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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.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • 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.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • 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.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • 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.

  • Ray Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • 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.

The Big British Brands Hatch Bash

by Justin Sutton on October 9th, 2014

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I'm sure you can imagine what happened next.

Last season Brands Hatch proved to be one of the more dangerous and exciting tracks for the UK&I Skip Barber League, and this season’s 15 lap sprint would prove to be no different.  At one of the several home tracks for the league, motivation and experience were predictably high for the over two dozen sim-racers who took to the grid at Brands.  Simon Povey captured pole position in a qualifying session where the top 18 were separated by less than a second, with Sebastian Job P2 and Graham Carroll in third. The opening lap was clean and without major incident through Paddock Hill and Druids all the way until Sheene curve where Povey went wide and lost numerous positions.  Teammate Simon Hulbert gained a spot as a result of Povey’s [...]

Emerson Claims Victory on The Mountain

by Paul Slavonik on October 9th, 2014

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The most revered racing circuit in Australian motorsport, Mount Panorama is a mammoth of a track and one which is not easily tamed. It must be approached with respect as “The Mountain” has deemed some of the greatest V8 Supercar drivers (real and sim) unworthy and purged them from its presence. With the iRacing.com V8 Supercars Series making its stop at Bathurst for Week 10 of Season 3, the pressure was on as all drivers aimed to be the one to take the final official sim racing victory at Mount Panorama in the soon-to-be departing Ford Falcon. As the drivers arrived at the virtual mountain, many great names were towards the top of the qualifying list but only one could start up front. With a time of 2:06.074, it was [...]

Slam Dunk for Jordan at Notre Dame 45

by James Prostell Jr. on October 9th, 2014

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA – Last time out, Dave Hoffman took the overall win in his RUF, John Koscielniak won the BMW’s class, and Joseph Jordan took top honors in the McLaren MP4 race at the majestic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. This time around, the trio hopes to do more of the same at another famed Formula One venue, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, situated on Montreal’s man-made Ile Notre-Dame. The 13-turn, 2.71-mile circuit has a unique blend of high speed curves and tight chicanes, urging drivers aim to push the limit on the wall-lined track. “There is very little run-off room here, at least not where you’d need it,” commented Caribbean Food Delights BMW driver James Prostell Jr. in a pre-race interview. “You’ve got no room for error, and I’ve been bitten here before, [...]

Behind the Scenes: The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series – The Checkered has Waved

by Matt Holden on October 8th, 2014

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I’ve been through five Pro-level races at Homestead in the past three years, and each one has presented its own unique set of problems.  This week’s finale for the 2014 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series brought a new variable:  points.  Like I said in my last article, this was the first time the #05 team (or Gale Force Racing as a whole, for that matter) has gotten to a finale with a chance to win a championship.  Yes, it was a long shot, but Nick (Ottinger) still had a mathematical shot at winning the title at the last restart.  Had Mike Conti and Ray Alfalla both been caught up in a crash and couldn’t get back out on track, it could have happened. However, it did not, and never before has [...]

Caudill Carries Phoenix

by Matt Pawelski on October 8th, 2014

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Week 9 of the iRacing IndyCar oval series saw the drivers scream into the virtual Valley of the Sun for a week of sim racing at Phoenix International Raceway, where Dustin Ollis grabbed the pole with a fast lap time of 18.711 seconds. Starting on his flank was Ray Kingsbury, who clocked-in with a lap time of 18.799 seconds, while Nigel Marneef’s lap time of 18.811 seconds was good for third on the grid. Ollis led the plunge to Turn One followed by Ray Kingsbury and Marneef, who held station. In their wake Austin Espitee had managed to pass Matt Kingsbury for fourth while Brian Heath got the jump on Vick Caudill, taking sixth place.  By the end of Lap Three, however, both Caudill and Hermann Pflander had managed to [...]

Grand Prix Legends Prove Their Worth at Bathurst

by Justin Sutton on October 8th, 2014

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Meints takes third at the first corner.

Mount Panorama Circuit is not known for being easy, and neither is the Lotus 49.  This combination of car and track is arguably among the most challenging you can encounter in iRacing.  To call the Grand Prix Legends visit to “The Mountain” a race of attrition would be the understatement of the young century.  With breakneck speeds, tight twisting corners, elevation changes — and concrete barriers awaiting any mistake — it would be nearly impossible to hold any sort of race at Mount Panorama without suffering casualties, let alone one featuring the Lotus 49. Bruce Snelson sat on pole position for this race, but was only a tenth quicker than Daniel Curtz and two tenths quicker than Uwe Jacobsen.  When the lights went green, however, it was Darwin Meints in [...]

Conti Captures NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Title

by Jason Lofing on October 8th, 2014

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conti Homestead

Michael Conti captured the 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com and the $10,000 champion’s purse last night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, holding off Ray Alfalla’s late-season charge and capping a tremendous season in which he notched a series-leading three wins and 10 top-five finishes in 16 races. Remarkably, at just 17 years of age, Conti is on top of the oval sim racing world and has put his name alongside the greats like former champions Alfalla, Richard Towler and Tyler Hudson. Conti won the pole and hung around the front all race long despite not having the fastest car. Alfalla, who began the night 13 points out the series lead, was about the same speed as Conti for much of the race. But with Conti never falling more than [...]

For the Win

by Dylan Kapisky on October 7th, 2014

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Home sweet Homestead! Homestead-Miami Speedway is the sight of NASCAR’s championship weekend in mid-November. However, tonight we will learn the identity of NASCAR’s newest champion, as the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing.com hits the virtual track in South Florida to crown this year’s stock car sim racing champion. It is basically a two horse battle between Michael Conti and Ray Alfalla (-13) with Nick Ottinger sitting 33 points back, with very little chance to make all of that up. So who’s going to win it? Before we get to that, we must understand what it would take for the contenders to walk away with the $10,000 prize (without the tiebreaker). Let’s start with what it would take for second place Ray Alfalla to win his third championship. Beginning [...]

Monstrous Mosport for GPL

by Justin Sutton on October 7th, 2014

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Snelson regains fourth position in brilliant fashion.

With defending series champion Mick Claridge on pole position for the Grand Prix Legends race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, it appeared the only sim-racer to post a qualifying time in the 1:16s was in the perfect position to cruise to another victory.  Victor Perelman sat best of the rest in second position with a qualifying time only four hundredths faster than Bruce Snelson in a short-lived third; short-lived because,  at the start, Snelson got a poor launch and immediately lost positions to Daniel Garrison Jr. and Richard Gerhardt. Snelson looked to regain the ground he’d lost straight away, and with a nice tow from Gerhardt was able to pull alongside up the Andretti Straight before heading into The Esses.  Snelson had the outside line for Turn Eight but, after [...]

SIMply Extraordinary

by David Phillips on October 6th, 2014

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Blackford will be showing the Shriners Hospial colors in tomorrow night's NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series finale.

While attention on tomorrow’s 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series season finale naturally focuses on the championship battle between Michael Conti, Ray Alfalla and Nick Ottinger, series mainstay Bryan Blackford is already well on the way to winning a battle of his own.  The veteran sim racer is making a remarkable recovery from an accident in August that left him with third degree burns and a severely broken elbow.  (You can see pictures and follow his progress at crowdrise.com/bb33) Initially expected to be hospitalized for months, Blackford returned to his Florida home just days after a rental go-kart he was driving exploded and erupted into flames. He managed to participate in a NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series event the following week. He followed that up by taking a season-best fourth place in [...]

Linnaluoto Wins (again) at Dramatic Brands Hatch

by Thiago Izequiel on October 6th, 2014

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Linnaluoto won his third SoF race this season.

The second half of the Classic Lotus Grand Prix Season 3 seems to be dominated by a Finnish simracer. With 18 starts  to his credit heading into Week Eight, Tapani Linnaluoto had won six races – three of them SoF races – and achieved 17 top fives and nine poles. He also leads the championship, and with four weeks remaining, Linnaluoto isn’t very far from becoming the new champion of the CTC.  But will he be the one? Everything can change yet. Four weeks means that four points results can be dropped by his rivals. But still, the Ferrarist has put one hand on the Championship Cup already. At Brands Hatch, the most legendary track on this season’s calendar, Linnaluoto confirmed all that by winning the SoF race by an [...]

iRacing’s New Story Teller

by David Phillips on October 3rd, 2014

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Davidson conducts exhaustive "research" for his next iRacing story.

Jack Davidson is a story-teller at heart.  But it took a little while for him choose the vehicle that best suited his story-telling talents.   As iRacers have already begun to see, Davidson’s decision to choose film/video as his preferred medium fit the proverbial bill. Soon after joining iRacing last month, Davidson posted a video teaser on the Forums offering a peak at iRacing’s upcoming driver swap feature.  The video was well-received . . . a preview of what’s to come both in terms of iRacing’s new feature and the format and professionalism of future iRacing videos.  Davidson has since created a couple of additional offerings on the PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge and Timmy Hill. “iRacing wanted to have a dedicated videographer, so I was hired as a multi-media specialist,” [...]

Bonito Continues GT3 Domination

by Paul Slavonik on October 3rd, 2014

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The man is on a roll and there’s no sign that he’s slowing down. That’s what could be said of Italian driver, Enzo Bonito of Team Redline. As Week 9 of the iRacing.com GT3 Challenge Series rolled through Belgium’s premier racing course, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Bonito went on the rampage and continued to do what he does best – win races. Coming off is first iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series (iWCGPS) win at Zandvoort, Bonito had momentum on his side. Even though he would enter three separate online GT3 events, Bonito wrote the check to himself and cashed it as he swept all three races. Using the McLaren MP4, Bonito garnered 354 championship points from a monster Strength of Field (SoF) race of 5529. In that race, Bonito started [...]

Rietveld Runs the Table at Sebring

by Matt Pawelski on October 2nd, 2014

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Jeffrey Rietveld took the win from the pole, leading almost every lap along the way.

Ahhhhh, Sebring . . . The historic runway course has seen incredible races, cars, and drivers over the years. Run on Sebring Regional Airport, formerly known as Hendricks Army Airfield, “Sebring International Raceway” has sections that have not been repaved since the World War II era. As a result, this spectacularly bumpy track is, well, almost violent. The track is infamous for catching out cars and drivers alike. Sebring – and some of its pavement – have seen the likes of Phil Hill in his Ferrari, Mario Andretti and Dan Gurney just to name a few American heroes. The track has seen storied manufacturers such as Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, Audi and Peugeot take victories in its hallmark 12 hour race not to mention playing host to the inaugural Grand Prix [...]

All Roads Lead to Homestead

October 2nd, 2014

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Another NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series race came and went last Tuesday, as the pro drivers took to Darlington Raceway in the penultimate race of the season. The race began with a 21 point gap in the standings between first place Michael Conti and third place Nick Ottinger, with Ray Alfalla second, 17 points down to Conti.  Ottinger was on the pole, but it didn’t take long for Conti to take the lead and go on to dominate most of the race leading 122 of 183 laps. Conti was up by over 10 seconds at some points throughout the race but, as they say, the fastest car, doesn’t always win.  With the race going mostly green (with only two cautions), pit strategy became a major factor in the race.  Ottinger inadvertently [...]

Linnaluoto wins for Ferrari at Mid-Ohio

by Thiago Izequiel on October 2nd, 2014

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Three wide between Moreira, Anreus and Fritsche, for the second place.

Week Seven of the Classic Teams Championship took place at  the Mid-Ohio Sports Cars Course. The fourth American track on the schedule evoked different opinions from  CTC regulars, being a case of love or hate. Eight official races took place, with 78 different simracers participating in at least one of them. Among them, only six were able to win: Kalle Ruokola, Paolo Accurso, Gernot Fritsche, PJ Gaudie, Mattias Anreus and Tapani Linnaluoto, with Anreus and Linnaluoto the only drivers to win two times. It was a great week for Linnaluoto. He had the best qualifying time and won two races, one of them the SoF race, where he also set the fastest lap. Sunday’s race produced two splits. In the second split, PJ Gaudie had the pole position and won [...]

Road Warriors Get “Rad” at Oulton Park

by Andrew Pinkerton on October 2nd, 2014

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The combination of the Radical and Oulton Park proved a formidable one.  Here Moreno leads a howling pack of SR8s.

Oulton Park hosted the fifteenth round of the 2014 iRacing Road Warrior Series. The Road Warriors’ weapon du jour was the Radical SR8, an extremely nimble and very fast car. Weighing-in well under 2,000 pounds and with nearly 380 horsepower on tap, this beast demands a few hairs on a sim racer’s chest – and preferably the soles of their feet — in order to extract its peak performance. The Radical will bite you when you least expect it, and this past weekend of sim racing was no exception: Only nine cars finished on the lead lap at the checkered flag across all of the races . . . combined. The Saturday 1:00 GMT kicked the weekend off with 18 starters. Rob Kodey had the pole, but ran into problems [...]

Cattell edges out Fulcher at Oran Park

by Paul Slavonik on October 2nd, 2014

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The legendary Oran Park Raceway hosted Round 9 of the iRacing.com V8 Supercars Series and the action kicked-off from the start of the race. Taking the pole position was ANZ Motorsports driver Beau Cattell with a time of 1:04.043. Next to Cattell on the front row of the grid was Kamikaze Racing Team driver, Michael Fulcher. The second row of the grid was comprised of Ian Ford of Demidov Motorsports and Mitchell McLeod of 4Motorsports. Rounding out a very close top-five was James McKnight of SDC Motorsports. Although he had an impressive run to take the pole, Cattell’s launch was anything but. In what could best be described as a ‘late start,’ Cattell didn’t get the power down in time and was totally engulfed by Fulcher before they reached the [...]

What Does .004s Look Like?

by Justin Sutton on October 1st, 2014

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Rocha makes Job's life a bit tougher.

Heading into Round Eight of the Skip Barber 2K Cup there was a 25 point gap between Sebastian Job and Vinicius Rocha, with and a number of other sim-racers still in the title hunt.  A solid 32 car grid crammed onto the Start/Finish straight at Brand Hatch before the lights went green and the sim-racers took off towards Paddock Hill Bend with Job in front and his closest rival, Rocha, just behind. Brands Hatch has proven in the past to be a thrilling circuit for the F2000 and with skilled participants throughout the grid an exciting race was certainly in store.  Rob Read started in P23 and was trying a move on Brendan O’Brien for P22 at Graham Hill Bend when a suspicious oversteer moment sent him spinning in front [...]