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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, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • 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 World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

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

  • Jeff Jacobs

    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 Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

    I began taking sim racing seriously about a year ago, but have loved motorsports from a young age. I began following Formula One first, then realized there are a huge variety of motorsports to watch. iRacing has opened my eyes even more to the diversity and volume of “real world” motorsports, let alone on the sim itself. With the huge varieties of series to choose from, you're spoiled for choice!

    Ever since I began iRacing, I wanted to improve on my ability, be it road or oval. Having not really heard about oval racing prior to November last year (blame the UK press), my mentality towards it has totally changed from what it would have initially been - it's awesome! I recently began road racing again - in the Star Mazda - and have been having a blast ever since. On top of racing the series I have the privilege of writing the articles for iRacing News.

    In all honesty I have surprised myself on iRacing. From being a fairly casual gamer/racer, it's been a world of difference, but it has far exceeded my expectations. I had a very brief stint driving in rFactor leagues, but I found my place of sim racing on this service, and I can't see myself stopping anytime soon.

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

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

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

  • Matt Holden

    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 and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Thiago Izequiel

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

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

  • David Moulthrop
    NASCAR Contributor

    David Moulthrop is an award winning motorsports photo journalist and has covered auto racing since the mid-seventies. While he is most well known for his NASCARimages he has also covered F1, American Road Racing, and IndyCar on a regular basis. He has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and online news sites including, National Speed Sport News, Area Auto Racing News, Auto Racing USA, Stock Car Magazine, Sprint Cup Dateline, and Jayski. David joined the iRacing team in 2004 as a contract photographer and became iRacing's Laser Scan Project Manager in 2005.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

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

  • Jason Lofing 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.

NiSWC Speedweeks Kick-Off Tonight

by Michael Conti on February 4th, 2014


It’s that time of year again: the 2014 NASCAR Series World Championship is right around the corner, kicking off in two weeks’ time. Tonight, however, the first unofficial gathering of the fifty best oval iRacers looks to set the tone for the upcoming season. Organized by Adam Gilliland, driver of the #8 Garry Mercer Trucking Chevrolet, and Tim Terry, owner of Tim’s Corner Motorsports and lead announcer at PSRTV, the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Pre-Season Thunder event is set to start tonight at 8:00pm EST with a full hour of pre-race coverage on WebRacingNetwork ( Some of the biggest names in the NASCAR Series World Championship will be giving interviews which will delve into their thoughts on the imminent rule changes coming to the Generation-6 race cars and their [...]

Cecce Tops Late Model Tour

by Tim Terry on November 21st, 2012

Season 4 of the Late Model Tour kicked-off at Lanier National Speedway.

The NASCAR Late Model Tour (NiLMT) has spawned some great champions of this virtual sport and with the drivers and teams of this series visiting a diverse set of tracks in 2012 Season Four, it would be no surprise to see the top drivers from this season move on to the upper echelons of the iRacing simulation. In fact, in the first three weeks of the season, the series would visit three distinct tracks and produce three different winners when the points were handed out at the end of each week. Week One took place at the Lanier National Speedway bullring and when the final laps were completed, it was a Late Model veteran who stood tall amongst his 815 peers who took a green flag at the Georgia [...]

Saxon Sails to Top of Tour Modifieds

by Tim Terry on November 16th, 2012

The NiTMS hit the ground running at New Smyrna and Richmond.

In the first two weeks of the NASCAR Tour Modified (NiTM) Series, Nathan Saxon has put the field on notice that he will be a contender for the title in 2012 Season Four. Saxon took top honors in the standings over the first week of the season at New Smyrna Speedway and followed it up with a strong podium run at Richmond International Raceway in Week Two. Saxon has been a member of the service since mid-2011, boasts a 4000+ iRating as of press time, is a member of Road Runner Racing team and spent 2012 Season Three focusing on the SK Modified division. Saxon’s Week One point total of 128 came during a 2104 strength of field (sof) race on November 3rd in which he took the checkered [...]

iRacer of the Week: Michael Conti

by David Ifeguni on July 9th, 2012

Head into Round 11 of the 2012 NiSWC at Dover on Tuesday, Conti has seven top fives and this pole position (at LVMS) to his credit.

As most of us know, the iRacing population is mostly filled with adults. But there are also plenty of teenagers and young kids who take part in sim-racing. Logically, if you compare adults to the overall youth on iRacing, the adults should run better and win more races based on the years of experience that the teenagers and kids lack.  Yet, these teenagers and kids should not be underestimated just because of their age.  I’m part of the youth group on iRacing and I have achieved a fair amount, including 16 top fives, six poles and a win at Daytona in 70 oval starts. There is one person though, who is leading the youth group and has taken iRacing by storm: Michael Conti. In two and a half years, the [...]

Parker Makes DARE Stock Debut Friday at Stafford

by Tim Terry on May 10th, 2012

iRacer Josh Parker is set for his "real" racing debut at Stafford on Friday.

Josh Parker, one of the most prominent oval racers on the iRacing service, is set to make his real racing, stock car debut at the Stafford Motor Speedway this Friday night (May 11). Parker (Exeter, RI) will be driving a DARE Stock race car out of the Rent a Racecar New England stable on Friday at the Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) as a part of their Weekly Racing Series program. DARE Stock race cars are powered by V8 motors built on American fabricated chassis that resemble their street counterparts. Parker, who drives online in the NASCAR Series World Championship (NiSWC), practiced a DARE Stock car during the Spring Sizzler weekend and was set to make his maiden race laps in the car one week ago but rain halted the [...]

Brooks Best in Class C

by Tim Terry on April 29th, 2012

Side by side racing in the NASCAR iRacing Class C Series is a common occurance.

The season long battle between Justin Brooks and Heath Hindman for the NASCAR iRacing Class C Series (NiCCS) crown came down the final two weeks of the season. Hundreds of sim racers came out to test their skills at the Darlington Raceway and Kentucky Speedway in the final two rounds, but when the final laps were ran and the checkered flag fell on 2012 Season One, it was Brooks who would ultimately edge out Hindman for the prestigious title. Week Eleven of the series took the Trucks to the Darlington Raceway where Phil Juhring took the top spot over 400 others who took a green flag at the track “Too Tough to Tame.” Juhring’s big win of the week came during a 2801 sof race on April 10th in which [...]

Lambert Outlasts Late Model Field

by Tim Terry on April 28th, 2012

The action was fast and furious during Week Eleven action at Bristol.

After 12 weeks of action and thousands of laps in the 2012 Season One iRacing Late Model Tour (iLMT) season, it was Mark Lambert who came out on top of over 3,100 drivers to become champion of the series. While he was relatively quiet in the last two weeks of his championship season, many others took the chance to make some noise in the final two rounds of the popular short track series. The final two weeks of the season took the series to the Bristol and Stafford Motor Speedways. When the series went to the Bristol high banks for Round 11, it was Tanner Stoops who took the checkered flag in the race to the top of the weekly standings. Stoops won three of the four races he ran [...]

Mungin Tops Tour Mods Mountain

by Tim Terry on April 25th, 2012

Although Mungin dominated the points race, the races themselves were up for grabs.

While James Poleske will go down in the books as finishing off 2012 Season One with the most points in the final two weeks of the NASCAR Tour Modified Series (NiTMS) season, it will be Giovanni Mungin who will have his name etched on the championship trophy. Mungin was officially crowned the champion after the 12-week online racing season ended Saturday night, which is the fourth in the row for the Wide Open Racing team. Poleske was the one who put the most points up on the board in Week Eleven and Twelve competition at the New Hampshire Motor and Thompson International Speedway’s, respectively. The big race on the “Magic Mile” of New Hampshire Motor Speedway took place on April 12th in which Poleske led 11 of the 75 [...]

Mungin Marches Closer to Modified Crown

by Tim Terry on April 14th, 2012

Milwaukee Mile

Giovanni Mungin continues to inch closer to his first NASCAR Tour Modified Series (NiTMS) championship after a strong showing during Week Nine and Ten of the series. When the weekly points were awarded at the Milwaukee Mile and USA International Speedway, it was the championship hopeful besting all his nearest rivals at the top of the charts. Those performances brought him closer to the overall title, something he can see in the virtual windshield with just two weeks remaining in the season. The highest strength of field (sof) race for Round Nine took place on March 29th. The 75-lap online race at the Milwaukee Mile was set at 4293 sof and was so strong that the top five in this race would end up in the top five on [...]

Lambert & Smith Battle for Late Model Crown

April 13th, 2012

The NiLMS points battle may be a two man race, but the on-track competition remains wide-open.

With the checkered flag in sight, the championship contenders in the NASCAR Late Model Series (NiLMS) have begun to step up their game. One doesn’t have to look past the last two weeks in the series to see who will be battling for the title heading down to the wire. Heath Smith and Mark Lambert landed on the podium in the last two rounds of the series at the USA International and Martinsville Speedways, putting the iRacing short track world on notice that they want the championship in 2012 Season One. Week Nine of 12 on the series took the sim racers to Florida and the virtual USA International Speedway. Both Smith and Lambert made two starts on the week and each took home two wins but it was [...]

Class C Landscape Changes

by Tim Terry on April 13th, 2012


In past seasons, the top of the charts when it came to points in the NASCAR Class C Series (NiCCS) has been littered with Pro/Drivers World Championship drivers. With the exception of Ashley Miller’s 2011 Season Three title, each champion of the NiCCS Open Series has had roots running through the NASCAR Series World Championship (NiSWC), the top oval series on the online racing service. This season will be the second exception as A License drivers Justin Brooks and Heath Hindman battle for the top spot in the series with two weeks to go in 2012 Season One. Hindman took one step forward in his effort to lock down the title during Week Nine when he took the weekly win at the Martinsville Speedway. Hindman, an accomplished short [...]

Paquette Prime at Thompson

by Tim Terry on March 29th, 2012

Loose is fast . . . just ask Paquette!

Maxime Paquette has placed his bid for a late season push to the 2012 Season One NASCAR Late Model Series (NiLMS) title after a strong showing during Week 8 action at the Thompson International Speedway. Over 700 sim racers hauled to the virtual Connecticut race track to showcase their short track skills on the high banks and when all the dust settled, it was St-Cesaire, QC’s Paquette who ended up on top of the weekly standings. Paquette scored two wins in three starts at Thompson, with his top win coming on March 24th during a 3018 strength of field (sof) race. One lead change transpired in the 50 lap online race when Paquette, who started third, took the lead from outside pole sitter Chase Raudman with 11 to go. [...]

Engelhart Brings Heat in Bristol

by Tim Terry on March 29th, 2012

Engelhart Brings Heat in Bristol

Former NASCAR Tour Modified Series (NiTMS) champion Herb Engelhart made his presence known during Week Eight of the 2012 Season One campaign as he rocketed to the top of the weekly standings at Bristol Motor Speedway. Engelhart, who has been running a scaled back online racing schedule this season, topped 106 other sim racers in his effort to take the top spot in “Thunder Valley.” Engelhart’s triumph of the week came on March 22nd when he went to victory lane in the 100-lap feature on the high banks. Engelhart started third in the field and led 29 laps en route to the win. The race featured five cautions and five lead changes amongst five leaders. Only the top three finished on the lead lap with Richard Smith5 and Derrick [...]

Hindman Steals Class C Spotlight

by Tim Terry on March 28th, 2012

Made in the shade. . . . Hightower edged Coleman by a coat (or two) of paint at MIS.

Heath Hindman has turned the NASCAR Class C Series into his own personal playground in the past two weeks. While other sim racers racked-up wins and top finishes at Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway, Hindman had the point picture in mind as he rocketed up to the top of the standings after the eighthh round of 2012 Season One. Hindman’s Week Seven triumph came on March 17th during a 3499 strength of field (sof) race at Pocono. Hindman led 15 of the 50 laps of the race after starting in 12th place and finished two seconds up on Craig Jernigan at the finish. Mark Wright was third, followed by Tony Monge and Richard Hillenburg. Mason Weitzel started on the pole and led four laps before falling to 15th [...]

Conover, Lambert Bid for Late Model Title

by Tim Terry on March 26th, 2012

More than 800 iRacers answered the challenges of running their Late Models at Iowa Speedway.

With the second half of the 2012 Season One NASCAR Late Model Series (NiLMS) campaign underway, championship contenders are beginning to emerge as the push is on to put together the best eight weeks to tally up to a title. Jeff Conover, an iRacing Late Model veteran and Mark Lambert, who has lit the lamp many times early in the season, have put in their bids to become the champ with their recent weekly wins during Rounds Six and Seven at the Iowa and Concord Speedways, respectively.  Hundreds of sim racers came-out over the past two weeks to run at the two unique short tracks with the ultimate goal in mind – to take a checkered flag in iRacing’s most competitive short track series. Conover’s winning total for the [...]

Former Tour Mod Champs Flex their Muscles

by Tim Terry on March 22nd, 2012

Week 6 brought the 'ground-pounders' to SoBo.

Robert Sandt and Brandon Salvatore both know what it means to win a championship in the NASCAR Tour Modified Series (NiTMS). Both have demonstrated speed and consistency in the past to win those prestigious online racing titles and in the past two weeks of 2012 Season One, both have shown strength to take away weekly wins. Sandt showed the way at the South Boston Speedway during Round Six while two-time and defending series champ Salvatore topped the field at the Phoenix International Raceway. Sandt scored two wins on the week at “SoBo,” with the big one coming in the top split of the week on March 7th. The race, rated at a 3734 Strength of Field (SoF), saw Sandt leading 81 of the 120 laps of a race slowed [...]

Kostecki King of Trucks

by Tim Terry on March 15th, 2012

Some of the 1200+ sim racers who competed at PIR carve through Turn 3.

The stars of the NASCAR iRacing Class C Series crossed the midway point of the 2012 Season One campaign following Rounds Five and Six at the Phoenix International Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedways, respectively. While the venues are very different from one another, one thing stayed the same over the two weeks. When all the dust settled, Brodie Kostecki stood above the rest as the weekly leader at both tracks! Kostecki led over 1,200 other sim racers in taking the weekly win at the Phoenix International Raceway during Round Five of the series. The 100-lap online race that put Kostecki over the top for the week came on March 4th during a 3964 Strength of Field (SoF) event in which Kostecki went to victory lane after leading 72 laps. Finishing [...]

Mungin Emerges at Tour Mod Title Contender

by Tim Terry on March 7th, 2012

Mungin Emerges at Tour Mod Title Contender

Giovanni Mungin has proved himself as a championship threat after two strong weeks in the NASCAR Tour Modified (NiTM) Series. The Pennsylvania sim racer has lit-up the division, winning the last two rounds of the series at the Iowa and the Stafford Motor Speedways respectively. Mungin gained points during Round Four by winning the second highest split of the week when the series went to the Iowa race track. That race was rated at 3503 sof and saw Mungin lead all but one of the 100-laps in the race. Taylor Meyn was three quarters of a second back at the runner up spot with defending series champion Brandon Salvatore, Samuel Dick and Herb Engelhart completing the top five in the event. Two yellow flags and two lead changes set [...]

Lambert Leads Late Models Through Week Five

March 6th, 2012

The NiLMT traveled north to Oxford Plains in Week Five.

Mark Lambert continues on a roll in the NASCAR Late Model Tour as he has extended his point lead in the popular short track division through five weeks of online racing in 2012 Season One. With two short tracks as characteristically different as New Smyrna and Oxford Plains Speedways in the last two weeks of the season, it was Lambert who adapted the quickest, scoring big wins at both facilities in Weeks Four and Five respectively. While it was Lambert taking the highest strength of field (sof) win for the week at New Smyrna Speedway, it was second place finisher Max Paquette who took top point honors due to multiple starts by the point leader. Lambert’s win came in a 3070 sof race on February 23rd in which he [...]

Buchberger Best at Daytona

by Tim Terry on March 2nd, 2012

motorsport simulations

The series runner-up in 2011 Season Four in the NASCAR Class C Series (NiCCS) was top of the board when it came to the standings for Week Four in the 2012 Season One at the Daytona International Speedway. Brandon Buchberger took the top point total out of Daytona as 2,400 sim  racers took to the repaved, virtual high banks to look for super speedway glory in Round Four of the online racing series. Buchberger’s win came during a 4012 Strength of Field (SoF) of race on Tuesday in which he led just nine of the 50 laps en route to the victory. Second place belonged to Frank Kimmel II while Jeremy Harrington, Wes Weidman and pole-sitter Stephen Moore completed the top five. Moore led the most laps in the [...]