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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
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    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
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    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.
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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.

iRacing 2.0 Debuts in 2011 Season 3

by David Phillips on July 29th, 2011

iRacing 2.0, the most significant new build in iRacing history, is here in time for 2011 Season 3.   Brimming with new features and content, iRacing 2.0 truly represents the dawn of a new era for iRacing.

Topping the list, of course, is the new tire model.  Years in the making, the NTM’s remarkably authentic performance is a watershed development in online race simulation, one that will revolutionize the sport of sim racing.

Of course, the first phase of the NTM has been available for some time on the new Class B Impala, and will be fully integrated into the iRacing service throughout Season 3.  We’ve continued improving the NTM on the Class B Impala and our new virtual rubber will also be installed on the COT, Chevy Silverado and Skip Barber F2000.

But that’s just for starters. iRacing 2.0 features two new high performance sports cars, the iconic Ford GT and the incredible HPD ARX01 which, with the existing Corvette C6.R, will be part of our first three car, multiple class series.   The Ford and the HPD cars will feature the new tire model (the Corvette will follow suit later this season), making six cars equipped with iRacing’s NTM right from the get-go of Season 3. The remaining cars on the service will be released with the NTM over the course of season just as soon as we are finished with them.

The sensational HPD ARX01C: just one element of the new content in iRacing 2.0.

iRacing 2.0 also boasts two exciting new tracks:  Iowa Speedway and Suzuka Circuit.  Iowa Speedway is America’s (and iRacing’s) newest speedway oval while Suzuka, our second track in Japan, is our first anywhere with an active cross-over feature.

Additional new features include tournament (aka “heat”) racing and web chat.   The tournament feature is an extension of hosted racing that enables multiple hosted sessions to be linked together, with the results from any given session used to determine eligibility for subsequent rounds of the tournament.   Web chat is a refinement of the member site myRacers feature, one that will enable members to chat online with mutually selected friends in real time.

The Ford GT will compete with the HPD ARX01C and Corvette C6.R in iRacing's first three car, mixed class series.

New tire model.  Ford GT.  Iowa Speedway.  HPD ARX01.  Web chat.  Suzuka Circuit.  Three car, multiple class racing.   Tournament racing.  All this and more make for the single most dramatic leap forward in history of iRacing. Make that  iRacing 2.0.

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  1. Joshua Maddox
    July 29th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Was going to renew my subscription but whats the point you have no NTM on any car I own. You guys are just so overpriced with you race tracks. You should of made tracks a little more affordable. My reason for racing online is because I’m to broke to race in real world, Now I can’t race real world because I am so broke from your simulated race tracks hahaha.

  2. Gary Holbrook
    July 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Thank You To Everyone At Iracing,

    Where to start first of all while nothing is perfect I’m real impressed with how well thought out things are here on Iracing and while maybe IR and SR are debatable they work well compared to anything I have thought of that might be better. I joined two years ago and can’t tell you how many hours of enjoyment I get here on Iracing. In those two years the service and racing has only improved real impressed.

    While some of the things you improve or add to the service may not be things I personally will use or add to my enjoyment surely I can see that it will do just that for other’s here in Iracing. While I mess around a bit here and there with road racing oval is where I spend 98% of my time so road course stuff simply don’t excite me as much as oval. How ever those who like road racing I can see why they would enjoy it and those who enjoy or do a lot of both man they should be busy with new and improved all the time.

    Anyway I have all the oval tracks and car’s and the cost now that I have them is good with my credits and promotional things Iracing puts out I’d say a year of racing cost me about $75 add $11.95 or $14.95 if a new track or car comes out that I want. Even factoring in the timely purchases of all oval cars and tracks, if you divide the hours or days into cost it simply is the cheapest most addicting hobby I have ever gotten into and I thank you all at Iracing for that as well.

    I’m guessing I use the service more than the average Iracer but surely not as much as some. I’d say I get on the service 6 out of 7 days and my average time big guess about 2 to 4 hours, and likely could be higher as time simply fly s by when I’m on racing, reading, practice, or just hanging out talking with my team members on the radio.

    But for those who think it is over priced lets say your first year you spend $300.00 total if you average just 1 hour 300 of the 365 days in that year you only paid $1. per hour total and you have the tracks and cars for the life of Iracing so the cost go down. I guess it all depends on your priority’s and if you enjoy it.

    Iracing two of the most impressive parts of Iracing for me is how quickly you try to help us get issue fixed while not all are easy or end up being quick fixes your team keeps us on the track quite well, the second thing is Iracing never seems to stand pat not even for a few weeks your always trying to improve the service Thank You!

    I have tried the Truck with NTM and my short time with it indicated that it is a good improvement feels better less slip and seems to have an improved (more real) tire wear. I have not tried it on the A or B car but hope it improved those as the A car before in my own personal opinion was not much fun at all. I did try the A car on a large track and it felt some what improved but I will wait to see what happen when I try it on those mile tracks where in the past it simply felt more like a tank and did not want to turn.

    So to close Thank you for all the updates and improvements and please continue all is great here in Iracing.

    Gary Holbrook
    Untamed Motor Sports

  3. ARG
    August 1st, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Well said Gary! Great job iRacing!

  4. Mertol
    August 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 am

    NTM is phony and iracing 2.0 has too many bugs to be called even a beta release. And iracing staff is staying silent so far.

  5. Mark
    August 2nd, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for the 2.0 update iRacing. The New Tyre Model makes the cars handle even more realistically than before, the best just got better, and the new cars and tracks are a great addition to the service. Looking forward to the new season of racing.

  6. Mertol
    August 2nd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    You are mistaken this is the crappiest build I’ve seen so far.

  7. Doug Doster
    August 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I love iRacing. You’re doing a great job! Thanks for the upgraded tire model. I’m so glad to have the NTM on the road tracks. I like both new Road cars and Suzuka. I’m looking forward to having it on the F1. More road tracks please!

    While I’d agree you aren’t the least expensive option, you’re creating a Sim that is second to none. Additionally, you have created an environment that prevents people from playing smash-up derby(beware of Week 13). iRacing also makes it easy to join races and become part of online racing. I found it difficult to become part of online racing, prior to iRacing, most people would only race with those they knew. I applaud the safety rating(I HATED IT when I started). Keep up the great work! Let the dissenters go to some arcade game, the rest of us will vote with our dollars. Keep up the silky smooth graphics and great online play!!!

  8. Thomas Pomatico
    August 3rd, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Great! So in order for me to enjoy the NTM I have to buy 2 more cars, being that Nascar is not my thing. I was holding out with my renewal, wanting to hear about 2.0. I’ve already heard enough to continue to wait.

  9. john s
    August 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 am

    they forgot to mention drivers aids available, which will make this sim available to a larger audience, psp compatible soon?

  10. Edward
    August 4th, 2011 at 3:05 am

    I raced nascar 3 for about 4 yrs. What has this got and how much does it cost. I don’t know much about this kind of racing. Would e-mail me on some of the things that goes on. I love racing online. And would love to get back into it.

  11. Edward
    August 4th, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Also does this work on 64 bit system?

    • DavidP
      August 4th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      Also, the iRacing application is currently a 32 bit application but we have people that run it on their 64 bit systems.