iRacingNews Settings

Collapse

Main Content

Keep navigation bar on top
Show featured article box
Show Comments

Sidebar

Calendar
Series Standings
Recent
Most Viewed
Most Commented
Categories
iRacing TV
Facebook Fans
The Team
Blogroll
Save Settings
5dollarpromo_160x600 Peak Stock Car Dream Fanatec Main Performance PC Lionel Skip Barber Racing School Derek Speare Designs Dream Racing ROAR

April 2014

Collapse Expand
« Mar
M T W T F S S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 2324 25 26 27
28 29 30  

iRacing TV

Collapse Expand

Facebook Fans

Collapse Expand

The Team

Collapse Expand
  • 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.
  • David Judson
    Contributor

    29 years old, Dave Judson lives in Mentor, Ohio. Dave has grown up with racing, watching his father win races and championships at the local go-kart track as a youngster and continuing his love of racing while watching NASCAR, Indycar, Formula 1 and sports cars.
    Judson has enjoyed a successful sim-racing career of his own in the IZOD Indycar iRacing Open and Fixed Setup Series. He has race wins to his credits as well as the Division 1 Championship of the Open Series in Season 1 of 2013 and the Overall Championship of the Fixed Series in Season 3 of 2013.
    Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is looking to expand his horizons by writing for inRacingNews.

  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield, 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 his aunt!

  • Raymond 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.

  • 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."

  • Scott Kelly
    Contributor

    Born and raised in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, Scott Kelly has had a love for motorsports ever since his father did the right thing by introducing auto racing into his life. No longer able to quench his need for speed by spectating NASCAR races on TV and watching dirt track stars slide around local tracks, Kelly eventually picked-up sim racing in his teens, wheeling cars found in Ratbag Games' "Dirt Track Racing" and "World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars" while also becoming introduced into multiple Papyrus sim-racing series. Joining the iRacing ranks in late 2011, Kelly set his sights on the short track racing he was familiar with, focusing on the sprint car, while also driving the Legends and street stock in multiple iRacing.com leagues.

    Kelly brings not just his enthusiasm for racing to the highest-rated motorsports simulation, but also his B.A. degree in English; he covers the action seen in the iRacing.com Sprint Car Series, while also placing the spotlight on various leagues within the service. Enjoying his start to a career in motorsports journalism, Kelly also doesn't mind visiting victory lane from time-to-time.

  • George Wood
    Contributing Writer
    After beginning his racing career with go-karts at age seven, George then turned wrenches on street stocks until he could finally turn the wheel. Following the successes of his friends and family, George has since retired from real-world racing, where he is now a science and mathematics faculty member for several local community colleges. When George isn't grading laboratory reports or iRacing, he is performing at bluegrass festivals in the Northeast, making fishing lures, playing golf, and rooting for his beloved Baltimore Orioles.
  • Chris Hall
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Chris Hall has been writing since the nineties and moved into motorsports reporting in 2005, covering series such as ALMS, British GT, FIA GT, Le Mans and 2CV racing for Full Throttle magazine, Motorsport.com, The-Paddock.net, GTGateway.com, L' Endurance and, of course, inRacingNews. During 2008 and 2009, he worked with the RSS Performance Porsche Carrera Cup Team (and former British GT(C) champions) as a data engineer for a variety of drivers and models of 997s.
  • 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.
  • Dylan Sharman
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in Adelaide and we moved-out for Angle Vale for a few years until I was about 7 years old, when we moved to the Barossa Valley where I live now. I'm 19 years old and currently traveling back and forth weekly as I'm studying for a Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology.

    I've always had a love for racing as my close family did some racing and we were always out at the local dirt track. I joined iRacing back in 2010 and slowly but surely got the hang of it as this is my first experience with sim racing and am loving it each time I race. I've won two SK Modified titles (almost had three in a row but finished P2 in 2011 S4), an iRacingNews Challenge championship (2012 S1 Mazda) and was also an AustralAsian Intel GT Series Finalist.
  • 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.

iRacing.com to Build Digital Honda for New Super GT Series

by David Phillips on May 10th, 2012

iRacing.com has bolstered its commitment to its Asian market with the announcement of new partnerships with Japan’s Super GT Series and the Honda Motor Company.  Beginning in 2013, the Japanese Super GT Series will join NASCAR, GRAND-AM, IZOD IndyCar and the Australian V8 Supercar Championship in staging an officially sanctioned iRacing series:  the iRacing.com Super GT Series.  And thanks to a new agreement between iRacing and Honda, the featured car in that online racing series will be the Honda HSV-010.

“We’re pleased, make that doubly pleased, to join our new partners in bringing all the excitement of the Super GT Series and the Honda HSV-010 GT to iRacing,” says Steve Myers, iRacing.com executive vice president and executive producer.  “The Super GT Series offers some of the fastest, most innovative and competitive GT racing in the world, and no car better embodies that speed and innovation than the Honda HSV-010.

“With our digital versions of Okayama International, Twin Ring Motegi and the Suzuka International Racing Course, iRacing has an excellent foundation of tracks for our Super GT Series.  We also have a licensing agreement in place with the Tsukuba Circuit and have laser-scanned the track, so the iRacing.com Super GT Series will certainly have an authentic flavor to its schedule.”

The Super GT Series enjoys an enthusiastic following throughout Japan and Asia, and is renowned as one of the last bastions of “open” competition among manufacturers.

According to the Super GT Series, “we are excited to work with iRacing to develop an online version of the Super GT Series.  We believe ours is the most innovative and exciting GT racing series in the world, and our fans around the world obviously agree.  The Super GT Series is proud to join some of the world’s other leading sanctioning bodies in sanctioning an online racing series with iRacing.”

Among the world’s most potent GT racers, the Honda HSV-010  is well-suited to the Super GT Series with a 3.4 liter V8 that produces 289 lb-ft of torque and nearly 500 horsepower.   In keeping with the Super GT Series’ open regulations, the Honda’s engine is front-mounted and the car is not based on a production vehicle available for purchase by the general public.

“Honda is delighted to be partnering with iRacing.com on the HSV-010 project,” says America Honda Motorsports Manager T.E. McHale. “Previously, we have worked together to develop iRacing’s IndyCar Dallara and the HPD-ARX01c sports prototype, and have been very pleased with the results.  We have no doubt that the Honda HSV-010 will quickly become one of the most popular cars on the iRacing service.”

iRacing expects to begin work on a prototype version of its Honda HSV-010 this fall.  The prototype will subsequently undergo a rigorous online test program in order to insure iRacers of an authentic experience driving and racing the car in the iRacing.com Super GT Series.

12 Comments or Trackbacks

RSS Feed Collapse Expand
  1. Name Email

  1. Gustavo Cianfarani
    May 10th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Would be great if IRacing could sign the other Super GT Series tracks: Fuji, Sepang, Sugo & Autopolis.

  2. Alexandre
    May 10th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    another series… that will be great for the already poor participation on existing series.

  3. user
    May 10th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    how about they fix the exsisting problems, instead of putting new cars in…otherwise they seems like EA or any console game, releasing new DLC content rather then patches.

  4. Scott Myers
    May 10th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Yeah I hate new stuff. I wish we only had one car and one track. lol

    Thanks iracing, the more content the better, of course. What’s that? More for my money? Why yes please. Great looking addition.

  5. Stan Williams
    May 11th, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I would like to thank i racing for even existing. I love new cars and tracks, love updates, anticipation makes me wait- not so great as a McLaren or a Ruf, but driving the HPD ARX-o1c and Frank Williams F1 car is pure joy. Thank you and all involved. I await the the new Honda with baited breath. A big “L” on the forehead of the whiners who do not appreciate what it takes to provide such a fine driving experiance for so many for so little.
    Best Regards

  6. Evgeniy
    May 11th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Thx iRacing for this car!
    Build also Toyota Supra and Nissan 350Z from Super GT :)

  7. Matthew Maseko
    May 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    FANTASTIC! Thanks iRacing for continuing to add new content to this already superb sim racing experience.

    Booto all the haters!

  8. maxime
    May 12th, 2012 at 4:00 am

    This is probably the best day of my life. The only thing missing in this game is Circuit Gilles Villeneuve ;-)

  9. Karri
    May 13th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you iRacing! Wonderful to add the fastest GT series in the world to the (already impressive) roster of cars/series…

  10. Tom Haggerty
    May 14th, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Sweet…It may take me a while to actually run it but I cant wait;)

  11. Ray Bernard
    May 18th, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Any chance it has an “H” pattern shift? Surely it’s sequential. Trans Am cars had “H” pattern shift, Vic Edelbrock owns two of them. The George Follmer Mustang and the Smokey Yunick Camaro. Need some eye teeth? I’d give you my right arm, but then I couldn’t shift. He drives them both at the historic events. I’ll bet he would willing to have them digitized by I Racing. The Honda will be cool but I already have a fleet of sequential shift cars, with low miles….

  12. junior
    May 27th, 2012 at 5:37 am

    TSUKUBA is my favorite track!! yeah!!