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4 Biggest Racing Crashes Of 2012

July 10th, 2012 by

We’re nearly halfway through the 36 race schedule of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012 season, and so far things, have been pretty routine. The usual leaders are doing well, and the usual losers are, well, still losing for the most part. One of the most newsworthy trends is the absence of noteworthy crashes. Theories … Read the Rest »

Good News, Bad News and Great News – David Phillips

June 28th, 2012 by

The good news is that, as advertised, iRacing superbly replicates virtually all of the physical and psychological challenges/excitement of “real world” racing.  The bad news is that, as advertised, iRacing superbly replicates virtually all of the physical and psychological challenges/excitement of “real world” racing. Allow me to explain . . . Back in 1976 and … Read the Rest »

Why I Race – Kevin Bobbitt

June 1st, 2012 by

Qualified poorly, as usual. Starting from the back of the grid since my qualifying time is worse than my iRating.  No chance for a win based on speed. My only hope is that a few guys crash out. Sounds pretty bleak, doesn’t it? This is my typical race on iRacing and yet I keep racing. … Read the Rest »

No Pain, No Gain

November 7th, 2011 by

No Pain, No gain. Sounds like the title of an article in Runner’s or Fitness magazines. But it also applies to just about any form of motorsports when there’s a significant change in the regulations or a major advance in technology. IZOD IndyCar Series competitors are currently poised to begin testing brand new cars for … Read the Rest »

Q circles: The crop circles of iRacing?

May 7th, 2011 by

One of the strangest story lines in the history of iRacing is the Q circle phenomenon. It is an eerie tale, and if words like quaternion and eigenvalue send shivers up your spine, then you might do well to stop reading, toss some salt over your shoulder, and just walk away. Our story begins many … Read the Rest »

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XV

March 3rd, 2011 by

I can’t really remember being more excited for spring than I am this year. We have had a winter to forget here in the Northeast of the United States which included so many storms I have lost count. We legitimately had difficulties rolling out some of the updates this past season because heavy snow prevented … Read the Rest »

Is it really over?

November 22nd, 2010 by

Is it really over? I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. My least favorite season – it’s fall here in New England, but past the time when foliage is up. It’s getting colder.  Leaves are covering my yard.  It’s too early for any real snow.  It’s dark when I leave the office in … Read the Rest »

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XIV

August 25th, 2010 by

It’s pretty amazing to think that this small band of merry men and women has been hard at work on this product for over six years now and our doors have been open to the public for the past two! I think its remarkable how much we have accomplished over this time period, but I … Read the Rest »

Saving the world one race at a time

June 7th, 2010 by

A couple of months ago I was so persuaded by a trailer video of Battlefield 2: Bad Company that I simply had to go out and buy the game –  it was video a coworker forwarded to me following a discussion about running a video contest here at iRacing. I hadn’t played a FPS game … Read the Rest »