid-South, bested 721 other sim racers from around the world to take the victory in Week Two at the mile oval. Hudson took home 315 points for his win in the Friday evening Strength of Field (SoF) race.  Hudson started third in the contest and hang around the top five throughout a majority of the online race.  When contact between the top contenders brought out the caution, Hudson would inherit the lead and never relinquish it again.  Hudson led the most laps, 41 out of the 100 laps. Alex Ciambrone hailing from Pennsylvania would take second position overall with 302 total [...]

Hightower’s Texas Two Step

by Jordan Hightower on November 13th, 2012

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Texas Motor Speedway is one of the most popular tracks within the service because of its high speeds and great racing. 1,641 sim racers attempted to conquer the 1.5-mile beast located in Fort Worth, Texas, during Week One of the NASCAR Class C Series (Fixed Setup), but after seven days of full-throttle, hard-nosed racing, it was Jordan Hightower (Mid-South) who came out on top in more ways than one. While Hightower earned the most championship points for Week One, he was not able to win the week’s highest Strength of Field race. That honor went to two-time NASCAR Series World Championship champion Ray Alfalla (Florida), who was the victor of the 3802 SoF race. Alfalla was able to beat fellow NiSWC driver Bryon Daley (New York) by [...]

Riku’s Big Debut

by Richard Payne on November 13th, 2012

Riku’s Big Debut

Riku Alatalo’s 16th Street Racing League debut ended with an exclamation point, as the road course ace from Finland followed up a Transfer Race win by leading flag-to-flag in a walk-off performance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Alatalo lapped all of the online race’s 38 entrants except podium finishers Yang Ou (2nd) and Tim Holgate (3rd) and immediately moved to fifth-place in the 16th Street overall championship standings, and to the top of the International Light Technologies road championship. It was Yang and Holgate who were expected to be amongst a select few to challenge for Tuesday night’s race win, but Riku’s surprise appearance in Monday’s open practice session quickly threw another contender into the road course mix. The result was a much-needed bounce back effort for Yang and Holgate, [...]

Get to Know: Wil Vincent

by David Ifeguni on November 13th, 2012

Racing -- and high levecls of afeine -- are in Wil Vincent's blood.

This week’s featured driver may be more recognizable off the virtual track than on. Besides being the former team owner of a two-time championship winning iRacing IndyCar series team, he is the voice of Glacier TV, and has commentated on a variety of events, including many of the races in the 2012 World Tour, including the recent Talladega 500, the GRAND-AM Premier Series, and is currently broadcasting this season’s Road Pro Series. If you haven’t guessed by now, this week’s featured driver is Wil Vincent. The 24 year old who lives in the United Kingdom, has accomplished much since joining iRacing in December of 2010. He has scored 12 career wins in the 205 race he has started on the oval side of iRacing and he is the [...]