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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.

More Thrills at Summit Point

by Justin Sutton on October 23rd, 2014

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Skip Barber UK&I Summit Point

The UK&I Skip Barber League has had an exciting history with Summit Point.  The two-mile track has produced some of the best sim racing I’ve personally witnessed from the drivers in this league. So it was with considerable degree of anticipation that well over two-dozen F2000s lined up on the Start/Finish straight of the West Virginia road course in preparation for the 19 lap sprint that lay before them.  Starting from pole position was Sebastian Job, who looked to retake the lead of the championship from Richard Avery who, not coincidentally, started in second place alongside Job.  Behind the front row came Paul F. Grillo in third, Simon Povey in fourth, and Dominic Brennan in fifth.  As the lights went green it was actually Clarke Williams in sixth who had [...]

iRacing’s Driver Swap: A New Era in Sim Racing

by David Phillips on October 22nd, 2014

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Thanks to iRacing's Driver Swap, true endurance sim racing is now a reality.

iRacing ushered-in a new era in sim racing and racing games today with the release of its Driver Swap team racing feature. The first of its kind feature allows the 50,000+ iRacers around the world to team-up with multiple numbers of fellow iRacers to share driving duties and a myriad of other roles on a race team including team manager, race strategist, crew chief, race engineer and race spotter. “Driver Swap brings a whole new dimension to racing games,” says Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com. “It’s the first time anything like this has been available to sim racers, who can finally work together in real time in a variety of roles as teammates. It’s so much more fun driving if you’re with a couple guys on your team. It really [...]

Norton Takes Texas-Sized Slugfest

by Matt Pawelski on October 22nd, 2014

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Holgate (blue) moves past Branch (green) on lap 96






Holgate (blue) moves past Branch (green) on lap 96


Norton barely escapes under Rossi. Holgate (blue, back right), focuses on his own way out.

Texas Motor Speedway. Eddie Gossage’s crown jewel. A generic 1.5 miler. Whatever you want to call it, TMS is track dreaded by just about every single driver in the iRacing IndyCar series. With good reason!  This sim race would prove to be an absolutely apocalyptic slug fest. At the end of the race, only four drivers were circulating at competitive speeds or on the lead lap . . . in a race that started with over 20 cars. After setting a fast qualifying run of 23.096s, Ryan Norton led he field to green with Niles Anders (23.124s) alongside and Tim Holgate (23.134s) third. On the green, the dicing in the field would stay clean down to sixth place, where Brandon Trost pushed into the Turn 2 wall on the second [...]

Turner Tames Tough Field at Indy

by James Prostell Jr on October 20th, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – The Red Sox Racing League’s Season 3 GT Class Battle has reached its halfway point, and the sixth round of the 12-race series takes place at one of the racing world’s most revered grounds. For over a century, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has inspired, challenged, and championed generation after generation of racers and race fans alike, all eyes annual running of the Indianapolis 500. In recent history, though, stock car, motorcycle, sportscar, and even Formula One teams have all taken their shots at motorsports glory, thanks to an infield section that winds through the venue’s expansive lot before joining the traditional oval’s turn 1 and frontstretch. Where Indycar and NASCAR fans would normally watch their favorites run nearly flat-out and make four left turns a lap, Red [...]

16th Street Pounds Through Sebring

by Matt Pawelski on October 18th, 2014

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Porzuc (1st black car) passes Matthiensen (green). Behind them are Espitee and Auwg, respectively. Behind Auwg, Peterson looks to lap them.

So. After  a thriller in Homestead, the 16th Street Racing League entered Sebring on a high. The league would come to its first road course of the year, and it was sure to shake things up. Not a single sim racer could predict what could happen in this race. Sebring has been used almost as a testing ground for the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans for many years. Why? Because it is a bumpy, fast, flat and grueling track known for breaking man and machine. It is generally thought that if you can survive Sebring in one piece, you can survive Le Mans. In the 16th Street League, the principle of running to the limit was the same. Who was the toughest of the competitors? Who could handle the [...]

GT3 Drivers Tackle Bathurst

by Paul Slavonik on October 17th, 2014

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I’ll begin by stating the obvious: there’s no taming The Mountain. Mount Panorama, Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst tolerates the presence of race cars and drivers to a certain extent before it inevitably starts unleashing its wrath upon unsuspecting competitors. With skill, preparation, stamina — and no small degree of trepidation — the drivers of the iRacing.com GT3 Challenge Series took to the treacherous slopes of Mount Panorama Circuit for 75-minutes of sim-racing action. Last year, we saw the Season 2 champion, Rens Broekman, conquer The Mountain in such a way that has not been repeated since. In a show of dominance this time ’round, German sim-racer, Kay Kaschube took the top step for Week 11. All in all, Kaschube raced his BMW Z4 in a total of four different GT3 [...]

Q&A With Steven Diem

by Brooks Westfall on October 16th, 2014

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A fan of Hershey's products, Steven sports a chocolate syrup MX-5

Hawaiian Steven Diem, a strong contender in the iRacing Mazda MX-5 Cup championship, is a very characteristic chap for the Aloha state. I had the pleasure of sitting down and asking Mr. Diem a few questions about his sim racing career and his approach to the iRacing.com Mazda MX-5 Cup . . . How did you hear about iRacing and what made you join the service? I heard about iRacing back in 2007 I believe it was, then later joined in 2010. I would’ve joined earlier but I was really committed to another sim’s Formula 1 league. What made me join the service was the level of competition, the graphics, and most of all the online multiplayer structure, which I still think is the best out there among any other [...]

The Calm Before The Storm

by Jonathan Goke on October 16th, 2014

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On Friday, October 17th 2014, The Vidane Racing League, powered by iRacing.com will begin their 7th Season of competition. This comes after last Friday night’s duel 40 lap races, which determined the starting lineup of 43 drivers for the season opener. Over 60 drivers tried their hardest to earn their way into the the Art of Ruin 250…but only 43 will make the start, which will be brought to you LIVE by LSRTV. Adam Gilliland and Seth Demerchant will be on the front row, an honor bestowed upon them by winning their respective heat races. Even though these were non-points events, Giller and Seth have a little bit of momentum on their side with a Vidane win already under their belts this season! The season will be comprised of 12 [...]

Cubis finds Victory in Montreal

by Paul Slavonik on October 16th, 2014

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As Season 3 nears completion, the Ford Falcons stopped in Montreal for their final official voyage overseas. Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (aka Montreal) hosted Week 11 of the iRacing.com V8 Supercars Series, producing a hard fought battle for some and a race best forgotten for others. The Starting Lineup Starting on pole was Beau Cubis of Hi-Tec Sim Racing with a time of 1:35.446. Alongside Cubis was SDC Motorsports driver, Chad Chastain. The second row of the grid was comprised of Synergy Sim Racing’s Dean O’Brien and SDC Motorsports driver, Martin Carroll. Rounding-out the top-five starting grid was Beau Cattell of ANZ Motorsports. As the online race got underway, the first few laps unfolded without major incident as the drivers maneuvered around the tricky Canadian circuit.  The clean sim racing was too [...]

Using the Aerodynamic Calculator to Best Effect

by Ryan Norton on October 16th, 2014

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The author runs in a pack with Joe Branch and Adam Dock at MIS.

As one of the fastest cars in motorsports the Dallara DW-12 is heavily reliant on aerodynamics to achieve its performance on any race track.  When a car reaches speeds in some instances of over 230 mph, aerodynamic performance is a critical aspect of any setup. Perhaps one of the most technically challenging vehicles in the iRacing stable, the DW-12 is no small challenge both on the track and off. The largest contributor to this challenge is balancing the aerodynamic aspect of the car and achieving best performance. With over a dozen variables, tackling the aerodynamic options can be a daunting task, at times even a frustrating one. However, using the aero calculator this challenge can be met and largely beat, allowing each setup to achieve higher performance. What is Downforce [...]

The Void Remains

by Wil Vincent on October 16th, 2014

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Three years ago today, Dan Wheldon lost his life at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ‘The kid from Emberton’ had won his second Indy 500 just five months prior, and after a season without a full time ride, had just signed with Andretti Motorsports for 2012. Whilst not running in what was then the IZOD IndyCar Series every week, he was splitting his time between working for Versus (now NBCSN) as an analyst, and testing what was then known as the Dallara IR-12. A new car for a new tomorrow in what was a series slowly rebuilding itself after ‘the split’ and eventual (re)merger. IndyCar had really tried to make Vegas special. Calling it the ‘IndyCar World Championship,’ putting it on network TV and offering a $5 million prize to any [...]

Luza On Point at Charlotte

by Tom O'Leary on October 15th, 2014

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The NASCAR iRacing Series made its second and final visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway last week.

Charlotte Motor Speedway once again welcomed the NASCAR iRacing Series with open arms, as we take our second visit to the North Carolina track in the 2014 season. Almost 800 drivers participated in at least one of the four races, with plenty more just driving laps in official practice sessions throughout the week. Kris Kelley was the quickest driver in terms of one-lap pace, setting the fastest time in qualifying – 27.809, guaranteeing himself pole position his races. The first race of the week was won by Justin Bolton after a close battle with Allen Boes. Both managed to lead almost the same amount of laps (27 and 28, respectively), but it was PRO driver Bolton who came out on top. The delta at the end was a close .142s, [...]

Howell’s Runaway Thompson Victory

by Joe Schaffer Jr. on October 15th, 2014

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With Thompson in the books there's one week remaining in the 2014 S3 iRacing Super Late Model Series.

Week 11 of the iRacing.com NASCAR Super Late Model Series brought the powerful stock cars to the unique 5/8 mile track in Thompson, Connecticut. With the preferred high line, and tricky turn two exit, Thompson International Speedway is truly a one-of-a-kind sim-racing experience and — typically — one of the most popular tracks on the iRacing Super Late Model schedule.  However, this was a strange week.  Between Monday and Saturday of Week 11, only seven races had gone official.  With the low car count, it is very likely that most sim drivers competing for a championship will be using Thompson as a drop week. Although it was difficult to find a full racing field, when enough drivers got together the racing was excellent — as usual.  On Tuesday, October 7th [...]

Taking Care of Business

by Wil Vincent on October 15th, 2014

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Although there was little suspense about the identities of the podium finishes, there were midfield battles aplenty.

After 15 races spanning five virtual continents, the iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series made its final stop of the season at the Circuit of the Americas this past weekend. Although the title was wrapped up, there was still plenty to look forward to, especially with Team Redline’s Greger Huttu vowing to ‘finish the season in style’ after claiming his fourth championship.  Arguably the best ‘Tilke’ track ever built, CoTA would have its fair share of excitement to round-off what has been one of the greatest seasons of top level sim racing competition. Some drivers had unfinished business heading into the event. ineX Racing’s Jake Stergios had an outside shot of claiming fourth in the championship from Glacier Racing’s Aleksi Juusi-Jaakkola; however, he would need some help in order to [...]

USA Race Settled by a Bumper

by Stan Bragg Jr. on October 15th, 2014

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The NASCAR iRacing.com Late Model Series season is drawing to a close as competitors headed to USA International Speedway. At three quarters of a mile and 14 degrees of banking and with lap times in the 23 second bracket, USA offered sim-racers plenty of time to make moves in the 50 lap race. The only snag came with the weather, which created a slick track surface meaning the sim racing would come down to who could best survive coming out of the corners without losing the rear end. In this weeks’ feature race Todd Sipe garnered the P1 starting spot with Eric J. Smith starting just to his outside.  Wasting no time, as the green flag dropped Sipe got a great start and began pulling away. As the field sorted [...]

Rietveld Dominant at Donington

by Matt Pawelski on October 14th, 2014

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Glowing rotors and all, Rietveld dominated Donington.

Donington. That one word is synonymous with greatness, from Ayrton Senna’s absolutely legendary rain race in the 1993 Grand Prix of Europe, to the mere history behind the racetrack. It is arguably best known for that epic, rainy, slick charge of the late great Senna. In that race, he charged from fifth to first in an inferior McLaren, in a single lap, in the rain. He powered by the dominant Williams of Damon Hill and Alain Prost . . . and powered the track into Formula 1 lore. Coming into week 10 of the iRacing IndyCar road series, Jeffery Rietveld was in the points lead, and looked to have the battle under control. Coming off of a dominant showing in Sebring, Rietveld only had to worry about a late charge [...]

Who will be CTC Champion?

by Thiago Izequiel on October 14th, 2014

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Who will come out as the champion? Linnaluoto (Ferrari) or Fritsche (Lotus)?

The CTC has finally reached the last week of official racing. Australia’s Phillip Island is the last stage and will finally define who’s the winner and who’s not. Until now, 244 simracers have taken part in some race or all of them, through Season 3, showing a good number of participants for the Classic series, even bigger than Season 2 (195) and Season 2 (222). But, between the 244 members of iRacing that decided to take the challenge this season, only 53 of them already completed the eight weeks necessary to fight for the championship and 14 more are about to fulfill that, having raced for seven weeks. One of these simracers with 7 weeks already done is Andrea Ventura, who represents Tyrrell Racing for the second consecutive season. Ventura [...]

Less is More

by Justin Sutton on October 14th, 2014

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Ward on the defense, like a boss.

With a grid of only 15 sim-racers to do battle over the 3.4 mile long Circuit of the Americas you’d expect a relatively tame event for the UK&I Skip Barber League, but the ten lap sprint proved to be anything but tame.  In qualifying it was two-time race winner Sebastian Job who stamped his authority over the competition after posting a time of 2:29.548, a time over eight tenths faster than that of Stuart Adcock (whose run of good performance continued with a front row start.  To put it in perspective, the gap between first and second in qualifying was bigger than the gap between second and seventh. As the lights went green and the pedals were pushed to the proverbial metal, Adcock moved for the inside line at Turn [...]

A 16th Street Thriller at Homestead

by Matt Pawelski on October 13th, 2014

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16th Street League Homestead A

16th Street is back ladies and gentlemen. Yup. That’s right. One of the most  popular leagues in iRacing is back, and it is back in force. Coming into the season opener at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, 337 drivers were signed up for the 16th Street Racing League, and 41 showed up to race. We had 22 entrants into Sunday evening’s transfer session, 15 of whom would transfer. The transfer race was a rather clean affair, with only two cautions in a 47 lap event. In it, we had Ryan Norton qualify on pole with a 24.000, a scant .001 seconds ahead of Brandon Trost.  Daniel Olszewski qualified in P3 with 24.005s, 24.013s was good for fourth, which was set by Matt Pawelski, while Ellis Stephens’ 24.215s put him fifth. The 22 [...]