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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
    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 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
    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

    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 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
    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.

iRacer Profile: Chris Overland

by David Phillips on July 20th, 2013

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  Just ask 2011 Brickyard 400 winner Paul Menard;  or one of his biggest fans – Chris Overland.  The San Antonio resident’s bid to qualify for the 2013 NASCAR Pro Series came up a bit short in Season 2 – despite a trio of wins and eight top five finishes in the NASCAR Class A Series.  But there’s always Season 3, and a record that includes a twelfth place finish in the 2011 NiPS and a P32 in the 2012 NASCAR Series World Championship suggests Overland has every chance of punching his ticket for the upcoming NiPS.

Of course, there’s more to Overland’s iRacing program than NiPS and NiSWC.  Winner of the 2010 S3 NASCAR Class B (Fixed) Division 3 title, he’s also got a runner-up certificate to his credit in Class C (2012 S2) and he’s a fixture in the top ten of the current Class C (Fixed) standings with 15 wins in 73 starts.

Q: How long have you been sim-racing?
A: I’ve been sim-racing on consoles since the early 2000s, but I’ve only been racing PC sims like NASCAR Racing 2003 Season and iRacing for about four years.

Q: What attracted you to iRacing?
A: I was on youtube one morning and was recommended a video that DWC driver Jon Adams made . . . and ever since I’ve been hooked.

Q: What are favorite iRacing cars/tracks?
A: Without a doubt my favorite car on iRacing is the Gen6 Ford Fusion.  As a NASCAR fan I think that’s the only reason I need. As far as tracks are concerned, I personally love Chicagoland; the bumps and character that track has caters to my driving style and I love the racing the track produces.

Q: What do you like most about iRacing?
A: The structure.  I loved when I first made DWC because I knew that I had raced my way in amongst the best. Nothing immerses the player better than seeing their name at the top of a leader board.

Q: What would you change about iRacing?
A: I’d have to say the lack of multi-groove racing. Honestly that’s a big thing that iRacing is missing and I’d love to run different lines around tracks like Texas and Atlanta.  I’m a rim-rider so I’d enjoy the opportunity to be fast on different parts of the track. It’s really disappointing when you’re faster than someone and can’t make a pass because you lose speed when you deviate from the racing groove.

Q: How many hours a week do you spend on iRacing?
A: More than the average person. I’d say anywhere from 12-15 hours lately, but back when I first got sucked-in I spent literally all of my free time on here. Sometimes you gotta devote yourself if you wanna be fast.

Overland is “a huge Paul Menard fan.” Gee, how can you tell?

Q: Tell us about the paint schemes on your helmet/car(s).
A: I’m a huge Paul Menard fan, and I’ve always loved the bright yellow schemes. I actually got Paul to sign off on a contract which would allow me to run Menards in DWC if I made it back. I’m really excited about that. A lot of people recognize me from those schemes and it’s good to have an identity in this sim.

Q: What other sim racing activities (Forza, Gran Turismo, rFactor, etc.) do you do?
A: I tend to still run alot of NR2003, something about that game just never gets old.

Q: What are your favorite video games?
A: I don’t do much other than sim racing. I really enjoyed the NASCAR: Thunder Series by EA, simply because of the career mode.

Q: Do you do any real world racing? Has iRacing been of any benefit?
A: I actually haven’t. I use iRacing because I’m fairly certain I’m a good driver, but I have no funds to go into real racing.

“I think I speak for everyone when I say we all want to be the best we can be.”

Q: What is your most memorable iRacing moment?
A: Definitely proving I belonged in the Pro Series in 2011.  A lot of people doubted me and showed me no respect on the race track.  Five races in I was third in points and ended-up finishing 12th in standings. That’s probably the proudest moment I had. A lot of people have treated me different since then.

Q: What is the iRacing moment you’d love to forget?
A: In my first DWC start I was so nervous that I sped on pit road in my first pit stop and never recovered. Finished 29th with a winning car; that really bummed me out.

Q: What car/track would you like to see iRacing add to the service?
A: I’m pretty much set, I’m a huge NASCAR fan, and all three of the top level cars are already added. Just put Ford logos on the trucks and Nationwide and I’ll be a happy camper!

Q: What person, living or dead do you most admire?
A: Either Jamie McMurray or Kevin Harvick.  It’s safe to say that those two drivers had one shot at a good career and they went out and made the best of it. People who refuse to let anything get in the way of their dreams have my full respect.

Q: What’s your favorite real world racing series?
A: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, I’ve been watching since late 2001.

Overland has so far scored a trio of NASCAR Class A Series wins in Season 2.

Q: Name the title of the most recent book you read.
A: I actually re-read A Child Called It a few weeks ago. It’s a book about a child who is severely abused by his mother and survived the turmoil. I have a ton of respect for Dave Pelzer.

Q: Name of your favorite movie/TV show?
A: I love Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. They’ve taken over my life and I can’t wait for them to come back this fall.

Q: How many of your close friends are iRacing members?
A: Close friends? Only Adam Gilliland, but I’ve made many friendships through sim racing that I’d love to carry over to the real world.

Q: Has competing with iRacers all around the world influenced your opinions/outlook on life/world events? How?
A: My outlook on life hasn’t changed.  I think I speak for everyone when I say we all want to be the best we can be. I’m gonna try to do that whether it be in the racing or real world. iRacing has only given me motivation. I know I have an understanding for the way race cars act and I feel like I could show my skills in a real car.

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  1. The Mattress King
    July 21st, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I think Chris is one of the most solid drivers out there. He always races people clean and I respect his talents. Thank you for this article.

  2. rockmoon
    July 21st, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Nice car

  3. Stephen
    July 23rd, 2013 at 3:47 am

    I don’t know Chris Overland but I have seen this guy race at times. I can agree with The Mattress King as well. :)

  4. nigga bitch
    October 2nd, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    shiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttt nigga this motherfucker can drive.