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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.

Season 3 Build Released

by David Phillips on June 9th, 2015

new build

The 2015 Season 3 build is here and it features one of America’s legendary short tracks and one of sports car racing’s most iconic nameplates as well as Version 6 of the tire model and a new chassis torsion model, some cool new split time and “session joining” features along with updates in performance, aerodynamics and collision models to a variety of cars. Headlining the new features are Five Flags Speedway and the Aston Martin DB9 GT1.  Located near Pensacola, FL half-mile Five Flags Speedway has seen some of America’s best short track racing since 1953 and hosts the legendary Snowball Derby every December, while the Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DB9 GT1 is just the thing to give the Corvette C6.R some competition to see which is king of iRacing’s [...]

Get to Know: Martin Enzmann

by David Ifeguni on January 20th, 2015

simracing has been revolutionary in being able to bring thousands of people from all across the world to one place in order to battle it out on the virtual race track. Austrian iRacer Martin Enzmann has taken full advantage of the opportunity. Strictly a road racer, Enzmann has started nearly 400 races on iRacing’s vast array of road courses in less than two full years of iRacing. Taking the checkered flag first for the first time on June 20th, 2013 in the Mazda Cup Series, Martin has been first to the finish 43 other times since then in eight different cars on fifteen different tracks; his most recent win came on New Year’s Eve just a couple of weeks ago in the World Sports Car Series at Sebring International Raceway. [...]

Aston Martin Coming to iRacing

by David Phillips on September 11th, 2014

racing games

iRacing today announced plans to add four Aston Martin Racing cars to its lineup of digital race cars. iRacing will create a virtual version of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 that will compete next weekend in the Nürburgring 1000 Blancpain Sprint Series event, as well as other Aston Martin Racing cars including the Le Mans class-winning DBR9. “The opportunity to produce these authentic digital Aston Martins is genuinely exciting news for iRacing,” says Tony Gardner, President of  “Aston Martin has long been synonymous with sports car racing excellence, and the opportunity to race the Vantage GT3, DBR9 and other Aston Martins on the virtual tracks of iRacing will generate tremendous enthusiasm among our members.” The Aston Martins will join an impressive list of more than 40 world class [...]

DeltaWing set to unveil coupe version

March 11th, 2013

DeltaWing set to unveil coupe version

The coupe version of the experimental DeltaWing prototype will be unveiled on the eve of the Sebring 12 Hours this week. The DeltaWing Racing Cars squad will on Friday take the wraps off a mock-up of the car that is due to race later in the season, possibly as early as round three of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca in May. The show car is built around the moulds of a new monocoque that will replace the Aston Martin AMR-One tub of the DeltaWing DW LM12, which made its debut at last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours

New LMP1 rules to benefit privateers

February 19th, 2013

New LMP1 rules to benefit privateers

The FIA believes that it can create a set of regulations that will appeal to privateers wanting to challenge for overall victories at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship. AUTOSPORT recently reported that the sport’s governing body was working with Le Mans organiser the ACO to come up with a set of regulations for 2014 that will encourage privateer teams to enter the top class of prototype racing.

Risi Ferrari returns to the ALMS

January 19th, 2013

Risi Ferrari returns to the ALMS

Multiple GT champion team Risi will return to the American Le Mans Series for 2013 after a one-year hiatus. The team skipped last season having been unable to put a financial package together in time. It will be back this year with a single Ferrari 458 and has committed to 2014′s combined Grand-Am/ALMS championship too

Audi e-tron triumphs at Silverstone

August 26th, 2012

Audi e-tron triumphs at Silverstone

Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler delivered Audi the 2012 Silverstone 6 Hours crown after a race-long fight with the sister R18 and Toyota’s lone TS030 Hybrid. Victory also earned Audi the constructors’ title in the inaugural year of the FIA World Endurance Championship

In Name Only

by David Phillips on April 30th, 2012

Four races into the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series, Pagenaud stands fifth place in the points.  Not bad for a "rookie."

It’s misleading at best, grossly unfair at worst, to call Simon Pagenaud a rookie in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.  After all, the soft-spoken Frenchman raced the full Champ Car World Series as teammate to Will Power in ‘07.  He also impressed as a pinch-hitter in the IZOD IndyCar Series last year, stepping-in for the injured Simona de Silvestro and Justin Wilson in a trio of races.  What’s more, Pagenaud has several seasons worth of top level sports car experience to his credit in the American Le Mans Series, not to mention a handful of appearances at the helm of the mighty Peugeot 908 HDi at Le Mans and Spa-Francorchamps. And in this, his first full IZOD IndyCar Series season, Pagenaud looks anything but a novice: witness his storming second [...]

Remembering the Roots of Being a Motorsport Fan

by Chris Hall on March 25th, 2012

Audi - first on the track and first in the hearts of the Turn 10 fans.

For the past seven years I’ve worked in the motorsport industry as a reporter, and in that time, I’ve enjoyed the comforts of free coffee, clean toilets and air conditioned media centres at circuits all over the world. As a result, I (and I feel my peers), have lost touch with what it’s like to actually be a race fan. Certainly, working in media means getting up-to-the-minute information and news that is digested, then delivered to race fans in a coherent manner; but it also means, losing the essence of what being a follower of motorsport is all about. Let’s not forget, it’s the paying fans who help to bring the money into the sport, via entry fees and sundry purchases, plus they are the key component of bringing a [...]

iRacer Profile: Joni Hagner

by David Phillips on January 21st, 2012

motorsport simulations

It would come as no surprise if Finland’s Joni Hagner were to stop into his local tattoo parlor for some bow-tie “ink.”  After all, he’s pretty much a Chevrolet kind of guy when it comes to iRacing.  A fixture in the top ten of the Corvette class of the Prototype and GT Challenge (Fixed and Open), he’s got his first championship in sight heading into the final weekend of 2011 Season 4, holding a narrow edge on Fernando Pento in the Fixed Set-up series.  He’s also piloted his ‘Vette to the runner-up spot behind countryman Teemu Vuolle in the Open Set-up series. And Hagner is a very respectable P31 in Division 2 of the NASCAR Class A standings in, what else, a Chevrolet Impala. In truth, Hagner’s not so [...]

iRacer Profile: Matthieu Fourtemberg

June 25th, 2011

iRacer Profile:  Matthieu Fourtemberg

Check the standings in a range of racing cars and series – Street Stock, Skip Barber, Mazda MX5 – and you’ll find Matthieu Fourtemberg’s name.  You’ll also see the icons of his cars are usually colored in the reds, whites and greys of the BAM Pro Racing team of which he is a proud member.  But if you really want to find what really floats the boat of the sim racer from Le Blanc Mesnil, France, check the Grand Touring Cup.  There Fourtemberg is something of a fixture, having finished sixth in the Division 3 standings in 2011 Season 1 (thanks to 11 top five finishes including a couple of wins) and currently holds-down P14 in Division 2.  Why the GT Cup?  Simple. Fourtemberg’s favorite race car is the [...]

IZOD INDYCAR Premier Series Watkins Glen

by Jon Denton on April 25th, 2011

The action in Round Three of the IZOD INDYCAR Premier Series was worthy of the setting.

It always feels like a special time when one visits Watkins Glen.  Not just for the beautiful woodland that surrounds it, but for the feel that the place gives out.  It has an aura of history that wraps around one’s soul as soon as one enters the place.  So much has happened here over the many years, road racing in North America was almost born here, and in that sense it reminds me of a trip to Spa-Francorchamps, Le Mans or the Nordschliefe.  So many racers have pedaled cars over this tarmac, so many of the great have won here, and far too many have lost their lives here. The third round of the IZOD INDYCAR Premier Series took place at this hallowed circuit over April the 16th, with [...]

Michael Mallock Interview

by Chris Hall on April 23rd, 2011

Michael Mallock Interview

This year sees Michael Mallock make a welcome return to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, and although the 2010 European FIA GT4 pilot made cameo appearances in the KTM X-Bow last season, it’s his first serious attack on the series in eight years.  Joining forces once again with Athanasios Ladas and the ABG Motorsports team, Mallock will contest the G4 class as he continues to carve out a name for himself in the motor-sport archives of the future. With the ink on his British GT Championship deal barely dry, we caught up with the Englishman to discuss his past, present and future in racing. Q:     With the various 2011 race seasons about to get under-way, what are you doing at the moment? A:     Well, I’ve just put pen to [...]

ALMS Notes: Riley To Build ALMS Prototype Chassis

October 5th, 2010


BRASELTON, Ga. — There will be a new entry in 2011 in the American Le Mans prototype arena with the announcement that longtime Grand Am chassis supplier Bill Riley will produce a new design for the ALMS

Peugeot Fast In First Petit Test

September 30th, 2010


Franck Montagny and Peugeot fired the first shots of Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda 2 with the fastest lap in Wednesday’s official test session at Road Atlanta.

ALMS Boss Talks 2010, Beyond

September 29th, 2010


After an eventful two years, with many wondering about its long-term future, the American Le Mans Series comes to the end of its 2010 season Saturday with Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans event in a far better position than had been expected and with great hope for the future.

Looking for Those Le Mans Moments

by Chris Hall on June 23rd, 2010

Looking for Those Le Mans Moments

Every June, I make the annual pilgrimage to the ultimate endurance race, the Le Mans 24. Despite opportunities to attend the French race in the course of my work, each year I load up my car, cross the English Channel and drive the 350 miles to the la Sarthe region, to ‘rough it’ with 250,000 other race fans. Whilst a lot of my non-racing-fan friends are unable to fathom why I choose to spend a week under canvass with little to no sleep, anyone that has visited Le Mans for its 24 hour event will know it’s the only way to truly experience what is arguably the greatest race in the world. As a reporter, I attend many races each year.  But after a while, most of the events blend [...]

Spies eyes top 10 despite crash

May 22nd, 2010

Spies eyes top 10 despite crash

Ben Spies does not think the discomfort from his ankle injury will prevent him from taking a top 10 finish in the French Grand Prix. The American escaped any broken bones when he fell at the start of morning practice at Le Mans today, but was hampered by swelling and a lack of mobility in his damaged right ankle during qualifying, so will start only 12th. “It was just one of those cold tyre crashes, I think I tried to go a little bit too fast too soon and made a mistake, and it flipped me off,” Spies told the official MotoGP website.

Peugeot Sweeps Front Row At Sebring

March 19th, 2010

Peugeot Sweeps Front Row At Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. — If Team Peugeot Total weren’t the favorites to win Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway, they are now.

The Team Peugeot Total entries swept the front row for Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring Friday, with the No. 07 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP driven by Marc Gene setting fast time at 145.214 miles per hour.