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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.

Hackwith, Bennett Are “Xtreme” Road Champs

by Jeff Jacobs on June 13th, 2015

GS Class Champion Liam Hackwith (#23) and ST Class Champion Brian Bennett5 (#58) from the XtremeMotorsports99 League on

Twelve weeks of sim-racing in the Continental Tire Road Series concluded with the crowning of class champions Liam Hackwith (GS class) and Brian Bennet5 (ST class) in the inaugural season of this league series on the service. Both class champions fended off tough competition throughout the season to finish at the top. “We were fortunate to have had such a great group of quality drivers for our first Continental Tire season,” said league administrator Kevin Ford. Eighteen drivers competed in the Ford Mustang FR500s in the GS class, while the Mazda MX-5 Cup car in the ST class drew 13 drivers. Hackwith started the season in dominating fashion, winning the first three races in a row at Daytona, Sebring and Laguna Seca. “Liam Hackwith was a class act [...]

Majeski Claims Late Model Title Over Martin

by Stan Bragg Jr. on October 27th, 2014

Majeski Late Model champion

The NASCAR Late Model Series 2014 Season 3 has come to a conclusion, with 1992 sim-racers making at least one start. As we take a look at the overall top 10 in points we will find a familiar face taking the overall championship: a prolific Ty Majeski took not only the Late Models overall but also the SK Modified overall and the Street Stock overall championships. But he also done something never done outside of the virtual racing world:  Majeski captured ARCA Midwest Rookie of the Year honors as well as the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment championship itself.  In fact, not only did Majeski become the first driver to ever take ARCA Midwest Tour “double,” at 20 years of age, Majeski became the youngest champion [...]

Bieri Repeats as Mustang Champ in Final Series Season

by Jeff Jacobs on July 24th, 2014

Patrick Bieri is only the second sim-racer to earn back-to-back Championships in the 16-season history of the Mustang Challenge.

Patrick Bieri mounted a come-from-behind charge through the points standings in the final season of the Mustang Challenge to repeat as Champion in the pony-car series. In a points battle that remained close into the final two weeks of sim-racing, Bieri went on to win 19 of the 21 races he entered during the 12-week season and never finished out of the top five. Bieri is only the second competitor in the series’ history to earn back-to-back Mustang Challenge Championships – a feat accomplished twice by Dariusz Bielawski. The series comes to an end after 16 seasons, with the Mustangs being moved to an exciting new multi-class Grand Touring Cup series that includes the VW Jetta and Pontiac Solstice. The competition at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the [...]

Kellermeier, Abbate, Chepilevski Early Favorites in Global Challenge Series Championship

by Jonathan Wimbush on March 4th, 2014

Lyle Kellermeier (#6) and Robert Ganley (#2) are consistent front runners.

Welcome to 2014 Season One coverage of the Global Challenge Series. Drivers are battling it out this week at Road Atlanta, and a couple of drivers are looking to make it a break-out season in the Cadillac CTS-V and KIA Optima. In the Cadillacs, Lyle Kellermeier has topped the score charts each week this sea son. Last season’s second place finisher in the overall championship, Kellermeier has improved each year in the Global Challenge Series since its inception during 2013 Season Two. That season he finished 14th, but managed to climb to third place overall by the end of 2013 Season Three. Last season culminated with him sitting only 76 points behind two time defending champion Michael Engelage. If Kellermeier can continue to notch top finishes each week in points, [...]

Dariusz Bielawski Wins Third Mustang Title in 2013

by Jeff Jacobs on January 22nd, 2014

In a points battle that went down to the wire, Dariusz Bielawski took a 50-point margin of victory to claim his third Championship in four seasons in 2013.

It had been twelve thrilling weeks of bumper-to-bumper Mustang sim-racing, but it all came down to the last official races on the last day of the last week to decide the Mustang Cup Season 4 Championship. Coming into the final week Dariusz Bielawski held a narrow 58-point lead over Patrick Bieri, who had occupied the top spot for seven of the first ten weeks. Adding to the tension, Season 2 Champion Todd Honczarenko was only four points behind Bieri. Due to travel for a pre-scheduled vacation, Bielawski would be unable to make an appearance in Week 12 to defend his position from Bieri and Honczarenko. The two challengers practiced hard and turned in blistering qualifying times in preparation for the big strength-of-field (SOF) races of the week – typically [...]

Binder Remains On Throne With Eighth iSCS Championship

by Scott Kelly on August 6th, 2013


The last time we checked in with the Sprint Car Series, four weeks remained in the second season of 2013. Sprint car veterans Vinnie Sansone and Fred Lampela were almost in a dead heat at the top of the championship standings, and quite a rivalry had developed between the two during their battles. Defending champion Alan Binder was still mathematically in the hunt if his performance stayed the course as the last few seasons, but he still had a lot of ground to cover in order to catch up to Sansone and Lampela. Without a doubt, the championship would be handed out to one of these three drivers, and none of them would go down without a hard fight – such is the display of any champion material. New [...]

Jon Adams Masters Michigan

by Jordan Hightower on July 23rd, 2013

Week 12 Michigan P1

The final week of Season Two of the NASCAR iRacing Class C Fixed Series heads to one of the most popular tracks on the iRacing service in Michigan International Speedway. While the 2-mile oval packs just 18 degrees of banking, its long straights and sweeping turns make it a favorite among many racers in the iRacing community. 2,141 sim racers took the green flag for at least one race during the week, all with one goal in mind—get to the checkered flag first and drive into victory lane and be showered with virtual champagne which is located in the frontstretch grass. Someone who is no stranger to being soaked in champagne (virtual or real) is NASCAR iRacing Series World Championship competitor Jon Adams (Georgia) who was able to make a [...]

Humpe Does It Again

by Jordan Hightower on April 30th, 2013

Week 12 Chicagoland Fixed P1

Week 12 of the NASCAR Class C Series pays a visit to Chicagoland Speedway for 70 laps of high speed action around the 1.5-mile speedway. Over 700 sim racers partisicpated in at least one event during the seven days of online racing, but after the smoke settled, a familiar face to victory lane emerged to claim the top spot for the week. Kenny Humpe (Ohio) made an incredible 24 starts during the week, earning top five finishes in 23, and claiming 18 victories, all while earning 185 championship points. Kollin Keister (Atlantic) ended the week in the second position, earning 182 points after starting 12 races throughout the week. Nicholas Goertzen (Canada) made two starts during the week, claiming one victory, and netting 178 total points. Tom Moustakas (New [...]

Moustakas & Humpe Master Darlington

by Jordan Hightower on February 16th, 2013

Week 2 Darlington Open P1

Week Two of the NASCAR Class C Series (open setup) is arguably the most difficult week of the season. The series pays a visit to the track too tough to tame in Darlington Raceway for some beating, banging, and undoubtedly, some arguing. Over 400 sim racers took the green flag for at least one race during the week and it’s safe to bet that a majority of them weren’t happy with their results. Even though a lot the racers probably weren’t happy, there were at least two people happy after a long, long week of online racing. Last season’s champion Kenny Humpe (Ohio) returned to form this week as he took the checkered flag in dominating fashion over teammate Nick Neben (Plains) by 18.087 seconds in a caution free [...]

Scribner Scores Big at Kentucky

by Jordan Hightower on February 6th, 2013

Week 1 Kentucky Open P1

A new season is upon us on the service and that means thousands of drivers with many great opportunities. Some drivers hope of taking their Silverado to victory lane as many times as possible, while others search for top five finishes. However, there are a select few who look to leave the ultimate mark and win the Season One championship. Nearly 850 sim racers took the green flag during Week One of the NASCAR Class C Series (open setup) at Kentucky Speedway located in Sparta, Kentucky. The 1.5-mile D-shaped oval is unlike many other speedways on the NASCAR circuit. Its bumps and abrasive surface cause havoc for many drivers, making this racing venue a favorite for those who love a challenge and the least favorite for others. Texan [...]

Binder Celebrates Sixth Consecutive iSCS Championship

January 30th, 2013


With four weeks remaining in the Sprint Car Series, time was running out for those jockeying for position in the points chase. Defending champion Alan Binder was still on top, over 100 points separating himself and second place; a safe margin by all standards. However, with four drop weeks available for those that race the full season, the separation between gold, silver, and bronze was still to be decided. Could Binder break even more ground in the iRacing record books by winning his sixth championship in a row? Week 9 featured a stop at the famous half-mile oval of New Smyrna Speedway. Always a track tough to tame for sprint regulars, six official races took place during the week after Christmas. After grabbing the fastest qualifying time, Binder followed [...]

Neben/Laughton Conquer Chicago

by Jordan Hightower on January 27th, 2013

racing games

As the old saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”. After twelve weeks of online racing, Season Four 2012 comes to a conclusion as the checkered flag falls at Chicagoland Speedway. Opening in 2001, Chicagoland Speedway has played host to many races in the top three series throughout its history. Names such as Gordon, Stewart, Earnhardt, and Keselowski have all made visits to victory lane at Chicago. Over 1,000 sim racers tried to add their name to the list of winners, but a few familiar faces visited the winner’s circle during the final week of action in the NASCAR Class C Series (open setup). Nick Neben (Plains) put his Silverado in the right place at the right time during this week’s high Strength of Field, which [...]

Honda reveals 2013 MotoGP contender

January 24th, 2013

Honda reveals 2013 MotoGP contender

Honda has unveiled the new-liveried 2013 MotoGP bike with which Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez will contest this year’s MotoGP world championship. Dubbed the RC213V, the bike was revealed at Repsol’s Madrid headquarters. 2013 marks the 19th year of the Japanese marque’s partnership with the oil giant.

Dusett Wins NiCBS Championship

October 25th, 2012

Thompson (17) beats Dusett (5) to the line.

The final week of Season 3 2012 saw the NiCBS travel to Michigan International Speedway, a fast two mile superspeedway located in Brooklyn, Michigan. It was the final week in a 12 week season that saw many drivers race. When it was all said and done, only one driver could finish on top. The final Friday SoF race of the year turned out to be one of the best finishes of the year. The race had a full field of 30 drivers and an SoF of 4867. Dylan Duval (Eastern Canada) started the race on the pole and would lead the first 11 laps before losing the lead to David Cater (Carolina). Cater would lead the next 18 laps before losing his lead. The lead would exchange between four drivers [...]

Munoz set for 2013 Indy 500 debut

October 23rd, 2012

Munoz set for 2013 Indy 500 debut

Carlos Munoz is set to make his IndyCar debut at next year’s Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport. The 20-year-old Colombian has joined the team for a full-time campaign in Indy Lights next year, having won twice on his way to fifth in this year’s standings with rival squad Team Moore Racing.

Dusett conquers Charlotte

by Allen Krier on October 17th, 2012

Dusett leading Karlavige at Charlotte.

Week 11 of the season saw the NiCBS travel to Charlotte Motor Speedway. CMS is a 1.5 mile oval located in Concord, NC. Drivers traveled to the “D” shaped oval to race under the lights with hopes of knocking Richard Dusett (New England) out of the points lead. During the week, 867 drivers attempted at least one race while 283 drivers attempted at least one qualifying lap. The weekly Strength of Field race took place at the normal time slot, 8:30pm EST on Friday night. The field had 28 drivers and an SoF of 4941, which paid 316 points to win. Dusett started the race from the pole and lead the first 11 laps before losing the lead to Jason Karlavige (Pennsylvania). Karlavige would lead 30 laps before Dusett retook [...]

Kusheba Cashes in at Daytona

by Allen Krier on October 11th, 2012

Kusheba (12) leading near the end of the race.

Daytona International Speedway was the site of racing during Week 10 of the Nascar Class B Series. A large number of drivers showed up during Week 10 to race under the lights at the famed 2.5 mile super speedway  For the week, 954 drivers attempted at least one race while 300 drivers turned at least one qualifying lap. Friday night’s broadcasted SoF race had 28 drivers and an SoF of 5467. Tom Moustakas (New York) started on the pole but quickly lost the lead to Adam Gilliland (Texas), who led eight laps during the race. When it was all said and done, Paul Kusheba (Connecticut) came out on top after leading the final three laps of the race. In all, Kusheba led a race high 12 laps and scored 350 [...]

Duval Wins; Dusett Struggles

by Allen Krier on October 3rd, 2012

Duval (7) leading Laughton (6) at Dover.

The Monster Mile was the site of racing for Week Nine of the season. Sim racers traveled to Dover International Speedway to take the 1 mile concrete oval. Week Nine is the first week in which drop weeks come into effect. For the week, 517 drivers attempted at least one race while 147 drivers attempted at least one lap in qualifying. Friday night’s Strength of Field race took place at the normal time slot, 8:30pm EST. The race featured a full field of 30 drivers and had an SoF of 5169. Simon Crochart (France) started from the pole and dominated early in the race. Crochart lead the first 47 laps of the race before losing the lead to Dylan Duval (Eastern Canada) on lap 48. Duval would dominate the final [...]

F1 teams in the dark over entry fees

September 27th, 2012

F1 teams in the dark over entry fees

Formula 1 teams are still in the dark about how much it will cost them to enter next year’s world championship, despite the FIA publishing its Sporting Regulations on Thursday . Amid unease from some outfits about a dramatic rise in the entry fees for 2013 , the matter remains the subject of contention – and the governing body has cast no further light in its latest documents

Dusett Wins Again

by Allen Krier on September 26th, 2012

Dusett (3) leading Teien (1) into turn one.

Week number eight of the season marks the last week before drop weeks come into effect. From this point on, the season standings are sure to change weekly as drivers drop their lowest weeks. For the eighth week of the season, the NiCBS series traveled to the “Blue Grass State” to race at the 1.5 mile Kentucky Speedway under the lights. For the week, 623 drivers attempted a race while 176 drivers attempted at least one qualifying lap. Friday night’s Strength of Field race had a field of 27 drivers and an SoF of 4722. Richard Dusett (New England) once again proved that he is the driver to beat with a victory over Simon Crochart (France), although Dusett didn’t dominate the race. Jarl Teien (Scandinavia) dominated most of the race, [...]