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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.

Townend’s Suspenseful Silverstone Success

by Justin Sutton on February 11th, 2014

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Over 50 Skip Barber F2000s arrived at the international circuit configuration of Silverstone, one of the home tracks of the UK&I Skip Barber League, for a highly anticipated 16 lap race.  After a respectful yet exciting 2014 season opener in West Virginia it was Marc Mercer with the early championship lead over Paul F. Grillo and Wojciech Swirydowicz.  For much of qualifying the top times were posted by the Adcocks — Tim and Stuart — respectively, until Blake Townend posted a 1:34.447, the fastest lap of the entire day (including Practice and Race).  Mercer could only manage P5 with Swirydowicz just behind in P6. The start was clean for Townend who was able to go through Turn One without the company of another car, but Stuart Adcock was soon harassing [...]

Chin Grabs Early Lead at The Glen

by Joshua Chin on February 6th, 2014

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With defending iRacing.com IndyCar Road Series champion Nico Brandt choosing to not run the 2014 Season 1 championship, the iRacing IndyCar Road championship is up for grabs. And with the arrival of the Dallara DW-12 on the horizon, time is running-out for drivers to take their shot at winning a championship with the current Dallara IndyCar. Week One of the 2014 Season 1 took to the historic Watkins Glen International racetrack and the flowing Boot layout, always a favorite for drivers of all varieties. And one week into the new season, Joshua Chin (Florida) has the early advantage after a strong showing in upstate New York. Qualifying for the week saw Chin take the pole over Riccardo Schiavon (Italy) by roughly two tenths of a second with a lap of [...]

Cunningham Conquers the Glen

by Marc Dorval on February 3rd, 2014

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The Classic Lotus Grand Prix iRacing Series 2014 season’s inaugural race was held at driver-favourite Watkins Glen this weekend. This fun 5.5km (3.4mi) track, being the first race of the season, attracted many new sim-racers. Lots of conversations and information-sharing was held in the week prior to the main Sunday online races as the series veterans helped out the newcomers. 44 Lotus 79s registered for the race, leading to a second-split field of 22 cars. Pole honours went to Roy Cunningham (Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC) with a qualifying time of 1:35.025, Julio Cesar Hauer (Parmalat Racing Team Brabham) with a time of 1:35.497, and Sean Wiltshire (Skol Fittipaldi Team) with a time of 1:36.280. Cunningham had expressed surprise, and a little nervousness, at being in pole position for the race! [...]

Uusi-Jaakkola’s Perfect Start

by Chris Hall on November 14th, 2013

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Uusi-Jaakkola showed a clean pair of heels to the field at Spa and The Glen.  He goes for a iRPS three-fer this weekend at Interlagos.

This weekend the 2013 iRacing.com Road Pro Series heads to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, better known as Interlagos, for the third round of the schedule. The 10 race season will decide who will join the current crop of iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series drivers to compete for cash prizes totalling more than $18,000 in the 2014 iWCGPS. In the previous round at the virtual Watkins Glen, Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola secured his second win of the series, giving him maximum points for the season so far. Starting from pole-position, Uusi-Jaakkola led the opening nine laps of the race around the Classic Boot circuit until Jorn Jens worked his way past. Jens had started in seventh position with a low fuel strategy, and clawed his way up the order to take the [...]

iRacer Profile: Bruce Perry

by David Phillips on October 26th, 2013

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When considering Bruce Perry’s iRacing career, depending on your perspective, it’s either 4038 down, 962 to go or 2439 down, 2561 to go.  It’s 4032 down, 962 to go for the New Yorker who counts the day his oval iRating topped the 4000 mark as the best day of his sim-racing career . . . and is now aiming for 5000.  He has a little further to go on the road side but, hey, you gotta have goals, right?  And with a couple of GrandAm Series divisional championships to his credit, it’s not like he can’t turn left and right. If Perry’s goals include championships he added one in 2013 Season 3, when he added the NASCAR iRacing.com National Series Division 1 title to his resume, taking six poles, ten [...]

Red Sox 24 Laps of Watkins Glen

by James Prostell Jr. on October 18th, 2013

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WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK – A former home to the Formula One United States Grand Prix, current home to one of NASCAR’s road events, and likely home to many more future motorsport events, Watkins Glen International has played a pivotal role in countless series over the years. Just before the leaves on the trees surrounding the classic track turn color and drop along with the temperature, “The Glen” is ready to heat up, and possibly shake up, yet another group of racers as Red Sox Racing League’s McLaren Turbo Challenge visits New York for Round 6, the 24 Laps of Watkins Glen. Any trip to the Finger Lakes is special, but for the competitors, not only does the season’s sixth race represent the halfway point, it is also the second [...]

V8 Championship Heats-Up in The States

by Dylan Sharman on October 15th, 2013

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Down was in top form in the States, taking wins at Road Atlanta and The Glen.

Rounds Nine and 10 of the iRacing.com V8 Supercar Championship went to two of the classic American tracks, Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen.  With the championship heating up between the two team mates the battle for third is also well and truly alive. Round Nine at Road Atlanta saw Madison Down dominate from start to finish, never really being challenged at all cruising to an 8.5 second win. Josh Muggleton came home in second place just ahead of Richard Hamstead who threw everything at Muggleton in the final laps but couldn’t get the job done and settled for third place. Shaun Kelly and Michael Fabian rounded-out the top five finishers as they both try and hunt down Leigh Day who is currently third in the overall points. Day had a [...]

Stunning Watkins Glen

by Katier Scott on October 1st, 2013

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As always, The Glen proved to be a popular stop on the CTC calendar.

Nuno Moreira and Tapani Linnaluoto produced stunning performances at Watkins Glen in Round Nine of the Classic Teams Championship but still face a mountain of climbing if they are to overhaul championship leader Gernot Fritsche.  The champion-elect had a decidedly off-colour week at the popular US track, netting a comparatively meagre 146 points which, due to dropped scores, resulted in no change in the Ferrari driver’s net score. The McLaren and Williams drivers, however, both netted their eighth scores of the season allowing then to claw vital points back in the championship chase. With three weeks remaining, there is still a chance they will overhaul the Fritsche, but the 135 points Linnaluoto must gain will be very tough, while Moreira’s 250 point deficit is very unlikely to be un-closable . [...]

Kotovaara Sweeps The Glen

by Nathan Lamothe on September 4th, 2013

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Watkins Glen hosted the fourth week of this season’s Skip Barber Race Series.  One of North America’s premier circuits, as a former site for the United States Grand Prix, The Glen is also known around the world. This week saw the Barber Series use the Boot configuration of the track, a circuit that is as tricky as it is bumpy, especially in the Inner Loop and The Boot. This 4185 strength of field boasted a very promising grid of talented sim-racers. On pole position was Curtis Fung with a time of 2:09.074, while Pro driver Antoine Higelin and World Championship driver Petteri Kotovaara lined up P2-P3. Soon after the start, Martin Peck and Mattia Branchini made contact in The Esses, causing Branchini to flip multiple times. However, he simply reset [...]

Multiple Winners in 120 Minutes of Thunder Presented by InsideSimRacingTV

by David Phillips on September 4th, 2013

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Saturday’s 120 Minutes of Thunder Presented by InsideSimRacingTV saw 78 winners emerge from no fewer than 47 splits of multi-class racing featuring the Riley MkII Daytona Prototype, the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and Cadillac CTS-V.  All told nearly 1000 sim-racers took part in the two hour races on the Watkins Glen Classic Boot circuit, with 189 iRacers taking the green flags in the Rookie-Class D competition and 804 of their counterparts competing in the Class C and above action. Anthony Roselli (Riley), Dylan Sharman (McLaren) and Jason Mizzi2 (Cadillac) took class honors in the top-rated split for Class C and above, while Nicholas Sadowski (Riley), Aidan Walsingham (McLaren) and Dalton Petrillo (Cadillac) captured the class wins in the top-rated Rookie-Class D split.  Runners-up in Class C and above included Mitchell dejong [...]

Via Victorious at Suzuka

August 26th, 2013

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go side-by-side through Turn One.

This week, the iRacing.com Skip Barber Race Series visited the beautiful and technical Suzuka International Racing Course, or simply Suzuka Circuit. This is the track where Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost had their controversial accidents in 1989 and 1990. It’s also where Jacques Villeneuve almost made history where he could have been the first driver to win his first world championship in his debut season with Williams. Susuka’s many and varied corners will certainly not make every – or even any — driver’s day easy; cases in point the brutal 130R or the Esses following Turn Two. The 4131 Strength of Field race featured Mikko Nässi on pole position with a time of 2:23.712. Starting next to him was Jairo Via and third was Mattia Branchini. Although the start was [...]

New Tyres Deliver at Interlagos

by Simon Cattell on August 24th, 2013

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Thompson fights off the pack to ensure top spot in the iGPS championship.

Interlagos Circuit – known officially as the Autodromo José Carlos Pace – played host to Round Three of the iRacing.com Grand Prix Series (iGPS), and the dawn of potentially a new era with the whole paddock anticipating the hyped changes to its open-wheel racing car, the Williams-Toyota FW31. With discontent lingering on many fronts, a change was overdue . . . and a change was delivered. Within hours of its release, hundreds of sim-racers took to the online servers to practice in an active environment, and within hours, the resulting changes were being heaped with praise. With great pleasure came great numbers, as it was anticipated the Strength of Field (SoF) races scheduled for later in the week would reach season high points totals, and this proved to be the [...]

iGPS Points Lottery at the Glen

by Simon Cattell on August 17th, 2013

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The tricky 90 degree Turn One leads to the Esses and the renowned back straight.

In the shortest race-to-race journey across the season, the iRacing.com Grand Prix Series (iGPS) makes three US state crossings, as we progress from Indianapolis, Indiana to Watkins Glen, New York. The forever popular track, Watkins Glen remains a favourite amongst racers alike, regardless of which types of cars take to the track. The easy-going 3.4 mile layout is a magnet for participants, as the combination of corners are followed by decent length straights, allowing for wheel-to-wheel action, particularly on the run up from the ‘Esses’ before decelerating for the Outer Loop (Turn Five). The high-speed circuit – an absentee from the Formula 1 World Championship since 1980 — remains largely unaltered since those days.  Nevertheless, it’s still a very iconic track, one that sets the tone for the season, as [...]

2013 iGPS Opener: Well Worth the Wait

by Simon Cattell on August 12th, 2013

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Oomishima had a competitive weekend but just missed out on a win.

With 2013 Season Two of the iRacing Grand Prix Series (iGPS) finally water under the bridge, Season Three is now upon us. Now that the top finishers from S2 have achieved their long-awaited promotion, new opportunities present themselves for those awaiting S3 as this is the last chance during 2013 to join the sim racing elite in the road to iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series (iWCGPS). With S2’s elite eleven en route to their own yellow brick road, Week One of S3 takes us to a more commonplace brick road: The Brickyard.   The historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.6 mile road course has two personalities, one a tight, twisty infield with sharp radius corners with little room for error, and the other featuring the longest pit straight of any road [...]

Huge Turnout for Mustang Season Opener at Summit Point

by Jeff Jacobs on August 6th, 2013

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Two-time champion Darius Bielawski made a successful Pony Car return, taking two wins in three races.

With an exciting new schedule and a newly-crowned champion from Season 2, the iRacing.com Mustang Challenge opened Season 3 at Summit Point with 44 official races and 31 different winners.  A total of 301 sim-racers competed in at least one online race in the Mustang FR500S to start the battle for the Season 3 championship. Australian driver Gary Dawkins started the Season with the overall points lead, earning 153 points with a hard-fought win against tough competition that included Mike Baures and Kevin C Ford.  Ford started on the pole, while Baures used a good start to jump from third to second over Dawkins on the opening lap.  The three drivers battled in those positions for a dozen tours of the West Virginia circuit, until a mistake opened the door [...]

Fritsche Scorches to Another Championship

by Katier Scott on July 25th, 2013

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After a slow start to the season, Fristche roared to another CTC title.

Over the course of 12 rounds Gernot Fritsche stormed to another CTC World Championship. Since January 2010 the veteran DE-AT-CH driver has notched up an impressive 344 starts in the Lotus 79 and, even more impressively, won 130 of them. During that time he has driven cars painted in the liveries of famous names including Ferrari and most recently Lotus themselves and has always been at the sharp end of the grid. This season, however, it took Fritsche a few rounds to get going.  It wasn’t until early leader Nuno Moreira missed the Mid-Ohio and Sonoma rounds and Fritsche, himself, had recorded eight scores that he was able to secure himself at the top of the table. One of iRacing’s true stalwarts, Fritsche remembers his first win prior to the [...]

Honczarenko Earns First iRacing Championship in Mustang Cup

by Jeff Jacobs on July 24th, 2013

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Honczarenko held off challengers like Olivier Sackhouse (#3) and Randolph Chenowth (#4) at Spa to claim the championship.

Todd Honczarenko was crowned the 2013 Season 2 Overall Champion of the iRacing.com Mustang Cup when none of the other top drivers were able to turn Week 12 victories at Spa into enough points to catch the overall leader.  This is Honczarenko’s first ever championship in a series on iRacing.com.  The New Jersey sim-racer parlayed his real-life racing experience driving a Mustang in NASA’s American Iron Racing series into a Championship against some of the best international sim-racers competing at a broad range of tracks over 12 weeks. While the first six weeks of the season were dominated by Vedran Broz, it was Honczarenko’s 199-point race victory at Watkins Glen in Week 7 that propelled him to the top spot.  He never relinquished the points lead through the entire second-half [...]

Mustangs Stampede The Glen

by Jeff Jacobs on June 21st, 2013

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The Glen attracted 426 Mustangs in 61 races that often featured three- and four-wide racing.

The iRacing.com Mustang Cup series welcomed the second half of Season 2 with a stampede at the Watkins Glen Cup course as 426 sim-racers competed in 61 races producing 29 different winners.  To put this amazing turn-out in perspective, the usual most popular track in the series (Daytona) was visited in Week 5, attracting 224 competitors for 32 races with 19 winners.  Besides the regular series participants, many past-regulars and oval racers familiar with the Glen’s Cup configuration showed-up in large numbers to add to the already closely-contested online racing. One of those drivers “returning” to the Mustang FR500S was Dan Rasch, who showed no signs of rust taking 10 wins in 11 races as well as the top qualifying time of 1:22.610, just 0.089 ahead of series regular and [...]

Fritsche Charges, Narrows Moreira’s Lead

by Katier Scott on June 10th, 2013

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Watkins Glen is always a popular venue on the CTC calendar.

It was business as usual as the field moved to Watkins Glen with Gernot Fritsche taking maximum points in the week’s Classic Team Championship battles, narrowing the gap to series leader Nuno Moreira by 11 points. Watkins Glen is usually a popular track, often boasting the highest participation of the entire season for any series, and this week proved to be no different as 159 drivers took part in 18 online race starts during the course of seven days. Peter Duggan, David Ballew and Jean-Francois Boscus made the most starts during the course of the week, each registering seven starts, although only Duggan was able to win any of his races. He finished with three victories but poor results elsewhere resulted in him only scoring 101 points while the other [...]