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

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

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

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

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

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

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

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

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

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

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

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

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

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

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

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

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

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

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

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

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

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

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

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

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

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

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

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

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

Oval of Dreams

by Brian Tate on January 28th, 2015

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

Faulks Exits Bristol with Win and Points Lead

January 26th, 2015

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

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

Gordon came close to retiring earlier

January 25th, 2015

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Jeff Gordon says he seriously considered retiring from NASCAR racing more than once in recent years, but was always convinced to stay on by team boss Rick Hendrick. Four-time Cup series champion Gordon announced on Thursday that 2015 would be his last year of full-time racing. “I honestly thought this was going to happen a couple of years ago, and during every off-season I can think of over the last several years Rick and I have talked about our future together and the future of Hendrick Motorsports,” he said. “When you get to this point in your career and you’ve done as much as we’ve done as a team, you’re always trying to figure out when that right time to step away is. “Rick kept talking me into going longer [...]

NASCAR legend Gordon to retire

January 22nd, 2015

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Four-time NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon is to retire from full-time competition after the 2015 season. The 43-year-old announced his decision to his Hendrick Motorsports team on Thursday morning. Although Gordon left the door open to continue part-time beyond 2015, he underlined that this would be his final shot at a title and that he had no firm plans to race on. “As a race car driver, much of what I’ve done throughout my life has been based on following my instincts and trying to make good decisions,” Gordon said. “I thought long and hard about my future this past year and during the off-season, and I’ve decided 2015 will be the last time I compete for a championship. “I won’t use the ‘R-word’ [retirement] because I plan to stay [...]

Kettelle’s Race, Hudson’s Title

by Jason Lofing on January 21st, 2015

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

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

NASCAR iRacing Series Returns to Action

January 20th, 2015

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Seven Full Distance Races Scheduled One of iRacing’s most popular series returns to action on the week of February 17 when the green flag waves on the opening round of the 2015 NASCAR iRacing.com Series at Daytona International Speedway.   Actually, make that two of iRacing’s most popular series as there will be distinct versions of the series for open and fixed chassis setups: the NASCAR iRacing.com Series Open and NASCAR iRacing.com Series Fixed. The series precisely mirrors the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, with Gen6 Chevys, Fords and Toyotas racing on digital versions of the same tracks as Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Dale Jr & Co. on a given week, with three Open and four Fixed races each weekend.  Both the Open and Fixed series will match [...]

Hudson Wins Bluegrass Drama

by Jason Lofing on January 14th, 2015

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Hudson keeps ? at bay while passing ? to take the win

Tyler Hudson showed once again why he is a former NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze champion and the current NASCAR iRacing Pro Series points leader with a dramatic victory at Kentucky Speedway. As the laps wore down, Hudson, along with Corey Vincent and polesitter Thomas Davis, were locked in a tight battle for the lead. Davis had held the top spot since the last round of green flag pit stops but his tires were giving-up and Hudson was steadily cutting into the lead. After a couple failed attempts at a pass, Hudson finally got position on the inside of Davis coming off Turn Two with three laps remaining. As the two drag raced down the backstraightaway Vincent, aided by the draft, took it three wide on the bottom hoping he could steal [...]

Lovingood Survives Week of the Living Dead

by Brian Tate on January 13th, 2015

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Robert Dillow goes for a tumble ahead of Jason Pitts (14) and Christopher Hunter (17).

After an action filled week at the Brickyard, the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Open Oval series packed-up for the long trip over the Pacific Ocean to Motegi, Japan.  However, many series regulars elected to stay state side, leaving Twin Ring Motegi’s 1.549 mile oval looking like some post- apocalyptic scene from sim racing’s answer to AMC’s The Walking Dead. Those who didn’t make one of the races early in the week, were left hanging out in the garage area waiting to be zombie fodder as only two races went official at Twin Ring Motegi.  This was in sharp contrast from the previous week when 70 races went official at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Only 33 drivers made an appearance at Motegi before escaping back to the USA. BRB Motorsports’ Randall [...]

Berry Wins Dover with Bump-and-Run

by Jason Lofing on January 7th, 2015

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Vincent has a front row seat as Berry uses the "bump 'n run" to snatch the win from Schoenberg's grasp.

As the laps wound down at Dover International Speedway, it looked as if Josh Berry’s drive from the back of the field would come up just short. Berry, however, would not be denied his first NASCAR iRacing Pro Series victory of the season. With three laps remaining, he trailed leader Brian Schoenburg by a car length when Schoenburg lost momentum in lapped traffic enabling Berry to get to the lead car’s bumper.  Berry duly gave the #55 car a bump which sent Schoenburg up the track, allowing Berry to take the lead and the victory as Schoenburg lost too much time in his slide to have any hope of reclaiming the lead. Schoenburg held on for the runner-up spot, but it would be an understatement to say a feeling of [...]

Baker Tops Action-Filled Week at the Brickyard

by Brian Tate on January 5th, 2015

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It was busy week at the Brickyard with participants aplenty competing in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series Open championship as the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway played host to Week 2 of the 12-week championship. Gale Force Racing’s Larry Scott Jr. arrived in the virtual Hoosier State with the points lead after a successful run the week before at Richmond, but it was a teammate who stole his thunder and walked out of Indy with the checkered flag.  Kitchener, Ontario’s Matt Baker took advantage of the carnage during a mid-race restart to secure the week’s top race from his 11th place starting position. As with the prior week, the opening night’s 9:00pm EST race (Monday) turned out to be the high strength of field race which boasted a total [...]

Scott Jr. Makes Early Championship Statement at Richmond

by Brian Tate on December 29th, 2014

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Although the big ball in Times Square has not even dropped yet, 2015 is underway — at least in iRacing, where the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series Open opened its first season of the year under the lights of Richmond International Raceway.  After falling 11 points short of championship in the final season of 2014, Gulfport, Mississippi’s Larry Scott Jr. hit the track running strong, marking himself as one of the top contenders in 2015′s first championship The first race of 12 of 2015 Season 1 took place on the 3/4-mile oval in Richmond, Virginia.  Usually, the first race of a season has plenty of questions marks with the setup of the cars as physics updates put the setup builders to the fire.  However, coming off the short final season [...]

Hill Cruises to Victory in iRacing Pro Race of Champions

by David Phillips on December 18th, 2014

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The field thunders into Turn One.

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Timmy Hill drove to a commanding win in last night’s 4thAnnual iRacing Pro Race of Champions.  Starting on the front row at the virtual Iowa Speedway, Hill drove his digital Super Late Model into the lead when pole sitter, defending champion – and German Porsche Carrera Cup champion — Phillip Eng went wide in the first turn.  Hill never looked back and went on to win by more than 14 seconds over IMSA champion Alex Gurney and NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver Michael Self. “Off the get-go Phillip hit the apron, shot up towards the wall and that kind of ended his race before it even got started,” said Hill, whose brother Tyler earned his first win in the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series on Tuesday.  “After [...]

Hill’s Charlotte Breakthrough

by Jason Lofing on December 17th, 2014

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In the battle of the Tylers, Hill got around Hudson to finally break into the win column.

Tyler Hill had been a model of consistency through the first six rounds of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series with top ten finishes in every race. With so many finishes near the front it seemed only a matter of time before Hill sealed the deal with a win. That time came at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the seventh race of the season. Hill did not have the fastest car, but he hung around the front most of the evening, made no mistakes, and took the win away from Tyler Hudson, passing the former NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series champion with just three laps remaining. Hudson had been leading since just after the two returned to the track from their final pit stops, but never could build much of a gap over Hill, [...]

Ringler Survives Dega Week for Repeat Championship

by Brian Tate on December 16th, 2014

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Talladega

Boes, Hamer Ride Fast Lane for the Win Nothing brings iRacers out of the woodwork like a week at Talladega Superspeedway.  No matter what car is running at the gigantic 2.66-mile Mecca situated in northern Alabama, iRacers gravitate to the track like drunken moths to a porch light on a warm summer night.  Three NASCAR iRacing Class B Open series regulars would have to navigate the mine field of “Dega Week” with all their limbs and wheels intact if they had any hopes of winning the final championship of 2014. Defending series champion Trent Ringer (Lowline Racing) entered the final race of Season 4 with a 23 point lead over Galeforce Racing’s Larry Scott Jr. and a 43-point advantage over BRB Motorsports’ Randall Faulks. After a slow week at Gateway [...]

4th Annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions Tonight!

by David Phillips on December 15th, 2014

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The iRacing International Race of Champions feature top professional racers from across the motorsports specturm.

Past champions Shane Van Gisbergen and Philipp Eng headline an impressive lineup of professional racers expected to compete in tonight’s 4th Annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions.  Van Gisbergen, Eng and other pros from stock, sports and touring cars, open wheel and drag racing will compete against one another from the comfort of their homes on iRacing.com, the world’s foremost online motorsports simulation service. There’s more on the line than bragging rights: iRacing and CXC Simulations have pledged to donate more than $4000 to the favorite charities of the top three finishers. Tonight’s event consists of a 50 lap Super Late Model race at the virtual Iowa Speedway.  The race will be broadcast live on iRacing (http://www.iracing.com/live/) beginning at 9 pm EST. Among the other drivers expected to compete are [...]

Bragg Wins Thompson and SK Modfied Title

December 15th, 2014

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The NASCAR iRacing.com SK Modified series completed the final week of 2014 Season 4 at Thompson International Speedway. At .625 miles in length and 26 degrees of banking Thompson is one of the trickier short tracks to drive in iRacing, as sim racers are relegated to just the high groove, making passing extremely difficult.  Thus qualifying this week would be of the utmost importance. Even if with a great starting spot, however, hiccups during the race can turn a great finish into a case of wondering “what if.”  Case in point: this week’s feature race the drama level was high as the leader seemingly took himself out of contention only to be thrust back in the mix when lapped traffic produced mayhem. In the 2699 SoF race, Bragg Jr shared [...]

Laughlin Pulls the Upset at Richmond

by Jason Lofing on December 10th, 2014

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Laughlin's gamble paid-off with a win over ? and ?

Tyler Laughlin scored a surprise victory Tuesday night in the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series race at Richmond International Raceway after making the right call to stay on the race track with 38 laps to go when the leaders chose to pit for new tires.  Five cautions slowed the field during the last 33 laps, allowing Laughlin to survive despite running on very used rubber. Trey Eidson and Tyler Hill, both on the same strategy as Laughlin, finished second and third after coming-up just short on the final one lap shootout. Kevin King wound-up fourth after dominating most of the race and Brian Schoenburg rounded out the top five. Richard Dusett started on pole but King flexed his muscle early, taking the lead 13 laps into the race. King rode ahead [...]

Timing is Everything

by Brian Tate on December 9th, 2014

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Week 5 saw the NASCAR Class B Open Series make its maiden trip to Gateway Motorsports.

Timely Yellows Put Ringler in Driver’s Seat for Repeat Championship The pressure was on as race number five of six of the 2014 Season 4 NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Open Championship put the series at the 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.  Galeforce Racing’s Larry Scott Jr, BRB Motorsport’s Randall Faulks, and Lowline Racing’s Trent Ringler entered the week separated by just seven points the trio and a strong result at Gateway was needed by all before the final week at eternally unpredictable Talladega. This was the first time the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Open drivers had their crack at Gateway’s unique egg-shaped layout.  Because of the unfamiliarity of the track and the skill set required to run well, there were few opportunities throughout the week to score championship [...]

NASCAR iRacing Pro Series: Lefts and Rights

by Dylan Kapisky on December 5th, 2014

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With his win at Watkins Glen, Iivonen took a big step toward his gaol (sic) of competing in the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series.

The last time Pro caliber sim racers visited the virtual Watkins Glen, Michael Conti drove to one of three victories in his NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series championship run. He dominated, leading 47 of 50 laps, in an effort that seemed unmatchable. But Tuesday when the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series hit the track, Conti’s rate of 94% laps-led was eclipsed.  That’s because series rookie Teemu Iivonen started on pole,  jumped out to a big lead (4+ seconds on Lap 10) and went on to lead 44 laps – only yielding the top spot on Lap 22, during a round of pit stops.  For those keeping score, that’s 44 out of 45 laps or roughly 98%. Q:     Did you know coming in to that one that you’d be leading all the laps [...]

Davies Holds-off King to Win Fontana

by Jason Lofing on November 26th, 2014

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Davies grabbed the lead on a late restart and cruised to the win at Auto Club Speedway.

NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series veteran Brad Davies showed he can still get it done in the clutch, as he kept Kevin King at bay on a late restart at Auto Club Speedway to pick up his first victory of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series season. Davies led laps early, hung around the front the whole race, and caught a break when Ryan Lowe, already a winner this season, got into the wall late in the going while leading. The race came down to a restart with three laps to go, which Davies handled with poise. He got a great jump on King, who looked to use the draft to reel-in Davies down the backstretch. It looked as if he might have an opportunity to make something happen, but King would [...]