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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.

iRacing Q&A: Dan Garrison

by David Phillips on July 18th, 2014

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The next time an email or PM arrives from iRacingNews asking you to answer some questions for a story . . . you might want to keep Dan Garrison in mind.   Away back in August of 2012, Dan took time to supply some “A’s” to our “Q’s” for an iRacer Profile.  Fast forward to June, 2014 and iRacing.com was happy to welcome our newest employee, also known as senior programmer Dan Garrison. This is not to suggest Dan got his job at iRacing strictly because of his iRacer Profile. There were, after all, the little matters of a BS in computer science followed by a lengthy stint with a company called IBM.  But the iRacer Profile didn’t hurt his chances of making a cross-country move from Arizona to Bedford, MA [...]

Finding Big Foot, Nessie and Grant Reeve

by Steve Myers on June 30th, 2014

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Let’s just get the bad news out of the way right away.  Driver swaps WILL NOT be in the Season 3 build.  Take a minute to go file a protest, punch a wall, crush a six pack or whatever else you might need to do to get that frustration out of your system.  Then come back and finish reading. Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . Okay, feel better?  So now that we’ve got that over with, I’m going to write something that anyone who has read even one of my blogs knows I never do:  Make a promise.  If I was allowed back in Vegas again and a casino would take my bet, I would put money down that driver swaps will be in the Season 4 build.  In fact, [...]

Get to Know: Danny Huegel

by David Ifeguni on May 28th, 2014

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When NASCAR joined the iRacing family in 2009, another person did too. His name is Danny Huegel. A member since May of 2009, Huegel has worked his way up, in the five years he has been on iRacing, to become a fast and respected iRacer. In 347 oval starts, the 19 year old has earned 32 career victories, his most recent win coming at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR iRacing.com Series Fixed. Although Danny has only started 18 total races on road courses, he is no stranger to the checkered flag there either.  His one career victory on a road course came in one of iRacing’s unique World Tour series events: the Roar Before the 2.4. His victory came in the 2013 running of the event in the Mazda MX-5 [...]

Q&A with iRacing’s Richard Jobling

by David Phillips on May 7th, 2014

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Senior Software Engineer Richard Jobling came to iRacing from Scotland via San Francisco and Boston, MA in 2010. Having worked on the development of video games – including Grand Theft Auto – for nearly two decades, Jobling is delighted to have found a home at iRacing.com. Q: Tell us a bit about your background and how you came to be at iRacing. A: I’ve been working in video games since 1997. My first job was back home in Scotland with a company called DMA Design (now Rockstar) who made the Lemmings games and Grand Theft Auto; I worked on the physics and collision detection for GTA III. Then I had an opportunity to move to California to work for one of the big Japanese companies – Namco. I did the [...]

The Fall and Rise of Grand Prix Legends

by Ryan Williams on March 27th, 2014

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The Lotus 49 ranks among history's most iconic Formula One cars.

This is my story of the fall and rise of iRacing.com’s Grand Prix Legends series. There were times I was not involved, and thus I don’t have all the details, but I hope my perspective offers some insight into how the series has come back from the brink, and offers some reason to come and join the party. After a prolonged gestation period, 2013 Season 1 saw iRacing announce (http://www.iracing.com/iracingnews/iracing-news/new-enhanced-tracks-and-features-headline-season-3-build) that the Lotus 49 was available and would star in the new Grand Prix Legends series in Season 2. At http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3203574.page the Lotus 79 community pondered whether a popular Lotus 49 might harm their series as after all, there are only so many sim-racers to go around who will have an interest in historical cars. It was hoped the Lotus [...]

Virtual Daytona 500 Kicks-Off Full NASCAR Cup Series Schedule on iRacing

by David Phillips on February 19th, 2014

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Starting with the virtual Daytona 500, the NASCAR iRacing Series mirrors the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.

Real world racers and sim-racers alike are preparing for the biggest stock car race of all: the Daytona 500.  This year 50,000 iRacers worldwide can compete in an online version of the full NASCAR Sprint Cup Season in the NASCAR iRacing Series (NiS), which kicks-off this week with iRacing’s version of the Daytona 500. From this week’s season opener at Daytona International Speedway through to the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, the NASCAR-sanctioned sim-racing series exactly mirrors the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.  Driving virtual Chevy Impalas and Ford Fusions, iRacers will compete on precisely recreated laser-scanned versions of tracks on the same weekends as the “real” tracks host the likes of Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr as they vie for a spot in The Chase. [...]

iRacing Adds Imola to its “To Do” List

by David Phillips on December 19th, 2013

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iRacing.com announced today it has reached an agreement with Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (aka Imola) to build a laser-scanned version of the famed Italian circuit. The announcement caps a remarkable week for iRacing, during which it released Auto Club Speedway to its members  (completing iRacing’s catalogue of NASCAR Sprint Cup tracks) along with the RUF sports car . . . and announced plans to build the Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar as well as the Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Monza). “It’s been quite a week for iRacing and iRacers,” says Steve Myers, executive vice president and executive producer of iRacing.com.  “We released our 24th NASCAR Sprint Club track in Auto Club Speedway together with the RUF, and we also announced plans to build the Holden VF Commodore and Monza.   [...]

Monza Coming to iRacing

by David Phillips on December 19th, 2013

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iRacing.com is proud to announce it plans to add Autodromo Nazionale Monza to its catalogue of laser-scanned versions of the world’s great race tracks.  One of the world’s most historic motorsports venues, Monza will be the seventh current Formula One track available on iRacing, rated as “the top auto racing game of all time” by PC Gamer magazine. “This is great news for iRacing and iRacers everywhere,” says Steve Myers, iRacing.com executive vice president and executive producer.  “Monza is hallowed ground, synonymous with motorsports around the world.  The marriage of such an historic facility with one of the newest form of motorsports is a natural partnership, one that will enable new generations of racers the world over to face the challenges of this legendary circuit.” “The marriage of such an [...]

V8’s Championship-winning Holden VF Commodore Coming to iRacing Lineup

by David Phillips on December 17th, 2013

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iRacers will be able to get their hands on a Holden VF Commodore of their own in 2014.

Holden’s championship-winning VF Commodore is poised to go from V8 Supercars’ race tracks to the computers of sim-racers around the world, thanks to a new agreement between iRacing.com, GM Holden Ltd and Red Bull Racing Australia/Triple Eight Race Engineering. Renowned for the accuracy of its laser-scanned race tracks and virtual race cars, iRacing will develop an exacting digital model of Jamie Whincup’s championship-winning 635hp Red Bull Holden VF Commodore, which he drove to his and the team’s third-straight title, and fifth overall, at last week’s Sydney 500. “The opportunity to develop our version of the Red Bull Holden VF Commodore is great news for iRacing and iRacers around the world, especially our members in Australia and New Zealand,” iRacing.com executive vice president and executive producer Steve Myers said.   “Not only [...]

Super Late Model Coming to iRacing?

by Raymond Kingsbury on March 13th, 2013

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Last night on the NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship broadcast it was revealed that a Super Late Model would be coming to iRacing. Super Late Models are the staple of paved short tracks across America with around 70% of all NASCAR-sanctioned tracks running a SLM series as their premier series. At the moment no one knows if we will see a simple adaptation of the current Late Model, or if we will see an entirely new model that is more or less similar to the dirt late model body, with a longer body, a Plexiglas spoiler, and a flatter hood and rear deck-lid. What we have heard rumours about however is that the iRacing team has arranged a meeting to possibly scan the car into the simulation. But, we have [...]

Bathurst Coming to iRacing!

by David Phillips on June 1st, 2012

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Mount Panorama, renowned home of the Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 1000, is coming to iRacing.com.  The world’s foremost online motorsports simulation service today announced it has reached an agreement with the Bathurst Regional Council to build a digital version of the spectacular 4 mile (6.213 km) Australian road course. “This is great news for iRacing and our 35,000 members,” says Steve Myers, iRacing.com executive vice president and executive producer.  “Mount Panorama certainly is one of the world’s most spectacular race tracks; one of the few remaining circuits that uses public roads.  Its big elevation changes, huge straightaways and endless variety of corners make for a supreme challenge for drivers and their machines. “Everyone at iRacing is anticipating the challenge of creating a digital version of Mount Panorama that does [...]

Panther Forms Official Sim Racing Team, Prepares for iRacing Indy 500

by David Phillips on May 26th, 2012

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Panther Racing's JR Hildebrand will cheer for the Panther Online team in Saturday's iRacing.com Indianapolis 500 before competing in the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

Panther Online Becomes Official iRacing Simulation Team of Two-Time IndyCar Champs Two-time IndyCar Series champion Panther Racing announced today it has partnered with iRacing.com and formed Panther Online, an official iRacing Sim team, which will debut in tomorrow’s iRacing Indy 500 – the full-length simulation of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Through the partnership, iRacing.com will supply all National Guard Soldiers attending IndyCar Series races with a free trial subscription to the online simulation. Panther Online drivers will race with old paint schemes of historic Panther Racing cars, starting with JR Hildebrand’s current National Guard scheme and dating back to the No. 4 Pennzoil Chevrolet that Sam Hornish Jr. drove to league championships in 2001 and 2002. There were nearly 400 competitors that made qualification attempts for the top 33 [...]

iRacing.com to Build Digital Honda for New Super GT Series

by David Phillips on May 10th, 2012

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iRacing.com has bolstered its commitment to its Asian market with the announcement of new partnerships with Japan’s Super GT Series and the Honda Motor Company.  Beginning in 2013, the Japanese Super GT Series will join NASCAR, GRAND-AM, IZOD IndyCar and the Australian V8 Supercar Championship in staging an officially sanctioned iRacing series:  the iRacing.com Super GT Series.  And thanks to a new agreement between iRacing and Honda, the featured car in that online racing series will be the Honda HSV-010. “We’re pleased, make that doubly pleased, to join our new partners in bringing all the excitement of the Super GT Series and the Honda HSV-010 GT to iRacing,” says Steve Myers, iRacing.com executive vice president and executive producer.  “The Super GT Series offers some of the fastest, most innovative and [...]

Pastrana Debuts iRacing.com Toyota at Richmond

by David Phillips on April 25th, 2012

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Race Broadcast on SpeedTV, Thursday @ 7 pm (Eastern) Pastrana199 Racing will debut its iRacing.com Toyota Camry in the hands of Travis Pastrana in Thursday’s NASCAR K&N East Series race at Richmond International Raceway, a race which will be broadcast live on SpeedTV beginning at 7 pm EDT.   The world’s foremost online racing service, iRacing.com will also serve as the primary sponsor of Pastrana’s car in K&N East races at Langley Speedway, Iowa Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), as well as an associate sponsor of his Nationwide Series entry at NHMS in July. “iRacing.com is proud to be associated with Travis Pastrana and Pastrana199 Racing,” says Steve Myers, iRacing.com executive vice president and executive producer. “Travis is one of the most dynamic and popular personalities on the American [...]

iRacing to Build Virtual RUF RT12R

by David Phillips on March 29th, 2012

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iRacing.com, the world’s foremost online motorsport simulation service, today announced plans to add the RUF RT12R to its lineup of virtual race cars and high performance automobiles.  Manufactured by RUF Automobile GmbH, the RT12R is among the world’s very fastest production automobiles. “We’re excited to offer the RUF RT12R to iRacers around the world,” says Steve Myers, Executive Vice President and Producer, iRacing.com Motorsport Simulation, LLC.  “We’re proud of the assortment of virtual race cars we have available, but iRacers have made it clear they also want high-performance, exotic automobiles in our service.  The RUF RT12R certainly fits the bill.  It’s a superb piece of automotive sculpture, with performance that is nothing short of breathtaking.” At the heart of the RUF’s performance is a 3.8 liter, twin-turbo, flat six engine [...]

Rookie Oval Series Change in Season 2, Track Added to Base Content

by David Phillips on March 7th, 2012

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The Street Stock will take on a new role in 2012 Season 2.

Legends/Street Stock Swap Places; USA Speedway Joins List of Free Tracks In the real world, many oval racers start and enjoy long careers racin’ and rubbin’ on short ovals.  There are many reasons for this including safety and financial considerations, not to mention a driver’s proximity to short tracks.  iRacing has historically followed that progression from Rookie license class on short tracks all the way up to the Pro and World Championship license class.   That is about to change, beginning in 2012 Season 2. Because the existing Ford Legends car is not suited for larger tracks, iRacing plans to move that series to the Advanced Rookie Level for 2012 Season 2, replacing it with the JR Motorsport Street Stock car at the Rookie License level.  As always, all the cars [...]

V8 Supercars to Sanction iRacing.com Series

by David Phillips on August 2nd, 2011

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iRacing.com and V8 Supercars announced an agreement today that will see the organizers of the successful V8 Supercar Championship officially sanction the popular online racing service’s V8 Supercar series, which will be known as the iRacing.com V8 Supercars Series presented by BigPond.  V8 Supercars thus joins NASCAR, INDYCAR and GRAND-AM as partners in sanctioning competition on the iRacing service. “As the world’s leading online racing service, it’s both appropriate and gratifying to announce our first international sanctioning partner,” said Steve Myers, executive vice president of iRacing.com.  “Many of our most enthusiastic members hail from Australia and New Zealand, and iRacing is proud to be associated with V8 Supercars. “Our NASCAR-, INDYCAR- and GRAND-AM-sanctioned series have introduced new fans to NASCAR, INDYCAR and GRAND-AM and, of course, have been instrumental in [...]

iRacing, McLaren Electronic Systems Partner in Online Racing Data Analysis

by Kevin Bobbitt on May 5th, 2011

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iRacing.com, the world’s leading online motorsports simulation service, announced today it is partnering with McLaren Electronic Systems to incorporate the ATLAS Express data analysis software into its system.  As a result, iRacing’s more than 25,000 members will now have access to similar data acquisition and telemetry software used on every car competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship since 2008 and on NASCAR’s standard ECU (engine control unit) in 2012. In addition to affording its members unprecedented opportunities to increase their understanding of their virtual race cars’ performance with ATLAS Express, iRacing is also releasing an upgraded application program interface (API) that will dramatically enhance the service’s compatibility with an array of external features including motion platforms and external displays. “With the new iRacing telemetry capability, our members will [...]

iRacing.com Teams-up with JR Motorsports to Announce iRacing 2.0

by Kevin Bobbitt on May 3rd, 2011

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iRacing.com Teams-up with JR Motorsports to Announce iRacing 2.0

The JR Motorsports  No.7 Chevrolet, driven by Josh Wise, will race under iRacing.com colors in two NASCAR Nationwide Series events this summer in support of the all-new iRacing 2.0,  the popular online racing service’s dramatic new software release.  This long awaited release will add many user enhancements and features to the popular online, multi-player racing title and will once again set the bar as the premier racing simulation on the market. Wise’s No. 7 Chevrolet will don the iRacing 2.0 paint scheme in back-to-back races at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and Iowa Speedway later this summer. This is doubly significant as iRacing.com has just signed agreements with both venues to build the facilities to exacting detail within the simulation. Wise will debut the No. 7 iRacing.com car during the [...]