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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • Wil Vincent
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    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

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

  • Jeff Jacobs

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

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

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Matt Holden

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

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

  • Thiago Izequiel

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

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

  • David Moulthrop
    NASCAR Contributor

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

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

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

  • Jason Lofing Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
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    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.

2011 World Championship Series Road Racing Field Set

by David Phillips on January 6th, 2011

The field for the 2011 World Championship Series Road Racing (iWCSRR) is now set.  Twenty of the leading drivers in the 2010 iRacing Pro Series Road (iPSR) will join the top 30 finishers from the inaugural iWCSRR – including champion Greger Huttu – in vying for the most prestigious title in online road racing.

Luca Masier tops the list of newcomers to the world championship after besting Matthias Egger for the 2010 iPSR crown.  The Italian scored a perfect twelve wins in twelve starts in claiming the title, while his countryman collected four wins and 17 top five finishes en route to second place ahead of Club Scandinavia’s Jesse Nieminen.

“We’re really excited about the 2011 World Championship Series Road Racing competition,” says Tony Gardner, president of  “It’s the crown jewel of online road racing and I guarantee the world’s best sim racers will be gunning for Greger this year.  With the Williams-Toyota FW31, the new grand prix tracks we’ve added to the schedule and the twenty new drivers from the Pro Series, it’s going to be a great championship.

“Next week we’ll announce the line-up for the 2011 NASCAR Series World Championship, so iRacing’s 2011 world championships will be well and truly underway.”

It’s the crown jewel of online road racing . . .”

The top twenty iPSR finishers automatically qualify for the iWCSRR.  However, Petteri Kotovaara and Joel Guez – who finished twenty-first and twenty-second, respectively – will also be eligible to compete in the world championship given that fifth place finisher Bryan Heitkotter finished in the top thirty in last year’s iWCSRR and that David Sirois, who finished tenth in 2010 iWCSRR, has bowed-out of this year’s competition owing to time constraints.  Also of note is the fact that Richard Crozier battled his way back into the 2011 iWCSRR with a sixteenth place finish in the iPSR after finishing just out of the top thirty in the inaugural world championship points race.

The 2011 World Championship Series Road Racing kicks-off at Circuit Park Zandvoort with the Williams-Toyota FW31.

The 2011 iWCSRR consists of 18 events, run on alternate weekends over 36 weeks in the Williams-Toyota FW31.  The series is scheduled to kick-off at Circuit Park Zandvoort on February 26.

The complete list of 2011 iWCSRR drivers is as follows:

2010 iWCSRR
Greger Huttu, Richard Towler, Ilkka Haapala, Shawn Purdy, Darren Marsh, Dion Vergers, Ben Cornett, Bryan Heitkotter, Brad Davies, Matt Sentell, Ian Lake, Daniel Almeida, Matteo Calestani, Ray Alfalla, Mauro Bisceglie, John Prather, Luke McLean, Ryan Murray, Derek Wood, Marc Payne, Bastien Bartsch, Andrea Baldi, Dom Duhan, Alex Simunek, Gerd Hoefferer, Florian Godard, George Sandman, Milos Miljkovic and Dave Hoffman.

2010 iPSR:
Luca Masier, Matthias Egger, Jesse Nieminen, Klaus Kivekäs, Vincent Staal, Marcus Saari, Blake Townend, Alberto Baraldi, Wolfgang Woeger, Hugo Luis, Maximilian Vietmeier, Michael Hohenauer, Carlo Labati, Jeffrey Rietveld, Richard Crozier, Martin Macjon, David Williams, Joao Vaz, Aleksi Elomaa, Petteri Kotovaara and Joel Guez.

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  1. Chris Hall
    January 6th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Masier V Huttu… This is going to make great viewing :)

  2. Ryan Terpstra
    January 6th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Niemenen is quite quick in the FW31 as well.

  3. David Williams
    January 8th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    There’s at least 10 drivers in the field this year who I think are capable of getting within a few tenths of Greger (or whatever happens to be the benchmark pole time), this year. It’s gonna be awesome! :)

  4. Lincoln
    January 8th, 2011 at 1:27 am

    The IWCRR competition will get tougher every year. Really looking forward to seeing Masier and the new drivers. Also, which of the veterans can challenge Greger in the F1 car. Can’t see Greger winning every race this year…, but it’s tough to bet against him. Greger is a great ambassador for sim racing, but he’ll have some tough competition in his rear view mirror this year. Can’t wait for Zandvoort! :-)

  5. Luis Babboni
    January 8th, 2011 at 2:46 am

    In other sims we usually saw real racers names to gain interest from the people.
    Here mostly of these real simracers made theires names has meanings by theire owns!

    Thanks iRacing!

  6. Ryan Murray
    January 8th, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Hmmmm, 30th place will be fun this year! :)



  7. Toni Aittomaa
    January 8th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    This is ridicously talented group of racers. “Wonder Boy” Rietveld, Flying Finns, Masier, Luis, Williams and all of the iPSR stars are interesting enough by themself but when you add all of those legendary “old” iWCRR drivers this lineup is almost too good to be true.

    Can’t wait for the first race. Spectating iWCRR is more interesting than any real world series for me, so thanks for all people who have made it possible.

  8. Javier Lorenzo
    January 8th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Congrats all, and especialy to Joao Vaz, first Iberian driver in iDWCRR.

  9. Super-Goat
    January 8th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    This series is going to look like such a joke with several dozen williams livery cars racing amongst a bunch of solid colored cars.

    They should use the Dallara or something which can be painted.

  10. Eric Signal
    January 9th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, Super-Goat you obviously haven’t taken a look at

  11. Luis Babboni
    January 9th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    “…This series is going to look like such a joke with several dozen williams livery cars racing amongst a bunch of solid colored cars….”

    Williams, please just let the guys can change the blue of the Williams for other colour keeping the sponsors like it is now. No more than this.
    If not, seeing on the PSRtv those solid one colours make no more than become the Williams so ugly.

    By the way…. I miss Hackman and Wooden in the iDWCRR…. may be there must exists two “wild Cards” as every tennis tournaments has.

  12. Reginald Dwight
    January 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    The line up looks great. However, iRacing should make the event like a true “real” race event and limit a team to 2 or maybe 3 drivers per team. It looks ridiculous currently to have 3 teams with something like 20+ drivers in the series! That will do nothing to benefit drivers in the long run AT ALL!

  13. Roland Ehnström
    January 11th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    A truly fantastic line-up, this will be awesome to watch!

    Go Orion Race Team: Haapala, Purdy, Vergers, Egger and Vaz!!!

    (By the way, I am sure Williams will make an exception for the DWC and allow the teams to paint the cars. As mentioned it would look horrible otherwise, and this would be really bad PR for Williams and their sponsors. I believe most teams also already have sponsorship contracts signed, so not allowing the teams to paint the cars would remove their only source of income.)

  14. Jason Scully
    January 11th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    re painting cars – maybe Williams will relax their stance on this if asked by iracing – they have just lost an estimated $44m worth of sponsorship deals from RBS, Philips, McGregor and Air Asia. Why would they want these sponsors names on their cars in the sim now?