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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.

Former Tour Mod Champs Flex their Muscles

by Tim Terry on March 22nd, 2012

Robert Sandt and Brandon Salvatore both know what it means to win a championship in the NASCAR Tour Modified Series (NiTMS). Both have demonstrated speed and consistency in the past to win those prestigious online racing titles and in the past two weeks of 2012 Season One, both have shown strength to take away weekly wins. Sandt showed the way at the South Boston Speedway during Round Six while two-time and defending series champ Salvatore topped the field at the Phoenix International Raceway.

Sandt scored two wins on the week at “SoBo,” with the big one coming in the top split of the week on March 7th. The race, rated at a 3734 Strength of Field (SoF), saw Sandt leading 81 of the 120 laps of a race slowed by four caution flags. Shawn Colley was second, followed to the line by Trent Hullum, Richard Smith5 and Mike Daniel. Sandt scored 235 points for the win to put him on top for the week while Colley’s 221 points earned in this race placed him second overall for the week at South Boston.

Week 6 brought the 'ground-pounders' to SoBo.

Giovanni Mungin kept up his bid to claim his first NiTMS championship with a 215 point effort at SoBo. He won a 3426 SoF race on March 7th in which he led all but six laps en route to the win over Herb Engelhart, Samuel Dick, TJ Graves and David Markham. Three cautions slowed the event with just two lead changes between Mungin and Dick setting the pace at the front. Mungin’s nearest competitor in the points, Taylor Meyn, recorded a win of his own which was worth 211 points on March 10th, in which Mungin finished third. Mungin led 94 laps in the 3429 sof race but it was Meyn taking the win after pacing the field for five laps. Brett Osborn was second with Paul Wisniewski and Gary Holbrook coming home in fourth and fifth places, respectively.

David Chmura made the most starts of the week at the Virginia track with eight. Sandt, Jerold John, Wisniewski and Chmura each turned in two victories during Round Six while Christian Pedersen, Derrick Cormier2, Dick, Meyn, Mungin, Carl Suundberg, Johnathan Dockery, Greg Ostrander and TJ Graves each took one trip to victory lane. The quickest in qualifying was Mungin with a 14.108 second lap around SoBo, with Sandt, Dick, Salvatore and Jamie Collier completing the top five in qualifying. The top Time Trial honor for Round Six went to Osborn as he defeated Dick, Shane Kline, Salvatore and Tim Gould in the weekly standings.

From the bullring to the one-mile sweeping turns of Phoenix International Raceway, the NiTMS headed west for Round Seven of the series and it was Salvatore showing the way. In fact, the 4325 sof race he won decided four of the top five spots for the week. Salvatore led a third of the race’s 75 laps and defeated Engelhart by a half second at the flag to take the win. Mungin led the other two thirds of the race but had to settle for third, in front of Dick and Smith5. For the win, Salvatore took home 267 points and topped the charts for the week, while Engelhart and Mungin’s 246 and 225 point totals let them round out the podium for the week at Phoenix.

David Colley answered the most calls to the green flags of the week with 10 starts in the Valley of the Sun. Shawn Colley and Osborn each took two wins from Phoenix while Christopher Bream, Larry Pyrtle, David Jaques, Dylan Casey, John, Bruce Hilton, David Colley, Tony Godwin, James Poleske, Cormier2, Richard Woelkers, Mungin, Rich Zimmerman, Royce Valley and Andrew Dairaghi each joined the win list with a single victory at Phoenix. Mungin took the pole for the second straight week with a time of 26.597 seconds around PIR with Salvatore, Meyn, Dick and Cormier2 taking the top five spots. Time Trials saw Osborn top the charts over Kline, Hullum, Gary Holbrook and Gould.

After his efforts in the last round at Phoenix, Mungin heads into Round Eight with a five point lead over Meyn, 1496 to 1491. Third in the standings is Salvatore with 1235, followed by Division Two leader David Markham (1077), as he leads Cormier2 overall by just one point for fourth. Divisional leaders include Noel Parker, William Kabela, David Schamp, Timothy Finnegan, David MacDougall, James Falcon Pratt, Curtis Berleue and Nicholas Maxwell. Some point battles are closer than others as Parker only has two points on Justin Chase in Division Three, Schamp has a five point advantage in Division Five over David Ross and MacDougall’s Division Seven advantage is only a dozen points.

Next up for the NASCAR Tour Modified Series is the high banked, high excitement of Bristol Motor Speedway. With a championship hanging in the balance, every point and every race counts as we head towards crowning a 2012 Season One champion. You can follow all the action here at inRacingNews.

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

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