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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.

What if This is the Future?

by Thiago Izequiel on October 28th, 2014


So, let me start being very clear about one thing: I love motorsports. I do.  I really do!  More than anything else. Are we clear with that?  OK. Now, this is of course, my opinion. My way of seeing things related to this issue. I don’t usually write about subjects like this, because honestly, sometimes (OK, almost always) people don’t agree with us and since this is the internet, I don’t feel comfortable about being shouted at for something that it’s my right to do: Having an opinion about something. But this time I just felt like I needed to write it down. I’m here at iRacing for almost four years. And I’m not lying when I tell you that I discovered this service a couple of months after buying [...]

The Day(s) I Tested a Race Car Thanks to iRacing

by Thiago Izequiel on July 11th, 2014

The car i tested for the two days.

Versão em português abaixo, após o vídeo This is the history of a very special moment of my life. It happened in 2011, on the 26th and 27th of July. It’s very hard for an aspiring racing driver to have the opportunity to test a race car without having to pay for it. This happened to me, but I had to create my own luck. And it worked. A little about me: In 2010 I bought a second hand Momo Logitech steering wheel, because until then, I had very little experience with “simulators” and I couldn’t go sim racing in a appropriate way, because I didn’t have a wheel. In November of that year I got to know iRacing. When I became a member of this community, my life changed [...]

Smith to drive for Earnhardt’s team

October 25th, 2012

Smith to drive for Earnhardt’s team

Regan Smith will drive a full season for JR Motorsports in the 2013 Nationwide Series, the team announced Wednesday. Smith will drive the #5 Chevrolet next year for Dale Earnhardt Jr’s outfit hoping to contend for the title in the second-tier series and will race for the team for the first time in this year’s season-finale at Homestead.

Bliss Joins TriStar Nationwide Program

January 31st, 2011


DENVER, N.C. — Mike Bliss will join TriStar Motorsports to drive the No. 19 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series alongside teammate Eric McClure

D. Allison, Others Joining Motorsports Hall

January 6th, 2011

D. Allison, Others Joining Motorsports Hall

Donnie Allison (left) will join his brother Bobby Allison (right) in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in August. (NSSN Archives Photo) DETROIT — Racing legends Donnie Allison, Sid Collins, Roger McCluskey, Ed McCulloch, Augie Pabst, Bruce Penhall and Ed Winfield will be enshrined into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Aug

TriStar Tabs Carpenter As New GM

January 6th, 2011


DENVER, N.C. — Rick Carpenter will take over as general manager of TriStar Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series after the recent departure of Keith Barnwell.

Hessert Joins Ken Schrader Racing

January 5th, 2011

Hessert Joins Ken Schrader Racing

Tom Hessert (Larrie Ervin Photo) MOORESVILLE, N.C. — ARCA Racing Series championship contender Tom Hessert has parted ways with Cunningham Motorsports to join Ken Schrader Racing. Hessert, who drove the No

Newmark New Roush Fenway President

December 20th, 2010


CONCORD, N.C. — Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Steve Newmark will succeed Geoff Smith, who is retiring at the end of December, as president of the multi-car NASCAR organization

Simpson Performance Buys Safety Solutions

December 7th, 2010


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Simpson Performance Products has purchased Safety Solutions, a restraint engineering company. Simpson Performance Products officials hope the acquisition gives the company a broader racing safety portfolio and enhances opportunities for future growth.

SCCA Adds To World Challenge Tech Staff

November 2nd, 2010


TOPEKA, Kan. — SCCA Pro Racing and WC Vision have added T.C. Kline and Ken Brown to the World Challenge Technical Department

USAC Southeast To Debut Next Year

October 22nd, 2010


TAMPA, Fla. — USAC will sanction the Central Florida Wingless Sprint Car Ass’n next season, creating the USAC Southeast Sprint Car Series

Kasey Kahne Out At RPM

October 21st, 2010

Kasey Kahne Out At RPM

Kasey Kahne has been released by Richard Petty Motorsports, effective immediately. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo) CONCORD, N.C. — Kasey Kahne won’t be finishing the season with Richard Petty Motorsports.

Mitchell Romps At Perris Party

October 10th, 2010

Mitchell Romps At Perris Party

Matt Mitchell won the AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series feature at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway Saturday.

Front Row Shuffles Crew Chief Lineup

October 6th, 2010

Front Row Shuffles Crew Chief Lineup

Brian Burns has been named crew chief of the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford driven by Travis Kvapil beginning this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in California.

Kahne Tops RPM Front Row

October 1st, 2010

Kahne Tops RPM Front Row

Kasey Kahne led a Richard Petty Motorsports sweep of the front row at Kansas Speedway Friday afternoon. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo) KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Kasey Kahne certainly isn’t driving like someone about to switch race teams.

Graf, Dumas Secure Mosport Glory

August 30th, 2010

Graf, Dumas Secure Mosport Glory

MOSPORT, Ontario — Klaus Graf and Romain Dumas won American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Mosport Sunday, taking Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Porsche RS Spyder to victory in a race called after 2:19 running. A heavy accident between Luke Hines and Jonny Cocker on Mosport Int’l Raceway’s Andretti Straight damaged the Armco safety barrier beyond timely repair

Hall Of Fame Of America Welcomes New Members

August 26th, 2010

Hall Of Fame Of America Welcomes New Members

DETROIT — Seven men with very different auto racing backgrounds were welcomed into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America during the organization’s annual induction ceremony Wednesday evening at the Fillmore Theatre.