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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.

  • 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
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    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
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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 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
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    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
    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.

Saxon Sails to Top of Tour Modifieds

by Tim Terry on November 16th, 2012

In the first two weeks of the NASCAR iRacing.com Tour Modified (NiTM) Series, Nathan Saxon has put the field on notice that he will be a contender for the title in 2012 Season Four.

Saxon took top honors in the standings over the first week of the season at New Smyrna Speedway and followed it up with a strong podium run at Richmond International Raceway in Week Two. Saxon has been a member of the service since mid-2011, boasts a 4000+ iRating as of press time, is a member of Road Runner Racing team and spent 2012 Season Three focusing on the SK Modified division.

The NiTMS hit the ground running at New Smyrna and Richmond.

Saxon’s Week One point total of 128 came during a 2104 strength of field (sof) race on November 3rd in which he took the checkered flag over 11 other peers. Saxon led wire-to-wire in the 100-lap online race, finishing ahead of Thomas Zinninger, Brett Newberry, Michael Morrison2 and Mike Testa. Zinninger’s 116 point total from the week also came from this race, placing him third overall of 45 sim-racers who participated in official races at New Smyrna Speedway.

Mitch Miller was impressive in Week One with three wins in as many starts. His biggest came on October 30th during an 1865 sof race. Six cautions slowed the event, but couldn’t slow the pace of Miller as he led 32 of the 100 laps en route to the win. Mike Littlefield finished second after leading 64 laps in the race with Sean Ross, Brian Lowe and Brent Thompson rounding out the top five. A total of 17 drivers started the race. The race gave Littlefield enough points (109) to secure fourth overall for the week while Miller would wind up the first round with 117 markers.

Top qualifying time for the week went to Littlefield with a 16.329 second lap around the Florida high banks with Miller and Saxon second and third. Samuel Dick topped the Time Trial standings over Miller and Saxon.

Week Two took the series to the Richmond International Raceway and topping the charts after a week of racing in Virginia was Brett Osborn. The Tour Modified veteran took home a 2202 sof race on November 6th by leading all 100 laps from the pole position. Three yellow flags slowed the race over 15 laps. Michael Morrison2 was second, followed by Justin Chase, Ron Scheyd and William Kabela. Osborn put 134 points on the board for the victory.

Littlefield captured second on the week with a 128 point win at Richmond on November 6th. Littlefield led 52 of the 100 laps in the win, edging out Saxon, Morrison2, Brett Newberry and David Chmura for the victory in the 2079 sof race, which featured 14 cars and three cautions.

Saxon went on to win a 2092 sof race on November 10th with a shorter nine car field but no shortage of competition was seen with nine lead changes taking place amongst the top three drivers with the eventual winner leading 23 laps. Morrison2 finished second after leading a majority of the laps (74) with TJ Graves, Jeremy Neal and Chuck Shaw Jr rounding out the fast five in the event, which saw the Week One winner pocket 125 points.

Miller is off to a strong start and holds-down P5 in the championship after the first two weeks of the season.

When it came to qualifying, it was Dick taking the top spot at a 20.063 second lap over Osborn and Saxon. Osborn struck gold in Time Trials with the top spot over Dick and Miller. Dick will lead the Time Trial standings heading into Week Three at Lanier.

In the overall standings, it’s the New England Club driver Saxon on top with 253 points, 16 points up on second place overall and Division Two leader Littlefield. Morrision2 and Zinninger, both of whom also compete in Division Two are third and fourth overall at 213 and 209 points respectively with Miller completing the top five at 206 points. Divisional leaders from Divisions Three to Eight include Chmura, Sean Albright, Neal, Chet Wheeler Jr., Kyle L Moquin and Ricky Heinan.

Next up for the NASCAR iRacing Tour Modified division is the tight Georgia confines of the Lanier National Speedway. Can Saxon continue up his strong start or can a Tour Modified veteran come in and steal his thunder? Find out here as the results pour in over the season on inRacingNews!

Until next time, keep the hammer down and we’ll see you at the track!

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  1. Nathan Saxon
    January 9th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    great article its been a great season so far. Hopefully the good hard racing can continue in the last 2 weeks.