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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
  • Matt A Kingsbury

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, 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 Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributin 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.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • 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.

  • Jordan Hightower

    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."

  • 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.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • 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.

  • Raymond Kingsbury

    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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Tom O'Leary

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • 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.

Bieri Blasts Bathurst to Lead Mustang Challenge

by Jeff Jacobs on July 16th, 2014

With the advantage of the inside line in Turn 1, Patrick Bieri (#1) capitalized on his top qualifying time and pole position to win each of the four races he entered in Week 11 at Bathurst.

The race may have been Down Under but Patrick Bieri’s performance was over-the-top in Week 11 of the Mustang Challenge. The defending Season 1 Champion showed he has continued to get better in Season 2 by setting the top qualifying time of the week (2:27.493) by nearly a half-second over any other Mustang sim-racer at Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst. Bieri capitalized on the pole position advantage by winning all four of the races he entered including the crucial “Strength-of-Field” race on Sunday at 20:15GMT against the best in the series. Nearly as impressive was the speed with which Revolution Race Group driver Jared Jewell learned the tricky 23 turns having never run at Bathurst. After leading the overall points standings for several weeks, Jewell came into Week 11 [...]

Florida to New Hampshire

by Jordan Hightower on July 16th, 2014

Week 10 Daytona P1

After spending Week Nine in the Bluegrass State, the NASCAR iRacing Class A Fixed Series headed to two very unique venues for weeks 10 and 11 of the series. Week 10 brought the series to the world famous Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile superspeedway with 31-degree banking, while Week 11 brings the drivers to the flat, 1-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Nearly 1,700 sim racers competed in at least one event during the two weeks of racing, which made this two week stretch one of the most popular throughout the season. Daytona (Top Strength of Field) As the old saying goes, “it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” That statement was held deep in Lee Herron’s (Carolina) mind as he started the 35 lap event in the 16th [...]

Grand Prix Legends Battle at Spa

by Justin Sutton on July 15th, 2014

Piccolo and McQueen at Malmady.

The Circuit Spa-Francorchamps is another track on the Grand Prix Legends calendar that was actually hosted a race during the 1967 Formula One season, although the layout was much different back then.  La Source and Eau Rouge were similar, as were Blanchimont and the Kemmel straight.  The major differences came once you hit the modern day track’s Les Combes where, instead of turning right, drivers of old turned left and traversed what amounts to a high-speed Belgian back road.  Today’s modern version of this classic circuit has become has legendary as the original, and provided some of the best racing across multiple series the world has ever seen. Over a dozen GPL sim-racers lined-up on the grid after La Source with Michel Dudognon sitting on pole position with a [...]

Championship Hopes Rise for Filsell

by Paul Slavonik on July 15th, 2014

sim racing

It’s been a relatively quiet championship season for ANZ Motorsports driver Jarrad Filsell. Although he’s consistently been finishing races in the top-five, he’s yet to come home with a Strength of Field (SoF) race win this season. On a sunny but windy race at Circuit Gilles-Villenueve (AKA Montreal), however, that all changed.  Week 11 of the 2014 Season 2 V8 Supercars Series saw Filsell take a dominating win over an extremely competitive field. Filsell began the race in second position beside the pole-sitter, Trans-Tasman Racing (TTR) driver and defending series champion, Madison Down. Starting in third was Team TTL driver Richard Hamstead with Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series driver, Justin Ruggier of Eggleston Motorsport starting in fourth. Rounding out the top-five starting grid was two-time V8 Supercars [...]

Shaw Survives Busy Week Under the Lights at Daytona

by Brian Tate on July 14th, 2014

Big Ones happen.  Just ask Seth DeMerchant (2), Timmy Logwood Jr. (18) and Johnny Reed Foley (9).

As with the season opener at Talladega, Week 10 of the NASCAR iRacing Class B Open Series was a busy one, as the big high-banked super speedways brings virtual racers out in droves.  With the season hitting the home stretch, the tenth round of the 12-week schedule brought the Impalas and Mustangs to the World Center of Speed, otherwise known as the Daytona International Speedway.  As expected, drivers who were not regulars to the series made their marks at Daytona as championship contenders scrambled for results while dodging the pitfalls that can accompany restrictor plate sim racing. Only three of the series’ regulars who are fighting for their series or division championships finished in the top 10 for the week at Daytona.  While series points leader, Trent Ringler earned fourth [...]

Get to Know: James Kirsch

by David Ifeguni on July 14th, 2014

Although his "dream" race car would be the Dallara DW12 at Indy, when it comes to iRacing Kirsch's favorite mount is the Chevy Silverado.

A nearly-five year veteran on iRacing, James Kirsch from Western New York has been a contender on the track from the day he joined the sim racing service in 2009. The 31 year old Kirsch has visited victory lane five times in 46 career oval starts, his first career victory coming in the Legends car at South Boston Speedway and his most recent win coming in his most coming, at Iowa Speedway in the iRacing Late Model Tour in 2012. Even when he isn’t winning, James still does a pretty good job. He has 32 top five finishes, has led an average of 42 laps in each race he has entered and has an incident per race rating of less than two. He is the model of consistency on the [...]

The Day(s) I Tested a Race Car Thanks to iRacing

by Thiago Izequiel on July 11th, 2014

The car i tested for the two days.

Versão em português abaixo, após o vídeo This is the history of a very special moment of my life. It happened in 2011, on the 26th and 27th of July. It’s very hard for an aspiring racing driver to have the opportunity to test a race car without having to pay for it. This happened to me, but I had to create my own luck. And it worked. A little about me: In 2010 I bought a second hand Momo Logitech steering wheel, because until then, I had very little experience with “simulators” and I couldn’t go sim racing in a appropriate way, because I didn’t have a wheel. In November of that year I got to know iRacing. When I became a member of this community, my life changed [...]

Want to go Racing? Be a Chump!

by Paul Slavonik on July 11th, 2014


I’m not alone when I say that I would love to go racing. Although I love the thrill of driving cars on which I will most likely never even get to touch, much less race in real life, I just don’t get that “real life” sensation while I’m sitting in my wheeled swivel chair at home while racing barefoot and in my underwear (Go on and admit it…you do it too).  I want to go racing. REAL racing. And just like I know that YOU also race on iRacing in your underwear, I also know that YOU want to go racing, too! So who’s with me?! Ready? Let’s go! Okay, who’s paying for it? That question, unfortunately, is usually where the conversation stops. Ask anyone who has ever been [...]

Circle Track School – Speed and Quickness

by George Wood on July 11th, 2014

Wood 3

Sometime last year (!), my first article for the service had to do with line of sight behind the wheel; where and how you should be looking down the track in order to effectively race and avoid the inevitable; to become a survivor instead of a victim. With the long-awaited release of the Super Late Model, iRacers have been flocking to the short tracks in droves to play with the cool kids on some of the most charming tracks the service has to offer; except for one very, very big problem: this is a “Super” Late Model, with a chassis built like a railroad, more horsepower than Superman, more aero-dependency than an F-22, and sprint car-like tires. In other words, everything a racer wants: speed. What’s inherently understood but not [...]

The Kitchen Sink: Preparing the DW12 for Race Day

by Raymond Kingsbury on July 11th, 2014

video games

Previous: DW12 Technical Introduction  Earlier this season I wrote an article (with more than a little help from Eric Hudec) discussing the new Dallara DW12 IndyCar. However, what I didn’t talk about was how hard this car was to drive in traffic. The “aero-push” as some have called it is drawing a lot of attention from the IndyCar faithful and combating it is a whole new beast. So far we have seen two big races in the DW12. One being the “unofficial” Top-Split Indy 500, the other being the ISOWC Pocono 500. I participated in both races. In the Indy 500 I was an early exit, but ran enough laps to get an idea of how the aero-push impacted the car – it was significant. At Pocono I knew it [...]

Q&A With Donald FitzGerald

by Brooks Westfall on July 11th, 2014

No stranger to short track racing, Donald commits most of his free time to the Silver Crown.

Mr. FitzGerald has been with the iRacing service since 2012 and spends just about all of his time competing in the Silver Crown Cup. He also runs in ‘Crown leagues such as “Old Bastards.”  With as much experience as he has with the Silver Crown, he is definitely a senior figure in the short track sim racing community. I had the pleasure of asking Donald a few questions about his iRacing experience and how he enjoys the service. Here’s what he had to say: Q: How long have you been sim-racing?   A: I have been iRacing for about two years now. I used to play NASCAR on the Xbox for almost five years before switching over to iRacing. Can’t really compare the two, can you?! Q: What do you like [...]

The View from Mid-Pack: My Venture into Competitive [Rental] Karting

by Matt Holden on July 11th, 2014

me and mark

We hear it very often how expensive racing is.  It’s said that, “If you want to make a small fortune in racing, start with a big one.”  It’s true that if you want to make your car go really fast, you’ll have to sink some money into it.  But what if you don’t actually own the car (or kart) that you’re driving?  Will it really be that expensive, and can you get the fun of highly-competitive racing for a fraction of the cost?  This summer, I took the opportunity to find out the answers to all of this, and signed up for the GoPro Motorplex’s Summer Rental League powered by Sunoco, and it was quite the experience.  And yes, I did take a few moments to compare it to iRacing [...]

Moreira Masters Oulton Park

by Marc Dorval, Photos by Thiago Izequiel on July 10th, 2014

Thissen, Izequiel, and Pickford stayed tightly together for most of the race

Week 10 of the Classic Lotus Grand Prix 2014 Series ran at historic Oulton Park in Cheshire, England this weekend. Bumpy, narrow, windy, and very curvy: the track was a real challenge to sim-racers and their cars. New setups had to be created from the last time the series raced there in 2013. Five warm-up races were held leading up to the main Sunday race. Arto Ihamaki of Walter Wolf Racing, John G. Hill of Elf Team Tyrrell, and Nuno Moreira of Ligier Gitanes (x3) claimed wins in those heats. Qualifying heats saw Moreira claim pole position with a time of 1:14.213, followed by Sachs Racing’s Michel Dudognon with a time of 1:14.245. The Race 25 sim-racers made the starting line in Oulton this Sunday. 20 were CTC members showing [...]

Road Atlanta Tightens Mustang Points Battle

by Jeff Jacobs on July 10th, 2014

On the final lap, Travis Mihm (#3) squeezes Patrick Bieri (#1) down to the apex in Turn 10 at Road Atlanta.  Slight contact upset both cars, handing the win to an opportunistic Liam Hackwith (#2).

By the end of Week 10 at Road Atlanta, a mere 16 points is all that separates defending Champion Patrick Bieri and challenger Jared Jewell for the overall points lead in the Mustang Challenge. Bieri trailed by 85 points coming into the week, but had only scored points in seven weeks in this series where final scores are based on your best eight finishes of the 12-week season. A second-place finish in the Saturday 00:15 GMT race earned Bieri 118 points, a low total by his usual standards but enough to move him to the top of standings going into the final two weeks. Already having a full compliment of scored races, Jewell knew he’d need to use the closing weeks of Season 2 to try to replace one [...]

NiS Open Garage – New Hampshire

by Don Scott on July 8th, 2014

The Magic Mile requires a good set-up and rewards patient driving.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a flat, one mile oval that calls for a combination of driving skills and setup knowledge to stay competitive over long runs. The long straights and flat corners require decent braking skills and a consistent driving line. Drivers will want a setup conservative enough to conserve the tires while maintaining the ability to stay on pace. By practicing restraint you will have a chance to take advantage of opponents who use-up overly aggressive setups early. After running the provided setup for 30 laps the car was tight on entry and cut loose unpredictably on exit. I would think it would be challenging for any newer driver just jumping in the car. In addition, the car didn’t rotate well in the center for me so I [...]

8 Reasons To Race the Lotus 49

by Justin Sutton on July 8th, 2014

Jo Siffert classic livery.

After half a season of covering (and occasionally racing in) the Grand Prix Legends series featuring the Lotus 49 I feel marginally qualified to explain why every road-racing enthusiast should purchase this car yesterday.  There are many reasons to participate in this series, some of which are obvious, but others not so much.  In this article I will outline the eight most compelling reasons. 1.  Style Very few cars elicit the kind of passion and emotion of the Lotus 49.  The lines on this classic Formula One car are simple and elegant, and the historic and exotic liveries available for it on Trading Paints are a dime a dozen.  It’s very, very recognizable as well.  Very few racing fans would have a hard time identifying a Lotus 49 within the [...]

Di Palo Victorious for Week 10 GT3

by Paul Slavonik on July 8th, 2014

sim racing

In what could only be described as a true nail-biter, Italian driver Raffaele A Di Palo has claimed victory for Week 10 of the GT3 Challenge. With the level of fierce competition he faced, the results show it was no easy battle. The same could be said for the almost 1,100 different sim-racers who participated in this 30-minute race week on the Indy configuration at Brands Hatch. On an overcast but cool race day, the cars rolled out as the closing battles for the Season 2 Championship draw near. Racing the BMW Z4 GT3 home to a VERY close win, Di Palo demanded respect as he led every lap of the 43 lap Strength of Field (SoF) race. His primary points draw came from a race on Sunday @ [...]

Sonoma: The Return of Townend

by Justin Sutton on July 8th, 2014

O'Leary loses it at Turn Two.

The last time Blake Townend had won a race in the UK&I Skip Barber League was the penultimate race of last season, at Sonoma.  Is it a coincidence that this would be the site of his triumphant return for Season 2 of 2014?  Possibly, but his dominant victory saw him take the checkered flag by more than nine seconds, one of the season’s biggest margins of victory. Marc Mercer was once again absent from Sonoma and, with only three races remaining in the season, had already been mathematical elimintaed from the championship.  Heading into the race Wojciech Rabsztyn maintained his lead with 174 points, only 13 points ahead of rival Marcus Hamilton, with Wojciech Swirydowicz their biggest threat sitting on 136 points.  Tom Ward is in a close fourth with [...]

Demeritt Dominates Phoenix

by Seth Eggert on July 8th, 2014

Sim Racing

Week Nine of the 2014 Season 2 Indycar Oval Series saw the competitors head to the Valley of the Sun and Phoenix International Raceway. A grand total of 28 sim-racers participated in online races, where clean pit stops, good handling and domination by a single driver would be the stories of the week. Matt Pawelski (Pennsylvania) started on the pole with Christopher Demeritt (New Jersey) starting on the outside pole. Robert Grosser (DE-AT-CH) started third, with Scott Beck (California) fourth, and Connor Cross (Ohio) rounding out the top five starters. Pawelski, Demeritt, and Grosser all had excellent starts as chaos erupted behind them. Beck spun his tires and slid into Cross. The impact sent Cross into the inside wall as Beck bounced into the outside wall. The accident clogged [...]

Road Course Ringers Take Over at Road America

by Brian Tate on July 7th, 2014


A batch of new faces showed up at the top of the standings for Week 8 of the NASCAR iRacing Class B Open Championship as the schedule put the cars on a road course for the first and only time this season.  This led to a host of road racing “specialists” to jump into an Impala or Mustang and mix it up with series regulars who may — or may not – have spent much time turning left. The scenic 4.048-mile road course at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI was the site for Week 8 and the final race on the schedule before the drop weeks started to come into play in the championship standings.  Through seven races, there had been no repeat winner during the 2014 Season 2 [...]