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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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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
    Contributor

    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 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
    Contributor

    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
    author

    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.

  • 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.

16th Street Screams into Phoenix

by Matt Pawelski on October 27th, 2014

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Holgate leads Trost, Norton, and Lichtenberg.

Week 3 of one of the most prestigious IndyCar leagues – the 16th Street Racing League — on iRacing was staged at a wide, flat, and smooth mile in the desert known as Phoenix International Raceway. Long host to some form of major American motorsports, this storied track is originally synonymous with open wheel racing. As of late, however, it is moreso a NASCAR track, with its fresh repave a constant reminder of that recent history. Tim Holgate has simply been whipping the regulars in this series. Coming into Phoenix he held the points lead as, even though he hadn’t won, a third and second place, coupled with a load of laps led, was enough to gain the points lead. It was obvious he was the driver to beat at [...]

Chin Up

by Wil Vincent on February 21st, 2014

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The battle between Crossno and Cross was one of the highlights of the race.

For a driver competing for the 16th Street Racing League championship, Josh Chin had achieved almost all of his goals this season. One thing eluded him however, and that was an oval victory. Similar to Will Power in the real world series, Chin knew that without victory at one of the two remaining oval races, chances of becoming champion would be a lot more difficult. That all changed at Iowa Speedway. The day began with the first heat races in 16th Street history. Drivers ran in three heat races mimicking the 2013 Iowa Corn 250, and pressure was for drivers as the only way to progress was to finish in the Top Six of races. When all was said and done, familiar faces were up front, with Matt Cooke taking [...]

Holgate Storms to 16th Street Victory at Sebring, Grabs Championship Lead

by Richard Payne on November 20th, 2013

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Payne had the pace -- and the fuel -- to win at Sebring.

In a scene eerily similar to the season-opener, this Sunday’s 16th Street Racing League event at Sebring International Raceway ended with one driver coming up short on fuel and another storming to the race victory. This time around it was Panther Racing driver Tim Holgate taking the checkered flag as Ryan Murray had to surrender the lead to grab a splash of fuel with just three laps of online racing remaining. “I totally didn’t expect to win this race,” Holgate said. “I thought maybe we had a shot at the podium if things fell our way – but, wow, that was incredible. The strategy really played out for us – we went balls to the wall and didn’t conserve at all.” Holgate was joined on the podium by Douglas E. [...]

Awg Sputters, Terrell Storms to 16th Street Win at Homestead

by Richard Payne on November 12th, 2013

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Terrell scored an opportunistic win in the 16th Street League opener at Homestead.

Courtney Terrell stormed past Neffry Aawg on the final lap at Homestead-Miami Speedway to capture the victory in the Sunday night’s 16th Street Racing League season opener. It appeared Neffry was destined for a repeat victory at Homestead until the Panther Racing driver’s National Guard car sputtered on fuel, opening the door for Terrell to score his first career 16th Street victory. “I knew the whole last stint I was in trouble,” Neffry, who coasted to fifth place, said. “I was half-throttle trying to save fuel while running in (Brandon) Trost’s draft, but I came up a couple hundred yards short. Helluva run by Courtney – he deserved this win tonight.” It was a popular win for Terrell, who literally works on 16th Street at IMS Productions as a video [...]

16th Street Racing League Unveils 2013 Schedule, League Changes

by Richard Payne on October 31st, 2013

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online racing

Officials from the 16th Street Racing League confirmed today the return of the popular IndyCar Series sim-racing championship for its eighth season on iRacing. The season is set to debut on Sunday, November 10th at 7 pm (ET) at Homestead-Miami Speedway and features a diverse 16-race schedule divided between 10 ovals and six road courses. GlacierTV, led by popular anchor Wil Vincent, returns to host a live broadcast of the entire 16th Street Racing schedule again this season. Drivers are being asked to sign-up to confirm their intent to participate by posting in the iRacing Member Forum thread, or via PM to Chief Steward Scott Manifold. The field for each Feature Race will consist of 25 locked-in positions and 10 positions from the pre-event Transfer Race held earlier the day [...]

Get to Know: Joshua Chin

by David Ifeguni on January 14th, 2013

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games racing

For this week, I interviewed a driver who is no stranger to iRacing. He has only been on iRacing for a little less than two years, but in that time he has made friends, learned a lot and more importantly has won a lot of races. He has won time trial championships and has won season championships on the road side of iRacing and has won his share of oval races as well.  He is 18 and is currently attending the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The driver I interviewed for this week is the one and only Joshua Chin. Josh Chin’s first day on iRacing was April 24th, 2011. His first win came on April 25th, and since then he hasn’t stopped winning. He has started 800 races [...]

Riku’s Big Debut

by Richard Payne on November 13th, 2012

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Riku’s Big Debut

Riku Alatalo’s 16th Street Racing League debut ended with an exclamation point, as the road course ace from Finland followed up a Transfer Race win by leading flag-to-flag in a walk-off performance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Alatalo lapped all of the online race’s 38 entrants except podium finishers Yang Ou (2nd) and Tim Holgate (3rd) and immediately moved to fifth-place in the 16th Street overall championship standings, and to the top of the International Light Technologies road championship. It was Yang and Holgate who were expected to be amongst a select few to challenge for Tuesday night’s race win, but Riku’s surprise appearance in Monday’s open practice session quickly threw another contender into the road course mix. The result was a much-needed bounce back effort for Yang and Holgate, [...]

Indy 250: Paquin wins, Ou is Champion

by Niles Anders on January 20th, 2011

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Indy 250: Paquin wins, Ou is Champion

Defending 16th Street Racing League Indy 250 winner John Paquin led the most laps in route to a second consecutive victory in the online racing event on Tuesday evening. Just as he did last season, Paquin demonstrated he had the best-prepared Indianapolis machine and made anyone who wanted to lead challenge him for the position, leading 70 laps en route to a dominant victory at the virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Still, Paquin did not have it all his own way.  Series points leader Yang Ou turned-up the wick and took the lead on Lap 89 and made Paquin work to get it back over the final 11 laps.   On Lap 99 the leaders touched, sending Yang  into the wall and out of the race. PJ Stergios then followed Paquin across [...]

16th Street Racing’s Indy 250 – Championship Decider – Webcast Tonight

by Niles Anders on January 18th, 2011

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16th Street Racing’s Indy 250 – Championship Decider – Webcast Tonight

16th Street Racing League points leader Yang Ou is no stranger to tough finishes at Indy. Last season he finished second to John Paguin in the Indy 500 and in 2009 was second to Ilkka Haapala in the prestigious Simdy 500. He can guarantee himself the League championship with a victory Tuesday evening in the 16th Street Indy 250 presented in association with Think Geek. Web Racing Network will webcast the race tonight at 9:00pm EST on http://www.webracingnetwork.com. Yang Ou (prononuced yung oo) has been in a close championship battle for most of the season with Tim Doyle and Ryan Murray. After Ryan had qualified second for the penultimate round at the Milwaukee Mile, next to Yang on the pole, it looked like “game on.” But Ryan’s unfortunate wall-banging caused [...]

IndyCar Racing in December

by David Phillips on December 23rd, 2009

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IndyCar Racing in December

The December weather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway may be frightful, but that’s not preventing a delightfully enthusiastic band of iRacers from racing their Dallara Indy cars.   Did we say enthusiastic?  Add illustrious, at least in some cases. With names like Power, Wilson and Scheckter, Bettenhausen, George and Krisiloff the entry list reads like a Who’s Who of Indy car racing, past, present and yet to come.  Some are active Indy car drivers, others the sons and grandsons of some of the sport’s most legendary and influential figures, still others are rank ‘n file members of iRacing.com with names like Simpson, Doyle and Cress. Call them what you want, they call themselves the 16th Street Racing League.   Thanks to iRacing.com, they get together every Wednesday evening from as far away [...]