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Bringing Back the Thunder from Down Under

March 2nd, 2010 by

This fall’s trip to Australia has so far been one of the most enjoyable trips in my five year tenure as the Laser Scan Project Manager for iRacing.com. After getting over the six hour flight from Boston to San Francisco, followed by another fourteen hours to Melbourne and a two hour drive to Phillip Island, I ended-up at what has to be one of the most breath-taking racing facilities in the world. Phillip Island is just off the southern coast of Australia and connected to the mainland by a bridge. It is bordered by cliffs that drop of into the Bass Straight between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XII

February 24th, 2010 by

It’s always very exciting to me, living in the Northeast, to hit February with the prospect of heading south for the NASCAR Super Bowl at Daytona International Speedway. This year was no different, only I was greeted on my arrival with colder temperatures than what I left in Boston. Thankfully, it was a somewhat cold … Read the Rest »

I love cars

February 17th, 2010 by

I love cars. As long as I can remember, I’ve loved them. As a boy of 14 I purchased my first car, long before I had a driver’s license and I had my 2nd car, a 1971 Firebird, the very next year. Even though I never got to drive either of those cars, it instilled … Read the Rest »

iRacing.com Expands Partnership with Lyn St. James Foundation Through “Women in the Winner’s Circle” Exhibit

February 16th, 2010 by

History of Women in Auto Racing Documented in Five-Year Traveling Interactive Exhibition iRacing.com is joining the Lyn St. James Foundation in support of “Women in the Winner’s Circle,” a five-year traveling exhibition that recognizes the past history, the growing achievements, and the future growth of women in racing.  iRacing.com’s support of the exhibit marks an expansion of the company’s relationship with the foundation, which was initiated last year through the company’s involvement with the Women in the Winner’s Circle Driver Development Academy

Game or simulation?

February 11th, 2010 by

What makes a game a simulation or a simulation a game or are they the same thing? Is it all just marketing or is there a real difference? To me there are a few distinct differences between a game and a simulation. First and most importantly to be a simulation the title must be replicating … Read the Rest »

Coming Soon, the iRacing Driving School

February 9th, 2010 by

iRacing's Dave Kaemmer gets ready for his turn on camera. Dave Kaemmer and I spent a few days in Indianapolis last week filming portions of the soon to be released iRacing Driving School. The shoot was great, the weather, not-so-much.

Welcome to the iRacing Blog

February 8th, 2010 by

Welcome to the iRacing blog. It’s a forum for those of us at iRacing to share our ideas and experiences with you and, we hope, stimulate some lively and thoughtful discussion. It’s not quite spring, but this is surely a time of exciting growth and anticipation. In the racing world, of course, but in just … Read the Rest »

Grassy Know

February 6th, 2010 by

We may argue for centuries about who killed JFK, but if there was someone suspicious on the grassy knoll, I  can guess he didn’t make his getaway in a car with lots of torque. Given my online racing experience with iRacing, he likely would have been another easy target for Jack Ruby since he’d be … Read the Rest »

iRacing Expands into Asia through Collaboration with Interush

February 5th, 2010 by

iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, LLC have completed a collaborative marketing agreement with Interush, Inc. for the introduction and marketing of its online motorsport simulations program into some of the world’s fastest growing gaming markets: Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Through this agreement, Interush will provide Japanese and Chinese translations of the website and gaming content, iRacing.com will use these to create Japanese and Chinese websites, and Interush will market the online gaming program through their extensive marketing affiliate organizations throughout Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  Interush will also market iRacing.com through their portal websites and through ongoing promotional and public relations activities in these same countries

Wheatley's Rolex 2.4

February 1st, 2010 by

I’ve been around simracing for quite some time and I can safely say that I’ve only felt the way I did during Saturday’s iRacing Rolex 2.4 at Daytona once before: It was back in 2003 when I tasked myself with re-installing Grand Prix Legends (one of the iRacing development team’s previous creations) and running a … Read the Rest »