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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
    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 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.

  • Ray 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.

  • 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
    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.

NASCAR iRacing Pro Series Duel in the Desert

by Dylan Kapisky on November 14th, 2014

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This past Tuesday, the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series took to the virtual Phoenix International Raceway for a Veterans Day edition of tight, short-track racing. The one mile track with the dogleg on the back stretch, proved to be a challenge for even iRacing’s best. The online race saw 10 cautions for 38 of the 156 laps. The last caution came out with five to go, setting up a green/white flag restart – started and completed by Ryan Lowe. “Don’t pull a Kentucky, Ryan,”  Lowe says he thought as he took the green/white flag “where I lost the race on a one lap shootout, because I spun the tires” He didn’t pull another Kentucky, getting a great jump on the restart and leading the field around to the checkered flag.  “This [...]

Sandt Jr and Powers Go to the Wire

by Stan Bragg Jr on November 12th, 2014

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SK Mods Lucas Oil Raceway LOR

The NASCAR iRacing.com SK Modified Series traveled to Lucas Oil Raceway for Week 2 of the six week season.  Under the virtual lights, this .686 mile track held true to the high profile short track style racing and this feature race would be no different. With the SoF of just 1599 we would see various levels of skill as 14 drivers took the grid, but the sim racing up front was tight and intense for the entire 50 laps. David Powers and Bobby Sandt Jr led the field to the green with Powers getting a great jump on the field. Sandt Jr and Carl Sunberg quickly went single file and looked to run down Powers while, behind them, Alan Fenhaus and Russel Ieler looked to do the same. The front [...]

Road Warriors Get “Rad” at Oulton Park

by Andrew Pinkerton on October 2nd, 2014

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The combination of the Radical and Oulton Park proved a formidable one.  Here Moreno leads a howling pack of SR8s.

Oulton Park hosted the fifteenth round of the 2014 iRacing Road Warrior Series. The Road Warriors’ weapon du jour was the Radical SR8, an extremely nimble and very fast car. Weighing-in well under 2,000 pounds and with nearly 380 horsepower on tap, this beast demands a few hairs on a sim racer’s chest – and preferably the soles of their feet — in order to extract its peak performance. The Radical will bite you when you least expect it, and this past weekend of sim racing was no exception: Only nine cars finished on the lead lap at the checkered flag across all of the races . . . combined. The Saturday 1:00 GMT kicked the weekend off with 18 starters. Rob Kodey had the pole, but ran into problems [...]

Moreira Wins Spa, Lotus 79 Championship!

by Marc Dorval, photos by Thiago Izequiel on July 24th, 2014

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Moreira takes the Spa Win, and the Series Championship!

The 12th and final week of the Classic Lotus Grand Prix 2014 Season 2 Series ran at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The series championship would be decided this week between Nuno Moreira of the Ligier team and Andrea Ventura of the Elf Gitanes team. The Race 26 CTC drivers were joined by three other sim-racers for the main Sunday race. Reflecting the series championship standings, Moreira had pole position with a qualifying time of 2:06.444, while Ventura was in front of the left lane with a time of 2:06.925. The slowest qualifier had a time of 2:11.789. Arto Ihamäki was over-eager at the start, collecting a black flag and dropping to 23rd position early on. Paolo Accurso slid into Copersucar’s James Rawson at the start, causing damage to [...]

Moreira Edges Fritsche in Zandvoort Nailbiter!

by Marc Dorval, Pictures by Thiago Izequiel on June 25th, 2014

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The start!

The Classic Lotus Grand Prix Series travelled to the Netherlands’ Circuit Park Zandvoort for its eighth race week of 2014 Season 2. A favourite of many drivers, the Grand Prix configuration of this race track features a testing blend of straights, tight, medium and high-speed turns that thrill spectators and drivers alike. Zandvoort is a safe track, though, scoring 2.86 as the lowest incident-per-driver statistic in Lotus79 races in 2014. Six warm-up races were run prior to the main Sunday race. The winners of those races were Arto Ihamäki of the Walter Wolf Racing team, Richard Walker, Lotus’ Gernot Fritsche and Michel Dudognon of Sachs Racing who won three of those races! Fritsche had pole position with a qualifying time of 1:26.255, just ahead of Ligier’s Nuno Moreira who clocked [...]

Gernot Fritsche Tames Interlagos in Lotus 79!

by Marc Dorval on June 18th, 2014

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Starting Grid

Week 7 of the 2014s2 Classic Lotus Grand Prix Series was held at the famous Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos) track in Brazil. Conditions were warm and not very humid, with a very slight breeze. The fans were stoked by the World Cup soccer tournament, the history of Ayrton Senna (and the aforementioned Carlos Pace) at this track, as well as all the cool cars and fantastic drivers in attendance for the race! The pre-Sunday warm-up races numbered five this week, with Ligier Gitanes’ Nuno Moreira winning one of them, and Elf’s Andrea Ventura and Lotus’ Gernot Fritsche winning two each. 28 cars gridded for the main race, with Ventura in pole position after logging an incredible 1:24.786 qualifying time! 25 of those drivers were card-carrying CTC members sporting their [...]

Fritsche Overcomes All at Brands Hatch!

by Marc Dorval on June 9th, 2014

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Battle-scarred Fritsche takes the checkered flag!

The Classic Lotus Grand Prix Series held its sixh weekly race of 2014 Season 2 at the historic Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent, England. Cool weather greeted us, but the skies were clear and the crowds were in abundance. Brands Hatch is a surprisingly challenging course for the Lotus 79. To wit, the average incidents per race this week was 5.83, second only to COTA for all of 2014. The combination of cold temperature, elevation changes, narrow road and off-camber turns requires (even) more skill than usual. Sunday saw 26 drivers join the main race. Seven warm-up races were held earlier in the week as well. Participation was lower than usual: some blame the difficult course, others blame a flu bug that is affecting some drivers. In any case, Nuno [...]

Billy the Kid? Try Ryan the Comeback Kid…

by Brooks Westfall on June 4th, 2014

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Ryan Steele made the outside line work, as he passed defending winner Vinnie Sansone with less than 30 laps to go.

The virtual Silver Crowns of iRacing were loaded in digital big rigs and hauled out to the desert of Phoenix, Arizona for Round Five of the iRacing Silver Crown Cup. After last week’s thrilling 40 lap sim race in Indianapolis, some short track action was the right medicine for the sim racers. With three of the first four rounds staged of speedways, it was a good change for the drivers to test their sim racing skill on the grass roots of racing. Unlike the short track opener at Lucas Oil Raceway, the 100 lap sim race at Phoenix International Raceway was quite clean. The iRacing FIRST Safety car only paced for 24 laps, leaving over three quarters of the event in the drivers’  hands. With Jeffery Mays and Michael Clement [...]

Moreira wins in Lotus 79 Sonoma, Gernot Fritsche DNF!

by Marc Dorval on May 27th, 2014

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Week 4 of the Classic Lotus Grand Prix Series was held at the Sonoma Raceway in California, USA. Many regular drivers spent the week practicing for the iRacing Indy race and so were not ready to qualify and race with us. Despite that, 29 cars registered for the main Sunday race! Lotus driver Gernot Fritsche and Ligier’s Nuno Moreira were one-two on the grid today, with qualifying times of 1:20.048 and 1:20.083 respectively. The slowest qualifier timed a lap at 1:24.993. Turn Two Incident Moreira got a great start at the green light over Fritsche, and the two ran side-by-side through Turn One and up the hill to Turn Two. As they were jostling for space, Fritsche’s right wheels touched the dirt slightly. Coming back on the asphalt, Fritsche touched [...]

Lanpheer Starts Radicals Defence in Style

by Katier Scott on May 19th, 2014

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Majestic Mosport presented the "new" Radical SR8 with a formidable challenge.

Tom Lanpheer started the defence of his iRacing Radical Racing Challenge title in style with strong performances in both the first two rounds. The Mid West sim-racer now leads the charge by 29 points from Scandinavian Mattias Anreus and Division 2 driver, Fin, Samuli Kumo. The Radical arrived this season with another boost to its handling in the shape of a configurable rear differential, while its aero-balance also received tweaks in the form of optional dive planes. The end result is a certain amount of divided opinion as some drivers prefer the balance created by running with dive planes, while others prefer the low df options. So far the differences in lap times between the two seem generally to be small but the downforce settings are extreme and there is [...]

NiS Open Garage: Charlotte

by Don Scott on May 15th, 2014

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Small adjustment to the track bar provides a more stable base.

Headed into Charlotte Motor Speedway I am reminded of something I mentioned in a previous article about iRacing’s setups being tantamount to getting setup sheets from the previous owner when you purchase a race car. At times these setups may require large changes to adapt them to our own driving preferences. This leads us to two areas where you can make changes to help correct cars that seem out of control. The two areas I am going to focus on this week are basic track bar and spring adjustments. Both of these topics are critical changes we make in NASCAR constantly. Making adjustments in both of these areas can significantly improve cars that seem too far on the loose or tight sides. When speaking of the track bar you should [...]

Nuno Moreira Wins Lotus 79 Week 1!

by Marc Dorval on May 7th, 2014

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Starting Grid

For the drivers of the Classic Lotus Grand Prix iRacing Series, a new season is a time of renewed hope in their driving skills, individual and team strategies, and of course their cars’ setups. The racing break allowed teams to sign up new drivers, and so teams have been disbanded and re-created. It’s also a time to show off new team paints! Master artists such as Paul Arnall and Mark Fisher have been in high demand for the quality and accuracy of their paint jobs. Great personalization assistance was given by Mark Pickford and Marko Kiikka as well. Rumours of speed advantage for certain paints were rampant, and we’re not sure if there’s truth in them. Nevertheless, we expect great pictures with all these beautiful cars! As for the racing, [...]

Dobie Wins Season Finale – Fritsche Wins Lotus 79 Championship!

by Marc Dorval on April 25th, 2014

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Lotus road America 2014 S1

The 12th and final week of the 2014 Season 1 Classic Lotus Grand Prix iRacing Series was held at the Road America course in Wisconsin, USA this Sunday. 33 drivers, including 23 CTC Members, brought their cars for Sunday’s main online race. It was wonderful to have new drivers join us for this season finale, as well! Albilad Williams’ Nuno Moreira earned pole position this week with a qualifying time of 1:53.915. Behind him was RAM Viceroy’s Bill Fraser with a time of 1:54.293. The slowest qualifier came in with a time of 2:00.522. Six of the sim-racers were unable to post a qualifying time, and so started at the back of the pack. The start of the race was not kind to many drivers. Essex Lotus’ Salvatore Larne, catching [...]

Mission: Mercer

by Justin Sutton on April 14th, 2014

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Rabsztyn heavy on the curb.

Three races remaining.  45 points separating Marc Mercer from Blake Townend.  253 corners from lights-out to checkered flag.  Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, Australia could be the place where Mercer clinches the championship.  With his current lead all he needs to do is outscore Townend by six points, and not get outscored by Wojciech Swirydowicz, to put the nail in the coffin since those two are the only other competitors with a mathematical chance of winning still. In qualifying Swirydowicz grabbed pole with a 2:30.321 ahead of Mercer, Townend, Wojciech Rabsztyn, and Sebastian Job.  As the cars lined up and started to rev there was an immediately visible gap in the grid where Townend’s black and red F2000 should have been, and as the lights turned green it became painfully [...]

Gernot Fritsche Wins at VIR, Expands Lotus 79 Championship Lead

by Marc Dorval on April 2nd, 2014

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CTC Logo

The ninth week of the 2014 Season 1 Classic Lotus Grand Prix iRacing Series was held at the beautiful and terrifying Virginia International Raceway this past Sunday. Terrifying? Consider that only 23 drivers elected to take part (of whom 19 are regular CTC members), and that only four warm-up races were able to get adequate participation. Many drivers worried about their Safety Ratings, reputation damage, and overall embarrassment on this fast, tricky, and dangerous track. Matt Pawelski of RAM Viceroy won three of the four warm-up races. Family issues prevented him from sitting on the grid on Sunday, however. Essex Lotus’ Gernot Fritsche won the fourth warm-up race this week. Ligier Gitanes’ Andrea Ventura won pole position at the starting line with an excellent time of 1:37.913, while Fritsche’s 1:38.042 [...]

New Leader for Brazil’s “Masters of Track”

by Thiago Izequiel on March 25th, 2014

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The very popular Brazilian championship had a big field again: 27 cars.

The RUF championship of iRacing Brasil Masters of Track ran its sixth race and now has only four more to go until the ultimate winner is nominated. Bruno do Carmo has been the one to watch for the first half of this series, but can he keep his domain until the end? Diego Rancaño, a driver from Club Iberia had fought against this fact and won two times, against three wins for Bruno, but a new challenger came up: Thiago Almeida is now the newest driver to get at the winner’s hall. Having competed at all races, Thiago always took his RUF to the limit but didn’t have good luck when he could fight for the lead. Watkins Glen came with new winds blowing in his favor, while Diego and [...]

Richmond Fight to Hill

by Brian Tate on March 24th, 2014

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Kusheba Retains Control of Championship A visit to the Richmond International Raceway kicked-off the second half of the PEAK Stock Car Dreams National Series.  The historic 3/4-mile oval located provides some of the best-short track action on iRacing and Week Seven visit did not disappoint, as Tyler Hill racked-up 211 points to put his name in the hat of championship contenders. Hill earned his win in Wednesday night’s 3335 SOF (Strength of Field) race, albeit by less than a second win over Jordan Werth and series points leader, Paul Kusheba.  Hill started on the outside of Kusheba in the 50-lap feature event of the week and was able to snag the lead on Lap 21 bringing Werth along with him in second.  Hill finished the remaining 29 laps by holding-off [...]

Hudson, Kusheba Take Control in Vegas

by Tom O'Leary on March 13th, 2014

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It was Hekkens v Langley and Ford v Chevy at LVMS.

NASCAR iRacing Series Round 3: Las Vegas Motor Speedway The ‘Diamond in the Desert’ hosted Week 3 of the 2014 NASCAR iRacing Series. The 1.5 mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the location for both the Fixed and Open setup online races this week, with just over 1500 sim-racers trying to prove they could be the best of the rest and score some valuable points against their competitors in the crucial opening part of this season. The opening race of the Fixed setup action was the ideal place to be with the highest SoF race of the week (4946), as Paul Kusheba nailed the first win of the week with a nail-biting finish to clinch top points of the week (317). Kusheba edged-out Matt Bussa by .048s, one of the [...]

Down Wins Bathurst Thriller

by Clayton Brooks on March 13th, 2014

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A battle-scarred Down pushes Broekman across The Mountain.

The iRacing.com V8 Supercar Series took to its spiritual home of Mt Panorama Bathurst for Round Six of 2014 Season 1. Continuing his streak of six pole positions was Madison Down, as the TT-R sim-racer was the only driver to get into the 2:05s. Second on the grid went to Rens Broekman with Row Two filled by Mitch McLeod and Leigh Ellis. Behind them George Maris would start from P5 with Beau Cattell holding down sixth spot ahead of Ian Ford with Tobias Czerny starting along side in eighth making for an all-Powerbond Row Four. Matthew Hill placed ninth on the gird with Kurt Stenburg starting from 10th position. It didn’t take long until Bathurst claimed its first victim for the night, as Schreyer spun at Hell Corner on the [...]

Down Goes Two for Two

by Clayton Brooks on February 17th, 2014

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V8s Brands Hatch Druids crash

iRacing.com’s official V8 Supercar Series headed to Brands Hatch in England for the second round of 2014 Season 1 and a 38 lap race. Qualifying was tight but for the second time this season it was Madison Down taking the pole position being the only sim-racer to dip into the 1:25′s. Teammate Josh Muggelton placed his Tatts.com Falcon in the second position to make it a TTR front row lock-out. Occupying the Row Two were Justin Ruggier and Jon Emerson while Rens Broekman and George Maris filled the 3rd row for the start. Chad Chastain did enough to secure P7 on the grid with Leigh Ellis griding next to him, while ANZ Motorsports monopolized Row Five with Leigh Day and Beau Cattell rounding-out the top ten qualifiers. When the lights [...]