iRacingNews Settings

Collapse

Main Content

Keep navigation bar on top
Show featured article box
Show Comments

Sidebar

Calendar
Series Standings
Recent
Most Viewed
Most Commented
Categories
iRacing TV
Facebook Fans
The Team
Blogroll
Save Settings
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad

December 2014

Collapse Expand
« Nov
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 1920 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31  

iRacing TV

Collapse Expand

Facebook Fans

Collapse Expand

The Team

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

4th Annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions Tonight!

by David Phillips on December 15th, 2014

575
The iRacing International Race of Champions feature top professional racers from across the motorsports specturm.

Past champions Shane Van Gisbergen and Philipp Eng headline an impressive lineup of professional racers expected to compete in tonight’s 4th Annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions.  Van Gisbergen, Eng and other pros from stock, sports and touring cars, open wheel and drag racing will compete against one another from the comfort of their homes on iRacing.com, the world’s foremost online motorsports simulation service. There’s more on the line than bragging rights: iRacing and CXC Simulations have pledged to donate more than $4000 to the favorite charities of the top three finishers. Tonight’s event consists of a 50 lap Super Late Model race at the virtual Iowa Speedway.  The race will be broadcast live on iRacing (http://www.iracing.com/live/) beginning at 9 pm EST. Among the other drivers expected to compete are [...]

iRacing’s Driver Swap: A New Era in Sim Racing

by David Phillips on October 22nd, 2014

386
Thanks to iRacing's Driver Swap, true endurance sim racing is now a reality.

iRacing ushered-in a new era in sim racing and racing games today with the release of its Driver Swap team racing feature. The first of its kind feature allows the 50,000+ iRacers around the world to team-up with multiple numbers of fellow iRacers to share driving duties and a myriad of other roles on a race team including team manager, race strategist, crew chief, race engineer and race spotter. “Driver Swap brings a whole new dimension to racing games,” says Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com. “It’s the first time anything like this has been available to sim racers, who can finally work together in real time in a variety of roles as teammates. It’s so much more fun driving if you’re with a couple guys on your team. It really [...]

Coanda SimSport at SimRacing Expo 2014

September 26th, 2014

228
Coanda SimSport at SimRacing Expo 2014

The successful new sim racing team — Coanda SimSport — descended on the Nürburgring last weekend for the SimRacing Expo 2014 . . . not to mention the iRacing Nürburgring 1000 round of the Blancpain Sprint Series. Organized by Marc Hennerici, from the ADAC Mittelrhein e.V., the Simracing Expo was the first of its kind, an event aimed at connecting both virtual, and real-life motorsports together at one of the most legendary race circuits in the world. Hosted at the Ring°Boulevard right behind the tracks main grandstands, the expo displayed the latest virtual trends, motorsport simulations and simracing hardware leading from steeringwheels and pedals to full motion simulators. On hand were Coanda’s André Böttcher, Jörn Jens, Martin Krönke, Martti Pietilä, Jörn Jens and Philip Stamm.  André and Martin took time [...]

Aston Martin Coming to iRacing

by David Phillips on September 11th, 2014

369
racing games

iRacing today announced plans to add four Aston Martin Racing cars to its lineup of digital race cars. iRacing will create a virtual version of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 that will compete next weekend in the iRacing.com Nürburgring 1000 Blancpain Sprint Series event, as well as other Aston Martin Racing cars including the Le Mans class-winning DBR9. “The opportunity to produce these authentic digital Aston Martins is genuinely exciting news for iRacing,” says Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com.  “Aston Martin has long been synonymous with sports car racing excellence, and the opportunity to race the Vantage GT3, DBR9 and other Aston Martins on the virtual tracks of iRacing will generate tremendous enthusiasm among our members.” The Aston Martins will join an impressive list of more than 40 world class [...]

A Billion Laps . . . and Counting!

by David Phillips on September 9th, 2014

159
sim racing

iRacing has reached – and breached – the billion lap mark. The milestone came on Friday evening when Pebst Augusta (Scandinavia) crossed the start-finish line at Homestead-Miami Speedway in his Dallara DW12 to record the billionth lap run in an official iRacing session.  He will receive $500 in iRacing credits for turning that historic lap. “Congratulations to Pebst,” said Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com. “And thanks for racing on Friday! “Wow! A billion is a lot of laps. When you figure iRacing opened for business in August, 2008, that’s a little over six years to hit a billion laps. In that time iRacing has developed into a worldwide community of over 52,000 members – and we’re growing every day. Rest assured it won’t take us another six years to hit [...]

iRacing Sponsors Nurburgring 1000

by David Phillips on August 4th, 2014

698
iRacing_N1000_495x258

iRacing.com, whose popular online racing game is recognized as the most accurate simulation of “real” racing, today announced it will sponsor the Nurburgring 1000. Round 5 of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the “iRacing.com Nurburgring 1000,” is scheduled for the weekend of September 19-21. Motorsports fans attending the iRacing.com Nurburgring 1000 will have the opportunity to test iRacing throughout the race weekend at the SimRacing Expo 2014, which will be held in the exposition center adjacent to the circuit.   “The Blancpain Endurance Series brings the world’s top GT cars and teams to one of the world’s great race circuits for the Nurburgring 1000,” says Tony Gardner, president of iRacing.com. “More than 50,000 iRacers worldwide have the opportunity to race digital versions of some of the leading cars in the Blancpain [...]

iRacing Q&A: Dan Garrison

by David Phillips on July 18th, 2014

1,735
sim racing

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 [...]

The Fall and Rise of Grand Prix Legends

by Ryan Williams on March 27th, 2014

1,271
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 [...]

Mazda Motorsports & iRacing Team-Up

by David Phillips on March 13th, 2014

2,719
racing games

New Entry Point for the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy Mazda announced the latest addition to its driver development program with a partnership with iRacing.  Mazda Motorsports has more than 9,000 club racers in the U.S., most of who race MX-5 Miatas, while many of  the more than 50,000 iRacers around the world have raced the virtual Mazda MX-5 Cup car.  This newly formed partnership enables iRacing’s top North American sim-racers a chance to race an actual Mazda MX-5 Cup car the following year. iRacers competing in Seasons 2 and 3 of the 2014 iRacing MX-5 Cup will be eligible to compete in the annual Mazda Club Racing Shootout.  The shootout winner earns a Mazda Motorsports scholarship for the following year’s Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.  Complete details are [...]

iRacing.com and PEAK® Antifreeze/Coolant Ink Multi-Year Commitment

by David Phillips on February 21st, 2014

1,217
video games

Green Flag Waves For 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series on February 25 iRacing.com and PEAK® Antifreeze/Coolant announced today that PEAK will sponsor iRacing’s top NASCAR online racing championship series for the next three years.   Starting on February 25th, the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing.com will see the world’s top sim-racers compete for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes in precise digital models of Generation-6 stock cars over a 17-race schedule. The series will feature iRacing’s laser-scanned versions of some of NASCAR’s most challenging tracks. Every event in NASCAR’s only officially-sanctioned online world championship will be broadcast on iRacing.com and simulcast on the Motor Racing Network (MRN.com) and New England Sports Network (NESN.com). “Online racing has become a valuable tool for a growing number of NASCAR drivers who [...]

iRacing Q&A

by David Phillips on January 29th, 2014

14,071
games computer

Tony Gardner Talks About “Cheating” with iRacing News editor David Phillips In the coming weeks, iRacingNews will feature a series of conversations with key members of the iRacing team discussing topics of interest to the iRacing and sim-racing community.  To get the ball rolling, I sat down with iRacing president Tony Gardner and picked his brain about iRacing’s ongoing efforts to insure the integrity of the world’s foremost online racing service.  Which is a nice way of saying, we talked about cheating.   Much as we all wish it were otherwise, cheating is an element of iRacing just as it is in any sport, whether it’s athletes doping, race teams making “deals,” basketball players shaving points or Rosie Ruiz taking the subway to the finish line of the Boston Marathon. [...]

iRacing Adds Imola to its “To Do” List

by David Phillips on December 19th, 2013

168
racing games

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.   [...]

Third iRacing Pro Race of Champions Set for December 12

by David Phillps on November 5th, 2013

1,232
motorsport simulations

It’s not every day the stars of NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM, NHRA, V8 Supercars and other major professional series go head-to-head on the same race track.  But thanks to iRacing.com (www.iracing.com) – the world’s leading online motorsports game — some of the world’s top racers will go head-to-head, door-to-door and wheel-to-wheel from the comfort of their homes in the third annual iRacing.com Pro Race of Champions on Thursday, December 12. Past line-ups have included NASCAR’s Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, GRAND-AM champions Alex Gurney and Jordan Taylor, ALMS champion Joey Hand, IZOD IndyCar Series favorite Justin Wilson and NHRA Funny Car star Ron Capps, not to mention V8 Supercar Series ace Shane van Gisbergen, the defending iPRoC champion. “The iRacing Pro Race of Champions has become one of [...]

Radical Solution to a Radical Problem

by Katier Scott on July 25th, 2013

873
Will the sun shine on the Radical SR8 in Season 3?

Something needed to be done . . . even the hardcore were getting disillusioned.  The numbers were dropping, but there was still a glimmer of enthusiasm there.  A post from Tony Gardener and suddenly the world looked a brighter place. Two weeks later and the Radical series is set to take on a new look in Season 3 with the aim of attracting new drivers to what is generally accepted as one of the most exciting cars to drive on the iRacing service. To get to the root of the initial problem, one probably needs to look at two more or less simultanious events. The first was the arrival of the NTM on the Radical. In its final season on the OTM this exciting little sportscar had regularly pushed the [...]

iRacing & Partners Donate to Pinellas County Science Center- – Students Win!

by David Phillips on March 29th, 2013

702
iRacing star and FF2000 driver Wyatt Gooden was on hand to offer tips to students at the Pinellas County Science Center's sim-racing lab.

Normally there would only have been one winner in the 2013 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: James Hinchcliffe, the first IndyCar driver to complete 110 laps of the 1.8 mile street circuit on Sunday.  But thanks to the Science Center of Pinellas County and iRacing, this year’s racing produced scores of winners . . . and most of them aren’t even old enough to qualify a driver’s license. That’s because the Science Center has teamed with iRacing and other motorsports simulation leaders including Intel, Playseat and Logitech to develop programs designed to inspire students from Grades 6 – 8 in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).   Earlier this year, iRacing donated video monitors and software to the Science Center, and helped coordinate the involvement of the programs’ other technical [...]

iRacing Pro Race of Champions II Tonight!

by Kevin Bobbitt on December 4th, 2012

2,020
Scott Speed and Brandon Davis pace the field to the start of last year's iRacing.com Pro Race of Champions.

International Cast of Pro Racers to Battle Online at Iowa and Watkins Glen A remarkably diverse collection of international racing talent is set to compete online in the second annual iRacing.com Pro Race of Champions on December 12. Drivers with resumes from NASCAR, IndyCar, GRAND-AM, ALMS, V8 Supercars, NHRA and even Formula One will square-off in a pair of online races broadcast live staring tonight at 8 pm Eastern (01:00 GMT Thursday) on www.iRacing.com. Drivers expected to compete in the event include 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski along with Dale Earnhardt, Jr and Scott Speed, GRAND-AM champion Alex Gurney, ALMS champion Joey Hand, IZOD IndyCar Series favorites Tomas Scheckter and Indy 500 pole-winner Bruno Junqueira, ex-Formula One driver/Champ Car champion Cristiano da Matta, NHRA Funny Car star Ron [...]

Second iRacing Pro Race of Champions Set for December 12

by Kevin Bobbitt on October 9th, 2012

281
Brandon Davis and Scott Speed lead the field to the start of last year's iRacing.com Pro Race of Champions.

Real World Pros Meet in the Virtual World for a Rematch An impressive line-up of the world’s top professional race drivers will square-off in the second annual iRacing.com Pro Race of Champions on Wednesday, December 12.  Drivers who are expected to compete in the online racing event include NASCAR Sprint Cup stars Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, GRAND-AM  champion Alex Gurney,  Indy 500 pole-winner Bruno Junqueira, ex-Formula One driver/Champ Car champion Cristiano da Matta, NHRA Funny Car star Ron Capps and GP3 competitor Conor Daly, along with NASCAR K&N Series driver Brandon Davis and V8 Supercar Series standout Shane van Gisbergen, who finished one-two in last year’s event. “I had a blast last year,” says Capps, “so when iRacing invited me this year, I signed-up right away.  [...]

2012 World Cup of iRacing Kicks-Off July 10-14

by Katier Scott on July 5th, 2012

272
2012 World Cup of iRacing Kicks-Off July 10-14

Exciting New Format, Club DE-AT-CH Bid for 4th Title Highlight International Tournament They’ve won it three times, but will they triumph in this year’s battle for the World Cup of iRacing?  “They” are the iRacers of Club DE-AT-CH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) who will be challenged by iRacing’s other 36 international clubs in the 2012 World Cup starting on July 10.  The competition kicks-off with four days of practice before the first of three World Cup Tournament qualifying rounds on the 14th of July. No doubt the Club DE-AT-CH will go into the competition as the favourites. But newly-formed UK and Ireland, and previous runners-up Carolina and Aus/NZ must be also in with a chance as the revised format attempts to even the playing field as much as possible. The new format means [...]

An Army of Two

by Glen Alden on July 4th, 2012

1,219
pc games

Ever think you would go from sim-racing to real racing? What about starting a racing business with a childhood friend who is serving overseas as we speak? Well that is what iRacer Josh Parker and long-time friend Mark Richards are doing. Richards Parker Racing LLC is now an official Dare Stock race team that will debut at Stafford Motor Speedway this Friday, July 6th. So how did this all come about? From childhood friends to one going into the Army, while the other sits at home, an 18-19 year old kid playing video games.  Two ends of the stick, right? Well Josh’s life was basically working full-time, and then going home to iRace five or six nights a week. Putting-in hour-upon-hour on the sim, he racked-up some incredible stats and [...]