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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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Tom O'Leary

    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 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.

Brasilia IndyCar race cancelled

January 30th, 2015

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IndyCar’s planned 2015 season-opener at Brasilia in Brazil has been cancelled. The series confirmed the cancellation late on Thursday, although no reason was given. “[Event promoter] BAND announced today that the race scheduled for March 8 in Brasilia has been cancelled,” read a statement from IndyCar. “This comes as a great disappointment, and we will have further comment when we have had the opportunity to talk with all of our partners and the authorities in Brazil.” The event would have been IndyCar’s first at the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, and was set to represent a return to Brazil after the Sao Paolo street race fell off the calendar in 2013. It is the second new IndyCar fly-away to have been cancelled at the 11th hour in recent years, following on [...]

Barnhart back as Indy race director

January 28th, 2015

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Brian Barnhart has been installed for a second tenure as IndyCar race director, and will lead the series’ three-steward race control system for the 2015 season. Barnhart, who also holds the post of vice president of competition, previously served as the series’ race director between 1997 and 2011. He replaces Beaux Barfield, who returned to the United Sportscar Championship at the end of last season. Barnhart cut a controversial figure in the paddock towards the end of his previous tenure as race director, and was criticised during his final season by several drivers for what they considered to be inconsistent application of the rules. He was also widely lampooned after making the decision to restart the 2011 New Hampshire race despite numerous reports from teams that it was raining too [...]

Chilton can restore reputation – Carlin

January 27th, 2015

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Trevor Carlin believes that former Marussia Formula 1 driver Max Chilton can rebuild his confidence and restore his reputation if his return to Carlin evolves into an IndyCar race programme. The team announced last week that Chilton will be involved in testing and development for Carlin’s nascent Lights programme as both the team and the driver work towards IndyCar campaigns in 2016. Chilton spent two difficult years with the underfunded Marussia team in F1, and Carlin is convinced that a return to a more familiar environment might be what the Briton needs to recapture some of the form that made him a race-winner with Carlin in British Formula 3 (2009) and GP2 (2012). “We’ve had some great success with Max,” Carlin told AUTOSPORT. “In a way, the Formula 1 journey [...]

Speed ‘Meritts’ Victory at Michigan

by Seth Eggert on January 26th, 2015

IndyCar MIS 2015 S1

Week Five of the 2015 Season 1 IndyCar Oval sent the series Michigan International Speedway. A total 192 sim-racers raced in the “Irish Hills of Michigan” throughout a week where the draft, handling, lap traffic, pit strategy, overall speed, and tire wear and — happily — caution-free races were just some of the storylines that played-out. Christopher Demeritt (New Jersey) started on pole with Brandon Trost (Pennsylvania) on his outside. Matt Pawelski (Pennsylvania) started third with Seth Eggert (Carolina) fourth, and Niles Anders (Plains) rounding out the top five starting positions. The top four all got off to excellent starts as they opened up a gap of several cars lengths over Anders. Trost immediately dove underneath Pawelski on the backstretch even as Anders caught Eggert as a result of [...]

Chilton plans IndyCar with Carlin

January 22nd, 2015

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Former Marussia Formula 1 driver Max Chilton will link up with Carlin in a joint development programme this year as both parties set their sights on a 2016 IndyCar programme. Chilton will assist in the team’s maiden Indy Lights campaign this year alongside already-signed driver Ed Jones, as well as carrying out an IndyCar test programme ahead of a potential race deal next season. He will begin his duties with a three-day test at Homestead next week. “I’m very excited to be assisting Carlin in the USA,” said the 22-year-old. “While I’m still considering my options for 2015, the IndyCar package presents an interesting challenge, and by assisting with the development of the Indy Lights team, I’m keeping my options open for an IndyCar programme in 2016 based on a [...]

Honda encouraged by aero kit signs

January 22nd, 2015

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Honda is confident that the 2015 IndyCar aero kit that it submitted for homologation earlier this week will prove to be competitive when it goes up against the Chevrolet teams. IndyCar’s technical department secured CAD designs for both manufacturers’ kits prior to the January 18 homologation deadline, and HPD vice president and COO Steve Eriksen said he is encouraged by how Honda’s aero package has performed during its development. “We feel we’ve developed a very competitive Honda package for our teams, and we’re looking forward getting on track and going head-to-head against Chevrolet in March,” he said. “Our testing results, on both ovals and road courses, have been very promising and have backed up the performance predicted through CFD and our other development tools.” Chevrolet IndyCar programme manager Chris Berube [...]

Trost Conquers Chicagoland

by Seth Eggert on January 19th, 2015

Sim Racing

Week Four of the 2015 Season 1 IndyCar Oval sent the series to Chicagoland Speedway. Only 140 sim-racers raced in the “Windy City” throughout the week. Cautions, handling, lap traffic, pit strategy, tire wear and whether or not to make use of the apron were just some of the storylines that played out throughout the week of sim racing. Brandon Trost (Pennsylvania) started on pole with Paul Jennings (Carolina) on his outside. Matt Pawelski (Pennsylvania) started third with Rob Unglenieks (Michigan) fourth, and Joe Hassert (Midwest) rounding out the top five starting positions. Just prior to taking the green flag, most of the sim-racers came to a gentlemen’s agreement to not use the apron in the tri-oval of the track, although a handful of competitors still used it to [...]

Caudill Captures Iowa

by Seth Eggert on January 2nd, 2015

Sim Racing

Week Two of the 2015 Season 1 IndyCar Oval sent the series to Iowa Speedway. A grand total of 203 sim-racers took on the 7/8s mile speedway throughout a week in which cautions, handling, lapped traffic, pit strategy, tire wear, and single-file restarts were just some of the storylines that played-out. Erick Davis (Canada) started on pole with Vick Caudill (Michigan) on his outside. Chuck Eisenbarth (Ohio) started from the inside of Row Two alongside Rob Unglenieks (Michigan) with Matt Pawelski (Pennsylvania) rounding out the top five starting positions. Davis had an excellent start and easily led Caudill and Eisenbarth into Turn One. Eisenbarth looked low on Caudill and quickly fell back behind Unglenieks and alongside Pawelski who subsequently pushed high off of Turn Four and nearly collided with [...]

Ishida Takes Victory in the Ardennes

December 30th, 2014

Ishida won the day after a hard fought race.

The first week of iRacing’s 2015 sim racing year saw the IndyCar Road Series take to a ribbon of asphalt in Belgium’s beautiful Ardennes Forest. This, however, was not just any ribbon of asphalt. Holding its first race in 1921, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is just about the most historic and majestic track in motorsport, possibly only rivaled by tracks such as Monaco, Circuit de la Sarthe (Le Mans) and, of course, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It sees drivers go from a near standstill at the La Source hairpin to shooting up a nearly vertical corner combination through Eau Rouge-Raidillon. Drivers then fly up the Kemmel Straight into the Malmédy chicane. At Malmédy, the new circuit pulls away from the older and much more dangerous circuit. The drivers take to the [...]

Caudill Conquers Pocono

by Seth Eggert on December 24th, 2014

Sim Racing

Week One of the 2015 Season 1 IndyCar Oval sent the series to Pocono Raceway. A grand total of 129 sim-racers had the courage to tackle the “Tricky Triangle” throughout the week. Cautions, handling, lap traffic, pit strategy, tire wear and single-file restarts were just some of the storylines that played out throughout the week. Vick Caudill (Michigan) started on pole with Miguel Angel Martinez (Iberia) on his outside. Thomas Sturm (DE-AT-CH) started third with Georg Naujoks (DE-AT-CH) fourth, and Toni Helminen (Finland) rounding out the top five starting positions. Caudill had a good start as he easily led the field into Turn One. Sturm had an even better start, passing Martinez entering Turn One and using his momentum to pass Caudill and take the lead on the “Long [...]

Get to Know: Cam Stark

by David Ifeguni on December 22nd, 2014

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A versatile iRacer at the age of 16, Cam Stark of Wimborne Minster in southern England is a regular on the oval and road course sides of iRacing. A member since July 29th of last year, Stark took less than a month drive to victory lane in both the iRacing Street Stock Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Mazda Cup at Summit Point Raceway. The experience he gained in the final months of 2013 propelled him to a fantastic year in 2014: In Season 3, he won the Road Warrior Series championship for Division 4; he finished second in his division and fifth overall in the series in Season 4. By July of this year, he moved into the 4000 iRating club with his oval license, and matched that [...]

A Season of Highs and Lows

by Seth Eggert on December 18th, 2014

Sim Racing

The 2014 Season 4 IndyCar Oval Series featured a number of high and lows in participation and for the sim-racers who participated. Season 4 of the 2014 IndyCar Oval Series was an abbreviated season, featuring only six weeks of competition instead of the normal dozen weeks. The number of drop weeks was also reduced from four to one. A number of firsts also took place throughout the season. The series crowned another new champion: Brandon Trost (Pennsylvania). The series visited several tracks for the first time, and returned to others after a lengthy hiatus. The series also saw the implementation of single file restarts. The season featured attrition, bad luck, domination, shockers, and several strange moments, among other storylines. The high water mark, participation-wise, came during Week One [...]

4th Annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions Tonight!

by David Phillips on December 15th, 2014

The iRacing International Race of Champions feature top professional racers from across the motorsports specturm.

Past champions Shane Van Gisbergen and Philipp Eng headline an impressive lineup of professional racers expected to compete in tonight’s 4th Annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions.  Van Gisbergen, Eng and other pros from stock, sports and touring cars, open wheel and drag racing will compete against one another from the comfort of their homes on, the world’s foremost online motorsports simulation service. There’s more on the line than bragging rights: iRacing and CXC Simulations have pledged to donate more than $4000 to the favorite charities of the top three finishers. Tonight’s event consists of a 50 lap Super Late Model race at the virtual Iowa Speedway.  The race will be broadcast live on iRacing ( beginning at 9 pm EST. Among the other drivers expected to compete are [...]

Nahkala Takes the Mountain

by Matt Pawelski on December 15th, 2014

IndyCars at Bathurst . . . the mind boggles.  Here Nahkala leads Simon up The Mountain.

Week 3 of the IndyCar road series saw the sim racers leave the Dallara DW12-friendly Phillip Island GP Circuit for something more . . . out of the ordinary. Yep, that’s right, the series took-on Mount Panorama. With fast and flowing sections, nearly vertical plunges and tons of blind corners, the immensely popular and challenging circuit will test every driver. With a 570 foot variation between its highest and lowest points, Mount Panorama has drivers clinging for dear life as they rocket up the mountain past the barriers at full or very close to full throttle, and then shoot right back down, presumably on the edge of control for the entire time. It is a true driver’s circuit, where precision and control and commitment are key. Joonas Nahkala started on [...]

Cornwell Shocks at Dover

by Seth Eggert on December 11th, 2014

Sim Racing

Week Five of the 2014 Season 4 IndyCar Oval series brought the competitors to the high-banked concrete mile known as Dover International Speedway. Only total of 42 sim-racers were brave enough to take on the challenge of the “Monster Mile” throughout the week. Cautions, a difficult pit road entry, a high attrition rate, lapped traffic, single file restarts and tire wear were just some of the storylines that played out throughout the week. Robert German (Texas) started on pole with Daniel Kendall (Illinois) on his outside. Seth Eggert (Carolina) started from the inside of Row Two  alongside Dave Judson (Ohio) fourth with Ray Kingsbury (New England) rounding-out the top five starters. German and Kendall had an excellent start as Eggert was slow coming to take the green, and quickly [...]

Norton Tames The Lady in Black

by Seth Eggert on December 9th, 2014

Racing Simulation

Week Four of the 2014 Season 4 IndyCar Oval sent the series to Darlington Raceway for the first time in series history. Only a mere 31 sim-racers had the courage to tackle the “Track Too Tough to Tame” throughout the week. Cautions, a difficult pit road entry, lap traffic and single file restarts were just some of the storylines that played out throughout the week. Brandon Trost (Pennsylvania) started on pole with Matt Pawelski (Pennsylvania) on his outside. Ryan Norton (Florida) started third with Vick Caudill (Michigan) fourth, and Adam Dock (Texas) rounding out the top five starting positions. Both Trost and Pawelski made excellent starts as they easily gapped Norton and Caudill by several car lengths into Turn One. Norton quickly closed back in and passed Pawelski on [...]

Norton Dominates at Lucas Oil Raceway

by Seth Eggert on November 17th, 2014

Racing Simulation

Week Two of the 2014 Season 4 IndyCar Oval sent the series to Lucas Oil Raceway for the first time in series history. Only 23 drivers racers participated in sim racing throughout the week. Cautions, lapped traffic, a tight track and pit road, pit strategy and single file restarts were just some of the storylines that played out throughout the week. Ryan Norton (Florida) started on pole with Rob Unglenieks (Michigan) on his outside. Erich Moraga (Texas) started third with Seth Eggert (Carolina) fourth, and Brandon Trost (Pennsylvania) rounding out the top five starting positions. Norton had an excellent start as Unglenieks was nearly a row behind coming to the green. Moraga immediately attempted to pass Unglenieks on the inside in Turn One, only to lose ground to the [...]

Foyt undergoes heart surgery

November 13th, 2014

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Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner AJ Foyt is recovering in a Houston hospital after undergoing successful triple-bypass surgery. The 79-year-old was admitted to Baylor St Luke’s Medical Centre with chest pains last Friday, and medical tests revealed blockages in arteries three days later. He is expected to be released from hospital next Monday. Foyt has endured a number of hospital stays in recent years, many of which stemmed from his 1990 IndyCar accident at Road America. In 2013 he underwent separate back surgeries and hip and knee replacements, and a year earlier received treatment for a life-threatening staph infection following surgery to remove bone spurs from his artificial left knee. His eponymous race team, which is managed by his son Larry, recently announced plans to run a second IndyCar for Briton [...]

Castroneves: Aero kit big speed boost

November 11th, 2014

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Helio Castroneves says that he can already feel the improvements in the new IndyCar aero kit scheduled for 2015, despite having only tested an early iteration of Chevrolet’s oval-spec version. Chevrolet and Honda have testing programmes under way ahead of the homologation deadline in January, with the new bodywork set to make its race debut in St Petersburg. Both manufacturers have actively worked to maintain a high level of secrecy around their projects, although Chevrolet was the victim of leaked spy shots from a road course test at Austin last month. Descriptions from drivers about tests have been correspondingly rare, but while Castroneves declined to discuss when or where he sampled the new kit, the Team Penske star told AUTOSPORT that his initial impressions were that the projected improved lap [...]

Trost Triumphs at Indy

by Seth Eggert on November 6th, 2014

Sim Racing

Season 4 of the 2014 IndyCar Oval Series started out with a bang as the series visited the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 186 drivers participated in sim-racing throughout the week. Aero-push, caution-free races, the draft and single file restarts were just some of the storylines that played out throughout the week. Ryan Norton (Florida) started on pole with Erick Davis (Canada) on his outside. Brandon Trost (Pennsylvania) started third with Rob Unglenieks (Michigan) fourth, and Austin Espitee (New England) rounding out the top five starting positions. Norton had an excellent start as Davis was half a row back. Trost immediately took advantage of this to get past Davis. The field quickly became single-file going into Turn One as the top five broke away from Hermann Pfander (DE-AT-CH) and the [...]