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What has happened to road racing in America?

September 5th, 2013 by

Last weekend two of the largest American racing series brought their haulers and million dollar race cars to the racing center of the world – Baltimore, MD. Funny thing is that no one seemed to care. The few overhead shots broadcast on TV showed more unoccupied seats than occupied for both the ALMS and the … Read the Rest »

1967: The Summer of Lo…tus 49

July 16th, 2013 by

As part of our ongoing commitment to make iRacing one of the best driving video games, we aren’t afraid to do a little bit of experimenting. Our team of online racing experts is hard at work trying new things to keep iRacing one of the most innovative, high-performance live online racing games available. Now For … Read the Rest »

Bucket List

June 25th, 2013 by

Not unlike A Prairie Home Companion’s Guy Noir, I continue my search for the answers to life’s persistent questions, first and foremost among them: Is the bucket half empty or half full?  In this case, the bucket is my personal bucket list of motorsports events I’d love to see at least once in my time … Read the Rest »

Disguised Honeymoon

June 17th, 2013 by

There are times in a guy’s life that he would classify as defining moments: Riding your bike for the first time without training wheels, your first kiss, going to your first major sporting event, getting married, the birth of your firstborn. This is a story of just such an event. The concept of a pilgrimage … Read the Rest »

Still The Same as it Ever Was

May 24th, 2013 by

The Indianapolis 500 may have lost some of its luster in recent years – remember when the world’s second largest single day sporting event (after the Indy 500 itself) was Pole Day?  Still, when it comes to sports events, it’s hard to match the goings-on at Georgetown and 16th Street for sheer drama.   Whether you … Read the Rest »

V8 Supercars Visit the Surface of the Sun

May 22nd, 2013 by

Well maybe that was a bit dramatic for the title on my recap of my visit to Austin, Texas for the V8 Supercars race at the Circuit of the Americas, but it does convey how bloody hot it was.  Sean Siff and I headed south for the Austin 400 and even though I was born … Read the Rest »

Blowing off a Little Steam

April 2nd, 2013 by

I can’t remember the last time a staff forum post caused so much angst. Asking members to vote for iRacing on Steam’s Project Greenlight sure brought-out some opinions. It seems as if members are either very much for it or very much against it. I can’t understand why you would be against it, but you … Read the Rest »

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XVII

February 6th, 2013 by

Monday morning after the Super Bowl is always an interesting day.  I always kind of feel like I fought someone and I didn’t come out the winner.  All the crappy food I ate all night comes back to haunt me like 12 rounds of solid body shots from a heavy weight fighter.  The beer doesn’t … Read the Rest »

Protests: By the Numbers

August 16th, 2012 by

The racing environment is unique to other competitive sports in that a measure of cooperation must exist amongst the competitors in order to reach the end of the race and accomplish a goal.   For most the goal is getting to the end of the race with a chance to win or finish well.  But what … Read the Rest »

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XVI

August 13th, 2012 by

Writing this, I have a feeling similar to the one you get when you show up to a wedding or party and see that very close friend who you have been horribly bad at staying in touch with.  So let me just get it over with:  I am sorry it has been so long since … Read the Rest »