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

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

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

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

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

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

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

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

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

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

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

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

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

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

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

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

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

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

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

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

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

  • Ray Kingsbury
    Contributor

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

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

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

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

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

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

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

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

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

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

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

Vincent Dominant in Homestead Win

by Jason Lofing on November 19th, 2014

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Vincent spent all but ? of ? laps out front at Homestead en route to a dominant win.

Corey Vincent redeemed himself from the disappointment of two weeks ago at Texas by putting-on a dominating performance at Homestead-Miami Speedway to earn his first career NASCAR iRacing Pro Series win. Vincent started on pole and was untouchable in clear air, leading 116 of 134 laps. Justin Trombley finished second for his second top five of the season. Andrew Fayash was third thanks to some crafty fuel strategy despite starting way down in forty-first position and getting lapped on the first run of the race. Casey Tucker and Kevin King rounded out the top five. The race began with a bang when Ashely Miller spun his tires and collected Steven Gilbert but, curiously, no caution was thrown even though Gilbert spun and other cars were damaged in the stack-up. One [...]

The Champ Is Back

by Dylan Kapisky on November 10th, 2014

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After something of a sabatical in the 2014, Hudson hopes to return to the top of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series heap next season.

This past Tuesday the iRacing Pro Series-Oval kicked-off at the digital Texas Motor Speedway. Although there were no big brawls, there were some heated on-track battles. When the dust settled in the virtual Lonestar State, despite all of the newcomers to the Pro Series, it was ex-PEAK Antifreeze Series champion Tyler Hudson celebrating. I caught up with Tyler to discuss the win, the past, and the future of his iRacing career. Q:  Nice win, was a close one towards the end.  What was going through your mind as Corey Vincent was closing in? A:  Thanks. I could see the gap and how fast he was coming, and so I knew he was most likely going to catch me with five-seven laps to go. I just tried to focus as hard [...]

The Duke of Fort Worth

by Brian Tate on November 6th, 2014

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Fernando Bento (1), Chris Atkins (7), Donovan Johnson (5) and Brian Tate (6) battle in the Lone Star state.

Dukehart Takes Season Opener at Texas; Ringler Posts Strong Start in Title Defense Jeff Dukehart has been near the top of championship standings throughout all of the three previous seasons in 2014 in the iRacing NASCAR Class B Open Oval Series, but for at least one week, he stands alone at the top following his Season 4-opening win at Texas Motor Speedway.  It was a strong start for the Nashville, Tennessee native and with the final season of 2014 being half as long as past campaigns, Dukehart only has five races to fend off a talented group of pursuers including the 2014 Season 3 champion, Trent Ringler. Like many of the bigger tracks on iRacing, the 1.5-mile tri-oval in Fort Worth, Texas saw a huge turnout to kick- off the [...]

Conti Flies at Texas

by Tom O'Leary on November 5th, 2014

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racing games

As the NASCAR iRacing Series Fixed rushes to its conclusion, Week 34 brought the sim racers to Texas Motor Speedway – one of the most popular tracks in oval racing, greatly populated in every tier of the sport. Championship leader Matt Bussa was the quickest driver in one lap pace, setting the benchmark in qualifying at 29.685s. Some came close – Kris Kelley was just .009s behind, but Bussa had the upper hand going into the week’s races. Texas’ fast layout provided a challenge in each of its four corners and keeping the tires alive proved key to success. In the first event of the week, Chad J Laughton proved his pace by winning the 5377 SoF online race after leading 47 laps. Laughton took advantage of Ryan Michael Luza [...]

Hudson Takes 2014-’15 NASCAR iRacing Pro Season Opener

by Jason Lofing on November 5th, 2014

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Hudson heads to the checkers as chaos erupts in is mirrors.

Tyler Hudson kicked-off the 2014-’15 NASCAR iRacing Pro Series with a surprising win at Texas Motor Speedway in a  race that got a bit wild with five laps remaining. Hudson, who started way back in thirty-seventh, found himself in front of the field by five seconds after taking two tires during the final pit stop. Corey Vincent, who was looking to win in his first career NiPS start, led 111 of 167 laps and clearly had the dominant car but found himself in second place after taking four tires on the final stop. Vincent’s four tires were clearly faster and as the laps counted down he was closing fast on Hudson. With six laps remaining Vincent was on Hudson’s rear bumper looking for a way by as soon as possible [...]

Norton Takes Texas-Sized Slugfest

by Matt Pawelski on October 22nd, 2014

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Holgate (blue) moves past Branch (green) on lap 96






Holgate (blue) moves past Branch (green) on lap 96


Norton barely escapes under Rossi. Holgate (blue, back right), focuses on his own way out.

Texas Motor Speedway. Eddie Gossage’s crown jewel. A generic 1.5 miler. Whatever you want to call it, TMS is track dreaded by just about every single driver in the iRacing IndyCar series. With good reason!  This sim race would prove to be an absolutely apocalyptic slug fest. At the end of the race, only four drivers were circulating at competitive speeds or on the lead lap . . . in a race that started with over 20 cars. After setting a fast qualifying run of 23.096s, Ryan Norton led he field to green with Niles Anders (23.124s) alongside and Tim Holgate (23.134s) third. On the green, the dicing in the field would stay clean down to sixth place, where Brandon Trost pushed into the Turn 2 wall on the second [...]

Holgate Dominates Richmond

by Matt Pawelski on October 9th, 2014

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Anders’s late challenge on Holgate fell just short of victory.

From last week’s visit to the Valley of the Sun the IndyCar Series headed east, past another valley named “Shenandoah” to Richmond and Richmond International Raceway.  A unique hybrid of a track, Richmond is part short track (.75 miles), part speedway (14 degree banking) and one challenging place to race. Tim Holgate was definitely up to that challenge, taking the pole ahead of Erick Davis by what – for this series – is a HUGE margin – .08 seconds. Holgate turned a a 14.185 second lap, with Davis running at 14.268 seconds and Vick Caudill posting a time of 14.305 seconds for third on the grid. Holgate got a good jump at the green and pulled away into Turn One as Caudill carried the bottom side and cleared Davis. Brandon [...]

Behind the Scenes – NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series – Texas Motor Speedway

by Matt Holden on April 15th, 2014

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Tyler Hudson (#01) and Nick Ottinger (#05) make contact

Let’s face it:  There are some who have been waiting a week for this article to hit the website.  I, on the other hand, have actively avoided writing it because revisiting last week’s race seems like a step backwards, nothing that would provide any kind of progress towards the next race.  However, this is easily a way to close the door on an “event” that most of us have forgotten about already. I knew we were in for a long race when Nick left Turn 2 on the opening lap.  He said just two words before trying to settle into a rhythm:  “We tight.”  He’s very good about waiting for a car to evolve throughout a run, and as a result can immediately tell if the car is going to [...]

Overland and Alfalla Collect the Points at Texas

by Tom O'Leary on April 11th, 2014

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Texas Motor Speedway was the racetrack to over 1200 sim-racers as they race towards the halfway point in the NASCAR iRacing Series. The ‘Great American Speedway’ provided some close sim-racing at high speeds, with the virtual track incorporating features of Talladega & Bristol – and with the tarmac renowned for its slipperiness — being precise with the driving controls was the key to finishing up the field in Texas. In the first race of the Fixed series, NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series driver Danny Hansen took the lead towards the end of the race – and stayed there to take the checkered flag in style, finishing ahead of some of iRacing’s best oval sim-racers. Hansen took over the lead from Ray Alfalla with 22 to go and rose above the pressure [...]

King Wins Texas Calamity

by Jason Lofing on April 9th, 2014

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King (29) heads to the win from Conti (5) and Laughton (26) as Alfalla (2) exits stage left.

In a race at Texas Motor Speedway that saw crashes and tempers take half the field out of contention, Kevin King kept his nose clean just long enough to score his first win of the 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing. King, who had a fifteenth place car by his own admission, made a late gamble on pit road, then took advantage of contact between Ray Alfalla and Chad Laughton to squeeze by into the lead just as the caution flew to end the online race. Michael Conti finished second while Laughton settled for third after his run-in with Alfalla. Trey Eidson led late before fading to fourth and Adam Gilliland rounded-out the top five. With six laps to go, King was sitting in third just a couple [...]

The Lone Star Paperclip

by Jordan Hightower on April 4th, 2014

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Week 8 Texas P1

Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway are complete opposites of each other. One is a 1.5-mile high banked superspeedway and the other is a flat half-mile paperclip. Each track produces exciting racing, but in two entirely different fashions. Texas produces great side-by-side action and fast speeds and Martinsville is a tight, one-lane racetrack which produces great sim-racing at about half the speed of Texas. The use of divebombs and the bump-and-run are common occurrences in order to make a successful pass at Martinsville while drafting is the preferred passing technique used at Texas. Be careful though, if you’re still within striking distance after a bump-and-run, you should probably prepare to receive one back. Even with the varying degree of difficulty associated with each speedway, there was only a 45 driver [...]

Raffurty Takes All at Martinsville

by Tom O'Leary on April 3rd, 2014

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The NASCAR iRacing Series moved to the state of Virginia for Week 6 at Martinsville Speedway – also known as the Worlds Fastest Paperclip. The .526 mile track would completely change the sim-racers’ driving style from the previous week at Auto Club Speedway as Martinsville requires pin-point accuracy on the slow, tight corners – and the trust in your setup to get on the power as early as possible to maximise your speed on the relatively short straights. In this regard, it is either a popular or hated track due to it being completely unique in its design and with almost no banking it proved tough to run two-wide, lap after lap. In the first race of the Fixed series, it was Timmy Hill who took to the checkered in [...]

Ottinger Shows the Way at Auto Club Speedway

by Jason Lofing on March 26th, 2014

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Nick Ottinger (05) battled to his first win of the season at Auto Club Speedway.

Nick Ottinger held-off Danny Hansen during a flurry of late-race restarts at Auto Club Speedway Tuesday night, capturing his first victory of the 2014 season in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing. The two battled for the lead for much of the race after starting fourth and second respectively, with Hansen appearing to have the better car before an incident with Josh Berry.  Despite the setback Hansen held on for second, the best finish of his career. Even though he led a race-high 72 laps, Ottinger may have left some speed on the table. “Awesome to get our first win of 2014!” he said. “We saved fuel for a portion of each run and could still run competitive.” Two-time NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series champion Ray Alfalla finished third [...]

Yankello Owns AutoClub and HPPSimulation.com Victory Lane

by Chris Freeman on March 24th, 2014

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Twenty-one drivers took to AutoClub Speedway for a 100 lap event Friday night (March 21, 2014), competing in the fifth race of the 2014 Integrity Racing League Nationwide Open Setup Series.  Anthony Yankello entered the weekend with the points lead and showed speed from the start, capturing his first GranStand Sim Racing Products Pole Award of the season, with a lap of 40.229s.  Nick Ward landed the outside pole, with his best starting position in his rookie season in the series. The event would see the first of five cautions on the first lap, as the #9 of Steve Mattocks self-spun on the opening lap. As the sim-race progressed, only the #93 of Patrick “Slim” Davis seemed to have the speed to contend with Yankello.  However, Yankello held-off Slim until [...]

Kingsbury Flies in the Lone Star State

by Seth Eggert on February 25th, 2014

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Stock cars and Talladega don't have a monopoly on The Big One.

Week Four of the 2014 Season 1 iRacing.com IndyCar Oval Series sent the series to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Only 48 drivers took to the track this week. The story of the week however would be the attrition rate. Troy Eddy (Atlantic) started on pole, with Christopher Demeritt (New Jersey) starting on his outside. Miguel Angel Martinez (Iberia) started third, Georg Naujoks (DE-AT-CH) fourth, and Hermann Pfander (DE-AT-CH) rounding-out the top five starting positions. Troy Eddy got off to a good start as every driver from third through ninth spun their tires. This botched start by many put sim-racers such as Pfander, Seth Eggert (Carolina), and Gary Borkenhagen (Midwest) in some very tense situations. Eggert tried to make the most of his opportunity to pass Pfander, while [...]

iRacer Profile: Kevin Vaughn

by David Phillips on November 16th, 2013

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Kevin Vaughn’s sim-racing career is on the rise.  Each of the past three seasons he’s advanced in the overall iRacing.com SpecRacer Ford Challenge standings, going from P4 in 2013 S1 to runner-up in S2 before taking 30 wins in 39 starts to best Luccas Zacca for the overall championship in S3.  That kind of progress is mirrored in his overall stats, which show he won 10% of his road racing starts in 2011, a rate that more than doubled in 2012 at 25%.  So far in 2013 he’s winning road races at a 59% clip.  At this rate, the Texan should be unbeatable in 2015 or 16 . . . But there’s more to Vaughn’s passion for motorsports than road racing championships.  A two-time Time Trials champion in SRF, Vaughn [...]

Eidson’s Texas Two-Step

by Jordan Hightower on November 6th, 2013

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Week 1 Texas P1

After a week-long break between seasons three and four, the NASCAR iRacing Class C Fixed Series picks back up with 35 laps at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. The week’s top Strength of Field event took place early in the week and featured two rising stars of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series battling nose-to-tail for the win late in the going. The partly cloudy, 77 degree day saw Justin Bolton (Pennsylvania) lead 20 of the event’s 35 laps en route to a 0.368-second margin of victory over fellow NiPS competitor Trey Eidson (Carolina). Nathan McGuire (Carolina) started from the pole in the 4577 SoF and was able to lead 10 laps in his No. 10 Silverado. Kyle Wicka (California) ended the event in the fourth position after starting third after [...]

Berry Catches Caution to Win Texas

by Jason Lofing on November 6th, 2013

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Berry was ahead of Dusett and Humpe when it mattered most at Texas.

Josh Berry got off to a hot start in his quest to return to the NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship by winning the NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series opener at Texas Motor Speedway. The veteran sim-racer held-off a late charge by Richard Dusett and Kenny Humpe and benefited from a timely yellow to take home the checkered flag. On the final restart with three laps to go, Berry did not get a great start and it allowed Dusett to challenge him exiting Turn Two. Dusett tried to dive under Berry down the backstraight, but Berry threw a block which ran Dusett nearly down to the white line. In response, Dusett drove his car hard into Turn Three and tapped the leader’s rear bumper, sending both cars up the track. Humpe, who [...]

Hudson Rides into the Texas Sunset

by Aaron Grosskopf on November 4th, 2013

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The NiS roared into the Lone Star state for Week 32 of the season.

Only days away from crowning its first champion, the NASCAR iRacing Series rolled into Texas for Week 32.  Overall leader Tyler D Hudson came into the Lone Star state with a 671 points lead over second place Landon Harrison, while Jordon Westfall sat atop a closer battle for the third spot, only 252 points over Kyle McCormick before the week’s four online races at Texas Motor Speedway. The action started Thursday night with Darrel Wilson grabbing the week’s first pole with David Rattler on the outside pole. The race would be a tale of ups and downs for the two front row sim-racers, with Wilson’s dominant Chevy SS leading all but 18  of 167 laps and taking the win from Justin Bolton and Casey Tucker.  The other front row starter [...]

Hudson Keeps-on Rolling at Marty

by Aaron Grosskopf on November 1st, 2013

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Bussa closed-out the week with a win on Sunday.

With only four weeks remaining in the season, the NASCAR iRacing Series made its last stop of the season at Martinsville Speedway. After last week’s wild card race at Talladega, point leader Tyler D Hudson has a lead of just over 700 points second placed Landon Harrison. There is also one good battle in the points for third place between Jordon Westfall and Kyle McCormick who are almost 100 points apart. Thursday night was the first night of sim-racing for the series for the week and saw Marc Melcher grab the pole with Scoot Johnson taking second on his outside. The race took a turn for the worse for the pole sitter early. As Melcher was coming-up on the first incident in the race, one of the cars in the [...]