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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.

Glock takes first pole, BMW dominates

September 12th, 2015

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Ex-Formula 1 driver Timo Glock claimed his maiden DTM pole position at Oschersleben, as a dominant BMW filled the top five places. The day’s running has been delayed significantly by heavy fog in the region, with Saturday’s race now scheduled to start at 2:55pm local time. When qualifying eventually got underway, BMW made the most of its performance weight advantage, with its drivers running on average 24.7kg lighter than Audi drivers and 18.12kg lighter than Mercedes. After sitting out the first part of the session, Glock set his lap of 1m19.821s – the fastest since Turn 1 was reprofiled in 2007 – with seven minutes remaining. Times improved in the closing stages, but Glock’s remained good enough to claim pole by just 0.056 seconds ahead of Friday practice pacesetter Augusto [...]

Rockenfeller claims Moscow Sunday pole

August 30th, 2015

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Audi’s Mike Rockenfeller secured his second pole position of the DTM season at Moscow Raceway, in a session where less than one tenth covered the top six. Rockenfeller was third behind Mattias Ekstrom and Marco Wittmann when the second round of runs commenced, but jumped to the top with a time of 1m28.540s. Ekstrom couldn’t improve in the closing minutes, despite going fastest of all in the middle sector, and finished the session just 0.038 seconds shy of his stablemate, who is still searching for his first 2015 podium. The Swede will, though, drop to fifth on the grid as a result of a stewards penalty for his clash with Timo Glock during Saturday’s race. That elevates Bruno Spengler to the front row of the grid, the Canadian and fellow [...]

Spengler heads damp Saturday practice

August 29th, 2015

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BMW driver Bruno Spengler topped a damp Saturday morning DTM practice session at Moscow Raceway. With conditions considerably cooler than Friday and light rain falling in the region, the track was wet at the beginning of the session. A dry line emerged and times improved, and by the halfway mark some drivers had switched from wet tyres to slicks. Among them, Miguel Molina jumped to the top of the timesheets with a 1m40.386s lap, just before rain returned with 18 minutes remaining. However, Spengler managed to improve shortly afterwards to 1m39.802s, his effort 0.566 seconds clear of Molina but more than 10 seconds off of Friday’s pace. Molina ended the session second, while Mercedes’ Robert Wickens was third to ensure each brand was represented inside the top three. The defending [...]

#2 Audi leads Spa 24H after 16 hours

July 26th, 2015

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The WRT Audi squad led the Spa 24 Hours round of the Blancpain Endurance Series with the R8 LMS shared by Frank Stippler, Stephane Ortelli and Nico Muller. The leading second-generation R8 held a 42-second lead over the chasing Marc VDS BMW Z4 GT3 driven by Maxime Martin, Augusto Farfus Jr and Dirk Werner, although the Audi was due a pitstop. The Audi moved ahead of the BMW and the Rowe Racing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG of Daniel Juncadella, Stef Dusseldorp and Nico Bastian, which had battled it out at the front through the small hours, when the leaders had to stop for scheduled changes of brake discs and pads. Fourth place was held by the second Marc VDS entry in which team regulars Nicky Catsburg and Markus Palttala were joined [...]

Wickens claims another Norisring win

June 28th, 2015

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Robert Wickens claimed his second Norisring DTM victory in as many seasons, capping a dominant weekend for Mercedes in race two. With its second win of the weekend, and seven of its eight cars inside the top nine, Mercedes remains unbeaten at the street circuit since 2003. Wickens started third but slotted into second off the line, between polesitter Bruno Spengler’s BMW and stablemate Christian Vietoris. A quarter of the way into the race, Mercedes took control. Wickens sliced down the inside of Spengler at Turn 1 to take the lead. Vietoris then passed Spengler at the chicane, while Lucas Auer and Audi’s Mattias Ekstrom also got past Spengler, who dropped from first to fifth in the space of a single lap. From there, Wickens kept Vietoris half-a-second behind until [...]

iRacing Blancpain GT Series Planned for 2016

by David Phillips on May 21st, 2015

racing games and the SRO Motorsports Group are joining forces to establish the world’s first professional endurance sim racing series: the iRacing Blancpain GT Series. Scheduled to debut next spring, the iRacing Blancpain GT Series will feature the world’s elite endurance sim racing teams in GT3 cars competing for cash prizes and merchandise in races broadcast on iRacing Live. “The iRacing Blancpain GT Series will enable premier sim racers and teams around the world to compete on a highly professional level.” – Stephane Ratel “We’re proud to partner with the SRO Motorsports Group in creating the iRacing Blancpain GT Series,” says Tony Gardner, President of  “It’s a perfect marriage of SRO Motorsports’ experience organizing and marketing both the Blancpain Endurance Series and Blancpain Sprint Series with iRacing’s proven ability to [...]

Audi takes Nurburgring 24H victory

May 17th, 2015

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Audi’s R8 LMS won on its 24-hour race debut as Christopher Mies, Edward Sandstrom, Laurens Vanthoor and Nico Muller took victory by 40.729s after an incident-packed Nurburgring 24 Hours. BMWs entered by Marc VDS and Team Schubert dominated qualifying and set the early pace but fell victim to accidents both on track and in the pits. Martin Tomczyk went from the second row to lead the opening stint in his Team Schubert Z4, but that car was an early casualty when Claudia Hurtgen crashed it during the first of many showers of rain. Dirk Werner hit the barriers in the sister car shortly before midnight. With the polesitting #26 Farfus/Muller/Adorf/Catsburg Marc VDS BMW delayed by a pit fire and the #2 Christodoulou/Buurman/Simonsen/Schneider Black Falcon Mercedes marooned on track with a [...]

BMW leads three-way Nurburgring fight

May 17th, 2015

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With a quarter of the race to go, the 2015 Nurburgring 24 Hours has evolved into a tightly contested battle between Audi, BMW and Porsche. Just one new Audi R8 remains in the hunt for overall victory, since one car has been working its way back from 61st place after a crash in the second hour and two others – including one driven by the 2014 winners – were eliminated in separate incidents during the night. By first light the WRT-entered #28 Mies/Sandstrom/Muller/Vanthoor R8 LMS, the #25 Martin/Luhr/Westbrook/Palttala Marc VDS BMW Z4 and the #44 Dumbreck/Henzler/Ragginger/Imperatori Falken Porsche 911 were taking turns in the lead as each headed for the pits. Running in the clear, the BMW leads by just over two minutes from the Audi, with the Porsche 37 [...]

Thrilling Start to 2nd AMGSC Season

by Danny Kane on April 22nd, 2015

DeVriese, #1, steals the win from Kane, #79, in a dead heat.

The second season of the Autobahn Motorcar Group Sportscar Challenge kicked-off on Monday night at Daytona International Speedway. With a packed grid of 43 drivers, the race was always going to be a thriller. However, few could have predicted just how hard and how close the sim racing would be. Reigning Prototype champion John Ulmer put his HPD on pole position for the 90-minute event and set the early pace ahead of Jason DeVriese and Danny Kane. Despite Ulmer’s convincing qualifying time, the long straightaways allowed DeVriese and Kane to get a tow from and keep pace with the leader. When Ulmer made an error exiting Turn 1 on the fourth lap, DeVriese and Kane pounced. The trio continued to battle hard as they began catching traffic from the slower [...]

New Horizons

by David Phillips on May 18th, 2012


iRacer Joey Hand Tackles the DTM and ALMS in 2012 If it’s good to be busy then it’s safe to say 2012 is already a good year for iRacer Joey Hand.  The 32 year old racer from Sacramento is marrying a full-time ride with BMW in the DTM (aka German Tour Car Series) with a partial ALMS season in defense of the GT title he and co-driver Dirk Müller won with BMW and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing last season. That GT title was only one of Hand’s many accomplishments last year in a season that also saw him co-drive Ganassi/Sabates Racing’s winning Riley-BMW in the 24 Hours of Daytona and score a third place in the GTE class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, along with a handful of [...]

iRacer Profile – Rens Broekman

by David Phillips on November 12th, 2011

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You might say Rens Broekman is something of a Stranger in a Strange Land.  Most Mondays finds him competing in’s V8 Supercar Series.  In and of itself that hardly qualilfies Broekman as a stranger.  But when you consider that he lives in The Netherlands and that virtually everyone he’s competing against in his nFinity eSports Ford Falcon hails from Australia or New Zealand, Broekman definitely qualifies as a bit of an outsider; make that a “fast” outsider.  After nabbing second place in the 2011 Season 2 racing standings, Broekman grabbed the Season 3 Time Trial championship and finished third in the racing standings – the only iRacer from outside the Antipodes to finish in the top 15. Season 4 again finds Broekman once again going head-to-head with V8 rivals [...]

BMW, Rahal To Continue Partnership

December 7th, 2010


WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW will again team with Rahal Letterman Racing in 2011 as the two groups focus on capturing the GT championship in the American Le Mans Series.

No Stopping Pruett, Rojas At Mid-Ohio

June 22nd, 2010

No Stopping Pruett, Rojas At Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — “We were perfect today. The car was great, and we didn’t make any mistakes,” said Scott Pruett after he and co-driver Memo Rojas posted their fifth Grand Am Rolex Series triumph of the season in Saturday’s Emco Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Qadbak Backs Out, Sauber Buys Team Back From BMW

November 30th, 2009

Qadbak Backs Out, Sauber Buys Team Back From BMW

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — BMW has sold its F-1 operation back to the team’s founder Peter Sauber. After BMW pulled out of F-1 it announced that the investment company Qadbak had bought the team