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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.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributin 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.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • 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.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • 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.

  • Raymond Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Conti Conquers Pocono II

August 8th, 2014

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Pocono Raceway was once again the scene for 7 online races in both the Open and Fixed Series that combine to make – the NASCAR iRacing Series. Last time we visited the Pocono Mountains just inside Pennsylvania, Ryan Lowe got the best of the competition – and with him rolling into Week 21 with a boosted morale after claiming the most points last week; It would be hard to bet against him this week. Ryan Michael Luza topped the timing sheets in qualifying, putting in a 52.631s lap around Pocono – almost .2s quicker than anyone else! Race 1 of the Fixed series saw Matt Bussa lead the way by over 1 second, taking 301 points away for his win in the 4698 SoF race. Pole-sitter Luza lead almost the [...]

Lowe Ignites Indy

by Tom O'Leary on July 31st, 2014

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After a week’s break from competition, the NASCAR iRacing Series moved to the world renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Week 20 of the championship. The virtual Brickyard plays host to not just the NASCAR iRacing Series – it recently hosted  the 2nd running of the iRacing Indy 500, which was well populated due to unparalleled notoriety of the Indianapolis 500 itself. This popularity carried over to this week; with almost 900 drivers racing in the Fixed Series – and 450 sim racers taking part in at least one of the thee Open Races that ran during the week. The first race in the Open Series was the not the highest SoF race this week for the first time in a long time! The second race provided a 6038 Top Split [...]

Lichtenberg Wins in Pocono

by Seth Eggert on July 17th, 2014

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Week Ten of the 2014 Season 2 iRacing.com IndyCar Oval Series sent the series to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Only 25 sim racers took part in trying to master The Tricky Triangle. The story of the week would be troublesome Turns 1 and 2, along with handling. Erick Davis (Canada) started on pole, with Brendan Lichtenberg (Midwest) on his outside. Dave Jinks (West) started third, with Pablo Donoso (Hispanoamérica) fourth and Kyle Orso (Illinois) rounding out the top five starting positions. Davis had a good start as he gapped Lichtenberg by several car lengths entering Turn 1. Further back in the pack, Henry Clarke (California) went wide in Turn 3 and bounced off the SAFER barrier, damaging his suspension. Instead of holding his car against the wall, Clarke [...]

Triangles and Ovals

by Jordan Hightower on June 18th, 2014

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After spending Week Five at the concrete monster known as Dover International Speedway, the NASCAR iRacing Class A Fixed Series heads to Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway for Weeks Six and Seven. While each circuit is over two miles in distance, that’s where the similarities between the two end. Pocono is a 2.5-mile triangle-shaped race track. With each of its three turns possessing different degrees of banking, navigating the speedway in a fast pace requires a lot of effort from behind the wheel. Michigan on the other hand is a 2-mile D-oval. While it may appear to be similar to other ovals on the NASCAR circuit, being fast at Michigan is also a task. Not over driving the wide sweeping corners proves key to success at MIS. Pocono (Top [...]

Riding Shotgun with Justin Boston: Part Eight

June 16th, 2014

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Boston battles fellow iRacer -- and eventual race winner -- Kyle Larson.

ARCA Racing Series driver Justin Boston continued his roller coaster of a season with Race Seven at Pocono Raceway. Boston and his Venturini Motorsports crew were geared-up to make their third start at the Tricky Triangle. The team started Week Seven of the ARCA season off early with two test sessions on Monday before the Pocono ARCA 200. The morning session saw Boston post the fastest time but, while several other cars picked up speed in the afternoon and Boston slipped to fourth on the speed chart, he and the Venturini Racing crew were optimistic about their chances come race weekend. Saturday’s qualifying session saw Boston’s up and down season continue. On his first lap of qualifying, Boston got overly aggressive in Turn One where he lost control and slam [...]

Laughton & King Trade Wins at Pocono

by Tom O'Leary on June 12th, 2014

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Pocono was the next location for the NASCAR iRacing Series as the teams drive themselves towards the midpoint of the season. ‘The Bermuda Triangle’ hosted some thrilling sim racing in Week 14 – even if most of the actual competition lasted only a few laps at a time what with the many caution laps over the seven races. Casey Tucker set the pole time of 52.149 seconds, and Teemu Iivonen was the closest sim-racer to that time over the course of the week. The opening race of the Fixed Series saw NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series driver Matt Bussa take the win after leading the field for 41 laps — including the most important one — round Pocono Raceway. He was one of three black-striped sim-racers to finish in the top [...]

NASCAR iRacing Series Open Garage: Pocono Raceway

by Don Scott on June 6th, 2014

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Summer is upon us, bringing up the temperatures both on the track and in our cars. Monitoring your temps can sometimes be the difference between having that little extra speed and being parked with a blown motor. So this week we will talk about a couple of different ways you can get a little extra speed by being more aggressive with tape and gear ratio. We will talk about the car temps and when to start being concerned. We will discuss qualifying setups vs. race setups and start to do a little fine tuning to help our car run fast and stable while not pushing the temps beyond the motor’s limits. Pocono’s stock setup has one major flaw that makes it perfect for this week’s discussion: The gear ratio will [...]

Conti Masters the Monster

by Tom O'Leary on June 5th, 2014

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Week 13 of the NASCAR iRacing Series brought the teams and drivers to Dover International Speedway, all with the aim of competing with many drivers of the same skill level. iRacing’s iRatings system enables 32 drivers of the same speed to race against against each other, and this week  the one mile track brought the field even closer.  With The Monster Mile being one of the shortest tracks on the calendar, getting to the front and trying to avoid getting lapped became harder over the seven races run throughout the course of the week. Race One saw the highest SoF race (5237) in the Fixed Series at Dover, with 336 points therefore on offer to the victor. Matt Bussa claimed this prize, finishing around four seconds ahead of his closest [...]

Conti Makes Bittersweet Return to Victory Lane

by Jason Lofing on May 7th, 2014

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After nearly a month long hiatus and a new tire on the cars, the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing returned to action at Pocono Raceway Tuesday night with everyone looking to gain an edge heading into the stretch run of the season. When all was said and done, Michael Conti emerged with the victory, his first of the 2014 NPAS season. Brad Davies finished second and Ray Alfalla was third. Chad Laughton hung around the top five all race and scored a fourth place finish while Chris Overland rounded out the top five. Conti had the car to beat from the drop of the green flag, but his victory was not without controversy. With nine laps remaining, Conti was attempting to pass teammate Brian Schoenburg, who had just [...]

Pocono NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Preview

by Michael Conti on May 5th, 2014

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Finding speed during a period of familiarity is hard in itself; NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series race teams spend countless hours between races searching for that ever-so-important tenth (or even hundredth) of a second. With new builds coming every twelve weeks, these teams enjoy a period in which car physics are static and the tire model goes unchanged. To competitors’ delight or displeasure, depending on whom you ask, the NASCAR Gen-6 vehicles have gone mostly unaltered since their introduction into the series one year ago. While global tire model changes affected the car in its v4 (referring to the new tire model — or NTM — version) state, this past build completely changed the technical picture, as all three, yes three, Gen-6 cars were updated to the latest and greatest tire [...]

Cooke Masters the Tricky Triangle

by Seth Eggert on March 4th, 2014

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Week Five of the 2014 Season 1 iRacing.com IndyCar Oval Series sent the series to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond Pennsylvania. Only 53 drivers took part in trying to master the Tricky Triangle, with troublesome Turns One and Two the story(s) of the week. Randy Crossno (California) started on pole, with Brad Sanford (Texas) on his outside. Vick Caudill (Michigan) started third, with Denis Garese (France) fourth, and Matt Cooke (Canada) rounding-out the top five starting positions. Crossno got off to a great start as he opened up a three car-length lead going exiting Turn One. Cooke made the pass on Garese allowing Cristopher Demeritt (New Jersey) to attempt a pass on Garese off of Turn Three. Meanwhile, further back in the pack, Loïc Boussiquet (France) went wide off the [...]

Warren’s Magic Mile

by Jordan Hightower on February 18th, 2014

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With visits to Pocono Raceway and Kentucky Speedway to start the season, the NASCAR iRacing Class C Fixed Series brings together over 1,700 sim-racers for 35 laps of action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. New Hampshire is a 1.058-mile flat oval with banking ranging from two to seven degrees in the turns. Since opening its gates in 1990, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has hosted many events including the top three NASCAR touring series as well as Global Rallycross and IndyCar. In many stick-and-ball sports, athletes have a favorite arena or field they like to play in as it seems to bring out the best in them and this theory applies to auto racing as well. Drivers have tracks they love and tracks they hate, but the ones they love seem [...]

Doing it the Wright Way

by Jordan Hightower on February 5th, 2014

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With Paul Kusheba claiming the NASCAR iRacing Class C Fixed championship for the last season of 2013, thousands of sim racers are eager to hit the virtual Pocono Raceway to begin Season One 2014 with a bang. With over 1,700 racers attempting at least one race during Week One, it was easy to see that many racers were enthusiastic about starting the season with a good finish at the Tricky Triangle. Regarded among both real and sim racers as one of the most difficult oval tracks on the NASCAR circuit, it’s always a struggle for some and a success story for others. One success story for the week took place during the week’s top strength of field event, which saw Jarl Teien (Scandinavia) drive his No. 7 Silverado into Pocono’s [...]

Pocono Comeback

by Wil Vincent on January 30th, 2014

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Cooke rebounded from his pit-lane blunder at Pocono to take the win.

Round 11 of the 2013-14 16th Street Racing League will go down as one of the greatest races in league history. Excitement, close battles, drama, and pure driver dedication abounded throughout the field, and for Matt Cooke, this was perhaps the most determined comeback drive of his iRacing Career. Down in P16 after a pit road speeding violation mid-way through the race, he somehow found a way to the front when it mattered, to retake the lead in the championship. The day started well for the Cooke, placing his Aero-X Racing Dallara IndyCar on pole position, and bouncing back from his DNF at Watkins Glen a week previous. Brad Sanford’s Banshee Autosport car lined up alongside him, and with Cooke’s championship rivals back in P5 and P8 on the grid, [...]

Overland, Uusi-Jaakola Top Pro Series

by David Phillips on January 27th, 2014

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Chris Overland and Aleksi Uusi-Jaakola took somewhat different paths in the recently concluded iRacing Pro Series, but both arrived at their destinations: iRacing Pro Series champions trophies, $300 in iRacing credits . . . and berths in the 2014 iRacing World Drivers Championships. Overland was the soul of consistency in the NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series, scoring a win, three top fives and averaging a tenth place finish to outdistance  himself from his nearest rival, Richard Dusett by some 47 points.  With a record like that, it’s hardly a surprise to learn which race the Texan rates as the season’s highlight. “The highlight of the season for me was definitely the win at Pocono,” he says.  “Before that win I had never really performed well in a Pro or World Championship [...]

Unexpected Twists in Season Finale at Concord

by Stan Bragg Jr. on January 21st, 2014

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Berg finally gets past Majeski as Spearman looks to follow suit.

The final week of the NASCAR iRacing.com Late Model Series traveled to Midland, North Carolina to race at Concord Speedway.  This unique track is easily comparable to Pocono due to its triangular configuration, but with one very significant twist: it’s only a half mile in length, shorter than 2.5 mile Pocono’s front straightaway alone. Sim-racers were tested all week in the setup department and tire management area; if you over-drove the track or had an ill-handling machine you either burned-up the right front tire or melted-off the right rear.  The final featured race of the 2013 season saw a couple Tys in the front row with Ty Majeski starting P1 and Ty Spearman on his outside, while Kevin Berg gridded in P3 ahead of William Harrington. Majeski got a clean [...]

2013 iRacing World Cup of iRacing Preview

by Wil Vincent on January 17th, 2014

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The field is set for the fifth annual World Cup of iRacing, in what looks to be the most competitive club competition to date. Five clubs will battle over four races on January 18 to determine who will have bragging rights for the next 12 months, being able to call themselves World Cup Champions. The road race element of proceedings sees the Ford GT take on the twists and turns of Interlagos, in a thrilling 50-minute battle. The oval side of proceedings challenges drivers on one of the world’s most demanding NASCAR venues, as they head to Pocono, and have 70 laps to try and tame the ‘Tricky Triangle’ in the Gen 6 Chevrolet SS and Ford Fusion. The World Cup is unique in that all drivers from a club, [...]

New Jersey Head Last Chance Qualifiers as World Cup Ramps-Up

by Katier Scott on January 9th, 2014

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New Jersey headed the leaderboard as six clubs booked their places in the iRacing 2013 World Cup finals. The US club was joined by four other North American clubs – Ohio, Carolina, Michigan and Midwest — as well as the European, Scandanavia clubs. Participation for this final chance event was disappointing as smaller clubs often perceive they have little chance competing with “the big boys.” World Champions Finland, one of the smaller clubs, prove this to be wrong and hopefully some of the other “minnows’ will take inspiration and pull- off some giant killing of their own. The six last chance clubs joined Brasil, UK&IRL, Australia/NZ, Texas, Florida, Finland, Canada, Northwest, Italia, Asia, DE-AT-CH, West USA, Iberia, Virginias, New York, France, CEE and California in the 24 club finals starting [...]

Overland Conquers Tricky Triangle

by Jason Lofing on December 4th, 2013

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Overland (46) got the drop on Laughton (26) and Schmidt (3) on a late restart to grab the win at Pocono.

Chris Overland had the restart of his life at the perfect time, outrunning Brandon Schmidt into Turn One on a green-white-checker finish to score his first NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series win at Pocono Raceway. Overland only led two laps, but they were the last two of the race as he set sail after passing Schmidt, who became locked in a battle with Chad Laughton for second. Laughton got the best of Schmidt to come home second after having a dominant car, but falling short on the pit strategy. Schmidt was third followed by Nicholas Morse and Cody Byus. The online race began with several familiar faces pacing the field. Laughton started on pole and looked to have the car to beat, but Kenny Humpe, Mitchell Hunt and Josh Berry also [...]

Gorlinsky Grabs Daytona Thriller

by Jason Lofing on November 27th, 2013

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John Gorlinsky scored his first win of the NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series season at Daytona International Speedway Tuesday night, and along with it he might have saved his shot at returning to the NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship for 2014. Gorlinsky was just ahead of Tom Moustakas when the fourth yellow flag of the event flew with just three laps remaining, ending the race under caution. Moustakas settled for second with Lee Herron following in third. Chad Laughton was fourth and Brandon Hauff finished fifth after both drivers started outside the top 35, showing that qualifying position means very little at a superspeedway. The lead officially changed 39 times in 100 laps as racing for the top spot was close all night, especially with the new rules package that makes [...]