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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.

Alfalla Finds Victory Lane at Phoenix

by Jason Lofing on August 26th, 2015

Alfalla kept a charging Ottinger at bay to score the win at Phoenix.

Ray Alfalla from Slipangle Motorsports held off a late charge from Gale Force Racing’s Nick Ottinger at Phoenix International Raceway en route to his second victory in the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing. Ottinger had to settle for second, less than one tenth of a second behind and a single position short in his quest for a third straight win. Polesitter Casey Tucker (Last Row Motorsports) finished third, followed by series championship leader Kenny Humpe (The TEAM) and PJ Stergios. Alfalla, who led a race-high 86 of 156 laps, took advantage of some timely cautions and a solid pit strategy and found the winner’s circle for the first time since the season opener at Daytona. Ottinger appeared to have a slightly better car than anyone else on [...]

Skip Barber 2k World Cup Round 10: Spa

by Paul Malokas on August 25th, 2015

Philippe make the decisive move on the outside into Blanchimont.

Entering week 10 of the Skip Barber 2k World Cup, there is still a real battle for the championship.  Richard Avery held a 21 point lead over Vinicius Rocha and a 22 point lead over Ricardo Faria. Close on their heels was Philippe Leybaert a further 21 points back. This set the stage for a dramatic battle at Spa-Francorchamps and its long straights and unforgiving track limits. Standings, results and links to video replays can be found at Qualifying With an almost three minute lap time and only tw laps to complete a clean lap there is very little room for mistakes. After the first lap was complete the top three were Philippe Leybaert, Juha Nororlampi and Richard Avery. However, this was just setting the stage for the more [...]

Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype Coming to iRacing

by David Phillips on August 25th, 2015

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The world’s fastest Corvette is coming to  The renowned online motorsports service announced today that a digital version of the Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype will be available to its more than 60,000 members come mid-September when it will be featured in the official IMSA Online SportsCar Championship. Developed in partnership with Chevrolet, Pratt & Miller, Coyote and Whelen Motorsports’ Action Express Racing Team, iRacing’s Corvette C7 is a precise digital replica of the car that has so far scored seven wins in IMSA’s 2015 Tudor United Sportscar Championship including victories by Action Express at Sebring, Detroit and, most recently, Road America. “It’s been a bit of fun and educational working with the iRacing people to develop the C7,” says Eric Curran, who co-drove the Action Express Corvette to [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – The Last Great Colosseum

by Scott Smith on August 25th, 2015


Bristol Motor Speedway is known by a variety of nicknames: The World’s Fastest Half-mile, Thunder Valley, The Bullring, and my personal favorite, The Last Great Colosseum.  Anyone that has watched a race from inside the facility, as the modern-day gladiators wage battle with their mechanical fire-breathing chariots, understands the truth in this nickname.  Nevertheless, if a fan was asked to associate a phrase with the speedway, I bet the answer is one in particular: “Didn’t mean to really turn him around, meant to rattle his cage, though.”  Dale Earnhardt spoke those famous words in victory circle after spinning Terry Labonte exiting Turn Two for the victory of the speedways running of the 1999 Goody’s Headache Powder 500.  Since then, “cage rattling” and the Bristol Motor Speedway have gone together like [...]

Roeper Returns to Victory Lane at Sonoma

by Justin Laxton on August 25th, 2015

Roeper Returns to Victory Lane at Sonoma

Daniel Roeper led 25 of 34 laps to find victory lane in the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by Overdrive Graphics, Global SimRacing Channel Sonoma 75. NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series driver Allen Boes finished second, with Unacceptable Racing teammates Ricky Hardin, James Krahula and Tommy Rhyne rounding out the top five. Qualifying With this being the series’ first stop at a road course, it also meant the sim racers needed to adjust for a best of four lap qualifying effort. While the qualifying format may have been different, familiar names qualified up front, with Roeper taking the pole, Boes qualifying second and Jake Wright, Austin Espitee, and Krahula rounding out the fast five. GSRC Sonoma 75 Before the race began, seventh place starter, and one of the pre-race favorites, Justin Laxton [...]

Penske Front Row at Pocono, Kimball Crashes

August 22nd, 2015

Penske Front Row at Pocono, Kimball Crashes

By Dave Moulthrop -During  day one of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, Helio Castroneves watched Will Power claim the provisional pole as the second car to qualify, Power was able to hold on for the next 10 attempts before his teammate Simon Pagenaud moved to the point. As the 19th car to make an attempt Helio Castroneves jumped to the front of the field with a lap average of 220.530 mph., giving Team Penske the first three starting positions in the 24 car field. Points leader Juan Pablo Montoya in the fourth Penske car qualified 19th. Cars failing to get times were rookie,Stefano Coletti, who crashed in the morning practice and Charlie Kimball who after being the fastest car in practice crashed in turn three during his qualifing lap. [...]

Pichler Takes the Double in Blancpain Endurance Series

by Paul Slavonik on August 21st, 2015


Although it’s only been on iRacing for a short period of time, Autodromo Nazionale Monza (or ‘Monza’ for short) has quickly become one of the most popular tracks on the service. With its high-speed corners, long straights and twisting chicanes, Monza continues to be the home of great racing regardless of the category. This week, however, the Blancpain Endurance Series descended upon the Italian circuit and it proved to be a race like no other in the category so far this season. Featuring nine different splits spread out over the three scheduled races and including 294 different drivers, Week 7 of the Blancpain Endurance Series also saw its first driver pull the double by winning two rounds back to back and also the first non-Ford manufacturer victory. Pure Racing [...]

Huttu’s Fifth in Sight

by Wil Vincent on August 21st, 2015

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The Brickyard round of the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series often sees more drama and excitement than many other events in the series. Although not raced in 2014, previous visits have always stood out as some of the best races in series history, where the long straights and a medium speed first corner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course often lead to plenty of overtaking. Qualifying saw a number of new drivers to the series once again, as more drivers who have earned their Pro License attempted to make the field. Dani Garcia Fillol proved to be the best of the pro drivers, qualifying in eighth place, with four pro drivers in the Top 20 overall. In terms of the battle for pole, Greger Huttu and his Team [...]

Last Lap Fracas Powers Leahy to Victory

by Scott Smith on August 19th, 2015

Leahy heads for victory as Lowe slides into the pit wall.

Last night, the 27 top sim-racers in the NASCAR Xfinity Class B Open Series powered by battled each other, and the high banks of the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway for 150 grueling laps of wheel-to-wheel sim-racing action.  At the end of their digital rendition of “Like Fighter Jets in a Gymnasium,” it was BBH Motorsports’ Keegan Leahy emerging victorious after leading only one – but the most important – lap of the event en route to his first victory in the series this year. With five laps remaining, Leahy was glued to the virtual rear bumper of leader, and dominant sim-car for the second-half of the race, Ryan Lowe.  As the laps quickly dwindled, Leahy began to show his hand and attempt to complete the pass by utilizing the [...]

Past Champs Davis and Johnston Win at The Glen, Texas

by Corey Davis on August 18th, 2015

Corey Davis (#70) and Dean Moll (#51) lead the field into Turn 1 at the start.

After more than 3,000 left turns to begin its tenth season, the ITSR Power Series finally made a few right-handers in the first road course stop of the season at Watkins Glen. The sim racers were greeted by cool, cloudy weather, which made the 2.45-mile road course very grippy and ultra fast.  In qualifying, Season Eight champion Corey Davis won the pole with a lap of 1:09.511.  Series newcomer and road course ringer Dean Moll qualified his #51 Toyota in second, followed by Chad Dalton, Matt Delk, and John Higman Jr. When the race went green, Davis darted ahead in Turn 1 while the field settled in single-file behind.  The best battle early in the race was between Dalton and Delk, who were separated by less than half a second [...]

BSRTC Comes to Motors TV UK!

by Andrew Woodhouse on August 18th, 2015

Coming at you on Motors TV UK: The final 19 rounds of the BSRTC season!

BSR & Apex Racing TV have reached an agreement with Motors TV UK to nationally televise the final 19 race meetings of the British Sim Racers Touring Car Pro Series season. To celebrate this exciting news, iRacing is offering a special discount for new three month memberships.  Just go to and enter the following promotional code: PR-BSRTC. BSRTC is in its ninth season on and sees around 40 of the best sim racers from around the world battling it out in the Kia Optima at the world’s greatest circuits for a share of the $10,000 prize fund. An hour-long highlights package will air each week, featuring action from all three of the evening’s races and insightful commentary from Andrew Woodhouse, Adam Bath and World Championship Grand Prix [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – The Irish Hills: Round 2

by Scott Smith on August 18th, 2015

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I write to you this week with no introductions of attempted witty flash fictional stories, nor tales of distant childhood memories, instead, only a straightforward, no-nonsensical description of From A Dig Motorsports’s exploits last week at the virtual Michigan International Speedway.  I felt with the track’s close proximity to the no-frills, blue-collared, assiduous, forthright city of Detroit, it was only fitting.  And if that narrative doesn’t jingle your jollies, well, just tell yourself I’m a struggling writer who’s smashed into a creative “SAFER-barrier.”  Nevertheless, onward we march. From A Dig Motorsports’s best finish at the virtual 2.0-mile D-shaped oval is third, but that was nearly four months ago and with the obsolescent build of Season 2.  Season 3’s build and setups have been of increased favorability – at least for [...]

Doing it the Hard Way at Monza

by Brenton O'Brien on August 17th, 2015

Series leaders Grigg-Gault and Ford getting a little too close for comfort on lap 7 with Rivera and Cubis waiting to pounce.

In all police TV shows they will tell you, “there’s an easy way, or there’s the hard way.”  Round 8 for the iRacing v8 Supercar Series saw Ethan Grigg-Gault do it the hard way to earn his fifth win of the season. Qualifying A full field of 25 cars sat in their pit bays waiting for qualifying to begin, in what would be a pivotal race of the season.  The track’s long. fast layout ensured that competitors who would be able to make the most of any slipstream from a car in front would benefit greatly over the course of a lap.  After what seemed like a short twelve minutes the field was tight at the top.  The pole position again went to the one lap shootout specialist Ian Ford [...]

Get to Know: Gary Larsen

by David Ifeguni on August 17th, 2015

Gary Larsen in the orange car

Who has two thumbs and lives only a few miles away from a NASCAR legend? Probably many people but we are going to focus on just one: iRacer Gary Larsen. Sim racing out of Franklin, Tennessee, very close in proximity to hall of famer Darrell Waltrip, the 63 year old Larsen has been a member of iRacing since June, 2012. In a little more than three years, Larsen has scored 19 career victories on road courses and two victories on ovals in a combined total of 604 starts. Larsen currently is a regular participant in the iRacing Grand Prix Series and IndyCar Oval Series. You can learn more about Gary Larsen in this week’s edition of Get to Know . . . Q:    What attracted you to racing in the [...]

Ilbrink Claims Maiden SOF Win of Season 3

by Cam Stark on August 17th, 2015

Ilbrink rounds Brunner around the outside in to turn 8 to take the lead.

Week 9 of the season saw the iRacing Pro Mazdas head to North America where 20 laps of the 3.957 km Canadian Tire Motorsport Park awaited. Lap times would be quick around the free-flowing 10 cornered circuit, with times of sub 1:15s expected for the top runners. The top three in qualifying were separated by a whisker, Justin Brunner took pole position in a 1.14.684, iRacing World Championship Grand Prix driver Paul Ilbrink lined-up in second on .019s back whilst Jamie Fluke was a mere .001s behind the Dutchman. The opening two and a half laps of the race were incident-free with drivers slotting-in to positions they fought for on the opening lap.  Fluke had got a good start, moving briefly in to second position before dropping down to fourth [...]

Pichler’s Persistence Pays at Silverstone

by Paul Slavonik on August 14th, 2015


The Blancpain Endurance Series continues to heat up as we’ve now seen solo drivers entering the mix with successful results. As it was before, so it is again with another weekly podium completely dominated by solo drivers. As Week 6 came to a close at sunny Silverstone Circuit, we saw what some of the best sim-racers in the world can do in three hours. Pure Racing Team It’s become very rare to see someone who starts outside the top-five take a win in the Blancpain Endurance Series. When competing against sim-racers that are to the caliber of Lukas Jestädt, Reto Hartmann and the current Endurance Series championship leaders, Andrey Loginov and Vladimir Ozeretskovskiy of Motorbreath Endurance, it becomes painfully obvious that some of these drivers NEVER make a [...]

GTC Smashes World Records at Phillip Island

by Jeff Jacobs on August 14th, 2015

Great mixed-class racing was found at Phillip Island Circuit during Week 8 as Ari Harju (#3) allows Mustang competitors Russell Rudduck (#6) and James King (#4) to take the inside line in their battle for class position.

Cool weather conditions at Phillip Island Circuit rewarded sim-racers with new world record qualifying and race lap times during Week 8 of the Grand Touring Cup. In the Mustang class, overall points leader Daniel Schön set the new world record qualifying time at 1:42.083 and the new race record lap at 1:42.471. For the Jetta class, Nicholas Sladeczek’s qualifying lap of 1:46.156 and race lap of 1:46.374 set the world records for others to chase. The Solstice class is always at a disadvantage in regards to setting new records since the car was revised and slowed in a prior season. Brad Wootton came up 0.8sec shy of the records but was none the less a notable effort for getting so close to time set when the car was much [...]

Josh Muggleton Continues to Chase the Dream

by Paul Slavonik on August 13th, 2015


2014 Australian GT Academy Champion and International Runner-up, Josh Muggleton, may be without a full-time ride at the moment, but that’s doing little to slow him down. Like many motorsports enthusiasts, Josh Muggleton dreamed of becoming a race car driver at a young age. But like many who have come before him, the Australian soon discovered the heavy financial burdens which come with pursuing ones passions. Realizing that a career in motorsports may be out of reach for the time being, he turned to gaming and racing simulators where he learned the art of racecraft and began to hone his skill. Although motorsport simulators are a great high-speed ‘fix’ for those of us who appreciate it, it can only do so much for those who are called to it. GT [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – A Nostalgic Return to the Brickyard

by Scott Smith on August 13th, 2015

Mine and my dad's original tickets.  Protected by his trusty Goodwrench Racing ticket holder for over 21 years!

The year was 1994: O.J. Simpson had entertained an entire nation with a white Ford Bronco, Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding were in the midst of an epic Sock’em Boppers duel and you weren’t “cool” unless you had about 15 pairs of Zubaz pants – at least that’s what I thought; but what the hell did I know?  I was merely a child.  A chubby, introverted but inquisitive 10-year-old who asked too many “why?” questions – customarily not receiving the satisfactory answer; at least what I thought was satisfactory.  You know the kind I’m talking about.  After one too many asked to your parents they finally come back with a tired but stern, “I don’t know, because it just is!”  That answer was never good enough for me – still [...]

Ottinger Goes Flag to Flag at Watkins Glen

by Jason Lofing on August 12th, 2015

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Nick Ottinger (Gale Force Racing) put on a show at Watkins Glen International on Tuesday night, leading every single one of the 50 laps en route to his second victory of the season in the 2015 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing. The TEAM’s Kenny Humpe finished second, more than seven seconds adrift of Ottinger. Last year’s winner Michael Conti (Drill Isle) was third, followed by Corey Vincent (Premere Motorsports Group) and PJ Stergios (Last Row Motorsports). It only took a few laps after the drop of the green flag for the field to realize the fight would be for second unless Ottinger made a mistake. On fresh tires Ottinger was consistently two to three tenths a lap faster than every other driver in the field; quite the feat [...]