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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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.com Releases Game Changing Dynamic Race Track Feature

by David Phillips on September 3rd, 2015

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iRacing.com is changing the racing game industry.  Again.   Starting September 8, all of the more than 70 digital race circuits on the popular online motorsports simulation service will incorporate iRacing’s new dynamic race track feature.  The surfaces of iRacing’s tracks will constantly evolve during the course of sim races based on factors like changing weather conditions and the amount of virtual rubber laid down by the competitors. “Although iRacing has always had groundbreaking, accurate laser scanned tracks, they have not been living, breathing objects like ‘real world’ tracks.  Those days are now gone,” says Steve Myers, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer at iRacing.com.  “Now the racing groove you see on the track will be the actual virtual rubber that is on the racing surface.   And as a race progresses, [...]

Moll Super in Red Sox SLM Series

by James Prostell Jr. on September 3rd, 2015

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CHARLOTTE, NC – Kids say the darnedest things. An inquisitive young fan attending the Red Sox Racing League’s Super Late Model season-ending race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, simply had to ask the question while in the autograph line – “Is there anything you won’t drive?” “Well, I haven’t turned down a ride, if that’s what you’re getting at,” said long term RSR driver Les Turner with a wry smile. Turner wasn’t exactly kidding. Over the past six years, the Red Sox Racing League have sanctioned races featuring no fewer than 10 different makes and models of racing vehicles, ranging from Street Stocks and Late Models, to former Formula One cars, Prototypes, a handful of GT racers, open-wheeled Skip Barber cars all the way up to last season’s fleet of [...]

Damaged But Undeterred, Davis Wins at Daytona

by Corey Davis on September 2nd, 2015

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Johnston (#54) leads in the infield while Delk (#6), Davis (#70) and Moll (#1) race three-wide for second place.

For the second time in the ITSR Power Series’ tenth season, the drivers and their virtual haulers rolled into the Daytona International Speedway.  However, instead of bolting on restrictor plates and preparing for a pack racing battle, they set up for a 45-lap sim race on the 3.56-mile road course. The pole position went to Corey Davis with a lap of 1:41.701 seconds.  Tim Johnston qualified seven tenths behind in second, followed by Dean Moll, Matt Delk and Chad Dalton. When the race went green, Johnston made an outside pass in Turn 1 to take the lead, and Delk, Davis, and Moll battled three-wide behind him into the first infield hairpin.  Delk came away in second place, but polesitter Davis took that position before the end of the first lap. [...]

Skip Barber 2k World Cup Round 11: Oran Park

by Paul Malokas on September 2nd, 2015

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Heading down the home stretch of the season, the Skip Barber 2k World Cup is at Oran Park this week.  The championship is still up for grabs by a few people, but could be decided in this race.   Richard Avery held a 14 point lead over Vinicius Rocha, with Philippe Leybaert and Ricardo Faria still in the picture. Coming off of the recent run of draft tracks, Oran Park is a great change. It is a tight and technical course that demands precision and focus throughout the entire race. Qualifying A lap around Oran Park lasts only 75 seconds, so the two lap qualifying session is over in a flash.  After the first lap the top three were Faria, Avery and Leybaert. Continuing into the second and final lap, Avery [...]

Humpe Tames Darlington

by Scott Smith on September 2nd, 2015

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The NASCAR iRacing Class B Series (Open) completed round 24 last night at Darlington Raceway, and it was NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series standout, Kenny Humpe leading 70 of the scheduled 74 laps en route to his 47th oval win this year.  The TEAM’s Cody Byus started on pole, but after earning his Darlington Stripe on lap four, teammate Humpe took advantage and never looked back.  The latter stages of the race were plagued by a rash of cautions, eventually leading to a two lap dash for the virtual checkers – however, the mid-portion of the event saw Humpe stretch his lead to over seven seconds, proving once again he was in a league of his own.  Slip Angle Motorsports’ Bryan Blackford finished runner-up, followed by Byus, Allen Boes with another [...]

Huttu Inches Closer

by Wil Vincent on September 2nd, 2015

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Round 13 of the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series saw a return to Spa-Francorchamps, the track which hosted the opening round of the season. A fan and driver favourite, it’s one that always sees a lot of participation, evident in qualifying as drivers were eliminated for the first time in seven races. Qualifying saw much calmer conditions than at Indianapolis, and at the start of the session it looked as though Coanda were the team to beat. Indeed, Martin Krönke set the early pace as drivers completed their first of two flying laps, but it would be Team Redline who would prevail as Greger Huttu scored pole position and Olli Pahkala showed a return to form by lining-up alongside him on the front row of the grid. Row 3 [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – Confused in Canada

by Scott Smith on August 31st, 2015

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I intended to begin this essay with a poem.  Several lines composed of beautiful NASCAR-dedicated prose were going to convey my thoughts about last week.  Unfortunately, those beautiful words never materialized – and I began to give Faulkner’s thoughts regarding most writers merely scribbling with pens commanded by failed poets some credence.  Nevertheless, I proceeded with my task.  I took a seat, increased the volume on The Black Dahlia Murders’ new album and turned mind-antlers toward the sky – to the ether.  To contact the vastness of Infinite Intelligence . . . an action that would sync the vibrations between transmitter and receiver . . . an action bequeathing qualities of captivating written truth and whit upon me.  For I sought to become a vessel; a vessel that had endured [...]

Egging it on in Montreal

by Brenton O'Brien on August 31st, 2015

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Ethan Grigg – Gault, the Eggman as he is now known, has done all he can to ensure that he has wrapped-up the iRacing V8 Supercar Series, with yet another win at the marvellous Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal. Qualifying For the eighth time in ten races, a full field of 25 cars took to the track at the start of qualifying for what would be a challenging race ahead.  After a hard fought qualifying over the twelve minutes, Sam Sutton grabbed his first pole position of the series with a lap of 1:35.198.  In second place, surprising even himself in the Sim Spec Falcon was Jason Dickson, just .007s off of the pole time in what was a great return to action for him.  In third came Grigg – [...]

Tanson Prevails at Donington Park

by Cam Stark on August 31st, 2015

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Week 10 of the iRacing Pro Mazda championship took the competitors to Leicestershire, England where they’d be tackling 20 laps of Donington Park on a very overcast day. The Season 1 champion – Gregory Tanson – took pole position ahead of Jerome Haag, the top 13 out of 14 in the field were separated by only .9 of a second with the top four being separated by under a tenth! Most races go without carnage at the first turn, but this race wasn;t to be one of those. Joonas Puhakka got slightly over the Redgate exit curb which spat him around and in to a spin which collected Jamie Fluke whilst Hugo Preto who was directly behind on the grass managed to just avoid the contact. Puhakka’s spin resulted in [...]

Blancpain Endurance Sees Deml Dominate at Mosport

by Paul Slavonik on August 28th, 2015

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As the iRacing.com Blancpain Endurance Series enters the twilight stage of Season Three, teams and drivers from all over the world had the difficult task of navigating the slippery surface and sloping elevation changes at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last week. Affectionately known as Mosport, the popular track didn’t bring about the participation numbers we saw during the previous week at Monza. Still, the teams and drivers who have worked hard to make their names known throughout this category arrived ready to race for the three-hour online endurance event. Kappastorm No stranger to the weekly podiums, Sven Deml of Kappastorm flexed his virtual muscles once again at Mosport with a dominating win over the rest of his competitors in the top Strength of Field (SoF 3153). Despite not taking [...]

So You Want to Be a Race Car Driver?

by Thiago Izequiel on August 27th, 2015

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When I started to pursue my life’s dream, I had no idea of what I would have to go through, what I would need to sacrifice, neither how far I would go to get there. When you imagine yourself on the ideal scenario, doing what you want to do, it’s one thing. To actually make that happen and understand that nothing is going to be exactly the way you had imagined, it’s another. It takes guts, sweat and, why not, blood as well? It’s a long, painful, heartbreaking process, that will make you cry and make you want to quit. And this won’t happen one or two times. It will happen regularly, especially when you see yourself having to be away from what you love; in our case, a racing [...]

Delk Conquers Dalton, Darlington on Throwback Sunday

by Corey Davis on August 27th, 2015

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Matt Delk (#6) and Tim Johnston (#54) race side-by-side into Turn 1 on Lap 138 ahead of Dalton and Davis.

In its 65 years of operation, the Darlington Raceway has earned its reputation as “the track too tough to tame”.  The iRacing version of Darlington is no different, so when the ITSR Power Series competitors arrived at the sun-drenched circuit last Sunday, they faced same challenges that NASCAR drivers have endured for decades. Following the lead of NASCAR teams that will run historic paint schemes in the upcoming Southern 500, many Power Series drivers donned classic schemes for their own Throwback Sunday race.  That gave the grid a hint of nostalgia, with designs ranging from Buddy Baker’s Crisco scheme on Matt Murphy’s Chevy to Alan Kulwicki’s Hooters design on Steve Haring’s Ford to Tim Johnston’s Stroker Ace-inspired Toyota. In qualifying, it was “Chad power” showing the way, with Chad Dalton [...]

iRacing WCS Showcase: Meet Radicals Online

August 27th, 2015

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Radicals Online: a familiar name within the sim racing community. A successful team in the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series who so happen to be a “fan favourite” by giving viewers an extra dimension in having a few of their World Championship Series drivers streaming their onboard POVs of the top road sim racing championship. They’ve been ever present in the iRacing World Championship GP Series since 2012 and it looks as though 2016 will be no change to this. I got the chance to speak to the six drivers of Radicals Online’s WCS crew whilst getting to know their tightly nit top sim racers a little bit better. MB – Mack Bakkum, Dutch. MM – Miguel Martin, Portugese. JB – Jeremy Bouteloup, French. PI – Paul Ilbrink, Dutch. [...]

Behind the Scenes: The NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing.com – The Science of Strategy

by Matt Holden on August 26th, 2015

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The race was only 50 laps, we could run 27 laps on one tank of gas. But to make it complicated, so could everyone else.  There was no chance of any driver making two stops, no chance of the usual trickery that can play out during a 200-lap race to shuffle up the leader board and put some cars off sequence and later pin them into a spot out of contention.  Only sixteen races will be run during the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series, and Watkins Glen was, and will be, the only race of the year where fuel mileage considerations were an impossibility.  Raw speed was king, so ensuring the speed was always present was exactly what was needed.  I’m going to go into the process of how we [...]

Lionheart IndyCar Series Chicago Fire Department Heroes 150 Race Preview

by Justin Laxton on August 26th, 2015

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Round 5 of the Lionheart IndyCar Series Presented by Overdrive Graphics heads to the Richmond International Raceway for a night race broadcast flag-to-flag on the Global SimRacing Channel. Tuesday Practice Race Tuesday’s practice race saw 16 drivers take the green flag with Dan Geren from Team #nailedit on the pole with a lap time of 15.046 seconds. Qualifying second was Unacceptable Racing’s James Krahula and third was Team #nailedit’s Ian Adams. Geren led the field to the green, and would lead the first two laps before James Krahula would pass him. The first incident occurred on Lap Nine and involved Pete Edwins in the DirtyBlinds.com entry. However the first caution would not fall until Lap 11 for an incident involving Jason Robarge, Pierre Daigle, and Terry Matthiensen. A second caution [...]

Alfalla Finds Victory Lane at Phoenix

by Jason Lofing on August 26th, 2015

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Alfalla kept a charging Ottinger at bay to score the win at Phoenix.

Ray Alfalla from Slipangle Motorsports held off a late charge from Gale Force Racing’s Nick Ottinger at Phoenix International Raceway en route to his second victory in the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing. Ottinger had to settle for second, less than one tenth of a second behind and a single position short in his quest for a third straight win. Polesitter Casey Tucker (Last Row Motorsports) finished third, followed by series championship leader Kenny Humpe (The TEAM) and PJ Stergios. Alfalla, who led a race-high 86 of 156 laps, took advantage of some timely cautions and a solid pit strategy and found the winner’s circle for the first time since the season opener at Daytona. Ottinger appeared to have a slightly better car than anyone else on [...]

Skip Barber 2k World Cup Round 10: Spa

by Paul Malokas on August 25th, 2015

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Philippe make the decisive move on the outside into Blanchimont.

Entering week 10 of the Skip Barber 2k World Cup, there is still a real battle for the championship.  Richard Avery held a 21 point lead over Vinicius Rocha and a 22 point lead over Ricardo Faria. Close on their heels was Philippe Leybaert a further 21 points back. This set the stage for a dramatic battle at Spa-Francorchamps and its long straights and unforgiving track limits. Standings, results and links to video replays can be found at http://2kworldcup.com/. Qualifying With an almost three minute lap time and only tw laps to complete a clean lap there is very little room for mistakes. After the first lap was complete the top three were Philippe Leybaert, Juha Nororlampi and Richard Avery. However, this was just setting the stage for the more [...]

Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype Coming to iRacing

by David Phillips on August 25th, 2015

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The world’s fastest Corvette is coming to iRacing.com.  The renowned online motorsports service announced today that a digital version of the Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype will be available to its more than 60,000 members come mid-September when it will be featured in the official IMSA iRacing.com Online SportsCar Championship. Developed in partnership with Chevrolet, Pratt & Miller, Coyote and Whelen Motorsports’ Action Express Racing Team, iRacing’s Corvette C7 is a precise digital replica of the car that has so far scored seven wins in IMSA’s 2015 Tudor United Sportscar Championship including victories by Action Express at Sebring, Detroit and, most recently, Road America. “It’s been a bit of fun and educational working with the iRacing people to develop the C7,” says Eric Curran, who co-drove the Action Express Corvette to [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – The Last Great Colosseum

by Scott Smith on August 25th, 2015

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Bristol Motor Speedway is known by a variety of nicknames: The World’s Fastest Half-mile, Thunder Valley, The Bullring, and my personal favorite, The Last Great Colosseum.  Anyone that has watched a race from inside the facility, as the modern-day gladiators wage battle with their mechanical fire-breathing chariots, understands the truth in this nickname.  Nevertheless, if a fan was asked to associate a phrase with the speedway, I bet the answer is one in particular: “Didn’t mean to really turn him around, meant to rattle his cage, though.”  Dale Earnhardt spoke those famous words in victory circle after spinning Terry Labonte exiting Turn Two for the victory of the speedways running of the 1999 Goody’s Headache Powder 500.  Since then, “cage rattling” and the Bristol Motor Speedway have gone together like [...]

Roeper Returns to Victory Lane at Sonoma

by Justin Laxton on August 25th, 2015

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Daniel Roeper led 25 of 34 laps to find victory lane in the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by Overdrive Graphics, Global SimRacing Channel Sonoma 75. NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series driver Allen Boes finished second, with Unacceptable Racing teammates Ricky Hardin, James Krahula and Tommy Rhyne rounding out the top five. Qualifying With this being the series’ first stop at a road course, it also meant the sim racers needed to adjust for a best of four lap qualifying effort. While the qualifying format may have been different, familiar names qualified up front, with Roeper taking the pole, Boes qualifying second and Jake Wright, Austin Espitee, and Krahula rounding out the fast five. GSRC Sonoma 75 Before the race began, seventh place starter, and one of the pre-race favorites, Justin Laxton [...]