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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.

  • 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
    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.

Alfalla Wins 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Opener

by Jason Lofing on February 25th, 2015

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Alfalla (2) heads to victory at Daytona as Laughlin (51) heads to the wall.

Ray Alfalla, two-time champion of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing, kicked-off the 2015 season with a victory at Daytona International Speedway. Alfalla, who started thirty-fourth, came out on top after contact with Tyler Laughlin as the two battled for the lead with three laps to go. The incident resulted in Laughlin crashing and flipping wildly down the backstraightaway which brought out a race-ending caution. Series rookie Patrick Crabtree finished second followed by fellow-first timers Nathan Wise and Tyler Hill with Byron Daley rounding-out the top five despite minor crash damage from an earlier incident. Restrictor plate racing in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series always seems to produce a late-race pass for the win and the 2015 opener was no exception. With a dozen laps remaining Alfalla found [...]

FansChoice.tv and iRacing.com Join Forces

by David Phillips on February 24th, 2015

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FansChoice.tv and iRacing.com are teaming up to make Tuesdays NASCAR iRacing Night on FansChoice.tv during the 2015 racing season. Beginning tonight night, race fans will be able to watch the world’s top sim racers in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com and the NASCAR iRacing Class B Series, on FansChoice.tv on alternate Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. “This is a really exciting development,” says Tony Gardner, president of iRacing.com. “With NASCAR iRacing Tuesdays, racing fans can tune-in to FansChoice.tv every Tuesday evening throughout the season, knowing the very best in sim racing will be on tap whether it’s the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series or the NASCAR iRacing Class B Series.” NASCAR iRacing Tuesdays kicks-off on tonight (February 24) with the opening round of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” Insider

by Scott Smith on February 23rd, 2015

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With the arrival of the 2015 NASCAR season comes an itch, an itch for competition, an itch to battle wheel-to-wheel with fellow competitors to see who can conquer fear and establish dominance amongst the pack. Well, I’m certainly no fortune teller, but I think it is pretty safe to say I will never bump draft at Daytona, rim-ride the high banks of Bristol, tackle the Monster Mile, or earn my Darlington stripe . . . well, in real life that is.  In the virtual world, the outlook is rather more positive.  iRacing is an online prescription-based racing simulator with over 50,000 members worldwide competing amongst each other, and it’s a blast!  The sim markets itself as being entertaining, while also serving as a training platform for professional drivers.  They pride [...]

NASCAR iRacing Series Diary – February 18

by James Falcon Pratt on February 18th, 2015

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NASCAR iRacing Series Diary – February 18

On Monday I was able to look into both the Fixed and Open series Stats pages. Not to see where in the standings I was, we have not run the first race! I was there to see what Division I would be in. For some odd reason last season the division I was in did not match between the two series. This year I found that I will be in Division 4 in both series – a good division or two higher than I was expecting. I am hoping to get in a few races prior to the start of the season to give my iRating a boot. With all three of the top series at Daytona, there could be a good chance to do just that. I have few [...]

NASCAR BACK ON TRACK

by Dave Moulthrop on February 14th, 2015

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NASCAR BACK ON TRACK

This weekend saw NASCAR end what seems to have been one of the longest lasting off seasons, due to the ban on testing. After a two month lay off, twenty five Sprint Cup cars took Daytona International Speedway’s green flag at 5 PM Friday for the first of two practice sessions for the 3rd Annual Sprint Unlimited. In the first session Kyle Larson ran 28 laps, which was the most among all the drivers. Matt Kenseth had the best ten lap average at 195.882 mph while Kurt Busch set the fastest single lap, running in the draft at a speed of 200.749 mph. As dusk turned to darkness just 14 of the 25 eligible cars chose to practice under the lights. Jeff Gordon, who had the second fastest 10 lap [...]

The Most Famous Beach in Racing

by Dylan Kapisky on February 11th, 2015

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The 2015 NASCAR iRacing Series gets underway with the Daytona 500 the week of February 19.

In Daytona Beach, Florida lies one of the most historic sites in racing, Daytona International Speedway. In roughly one week, hundreds of sim racers will take to a digital recreation of this historic track for iRacing.com’s Daytona 500 in the NASCAR iRacing Series – Open and Fixed setups.  Daytona is home to the most prestigious race on the NASCAR circuit, and has a rich history of great racing. What makes this race so special? Founding and Construction: For many years, racing in Daytona Beach meant racing on the Daytona Beach and Road Course, a 3.2 mile (until the late 1940s, where it was extended to 4.2) beach-road combination track. This was until NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. (aka “Big Bill”) envisioned a large paved super-speedway, with incredible banking to maximize [...]

Frequent Flyer

by David Phillips on January 22nd, 2015

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Less than two years since taking his first laps in a real race car, Chris Beaufait has already earned awards including the Skip Barber Challenge’s Most Improved Driver.  And while the green flag has yet to wave on the racing season, Beaufait would appear to have the pole for the Most Frequent Flyer Miles award in the 2015 IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge which kicks-off with Friday’s BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway. That’s because Beaufait plans to commute to at least half a dozen races this season from his home in Bejing – as in China – where he is Group Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and China for Vestas Wind Systems A/S, “the world’s largest manufacturer, seller, installer and servicer of wind turbines.” Winging back and [...]

Kettelle’s Race, Hudson’s Title

by Jason Lofing on January 21st, 2015

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The season finale was a dog-fight, from start to finish.

After struggling for most of the season, Brandon Kettelle finally had some good fortune in winning the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series finale at Daytona International Speedway. With four laps remaining Kettelle was running nearly even with Trey Eidson for the race lead. Kettelle, who was being pushed by Tyler Laughlin, started edging ahead of Eidson off of Turn Two. As the pack exited the corner Mitchell Hunt, who had been pushing Eidson, got slightly misaligned on his rear bumper and turned Eidson around in front of the field. The resulting crash took Eidson and several others out of contention and caused a race-ending yellow flag to fly. Hunt finished second despite turning Eidson and took full blame for the incident. “(I) got a little too low on Trey trying to [...]

iRacers Ready for Their 24 Hours of Daytona

by David Phillips on January 20th, 2015

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Anticipation is building for iRacing.com’s virtual 24 Hours of Daytona — the online motorsport service’s first official ‘round the clock race slated for January 31 – following last weekend’s successful Roar Before the 24 test.  More than 200 teams of sim racers took part in the event, a final run-through of iRacing.com’s unique new driver swap/team feature that enables two or more sim racers anywhere in the world to co-drive a car and perform a variety of other team functions such as crew chief and spotter. With 212 participating teams, the event was split into five different races featuring 42 or 43 cars apiece with two classes (prototype and GT3) in each “split.”  The top-rated split saw the MIG Motorsport Endurance team take the overall win in their HPD-ARX01c prototype [...]

Hudson Wins Bluegrass Drama

by Jason Lofing on January 14th, 2015

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Hudson keeps ? at bay while passing ? to take the win

Tyler Hudson showed once again why he is a former NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze champion and the current NASCAR iRacing Pro Series points leader with a dramatic victory at Kentucky Speedway. As the laps wore down, Hudson, along with Corey Vincent and polesitter Thomas Davis, were locked in a tight battle for the lead. Davis had held the top spot since the last round of green flag pit stops but his tires were giving-up and Hudson was steadily cutting into the lead. After a couple failed attempts at a pass, Hudson finally got position on the inside of Davis coming off Turn Two with three laps remaining. As the two drag raced down the backstraightaway Vincent, aided by the draft, took it three wide on the bottom hoping he could steal [...]

Pre-Season Testing Comes to iRacing

by David Phillips on January 12th, 2015

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iRacing’s First 24 Hour Race Set for January 17-18 Like their counterparts in the Tudor United SportsCar Series participating in last week’s “Roar Before the 24,” iRacers are invited to take part in a pre-season test on January 17-18 in preparation for the iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona, the opening round of the 2015 Road Warriors Series, later this month.  In addition to fine-tuning their virtual prototypes and GT cars during the test event, competitors will have a chance to familiarize themselves with iRacing’s driver swap/team feature that makes it possible for two or more drivers thousands of miles apart to race the same virtual car around the clock.  As well, the test will enable iRacing to optimize the complex systems associated with staging three dozen or more simultaneous online [...]

Champions Crowned in Chaotic Finale

by James Prostell Jr. on January 3rd, 2015

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – And it all comes down to this. Eleven parts have been completed of the twelve-act drama known as the Red Sox Racing League’s GT Battle, and the final act is set to take place on quite the stage. Home to both the Daytona 500 and Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the Daytona International Speedway has given fans of both oval and road course disciplines plenty to cheer about over the years, and the season-ending Gentleman Jim 25 Laps of Daytona elicit a few more roars. If that wasn’t enough, fans in attendance are in for a special treat – this particular weekend the Red Sox Racing League is sharing the 12-turn, 3.56-mile with the Historic Sportscar Racing group as they put on their annual Classic 24 [...]

Gilliland Captures Vidane Season Opener

by Jonathan Goke on October 24th, 2014

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After last week’s dual 40 lap placement heats, Season 7 of the Vidane Racing League kicked-off on Friday night with the Art of Ruin 250 from Daytona International Speedway, using the iRacing Class A (aka NASCAR Gen 6) vehicles.  By virtue of winning their respective heats, Adam Gilliland and Seth Demerchant started on the front row of the 41 car field.  After the drop of the green flag, everyone fell into place and tried to just “ride” for the first part of the sim race, but the first caution of the night flew on Lap 4 when several cars checked-up in front of Travis Brown.  The accordion effect shot Brown up into the Chevrolet SS of David Shutt, triggering a sizable wreck that also involved Del Campo, Grimm and Davis.  [...]

Grand Touring Cup Crowns Three Champions

by Jeff Jacobs on October 23rd, 2014

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The three Class Champions for 2014 Season 4 of the iRacing.com Grand Touring Cup were: Marco Luca Abbate (Jetta), Vladimir Ozeretskovskiy (Mustang), and Andrey Loginov (Solstice).

Twelve weeks of intense sim-racing on tracks from four continents concluded on Monday night at Daytona International Speedway with the crowning of three class champions in the iRacing.com Grand Touring Cup. The Ford Mustang FR500S made its debut in this series for Season 3 and brought a first-time championship to Vladimir Ozeretskovskiy. In the VW Jetta TDI class, Marco Luca Abbate made it six consecutive class championships. The biggest participation numbers were in the Pontiac Solstice class, with Andrey Loginov emerging from the fray as the class champion. In only his second season driving the Mustang, Ozeretskovskiy accumulated an impressive tally of 23 wins out of 33 starts and was the top qualifier in five out of the 12 weeks. The 26-year-old Moscow resident joined iRacing in January 2013 as [...]

The Calm Before The Storm

by Jonathan Goke on October 16th, 2014

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On Friday, October 17th 2014, The Vidane Racing League, powered by iRacing.com will begin their 7th Season of competition. This comes after last Friday night’s duel 40 lap races, which determined the starting lineup of 43 drivers for the season opener. Over 60 drivers tried their hardest to earn their way into the the Art of Ruin 250…but only 43 will make the start, which will be brought to you LIVE by LSRTV. Adam Gilliland and Seth Demerchant will be on the front row, an honor bestowed upon them by winning their respective heat races. Even though these were non-points events, Giller and Seth have a little bit of momentum on their side with a Vidane win already under their belts this season! The season will be comprised of 12 [...]

McCormick & Gilliland Find Success at Daytona/NHMS

by Tom O'Leary on July 18th, 2014

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Week 18 saw a return to Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR iRacing Series with drivers coming into the week with more experience than they previously had at our last visit to Daytona back in Week 1: better understanding of the car, as well as how to set up the Gen-6 for bump-drafting around its 31-degree banked corners. Logan Sheets set the fastest qualifying time of the week (44.874s) – although having the pole doesn’t have the effect that it does at the other style of tracks the NASCAR iRacing Series uses. In the Open Series, Kyle McCormick took advantage of a 6090 SoF race to score the most points of the three races that took place at Daytona. The win, coupled with a +102 iRating gain, surely made for [...]

Florida to New Hampshire

by Jordan Hightower on July 16th, 2014

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After spending Week Nine in the Bluegrass State, the NASCAR iRacing Class A Fixed Series headed to two very unique venues for weeks 10 and 11 of the series. Week 10 brought the series to the world famous Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile superspeedway with 31-degree banking, while Week 11 brings the drivers to the flat, 1-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Nearly 1,700 sim racers competed in at least one event during the two weeks of racing, which made this two week stretch one of the most popular throughout the season. Daytona (Top Strength of Field) As the old saying goes, “it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” That statement was held deep in Lee Herron’s (Carolina) mind as he started the 35 lap event in the 16th [...]

Shaw Survives Busy Week Under the Lights at Daytona

by Brian Tate on July 14th, 2014

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Big Ones happen.  Just ask Seth DeMerchant (2), Timmy Logwood Jr. (18) and Johnny Reed Foley (9).

As with the season opener at Talladega, Week 10 of the NASCAR iRacing Class B Open Series was a busy one, as the big high-banked super speedways brings virtual racers out in droves.  With the season hitting the home stretch, the tenth round of the 12-week schedule brought the Impalas and Mustangs to the World Center of Speed, otherwise known as the Daytona International Speedway.  As expected, drivers who were not regulars to the series made their marks at Daytona as championship contenders scrambled for results while dodging the pitfalls that can accompany restrictor plate sim racing. Only three of the series’ regulars who are fighting for their series or division championships finished in the top 10 for the week at Daytona.  While series points leader, Trent Ringler earned fourth [...]

Price Makes Statement at Kentucky, Ringler Regains Point Lead

by Brian Tate on July 7th, 2014

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Week 9 brought the Class B Series to the Bluegrass State.  Here Jeff Dukehart leads Jeffrey Thomas (9), Brian Tate (4), Bryan Lee (6), Thomas Conheady (7) and Billy Weeks (2).

Through eight weeks of hard fought action in the NASCAR iRacing Class B Open Series, no driver had been able to claim a second weekly win during the 2014 Season 2 schedule.  That all changed at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway as BRB Motorsport’s Anthony Price broke the ice and became the first dual winner of the season. Price earned his first weekly win of the season in Week 5 at the Dover International Speedway.  That win propelled Price into the championship mix and with other solid performances along with his Kentucky win, the Pembroke, VA Virginia native finds him locked in a tight battle with Lowline Racing’s ace, Trent Ringler. The feature race of the week took place on the very first night as the 10:00pm EST race boasted a [...]

Ray Beats The Bumps At Kentucky

by Tom O'Leary on July 2nd, 2014

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Kentucky Speedway welcomed all the sim-racers of the NASCAR iRacing Series to its 1.5 mile tarmac – where the action in Week 16 was to unfold. With its steep banking and tricky bumps, Kentucky can make or break a drivers season. With one groove becoming the prefered line as we have seen a few times over the course of 17 weeks, only the brave attempted two and even three-wide action! Ryan Lowe secured the fastest qualifying time of the week – with a 29.038 and only .011 separating his time, to Benjamin Burmeister in P2. The opening race in the Fixed Series saw Malik Ray make his way through the field from P16 at the start to take the first win at Kentucky. Craig Stykes finished just .140s behind Ray [...]