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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

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

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributin writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

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

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

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

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon iRacing.com and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Raymond Kingsbury
    Contributor

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

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

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Lotus 49s Take To Phillip Island

by Justin Sutton on July 19th, 2014

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Uelk does at Turn Two what Cox could not at Turn One.

For Week 11 the Grand Prix Legends series packed up their Lotus 49s and headed to Australia for 16 laps of the visually stunning — and technically challenging — Phillip Island for a Sunday race of 16 sim-racers from across the globe.  Only four of the cars on the grid actually qualified before the race, and Uwe Jacobsen took pole position with a 1:33.003 with Greg Longfield only three tenths behind.  The second set of qualifiers were Joe Peak with a 1:34.493 and Duncan Coppedge with a 1:34.678, while Mark Hewitt started from fifth as the highest of the non-qualifiers. As the lights went green it was immediately obvious that the best launch of the day came from Kevin Cox in sixth position as he shot in between Hewitt and [...]

Riding Shotgun with Justin Boston

by Aaron Grosskopf on July 18th, 2014

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Boston rebounded for an early incident to claim a top three finish at Winchester.

Coming off a solid top-five run last race at Elko Speedway, second year ARCA Racing Series driver Justin Boston was looking to keep the momentum going at famed Winchester Speedway. Boston and his Venturini Motorsports crew started the weekend a little off as they ended-up 10th fastest in the opening practice.  Although Boston gained a little more speed in the second session, his other competitors picked-up even more speed and he finished-up P11.  In qualifying, however, Boston made some good gains and grabbed sixth position for the race even as fellow iRacers Brandon Jones and Mason Mitchell qualified second and third, respectively. When the green flag flew for the start of the 200 lap event, Boston was looking to crack the top five right off the bat. But his luck [...]

Lichtenberg Wins in Pocono

by Seth Eggert on July 17th, 2014

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

Dudognon Wins at Suzuka as Moreira Gains Series Lead

by Marc Dorval, Photos by Thiago Izequiel on July 2nd, 2014

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Leocata, Hill, head into the Chicane

Japan’s Suzuka Circuit was the scene for Week Nine of the Classic Lotus Grand Prix 2014 Series. This fast track usually sees some amazing driving, while remaining a relatively safe course for most. The wind and temperature combined to slow most of the drivers in qualifying, compared to last season. Nonetheless, we saw some great qualifying times from Sachs Racing’s Michel Dudognon (1:50.179) and Ligier’s Nuno Moreira (1:50.192). Four warm-up races were run prior to the main Sunday race. Moreira won three of them, with Dudognon taking the other one. Some attempts were made to sabotage Moreira’s cab on the way to the track, but he still managed to make it on time and win all those races. Elf Team Tyrrell’s Andrea Ventura, leading the series’ Championship Standings, was unable [...]

Anreus Scorches into Big Radicals Lead

by Katier Scott on June 23rd, 2014

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As ever, Watkins Glen proved popular with the Radical-set.  Mid-Ohio?  Not so much.

Anreus scorched into a 200 point lead in the iRacing.com Radical Racing Challenge after erstwhile leader, Tom Lanpheer, missed the last two weeks in the championship. Anreus  had two strong weeks of sim racing as the field first visited the classic Watkins Glen and then moved onto the slippery challenge that is Mid- Ohio. Watkins Glen, as usual, proved to be very popular with 146 drivers joining up for 26 races during the week. Todd Laribee led that week’s win count with four wins from 10 starts but it was Samuli Kumo and Richard Avery who led the win rate stakes, both managing two wins from two starts and netting strong points scores. Indeed they led the way with Avery’s 174 being the week’s best ahead of Kumo on 169 [...]

Making it Real

by Scott Heckert on June 18th, 2014

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With more than 150 wins to his credits on the ovals and road courses of iRacing.com, it’s fair to say Scott Heckert is a serious sim-racer.  It’s also fair to say he’s a very serious professional racer.  A former karter and Skip Barber Racing School graduate, the Ridgefield CT native won Rookie of the Year honors racing Super Late Models in the 2012 Bright House Challenge Series.  This season finds Scott driving for Turner Scott Motorsports in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East where he has a pair of top ten finishes (including a third place at Iowa Speedway) and three straight top five starts to his credit. iRacing has become an integral part of Scott’s pre-race preparations, and we’re delighted to announce he will be sharing his thoughts about [...]

Anreus Storms into Radicals Lead as Avery Stars

by Katier Scott on June 11th, 2014

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Mattias Anreus stormed into the lead of the iRacing.com Radical Racing Challenge with a dominant performance at Barber Motorsports Park. The Scandinavian was the only driver to score more than 200 points during the week but he was hounded all the way by UK&I driver Richard Avery. The Pro-licensed sim racer netted 194 points and surged a dozen places into the top 10 after his superb driver and has the pace — and time — to challenge for the 2014 Season 2 championship. Barber has a reputation for being one of the less popular tracks for the Radicals and four of the top 10 drivers decided to skip this week’s sim racing action, which resulted in them all dropping into the top 15; indeed only 65 drivers attended the circuit [...]

Kerekes Tips the Barber

by Harrison Widelitz on June 6th, 2014

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Roberto Badinelli (Italy) hits the apex in Turn Two.

After last week’s racing at Oran Park Raceway, the RUF Cup found its way to Barber Motorsports Park, which lies in the middle of a heavily forested area on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. While Oran Park has recently closed in the interest of a developing suburbia, Barber finds itself on the opposite side of the spectrum as a facility that has only been open for about a decade, making it one of the newer tracks on the schedule. 311 sim-racers competed on a short course layout at Barber, which at 2.33 kilometers (1.45 miles), is about 1.5 kilometers shorter than the full course configuration. Every racetrack has its own personality, and Barber is no different, but maybe most unusual about the facility is its inclusion of sculptures that surround [...]

Anreus Closes on Lanpheer

by Katier Scott on June 2nd, 2014

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Radical Brands Hatch 2

A below par performance from defending champion, Tom Lanpheer, enabled Matthias Anreus to close in on the Radical Racing Challenge leader. Lanpheer nevertheless still maintains a substantial lead after four weeks as the series enters its second third. The new look Radical continues to be a popular car and Week 3 saw a strong field of 118 drivers take the start at Brands Hatch, while 91 took on the challenges of the Silverstone Historical GP circuit. Simon Hulbert was in impressive form at Brands Hatch coming out on top after a perfect drive in his only appearance of the week. The UK&I driver netted 176 points from that performance, while Lanpheer managed a strong 161 points from his three drives. In all 11 drivers joined Hulbert on the top step [...]

The Brickyard Finnvasion

by Justin Sutton on May 28th, 2014

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Usually there aren't any chicanes in an oval race.

On a Wednesday like any other 18 sim-racers in their Lotus 49s got into formation for the rolling start of a 27 lap sprint around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a 2488 SOF race.  Ten of the 18 participants were from Finland, over half the field.  Leading the charge towards the Start/Finish line was championship hopeful Mick Claridge after qualifying with a 56.167s lap.  Also (possibly by chance, probably not) as it happened, two of the Finns competing were Aleksi Elomaa and Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola; both of whom are Pro Class license holders and competitors in the iWCGPS.  The pros were starting from third and fifth on the grid (Elomaa in third) with Antti Pihlaja in second and Jere Seppälä in fourth, also from Finland. Going into Turn One Uusi-Jaakkola had the [...]

Jesse Atchison: “King of Daytona Hill”

by JD Laird on May 15th, 2014

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Atchison charged from deep in the field to take the win in a spectacular finish at Daytona.

The NASCAR iRacing C Fixed Series kicked off the second season of 2014 under the lights at the infamous Daytona International Speedway. A new iRacing update came during the off-week between seasons which brought a drastic change in speed, handling, and aerodynamics. The 4792 strength of field race had a full field of 20 drivers. Nine of those 20 drivers at least led one lap. Jesse Atchison (Atlantic) looked dead in the water with three laps to go falling all the way back to 12th place. Atchison and Lee Herron (Carolina) hooked-up and the two made an impressive run slicing their way through traffic. Although Herron didn’t get the finish he expected due to an accident on the white flag lap in Turns Three and Four, his tango partner, Atchison, [...]

Dudognon Tops Lotus 79 CTC at Road Atlanta

by Marc Dorval on May 14th, 2014

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Dudognon wins at Road Atlanta!

Week 2 of the Classic Lotus Grand Prix Series was held at the Road Atlanta course in Georgia, USA. Following last week’s highly successful race at the Circuit of the Americas, we saw 45 cars register for the race this week! That’s a tremendous number, and it caused organizers to arrange for nine warm-up races during the week, and split the main race into two main events. Ligier’s Nuno Moreira led the parade with a pole-position qualifying time of 1:11.058, followed closely by Sachs’ Michel Dudognon at 1:11.261. The slowest qualifier timed a lap at 1:15.724. Series leader Moreira couldn’t prevent Dudognon from taking the lead, ceding first place in the seventh lap to the Frenchman. Worse, Moreira was unable to complete the race thanks to a run-in with Roger [...]

The Kitchen Sink: Surviving New Hampshire

by Ray Kingsbury on May 12th, 2014

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With the way the tires on the Dallara IndyCar act at cold temperatures, the car is quite difficult to drive until the front tires gain enough heat to stop the car from snapping loose. Because of this, the first two or three laps of a stint at New Hampshire mandate that competitors drive with caution. If you can set-up your car comfortably enough to gain some time on these opening laps, this could make up for a slower setup later on that would get too tight. At the start of each stint, you should definitely be running -20 Weight Jacker, to keep the car as tight as possible. What this does is drop the car’s right rear’s ride height down.  On the high banked ovals, we tend to try and [...]

NASCAR iRacing Series Open Garage – Talladega

by Don Scott on April 30th, 2014

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It's advisable to find drafting partners at Talladega . . .

Superspeedways like Daytona and Talladega create different challenges where setup is concerned. With the new ride height rule and changes being made with thought to spring stiffness there are as many ways to approach your setup as there are drivers. Keeping that in mind, in this week’s column we will focus our discussion on two of the basic factors that will certainly help gain you an edge in every race. Pit strategy will be an important factor in this or any race so you will want to practice making pit stop adjustments on the fly. A lot of sim-racers find aftermarket button boxes help a lot in this area. A wise man once said “Races are won and lost in the pits.  When you are running up front you can [...]

Última Batalha, Skippies in Brazil

by Justin Sutton on April 28th, 2014

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There were lots of consequences for this accident, worst of all for Adcock.

As the F2000s of the UK&I Skip Barber league lined up for the final time this season in Brazil it was Thomas O’Leary who snagged pole with a 1:51.772, only eight thousandths ahead of Marcus Hamilton.  After the front row it would be Wojciech Swirydowicz, Tom Ward, Marc Mercer, Stuart Adcock, Clarke Williams, Allen Piercy, Alex Gillon, and George Lambert; only seven tenths separating the whole lot of them.  The champion is already decided of course and it was looking good for Swirydowicz to take second place off Blake Townend as he was absent from the race with only an eight point gap, meaning Swirydowicz just needed to finish in the top ten at Brazil. The start of the race was pretty tame as the experienced and respectful sim-racers more [...]

The Kitchen Sink: Getting Started with AutoClub

by Ray Kingsbury on April 25th, 2014

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Auto Club Speedway, the latest oval to be added to the simulation, offered iRacing.com IndyCar Series a breath of fresh air last season as it ushered-in some of the highest strengths of field we had ever seen. A lot of teams prepared before the season started so they could be competitive at the track. I know my team had a setup together before the clocks turned for the new season to start. However, the weather conditions sent us back to the drawing board. Depending which corner the wind most affects — and keeping in mind the asymmetry of Auto Club — one must determine the proper route to go with their setup. Turns One and Two are more representative of what we would find at an intermediate speedway, Homestead maybe. [...]

A Three “Crown” Race

by Brooks Westfall on April 17th, 2014

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It all comes down to Homestead as Buchberger, Sansone, and Williams, all have a shot to take the championship.

The finale of Season One is upon us, and the iRacing Silver Crown Cup has one of the tightest point battles of any series heading into the final week. Vinnie Sansone and Paul Williams have come within 39 points of series leader Brandon Buchberger ahead of the finale, set for the virtual plains of Homestead-Miami this Thursday. After a dramatic and controversial race at New Hampshire last week, Buchberger has lost tremendous and valuable points. Last Thursday’s race was worthy of a conversation or two, as drivers encountered a variety of “challenges” throughout the sim race. The most notable was a bump in Turn One, causing racers to lose control of their ‘Crowns, spinning, and collecting others. Drivers such as  Brian Elmore, Brooks Westfall, and points leader Brandon Buchberger encountered [...]

Road Warriors Silverstone

by Andrew Pinkerton on April 16th, 2014

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Road Warriors Silverstone 1 Jens leads into t1 (2)

For Round Four of  iRacing.com’s Road Warrior Series we hop the pond and head to the quaint English village of Silverstone. The town’s 2,000 or so residents used to hear the thunder of mighty Rolls-Royce engines in the Vickers Wellington bombers. Now, nearly 70 years on, those roars have not ceased, but rather have been replaced by sound of virtual Corvettes, McLarens, and HPDs. Sit down and buckle up for the 60 minute Endurance Challenge from the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit. The Saturday 1:00 GMT race kicked-off the weekend with a total of 33 starters. The race would run 38 laps within the hour allotted. This was just barely the third highest SOF tops split coming in at 3136. The HPD field had 11 starters with some very familiar names, [...]

Sansone Gains Ground in Kentucky

by Brooks Westfall on April 11th, 2014

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Vinnie Sansone cruises to victory after the 1-lap shootout.

With the first Season of iRacing’s 2014 year quickly coming to a close, the iRacing.com Silver Crown Cup stormed into the virtual hills of Kentucky for a 100 mile contest. The Thursday night sim race featured thrills and spills, as the points battle for the overall championship tightens-up with just two weeks of sim racing left in Season 1. Three cautions were waved on Thursday, accounting for 12 of the 67 lap race, one of which involved two championship contenders.  Drivers such as Ian Seely, Ryan Steele, and Bristol winner Brandon Buchberger all finished outside the top ten, limiting their point count for the week. Many benefitted from their misfortune, however, race winner Vinnie Sansone and runner-up Paul Williams in particular, both of whom gained a lot of ground on [...]

Shelton’s Rockingham Upset; Kusheba’s Shrinking Lead

by Brian Tate on April 4th, 2014

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For the first time in four weeks, PEAK Stock Car Dreams National Series points leader, Paul Kusheba is starting to look in his rear view mirror in the championship chase.  Meanwhile, Greenfield, Indiana’s Caleb Shelton is celebrating his first weekly win of the season. Week 9 put the PEAK Stock Car Dreams National Series in the sand hills of North Carolina and a visit to the Rockingham Speedway, better known as “The Rock.”  The 1.017-mile oval is loved and hated among iRacing’s drivers.  Those who can find the right balance of speed and tire wear generally enjoy great results which, predictably, lead to a love affair with the bumpy and abrasive track.  For those that can’t, long and frustrating sim-races breed contempt for The Rock. While most eyes were on [...]