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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.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    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
    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.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    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
    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.

  • Ray Kingsbury
    Contributor

    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 iRacing.com 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 iRacing.com 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
    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.

Grand Prix Legends Prove Their Worth at Bathurst

by Justin Sutton on October 8th, 2014

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Meints takes third at the first corner.

Mount Panorama Circuit is not known for being easy, and neither is the Lotus 49.  This combination of car and track is arguably among the most challenging you can encounter in iRacing.  To call the Grand Prix Legends visit to “The Mountain” a race of attrition would be the understatement of the young century.  With breakneck speeds, tight twisting corners, elevation changes — and concrete barriers awaiting any mistake — it would be nearly impossible to hold any sort of race at Mount Panorama without suffering casualties, let alone one featuring the Lotus 49. Bruce Snelson sat on pole position for this race, but was only a tenth quicker than Daniel Curtz and two tenths quicker than Uwe Jacobsen.  When the lights went green, however, it was Darwin Meints in [...]

A New Champion in Bathurst – Part II

by Justin Sutton on July 24th, 2014

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Ten was Townend's Turn for trouble at Turn Two.

Editor’s note: When we last left you UK&I championship sim racing rivals Wojciech Rabsztyn and Marcus Hamilton were duking it out for fourth place behind Marc Mercer while Simon Povey and Tom Ward took turns in the lead . . . On Lap Five the anticipated battle between championship hopefuls Hamilton and Rabsztyn resumed, but this time with Rabsztyn on the defensive.  Hamilton got the obligatory slipstream from Rabsztyn down the long Conrod Straight and Rabsztyn went defensive for The Chase.  Rabsztyn took a bit too much of the inside curb at the corner and lost the back end, spinning him all the way down to P12.  What’s more, strange mechanical sounds began emanating from his engine, meaning he would have to pit for repairs.  Swirydowicz also lost a position [...]

A New Champion in Bathurst – Part I

by Justin Sutton on July 23rd, 2014

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With the championship on the line, Hamilton wastes no time gaining positions.

Week 11 of the UK&I Skip Barber League headed to the gorgeous surroundings of Bathurst, New South Wales for ten laps of what would certainly be one of the deciding races of the season, while providing sim racing action throughout a field of almost three dozen competitors.  At this the  penultimate race of the season, current championship leader Marcus Hamilton could clinch the title in Australia by outscoring his rival Wojciech Rabsztyn.  Since only the top ten of each sim-racer’s finishes during the 12 race season count, the math was a bit messy and confusing for the final two races.  The easiest way to look at it?  If Hamilton outscored Rabsztyn then he would be looking good for the championship would be looking good for him. In qualifying Hamilton took [...]

Bieri Blasts Bathurst to Lead Mustang Challenge

by Jeff Jacobs on July 16th, 2014

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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 iRacing.com 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 [...]

Road Atlanta Tightens Mustang Points Battle

by Jeff Jacobs on July 10th, 2014

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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 iRacing.com 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 [...]

Behind the Curtain, with Allan Paterson of the UK&I Skip Barber League

by Justin Sutton on May 12th, 2014

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simracing

The full interview can be listened to on YouTube here:  http://youtu.be/_G1ixSR-6lY So, first question I have for you, the UK&I Skip Barber league is among the most popular in iRacing, boasting well over 300 members.  How much effort went into signing members and advertising and generating interest? Well the league has been going for many years now and has been run in various formats before even the league functionality was available in iRacing, so really my predecessors did a lot of the hard work.  The guy who really did most of the league in the last sort of three or four years is Michael Dawkins who used to be the Club England captain.  He’s actually moved to the States, and he handed over to a guy called Keith Sharp.  So, [...]

Mustang Champ Lead Changes At Treacherous Bathurst

by Jeff Jacobs on March 26th, 2014

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Patrick Bieri leads a field of the top Mustang sim-racers to the green flag in Sunday’s 20:15 GMT race at Mount Panorama.

The second ever visit to Mount Panorama produced a major reordering of the top championship standings in Week 8 of the iRacing.com Mustang Challenge. Despite entering the week in the first and second place spots in the overall standings, neither Patrik Runald nor Kester Baird were able to make a start at Bathurst. They slipped to fourth and fifth respectively, with four weeks of competition left to try to move back up in the standings. New series points leader Todd Honczarenko (the 2013 Season 2 Champion), survived a near disastrous start to his only race in Week 8 to take the top spot. The Sunday 20:15 GMT race is traditionally one of the high strength-of-field races attracting the best drivers and affording the most points toward the championship scoring. This [...]

Spanish Victory at iRacing Brasil’s RUF Masters of Track

by Thiago Izequiel on February 13th, 2014

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Brasil Bathurst 1a

Versão em português abaixo The virtual track of Mount Panorama had 34 participants on the 2nd race of Masters of Track, the weekly road series of iRacing Brasil. This time a Spanish driver lead the way for the Brazilians. Diego Rancaño Boudon, from Club Iberia, is already known by the sim-racers of the Brazilian league, having raced several times on past seasons and always seen as a strong contender. Diego became the 1st driver of other club to win on the league, used to see their comrades at the top. Being the pole position, Diego leaded the other 33 cars to the start, who had Bruno do Carmo also on the front row on the 2nd position. Bruno had won the last race and was also one of the favorite [...]

Precision Driving at Mount Panorama

by Harrison Widelitz on February 12th, 2014

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The margin for error on The Mountain ranges from "slim" to "none."

After a phenomenal display of racing during the first week of competition for the iRacing.com RUF Cup series, more than 800 drivers competed at one of the most unique, difficult, and exhilarating tracks on the schedule: the Mount Panorama Circuit, found in Australian city of Bathurst. The timing could not have been any better, as the Bathurst 12 Hour race weekend coincided with the RUF Cup’s visit to the same track. The second week of competition featured great finishes, breathtaking side-by-side battles, precision driving, and clean, respectful sim-racing. There is no other track in the world like Bathurst. It demands respect. Missing your marks by a few inches doesn’t just result in a blown corner or a trip into the run-off area; it can abruptly end your race. Bathurst has [...]

Brasil Lemans Series Starts the SuperGT

by Thiago Izequiel on February 7th, 2014

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Brasil GT 3

Versão em português abaixo Brasil Lemans Series has started the 1st Brazilian iRacing.com multi-makes championship of the year. The league, which started its activities at the end of 2013, already had followed an original way on the last championships organized by them, making never seen before car combinations by the members of Club Brasil. SuperGT, who now follows the same car combination of GT3 Challenge official series of iRacing, had already innovated on their 1st season, combining the McLaren, Cadillac and the Ford GT40, running them together on the same class, equalizing them by weight penalty, proportionally distributed on the cars. Today, with the GT3 Challenge, the league decided to follow the same line to find a even more balanced competition between the cars, and keep their originality. Besides running [...]

GT3 Challenge Storms Road Atlanta

by Paul Slavonik on February 5th, 2014

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The GT3 Challenge Series gets off to a clean start to Week One at Road Atlanta.

In the first exciting week of competition in the iRacing.com GT3 Challenge Series, the RUF and the McLaren had their first official face-off at Road Atlanta. There were winners on both sides but, as the RUF is the newly added car, many people tended to congregate more towards the RT 12R. This put the pressure on the McLaren MP4-12c drivers who knew that they’d have to step up their game. In the end, however, the Week One victory goes to the RUF! In the highest Strength of Field (SoF) race of the week which took place on Saturday @ 4pm CST, victory was claimed by Andrew Kahl after starting in P4. It almost ended prematurely for Kahl, however, as he completed the online race just one incident point shy of [...]

RUF Cup Debuts at Interlagos

by Harrison Widelitz on February 4th, 2014

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Lots of early racing as the field approaches Turn Eight (aka Bico de Pato).

When iRacing announced the addition of the RUF Rt12 R to its wide array of race vehicles, the excitement of countless iRacers across the globe was quite evident. That excitement carried over to the brand new RUF Cup series, which made its debut during the first week of the first season of 2014, which began when the clock struck midnight GMT on January 28th. You could not have picked a better track for racing, as 1,156 sim-racers made starts throughout the week at the home of the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix, Autódromo José Carlos Pace, or more familiarly, Interlagos. The 4.3 kilometer (2.67 mile) road course has had a few configurations over the years, with the current fifteen-turn layout being in use since 1990. Interlagos provides drivers with a [...]

Dudognon Climbs to the Top, Pawelski wins Second Split

by George Lambert & Marc Dorval on December 20th, 2013

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C CTC Bathurst

The midway point of the Lotus 79 Classic Teams Championship saw the drivers taking in the sights from the new venue of Mount Panorama in Australia. After a bruising week for the drivers between Bathurst’s close walls, sixteen drivers took to the grid for the top split of Sunday’s main event. A monster average iRating of 4123 meant the highest points haul of the season so far was awaiting the winner. In qualifying, Michel Dudognon delivered a near-perfect lap of 1:53.219 to displace the week’s pacesetter Tapani Linnaluoto, the Finn not managing to find the same form in qualifying that he showed in practice. Three tenths behind them came Gernot Fritsche, pipping Lambert at the last moment, while Nuno Moreira was a disappointing sixth behind the other Williams of Andrea [...]

Emerson is King of the Mountain

by Dylan Sharman on December 13th, 2013

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V8 Bathurst 1

Round six of the iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series came back to Australia to visit a 6.213km circuit which is famously known as Mount Panorama (Bathurst).  The question was left open to see who would be King of the Mountain for the very first time in the series history! Qualifying went the way of TTL with another front row lock-out with Richard Hamstead topping the time sheets at 2:05.213 and John Emerson joining him on the front row with a 2:05.323.  Josh Muggleton and Rens Broekman would start from the second row while Michael Fabian and Dean O’Brien claimed the third row ahead of Madison Down and Shaun Kelly with Beau Cattell and Wayne C Bourke rounding out the top 10 starters. Hamstead jumped to the early lead while Muggleton and [...]

Bathurst: Behind the Scenes

by Glen Alden on December 9th, 2013

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motorsport simulations

Learn more about the iRacing production of Mount Panorama, Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst, our most highly requested race track.  It was also the most complex track project we’ve undertaken, with some two years of man-hours going into its development.  Small wonder more than half a dozen V8 Supercar Series regulars asked to be involved in the project — exchanging their priceless feedback for the chance to practice on our exacting digital replica of the 4 mile/6.2 km circuit in the weeks leading-up to the recent Bathurst 1000. Click here and VP of Art & Production, Greg Hill, will take you through all the details and challenges of building this digital colossus. Race Bathurst today on iRacing.com!

Mustangs Feast on Laps at Bathurst

by Jeff Jacobs on November 26th, 2013

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Dylan Sharman (#1) led the pack in the opening lap and every lap thereafter in a perfect eight wins in eight races.

Mount Panorama’s legendary four miles of pavement snaking through the hills of Bathurst fed a seemingly insatiable demand for track time by the sim-racers in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup in Week 4 of the 12-week series.  Cries of agony and frustration over bent virtual-sheet metal in the opening days of practice on the newly released track gave way to pleas for “More! More!” by the end of the week.  After the last lap of the last race was run, the Mustang FR500S series had produced 67 race splits with 40 different winners out of 319 participants taking at least one green flag. Defending Season 3 Champion, Dariusz Bielawski, echoed the sentiments of many: “This track is epic.  Magic….After driving lap by lap, I want more and more.”  Antti Pihlaja reported [...]

Get to Know: Jeff Drake

by David Ifeguni on November 18th, 2013

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Much of Drake's iRacing success has come in the Dallara IndyCar.

Michigander Jeff Drake has been a part of the iRacing community since April of 2010. Since joining the service he has predominantly competed on the oval side of iRacing, scoring six wins in 46 starts and finishing in the top five in exactly half of those starts. His last seven starts on iRacing have been his first starts in the Skip Barber Race Series, where he has scored two victories, a second, third, fourth, sixth and twelfth place finishes. Jeff may still be new to road courses but he is already showing he knows how to turn left and right. Learn more about Jeff Drake in this week’s edition of Get to Know . . . Q:    How long have you been sim-racing? A:    I started sim-racing back in 2004 [...]

iRacers at Bathurst

by Greg Workman on November 5th, 2013

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The iRacing contingent included

Bathurst . . . Mount Panorama . . . “The Mount.”  For Australians it is our Daytona, our Indy and our Le Mans all rolled into one. For us Down Under, it conjures recollections of epic battles, Ford versus Holden, Machine versus the Mountain. It is a weekend where most watch the start of the “great Race” at the very least, while many organise parties, others prefer the solitude of the lounge room and the television. Tens of thousands camp-out at the circuit, reveling in four days of V8 heaven. Bathurst is a cultural icon for Australians. A Facebook group was created for iRacers going to Bathurst to connect and meet, and at very least share a few ales one evening. Shane Van Gisbergen — who is competing in the [...]

Get to Know: Dustin McGrew

by David Ifeguni on October 28th, 2013

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Get to Know: Dustin McGrew

This week, I interviewed iRacer Dustin McGrew, whose nickname could very well be Modest McGrew. The 29 year old from Pennsylvania claims he hasn’t done a lot since joining the service in 2008, but many iRacers would dispute that point.. In 576 oval starts, he has won 178 times and has 399 top five finishes. On the road side of iRacing he has 23 career victories in 146 starts. Dustin has finished in the top three in points overall in the iRacing Late Model Tour, NASCAR iRacing Class A and Class B, the Advanced Legends Series, Star Mazda, and the SK Modified Weekly Series. Long story short, Dustin McGrew is a top-notch sim-racer. Learn more about him in this week’s edition of Get to Know… Q:    How long have you [...]