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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.

Delk Conquers Dalton, Darlington on Throwback Sunday

by Corey Davis on August 27th, 2015

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Matt Delk (#6) and Tim Johnston (#54) race side-by-side into Turn 1 on Lap 138 ahead of Dalton and Davis.

In its 65 years of operation, the Darlington Raceway has earned its reputation as “the track too tough to tame”.  The iRacing version of Darlington is no different, so when the ITSR Power Series competitors arrived at the sun-drenched circuit last Sunday, they faced same challenges that NASCAR drivers have endured for decades. Following the lead of NASCAR teams that will run historic paint schemes in the upcoming Southern 500, many Power Series drivers donned classic schemes for their own Throwback Sunday race.  That gave the grid a hint of nostalgia, with designs ranging from Buddy Baker’s Crisco scheme on Matt Murphy’s Chevy to Alan Kulwicki’s Hooters design on Steve Haring’s Ford to Tim Johnston’s Stroker Ace-inspired Toyota. In qualifying, it was “Chad power” showing the way, with Chad Dalton [...]

Behind the Scenes: The NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing.com – The Science of Strategy

by Matt Holden on August 26th, 2015

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The race was only 50 laps, we could run 27 laps on one tank of gas. But to make it complicated, so could everyone else.  There was no chance of any driver making two stops, no chance of the usual trickery that can play out during a 200-lap race to shuffle up the leader board and put some cars off sequence and later pin them into a spot out of contention.  Only sixteen races will be run during the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series, and Watkins Glen was, and will be, the only race of the year where fuel mileage considerations were an impossibility.  Raw speed was king, so ensuring the speed was always present was exactly what was needed.  I’m going to go into the process of how we [...]

Alfalla Finds Victory Lane at Phoenix

by Jason Lofing on August 26th, 2015

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Alfalla kept a charging Ottinger at bay to score the win at Phoenix.

Ray Alfalla from Slipangle Motorsports held off a late charge from Gale Force Racing’s Nick Ottinger at Phoenix International Raceway en route to his second victory in the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing. Ottinger had to settle for second, less than one tenth of a second behind and a single position short in his quest for a third straight win. Polesitter Casey Tucker (Last Row Motorsports) finished third, followed by series championship leader Kenny Humpe (The TEAM) and PJ Stergios. Alfalla, who led a race-high 86 of 156 laps, took advantage of some timely cautions and a solid pit strategy and found the winner’s circle for the first time since the season opener at Daytona. Ottinger appeared to have a slightly better car than anyone else on [...]

Skip Barber 2k World Cup Round 10: Spa

by Paul Malokas on August 25th, 2015

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Philippe make the decisive move on the outside into Blanchimont.

Entering week 10 of the Skip Barber 2k World Cup, there is still a real battle for the championship.  Richard Avery held a 21 point lead over Vinicius Rocha and a 22 point lead over Ricardo Faria. Close on their heels was Philippe Leybaert a further 21 points back. This set the stage for a dramatic battle at Spa-Francorchamps and its long straights and unforgiving track limits. Standings, results and links to video replays can be found at http://2kworldcup.com/. Qualifying With an almost three minute lap time and only tw laps to complete a clean lap there is very little room for mistakes. After the first lap was complete the top three were Philippe Leybaert, Juha Nororlampi and Richard Avery. However, this was just setting the stage for the more [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – The Last Great Colosseum

by Scott Smith on August 25th, 2015

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Bristol Motor Speedway is known by a variety of nicknames: The World’s Fastest Half-mile, Thunder Valley, The Bullring, and my personal favorite, The Last Great Colosseum.  Anyone that has watched a race from inside the facility, as the modern-day gladiators wage battle with their mechanical fire-breathing chariots, understands the truth in this nickname.  Nevertheless, if a fan was asked to associate a phrase with the speedway, I bet the answer is one in particular: “Didn’t mean to really turn him around, meant to rattle his cage, though.”  Dale Earnhardt spoke those famous words in victory circle after spinning Terry Labonte exiting Turn Two for the victory of the speedways running of the 1999 Goody’s Headache Powder 500.  Since then, “cage rattling” and the Bristol Motor Speedway have gone together like [...]

Roeper Returns to Victory Lane at Sonoma

by Justin Laxton on August 25th, 2015

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Roeper Returns to Victory Lane at Sonoma

Daniel Roeper led 25 of 34 laps to find victory lane in the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by Overdrive Graphics, Global SimRacing Channel Sonoma 75. NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series driver Allen Boes finished second, with Unacceptable Racing teammates Ricky Hardin, James Krahula and Tommy Rhyne rounding out the top five. Qualifying With this being the series’ first stop at a road course, it also meant the sim racers needed to adjust for a best of four lap qualifying effort. While the qualifying format may have been different, familiar names qualified up front, with Roeper taking the pole, Boes qualifying second and Jake Wright, Austin Espitee, and Krahula rounding out the fast five. GSRC Sonoma 75 Before the race began, seventh place starter, and one of the pre-race favorites, Justin Laxton [...]

Huttu’s Fifth in Sight

by Wil Vincent on August 21st, 2015

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The Brickyard round of the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series often sees more drama and excitement than many other events in the series. Although not raced in 2014, previous visits have always stood out as some of the best races in series history, where the long straights and a medium speed first corner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course often lead to plenty of overtaking. Qualifying saw a number of new drivers to the series once again, as more drivers who have earned their Pro License attempted to make the field. Dani Garcia Fillol proved to be the best of the pro drivers, qualifying in eighth place, with four pro drivers in the Top 20 overall. In terms of the battle for pole, Greger Huttu and his Team [...]

Past Champs Davis and Johnston Win at The Glen, Texas

by Corey Davis on August 18th, 2015

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Corey Davis (#70) and Dean Moll (#51) lead the field into Turn 1 at the start.

After more than 3,000 left turns to begin its tenth season, the ITSR Power Series finally made a few right-handers in the first road course stop of the season at Watkins Glen. The sim racers were greeted by cool, cloudy weather, which made the 2.45-mile road course very grippy and ultra fast.  In qualifying, Season Eight champion Corey Davis won the pole with a lap of 1:09.511.  Series newcomer and road course ringer Dean Moll qualified his #51 Toyota in second, followed by Chad Dalton, Matt Delk, and John Higman Jr. When the race went green, Davis darted ahead in Turn 1 while the field settled in single-file behind.  The best battle early in the race was between Dalton and Delk, who were separated by less than half a second [...]

BSRTC Comes to Motors TV UK!

by Andrew Woodhouse on August 18th, 2015

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Coming at you on Motors TV UK: The final 19 rounds of the BSRTC season!

BSR & Apex Racing TV have reached an agreement with Motors TV UK to nationally televise the final 19 race meetings of the British Sim Racers Touring Car Pro Series season. To celebrate this exciting news, iRacing is offering a special discount for new three month memberships.  Just go to iRacing.com and enter the following promotional code: PR-BSRTC. BSRTC is in its ninth season on iRacing.com and sees around 40 of the best sim racers from around the world battling it out in the Kia Optima at the world’s greatest circuits for a share of the $10,000 prize fund. An hour-long highlights package will air each week, featuring action from all three of the evening’s races and insightful commentary from Andrew Woodhouse, Adam Bath and iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix [...]

Doing it the Hard Way at Monza

by Brenton O'Brien on August 17th, 2015

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Series leaders Grigg-Gault and Ford getting a little too close for comfort on lap 7 with Rivera and Cubis waiting to pounce.

In all police TV shows they will tell you, “there’s an easy way, or there’s the hard way.”  Round 8 for the iRacing v8 Supercar Series saw Ethan Grigg-Gault do it the hard way to earn his fifth win of the season. Qualifying A full field of 25 cars sat in their pit bays waiting for qualifying to begin, in what would be a pivotal race of the season.  The track’s long. fast layout ensured that competitors who would be able to make the most of any slipstream from a car in front would benefit greatly over the course of a lap.  After what seemed like a short twelve minutes the field was tight at the top.  The pole position again went to the one lap shootout specialist Ian Ford [...]

Lionheart IndyCar Series Birky Trucking 125 Preview

by Justin Laxton on August 5th, 2015

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Lurcock makes it three wide under Stofer and Wright.

The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by Overdrive Graphics heads to the Iowa Speedway for the Birky Trucking 125, broadcast live on the Global SimRacing Channel at 10:35 eastern time. The 7/8 of mile speedway located in Newton, Iowa has become a fan and driver favorite on iRacing. The real-life track opened in 2006 and hast hosted an IndyCar Series race since 2007. Drivers who have won a race at Iowa include: Dario Franchitti, Dan Wheldon, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and James Hinchliffe. Tuesday’s final practice race saw 10 cautions for 50 of the 143 laps, with just seven of the 22 cars that started the race still running at the end, even after the series admins provided drivers with two resets (there will be no resets available for [...]

LiveSimRacingTV to Broadcast 2015/2016 NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series Season

by Evan Posocco on August 4th, 2015

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LSRTV is excited to officially announce that they have reached yet another agreement with iRacing.com Motorsports Simulations to broadcast the entire 10 race season of the 2015/2016 NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series. This agreement extends a long lasting partnership between LSRTV and iRacing, who have partnered to bring full coverage of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series to sim racing fans worldwide for the last two years running since 2013/2014. The NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series, is the culmination of the annual “Road to Pro” on the service, in which Class A licensed oval drivers compete in events through the NASCAR iRacing.com Class A Open Series weekly in attempts to finish in the top 10 in championship points, and earn their pro license. Both the top 10 from the 2015 Season 1, and [...]

Higman, Dalton Take Superspeedway Wins

by Corey Davis on August 4th, 2015

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In early action at Pocono, Casey Pierce (#63) leads Kyle Taraska (#88), Chad Dalton (#77), Matt Delk (#6), and John Higman Jr. (#60).

The ITSR Power Series hit back-to-back 2.5-mile ovals in Indianapolis and Pocono, with the first race decided by attrition and pit strategy, and the second won with great long-run speed. At Indy, the pole position went to defending series champion Tim Johnston with a fast lap of 186.440 mph.  Johnston led the opening 10 laps before the race’s first caution, which saw Brian Motisko take the lead thanks to a two-tire change on pit road. During a turbulent first half of the race, the Brickyard looked more like the Junkyard, as three more cautions flew before Lap 40.  During that time, several drivers took turns in the lead.  Former Indy winner Kyle Taraska led briefly, followed by Daniel E. Eberhardt, then Brian Motisko took another stint at the front before [...]

From A Dig Motorsports’ “Tough Trucks” – “ Adventures at The Tricky Triangle”

by Scott Smith on August 3rd, 2015

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Like a high speed version of whack-a-mole, no sooner would you get a handle on one turn than problems would appear in another.

Triangles aren’t tricky.  They are a simple, basic geometric pattern consisting of three edges and three vertices.  If you are from my generation, you may have learned the basic intricacies of this common shape from an intelligent, caring, redheaded firecracker of a teacher: Mrs. Frizzle.  Amongst other subjects – aboard her magical yellow school bus, the keen young tykes learned the basic facts of this geometrical pattern: There are three special names given to triangles when classified by the relative length of their sides.  And, there are also three special names given to triangles according to their internal angles, measured in degrees.  By the way, if you don’t know these “special” names, Google it!  Geez, haven’t you remembered anything from elementary school? I digress; back to the story. Calmly and [...]

S4 Blancpain Endurance Series: Your Ticket to Pro Endurance Sim Racing

by David Phillips on August 3rd, 2015

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With the second half of 2015 Season 3 upon us, it’s time for sim racers and sim racing teams to start turning their attention to the Season 4 Blancpain Endurance Series, the qualifying series for iRacing’s newest professional sim racing series:  the Blancpain GT Series.   Running from April to September, the 2016 Blancpain GT Series will award cash and other prizes to the top finishing teams and drivers as well as to the first place finishers in the manufacturer’s championship. Only those drivers and teams with iRacing’s new World Championship Endurance Licenses will be eligible to compete in the 2016 Blancpain GT Series.  And the top 40 teams in the Season #4 Blancpain Endurance Series will be awarded iRacing World Championship Endurance Licenses. See the forum for complete details on [...]

Grigg-Gault Brings the Heat in the USA

by Brenton O'Brien on July 30th, 2015

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Grigg-Gault saves what could have been a race-ending incident as Cubis, Smith and Rivera look on.

The heat was on for series leader Ethan Grigg-Gault and the rest of the competitors in the latest round of the iRacing V8Supercar Series held at Sebring International Raceway in sultry central Florida. Qualifying Hot and humid weather made conditions very uncomfortable for the 24 sim racers who lined up for the main SOF qualifying at Sebring.  The 5.9 km (3.7 mile) layout of concrete and asphalt presented challenges to the strong field throughout the 12 minute session.  With the extended lap times, drivers had limited opportunities to get that one ‘hot lap’ in to be sure that the time counted was indicative of their performance. Ian Ford, second in the championship and racing for Evolution Racing Australia in the Holden Commodore, again showed he’s the one lap master of [...]

Ottinger Comes on Late to Win Indy

by Jason Lofing on July 29th, 2015

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The decisive moment of the race saw Nick Ottinger (05) dive under Kenny Humpe (58) for the lead on the final lap.

Nick Ottinger of Gale Force Racing scored his first victory of the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a tense late-race battle with Slip Angle Motorsports’ Ray Alfalla and The TEAM’s Kenny Humpe. The race came down to a restart with three laps to go with Humpe in the lead, Alfalla alongside and Ottinger behind in third. The race looked like it would go to whoever on the front row restarted the best but that all changed when Humpe and Alfalla made contact coming off Turn Two after the green. The contact sent Alfalla into a slide and while the two-time series champion made a wonderful save, the loss of momentum put him out of contention for the win. When Alfalla was sliding [...]

Hollyday Runs Circles Around Modifieds at Oxford

by Pete Zehler on July 28th, 2015

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Hollyday does doughnuts at The Circle.

Week 6 of the NASCAR iRacing.com SK Modifieds Series brought the sim racers to Oxford Speedway, known to iRacers as simply “The circle.” Marking-in at  3/8 mile, Oxford is a flat track . . . with a twist.  The track’s circular shape makes it rare for sim racers to run full throttle for a full lap; rather, the trick to mastering Oxford is to set-up your car to hug the curbs in the corners. This week’s finale Monday night would see some of iRacing’s biggest stars take to the track in a 2445 strength of field.  Ryan Gavel qualified on pole with Matt Bontempi to his immediate right in second place. When the pace car headed to pit lane, Gavel got a great jump and started pulling Bontempi immediately.  Within [...]

Alatalo Runs Riot at America’s National Park of Speed

by Cam Stark on July 24th, 2015

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A spectacular end to the race with Keanie feeling the brunt of the concrete barrier.

Week 5 of the Pro Mazdas season saw them head up north to the state of Wisconsin where one of  America’s most historic circuits awaited them: Road America. Featuring 14 corners over its 6.515km layout there would be no shortage of a good fight at this track. With two long straights to draft on and a section of winding corners it would be hard to see how overtakes could be few and far between . . . especially with the strong draft model. Pole position was taken by Riku Alatalo in a time of a 2.06.006.  The Finn was only marginally ahead of Justin Brunner, .024s to be precise. Alatalo and his teammate – Joonas Puhakka – used the long straights and draft to the best of the Pro Mazda’s [...]

Music Claims Victory at Homestead

by Justin Laxton on July 23rd, 2015

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Music started and finished P1 at Homestead.

Rick Music led 35 laps, including the final 10, to claim the Overdrive Graphics 200 in the opening round of the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by Overdrive Graphics. Deadzone Racing’s Jonathan Goke, returning from testing Star Mazdas, finished runner-up ahead of last night’s practice race winner James Krahula from Unacceptable Racing. The night’s festivities began with the Last Chance Qualifier. This season’s LCQ, featured a new format, which afforded drivers nearly two hours to attempt a two lap qualifying run. The drama began early with names such as Michel De Jong, Bradley Walters, Ryan Lowe, Charles Eisenbarth, James Krahula, Ryan Bowles, Mark Goodwin, Mark Norbert, and Thomas Engle initially missing the race. However, due to absences from locked-in drivers, De Jong, Lowe and Krahula were allowed to race. No Name [...]