by Seth Eggert on September 30th, 2014
Week Eight of the 2014 Season 3 iRacing.com IndyCar Oval Series sent the series to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. A mere 104 sim-racers tried to master the tricky track during a week of sim racing when aero push, draft, the troublesome Turns 1 and 2, momentum, and handling were just some of the storylines. Mitch McCracken (Indiana) started on pole for the week’s featured race, with Danno Brookins (Florida) on his outside. Cary Bettenhausen (Indiana) started third, with Daniel Olszewski (Ohio) fourth with Vick Caudill (Michigan) and Tim Holgate (Ohio) completing Row Three of the starting field. McCracken used his pole position to excellent advantage, easily clearing Brookins by Turn One while Holgate quickly jumped from sixth to fourth by the time he exited Turn One. Joe Branch2 [...]
by Seth Eggert on August 27th, 2014
Week Four of the 2014 Season 3 iRacing.com IndyCar Oval Series sent the series to Twin Ring Motegi in the Empire of the Sun. Only a mere 52 sim-racers would tackle the track throughout a week of sim racing marked by cautions, handling and passing opportunities that were few and far between. Tim Holgate (Ohio) started on pole, with Christopher Demeritt (New Jersey) on his outside. Miguel Angel Martinez (Iberia) slotted into the inside of Row Two with Randy Crossno (California) and Niles Anders (Plains) rounding-out the top five starting positions. Holgate had an excellent start, easily opening up a sizeable gap by Turn One, only for Demeritt to catch-up by the middle of the backstretch. Demeritt swung low, using his momentum to pass Holgate who drifted low to take [...]
by Seth Eggert on July 8th, 2014
Week Nine of the 2014 Season 2 iRacing.com Indycar Oval Series saw the competitors head to the Valley of the Sun and Phoenix International Raceway. A grand total of 28 sim-racers participated in online races, where clean pit stops, good handling and domination by a single driver would be the stories of the week. Matt Pawelski (Pennsylvania) started on the pole with Christopher Demeritt (New Jersey) starting on the outside pole. Robert Grosser (DE-AT-CH) started third, with Scott Beck (California) fourth, and Connor Cross (Ohio) rounding out the top five starters. Pawelski, Demeritt, and Grosser all had excellent starts as chaos erupted behind them. Beck spun his tires and slid into Cross. The impact sent Cross into the inside wall as Beck bounced into the outside wall. The accident clogged [...]
by Seth Eggert on March 19th, 2014
Week Seven of the 2014 Season 1 iRacing.com IndyCar Oval Series sent the series to Richmond International Raceway. Only 41 sim-racers participated in online races throughout the week, marking a low in participation for the season. Restarts and tire wear would be the key stories throughout the week. Christopher Demeritt (New Jersey) started Sunday’s 2729 Strength of Field race on pole with Erick Davis (Canada) on his outside. Miguel Angel Martinez (Iberia) qualified third, with Connor Cross fourth, and Randy Crossno (California) rounding-out the top five starting positions. Demeritt got off to a good start, avoiding any wheel spin and opening up a several car length lead. Davis, however, did experience wheel spin and nearly made contact with Cross. Turn One proved to be tricky as several drivers including Crossno, [...]
by Brooks Westfall on March 18th, 2014
After an unexpectedly clean race at Indy last week, the iRacing.com Silver Crown Cup headed south to Richmond International Raceway for a grueling 100 lap contest. Only two different leaders featured in the brawl and just a single caution flew the 75 virtual miles of online short track racing. Paul Williams shared the front row with pole sitter Thomas Wargula, who led the first 30 laps of the race. Series points leader Brandon Buchberger started in a dismal eleventh place, having to work his way up the field for the entire sim-race. Wargula jumped to the lead quickly, only to have Williams hunting him down on Lap 10. For the next 20 laps, Paul was setting up his move, while Thomas was driving the wheels off his ‘Crown. However, after [...]
by Seth Eggert on February 25th, 2014
Week Four of the 2014 Season 1 iRacing.com IndyCar Oval Series sent the series to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Only 48 drivers took to the track this week. The story of the week however would be the attrition rate. Troy Eddy (Atlantic) started on pole, with Christopher Demeritt (New Jersey) starting on his outside. Miguel Angel Martinez (Iberia) started third, Georg Naujoks (DE-AT-CH) fourth, and Hermann Pfander (DE-AT-CH) rounding-out the top five starting positions. Troy Eddy got off to a good start as every driver from third through ninth spun their tires. This botched start by many put sim-racers such as Pfander, Seth Eggert (Carolina), and Gary Borkenhagen (Midwest) in some very tense situations. Eggert tried to make the most of his opportunity to pass Pfander, while [...]
by Jake Cameron on February 25th, 2014
Week 4 of the iRacing.com Street Stock Series, see us head to the high banks of Rockingham International Raceway. This week’s attendance and official races where on the down low this week, with only seven races counting towards the Championship. These online races saw the top seven in the championship take part with only 60 points separating them all. The race got off to a great start for Andrew Simmons, continuing from his previous week’s form. Everyone got off to a good start with the pack singling out into one line all following the leaders Simmons and Shane Parish. A few laps in we already saw two groups forming of the faster drivers and the slower drivers, with Stephan Raughton and Jay Hollingsworth fighting it out near the back but [...]
by Brooks Westfall on February 3rd, 2014
Rockingham is considered to be one of the most challenging oval tracks on iRacing, and the Silver Crown one of the most challenging oval cars on the service. With this kind of combination, drivers not only need to be on top of their game, but have a little bit of luck. This week proved no different. At the start of the week, iRacing encountered multiple server problems causing SOF races across the site to be wiped out. Luckily on Thursday night the Silver Crowns were smooth sailing, server wise. The race, however, featured constant battles and carnage over the 100 lap contest. Kyle Sterk (4) started on pole position beside Marc Pilon (1). After a slow start by Pilon, Sterk jumped to an early lead over Brett Reynolds (15) and [...]
by Charles Harris on January 29th, 2014
26 members of the Australian and New Zealand club turned up to race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this Wednesday night for the opening round of the Demidov Innovations Nationwide Championship. Formerly known as the SimInstruments Trucks Series, the championship has found a new sponsor and some new cars to race. Nathan Britton took the first split win by a quarter of a second from Timothy Jackson2 and Ian Ford. Jackson started on pole and led 13 laps. Britton only led two laps, but led the most important one. Ian Ford finished third while Ray Schroder, who led the bulk of the laps, finished fourth. In the second split, Leo Graae won by over half a second from Aaron Pearce and Colin Kennedy. American Joseph Persinger led from the pole for [...]
by Matt Kingsbury on October 7th, 2013
Week Nine of the iRacing.com IZOD IndyCar Oval Fixed Series brought the drivers to Japan to do battle at the Twin Ring Motegi oval. The egg-shaped circuit is one of the most challenging on the schedule as it asks drivers to transition from (right) foot-to-the-floor on one end to slowing down 50 miles per hour in the other end. As expected, the sim-racing was very good as some of the 334 drivers mastered the circuit and others struggled. The weekly Strength of Field race of 3024 saw 16 drivers in a top split that was slowed by only one caution flag. Matt Cooke (Canada) started the field off on the pole position, followed by Dave Judson (Ohio) and Matt Lambertson (PA). It did not take long for the one and [...]
by Matt Kingsbury on August 29th, 2013
Week 4 of iRacing.com’s premiere open-wheel oval racing series saw the IZOD IndyCar Oval Series pound the bricks of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Only 58 teams made the virtual journey across town, but more than two dozen of them sought the ultimate prize in the weekly Strength of Field race, with drivers and teams in search of victory at the venerable Speedway. The Strength of Field event registered an average iRating of 3263 with 26 Dallara IndyCars on the grid – a full field. The race featured only three cautions for 11 of the 60 laps and saw the top six positions in the starting lineup locked-up by the Banshee and Aero-X team sim-racers. Defending series champion Martin Miller2 (Mid-South) was the man to beat from the start and led the [...]
by Tim Doyle on February 16th, 2012
The Milwaukee Mile, the oldest operating motor speedway in the world, hosted Round 3 of the 2012 Season 1 iRacing.com IZOD IndyCar Series. The one mile track is one of the toughest the series travels to and usually provides great short track action. 29 drivers showed-up to do battle, with the Top Split comprising 15 of the higher iRated drivers. Shaun Stroud led qualifying to earn the pole position with a 21.702 second lap, while Tim Doyle’s 21.767s lap earned him a spot on the outside of the front row. Chris Cahoe, Matthew Lambertson and Niles Anders rounded-out the top five in a starting field blanketed by just over half a second. The start of the 135 lap race saw Stroud jump out to the early lead with Doyle and [...]
August 7th, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Shane Stewart made it back-to-back ASCS Knoxville Nationals championships by taking the $10,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s 25-lap Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters feature event atop the half-mile Knoxville Raceway clay oval. Stewart held off a mid-race bid from Sammy Swindell and then slipped away in the final circuits aboard Paul Silva’s Wesmar-powered Rockstar Energy Drink No. 57 A.R.T
January 11th, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS — Double-wide restarts will begin with the Indianapolis 500 on May 29 – the first oval race of the season. The race director will instruct drivers to line up according to running order on the final caution lap, with the race leader taking the inside position of row one.
November 6th, 2010
Carl Edwards, signing autographs at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, won Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. FORT WORTH, Texas — Carl Edwards scored his third NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the season while Brad Keselowski’s third-place finish gave him his first Nationwide championship. It is also the first NASCAR championship for team owner Roger Penske.
October 30th, 2010
Kyle Busch, shown earlier this season, won Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona Int'l Speedway. TALLADEGA, Ala. – Kyle Busch’s late drive toward the finish line netted a victory in the Mountain Dew 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, in the process tying the NASCAR record for closest margin of victory.
October 18th, 2010
Chris Perley picked up his eighth victory in the ISMA portion of the World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson (Conn.) Int'l Speedway Sunday.
October 10th, 2010
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Scott Bloomquist clinched his second-straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship by winning his fifth Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Saturday night at Dixie Speedway
October 9th, 2010
Ty Dillon captured his second-straight ARCA Racing Series victory Saturday at Rockingham Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo) ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Ty Dillon bagged his second-straight ARCA Racing Series triumph Saturday during the American 200 at Rockingham Speedway while Patrick Sheltra claimed his first ARCA Racing Series championship
October 3rd, 2010
Jeff Agnew celebrates his victory in the USARacing Pro Cup Series Brushy Mountain 250 at North Wilkesboro Speedway Sunday. [Adam Fenwick Photo) NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C.