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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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

Ford and Holden Win!

by Brenton O’Brien on July 2nd, 2015

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Welcome return to previous series champion Beau Cubis, in SDC colours with the chasing pack.

Ford and Holden win??..  How can this be so?? Ian Ford driving the Evolution Racing Australia HoldenCommodore scored his first win of the new season for Round 2 od the iRacing.com V* Supercar Series, at Oulton Park International Circuit. Qualifying Under cloudy skies with a track temperature that was condusive to fast lap times, qualifying was dominated by Ford in the Demidov Innovations Holden, leading last week’s winner and championship leader Ethan Grigg- Gault in the SDC Motorsports car by three tenths of a second. Twenty-four cars greeted the start of qualifying which ran seemingly without interruption.  The field was spread over the first five positions; however, things certainly tightened-up from positions six through to 20th with just eight tenths covering the field. Last week’s runner up, Vail Riches in [...]

Big Joe Steals the Show!

by Justin Laxton on July 2nd, 2015

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Hassert, Laxton, and Matthiensen go three wide on the front stretch.

Joe Hassert leads 22 laps to capture the Dan Wheldon Memorial All-Star Race in the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by Overdrive Graphics. The night started off with a 20-lap Lionheart IndyCar Series Shootout, which saw the first six finishers advance to the main event. A massive wreck with eight laps to go took out many of the night’s top sim racers. Advancing to the All-Star race were: Chris Stofer, Terry Matthiensen, Ian Adams, Ryan Bowles, Ricky Hardin and Carl Burk. In two-lap qualifying immediately before the start of the All-Star Race, Rick Music turned the fastest lap with a 39.814. Joe Hassert qualified second, with Dan Geren, Tony Lurcock, and Ian Adams rounding-out the top five. Pole-sitter Rick Music won the first segment, leading all but two laps. Joe Hassert [...]

Tour Mods Tear into Gateway

by Kyle Odaynik on June 30th, 2015

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Pedersen celebrates his Thursday Night Feature win at Gateway.

Week Two of the NASCAR iRacing.com Tour Modified Series schedule brings the Modifieds to Gateway Motorsports Park. This 1.25 mile long race track is a unique oval with Turns One and Two being very different than Turns Three and Four. This is the biggest track the Tour Modifieds will be visiting this season and will pose a very different challenge then the short tracks the sim racers are used to. Gateway may be the largest track on the schedule but the sim racing in the days leading up to the Thursday Night Feature was close and intense:  The ten official races in the week saw six different winners. Thursday night’s feature had 26 entries for two splits of 13 sim racers apiece, with the top split registering a Strength of [...]

ARCRS: iRacing’s Best Kept Secret

by Daniel Vining and Aaron Keith on June 30th, 2015

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iRacing’s best kept secret is still just a secret. A new but little known league called ARCRS is quickly making a name for itself by getting over 100 league registrations in less than two weeks. What is ARCRS, exactly?  Well, we went over to ARCRacingSeries.com to find out. It turns out that the Ascending the Ranks of Champions Racing Series, ARCRS, is kind of like iRacing’s missing career mode.  ARCRS uses the backbone of the iRacing platform as the core of its system:  A ladder system in which sim racers must earn their way up through the various levels and series of sim racing to achieve greater goals, and more advanced levels of competition. In ARCRS, you start off in a Legends Car or Street Stock, and race within a [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – The Little Speedway That Could…

by Scott Smith on June 24th, 2015

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Hopes were high for a strong finish for the

Iowa Speedway is the only track on the NASCAR schedule that has a SAFER barrier running the entire length of its outside wall.  The speedway also promotes great racing via multi-grooves, and is a favorite amongst diehard fans.  So, in this day and age where not only safety, but competitive, exciting racing and finishes seems to be at the forefront of NASCAR president Mike Helton’s agenda, one would only assume that NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series would be a regular at the little 7/8 mile track… Wrong! Yes, making assumptions can leave you being referred to as the lesser elegant word for a donkey, but in this case I’ll accept the name-calling.  It just doesn’t make sense.  A short track that gives the fans and drivers alike what they want, [...]

Whelen Tour Mods Kick-off Week at USA

by Kyle Odaynik on June 23rd, 2015

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Minotto takes the checkered flag in the season opener at USA International Speedway.

On Thursday night, the NASCAR iRacing Whelen Tour Modifieds rolled into the famed USA International Speedway. USA International may not exist in the real world anymore, but it is alive and well on iRacing.com and it happens to be one of the most popular short tracks on the service. Organized by Untamed Motorsports, with help from Shawn Bagby, the Thursday Night Feature began in Season 2 and – we’re happy to say – is continuing in this, Season 3. The Feature is growing in popularity and it is evident that if you want to race the best in short track racing, the Tour Modifieds on Thursday nights is where you will get that test. Thirty-four of these virtual ground-pounders took to the track on Thursday, racing in two splits of [...]

iAnalyze This!

by David Phillips on June 19th, 2015

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iAnalyze6

In sim racing as in real racing, races are won and lost in the pits.  But only sim races are lost because drivers were frantically typing instructions to their pit crew during their “in” laps or while negotiating a crowded digital pit lane.  Imagine if, like real racers, you could just give verbal instructions to your pit crew about what your car needs . . . then focus 100% on getting your Ford Fusion, Dallara DW12 or BMW ZX4 whoa-ed down to the pit lane speed limit before stopping on a virtual dime in your stall with the help of your crew chief’s 5-4-3-2-1 countdown. “iAnalyze Racing integrates tightly with iRacing so you don’t you don’t have to become a bit of geek to get at the data.” – Doug [...]

Mazda Motorsports – iRacing.com Renew Partnership

by David Phillips on June 18th, 2015

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Top iRacers to Earn Invites to Mazda Club Racing Shootout Mazda Motorsports and iRacing.com are again joining forces in their ongoing efforts to develop promising young racing talent.   For the second consecutive year, two of the award-winning online motorsport simulations service’s top competitors will earn invitations to the annual Mazda Club Racing Shootout and a chance to win a scholarship to race in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup. The partnership is a natural given that Mazda Motorsports has more than 9,000 club racers in the United States, most of who race MX-5 Miatas, while many of the more than 60,000 iRacers around the world have raced the virtual Mazda MX-5 Cup car on the world’s foremost online motorsports simulation service. “The iRacing platform helps us identify the most talented drivers [...]

Early Wrecks, Pit Strategy Decide ITSR Power Series Opener

by Corey Davis on June 17th, 2015

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Tim Johnston (#54) passes Chad Dalton (#77) for the lead in the closing laps.

The ITSR Power Series kicked-off its tenth season last Sunday at Michigan International Speedway in a race that had two very different halves: the first slowed by six cautions, and the second with one of the long green-flag runs that are commonplace for the Gen6 series. A strong field of 32 cars showed up for the 200-mile season opener.  The grid included two past champions, many recent championship challengers, several series stalwarts, and a number of new sim racers looking to make a splash in their debuts. Series veteran Chad Dalton powered to the pole with a qualifying lap of 185.414 mph.  Dalton led from the drop of the green flag, but the field was slowed by several early cautions as the new and returning drivers got a feel for [...]

Humpe Survives Restarts, Wins Fifth

by Jason Lofing on June 17th, 2015

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Humpe had everyone covered at Michigan en route to his fifth win of the season.

Kenny Humpe kicked off the second half of the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing with a familiar result as he picked-up yet another win, this time at Michigan International Speedway. The victory was Humpe’s fifth and The TEAM’s sixth in nine races. Tyler Hudson from One Up Motorsports was second, followed by Humpe’s teammate Chad Laughton. Casey Tucker (Last Row Motorsports) and polesitter Corey Vincent (PMG) rounded out the top five. The race came down to Humpe, who had the better long run car, and Vincent, who was extremely quick on a short sprint and led a race-high 57 laps as he controlled the pace early on. In the end, track position was worth more than pure speed and Humpe found himself out in the clean air [...]

Australian Grand Prix Series Round One: Montreal

by Daniel Benefield on June 15th, 2015

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Australian GP Series Montreal 4

The inaugural race of the Australian Grand Prix Series took off at Montreal with a massive 27 car field. 2 of the cars were fielded by 2 of our Australian Academy drivers with Daniel Benefield and Scott Newton taking to the grid. After 9 and a half hours of pre-qualifying, it came down deep into the last session in a qualifying duel between Ben Smith and Daniel Benefield. Smith beat Daniel’s early pole time by just 2 hundredths posting a 1:14.266. The pressure went straight onto Dan with less than an hour to go. Feeling the pressure Dan kept trying to pull the lap time down but couldn’t until he perfected a lap with a 1:14.105 in the last 15 minutes of the session to grab pole position. Ben couldn’t [...]

Gooden Dominates to Take Second Pro Mazda Title!

by Cam Stark on June 15th, 2015

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One of Gooden's most emphatic wins happened at Mount Panorama, a circuit notorious for punishing any mistake.

With Oran Park being a ghost town in the final week of the season, it meant the championship was all but sorted-out after the penultimate week of the season; for one person in particular it was a dominant season. For Wyatt Gooden this season was one to savour. The Radicals Online driver was the dominant force throughout the whole of the season, albeit not totally unbeatable. To his credit he made 27 starts, took 16 pole positions and brought home 22 top fives; more importantly, Gooden had 19 wins to his name which helped him accumulate 1691 points overall.  The American had scored 127 more points over the course of the season than the second placed finisher Justin Brunner, but third place was nowhere to be seen as Mark Jarvis [...]

Coanda Dominate Tricky Day in Canada

by Wil Vincent on June 10th, 2015

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Coanda blunted the Team Redline steamroller as and Luis grabbed the lead at the start and were never threatened.

The months of April and May saw one driver win races in the iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series.  And as the Fanatec Team Redline machine of Greger Huttu scored victory after victory, it prompted the same f questions we hear every year: Can anyone stop the four time World Champion? Overall, Redline have also been the superior team, winning all but one race othe season, and really outshining their long term rivals, Foracer Coanda Simsport. In a nutshell, as the weather gets warmer and the nights shorter, something had to be done otherwise a championship could well be over before we get to the end of summer. Coanda needed to step up. Enter Montreal, one of the most entertaining online races of the year. This was a track that [...]

Lionheart IndyCar Series Heads to AutoClub for Season Finale Tonight!

by Justin Laxton on June 10th, 2015

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The checkered flag will wave on the Lionheart tonight at Auto Club Speedway.

On Wednesday night the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by Overdrive Graphics and Sim Posters heads to the Auto Club Speedway for the Season Finale! Tonight’s race is broadcast at 9:35pm Central Time on the Global SimRacing Channel. With the championship already wrapped up for Jesse Vincent, and Big Joe Hassert sitting solidly in second, the focus of the night will be on the race for third through ninth in the point standings and the fight for 20th, the final lock-in spot for the first four races of next season. Monday night’s practice race saw Team #nailedIt driver Ian Adams win. However with the new build release on Tuesday, final practice race proved that it will be anyone’s race with the newly-formed No Name Racing team taking the top two spots [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – Steers and Race Cars

by Scott Smith on June 8th, 2015

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Kolin Keister IIi (12) makes the winning move around Kemonric Little2, with Logan Kress (1) poised to follow suit.

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and although Texas Motor Speedway is an intermediate track at 1.5-miles – far from the biggest track NASCAR visits – track promoter, Eddie Gossage would keep the cliché truthful with the installation, at that time, of the world’s largest video screen.  Nicknamed Big Hoss, the colossal Panasonic screen – which measures just over 20,000 square feet – was installed in the spring of 2014, and seems to tower over the entire state, midway down the backstretch. Aside from the numerous promotional ploys TMS uses to attract fans, the speedway also provides some exceptional racing.  Owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., it’s no surprise that the track closely resembles both, Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Its 24 degrees of banking provide the grip levels needed [...]

Berryman Takes Top Honours, Gonzalez Prevails

by Cam Stark on June 8th, 2015

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Gonzalez looking to streak away whilst Amico's put on the back foot.

The final week of the iRacing Grand Prix Series was upon us: 11 weeks had been completed, but for people on the brink of the top 15 there would be no let off. Road America, located in the state of Wisconsin is situated close Elkhart Lake. The track itself has a unique heritage. The circuit’s turns are designed to replicate corners which had previously been on street courses which were run in and around Elkhart Lake. In the 1950s the state banned racing on public roads but Elkhart Lake’s motorsports heritage had only just begun. A man named Cliff Tufte organised a group of racing enthusiast to help bring the racing back, albeit in a controlled environment of a legalised track. This vision ultimately turned into the reality of a [...]

Humpe Back in Victory Lane at Dover

by Jason Lofing on June 3rd, 2015

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NPAS 2015 Dover 3

Kenny Humpe drove a nearly perfect race and returned to victory lane at Dover International Speedway for his fourth win in the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing. Humpe held-off Justin Bolton on a green-white-checkered restart to secure the win. After starting second, Humpe overhauled polesitter and teammate Bolton 30 laps into the race. This wound-up being the only lead change of the race as Humpe led the final 170 circuits in yet another dominating performance to further enhance his commanding lead in the series points race. Kevin King bounced back from some rough luck on restarts to claim third. Brad Mahar and Bryan Blackford finished fourth and fifth respectively, the first top five run of the season for each sim racer. Bolton started on pole and looked [...]

Smith Wins Chaotic Montreal ANZ Skip Barber Race

by Paul Wood-Stotesbury on June 3rd, 2015

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Benjamin Smith stormed to victory in a last-to-first win the fifth round of the 2015 ANZ Skip Barber Championship at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. David Buda of Relentless Racing had qualified on pole with a lap time 1:52.882, almost half a second clear of Kevin Wilmen on grid two, and was looking to extend his championship lead. His hard work came undone before the lights went out for the 50 minute race when he jumped the start. He would serve his pit lane penalty and start a storming drive through the field. The action came on thick and fast. Twenty-three starters watched the lights go out, and the first corner complex of Turns One and Two would see Kevin Wilmen pushed wide off the track in the melee and drop to [...]

Record-Setting 6th Annual iRacing Indianapolis 500

by David Phillips on June 2nd, 2015

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Nearly 1400 sim racers took part in the 6th Annual iRacing Indy 500.

The Sixth iRacing Indianapolis 500 is in the record books, and oh what records!  With four time slots over the weekend of May 29-31 the Greatest Spectacle in Online Racing saw nearly 1400 iRacers take part in 62 splits featuring between 31 and 33 drivers.  With some sim racers competing in two, three and even all four of the time slots, a total of 1983 digital Dallara DW12s took the green flag at The Brickyard last weekend. All told, iRacers completed 209,414 laps for a total of 523,535 miles with Martin Miller2 posting the fastest race lap of 39.8741s for an average speed of 225.71 mph. (By comparison, Charlie Kimball set the fastest race lap of the “real” Indianapolis 500 at 39.6979s at a speed of 226.712 mph.) Of those [...]

Holzmann Wins Phillip Island, Closes on iRacing GP Series Title

by Cam Stark on June 2nd, 2015

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No one could be deemed safe this race after the chaotic race start!

With the final week of the season on the horizon, the iRacing Grand Prix Series headed to Victoria, Australia to tackle Phillip Island Circuit in the penultimate week. The 12-turn, 4.445km circuit – which features the 1km Gardner Straight – is notoriously the fastest paced. Although lap times will be less than 70 seconds per lap, three hairpins throughout the lap provide overtaking opportunities throughout the race, as well as Doohan Corner where following cars could have a 10km/h speed advantage heading-in to initiate overtaking opportunities. Patrik Holzmann took pole position ahead of Apex Racing UK’s Peter Berryman. Much like Canada one week ago the start was not a pretty sight; and this time for both ends of the field. With two separate incidents in two corners it was not [...]