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The Sticking Points in Modeling Tires

May 24th, 2010 by Dave Kaemmer

Tires are perhaps the least well understood parts of road-going vehicles, despite the fact that they are one of the most studied. Obviously, since they are typically the only part of a car in contact with the ground (if everything is working right), their behavior is critical in determining how a car handles, how well … Read the Rest »

Towler's dominant double

May 19th, 2010 by

Week Eight of the NASCAR World Championship Series (NiWCS) brought us to Charlotte Motor Speedway in sunny Concord, North Carolina for 200 caution-plagued, yet exciting, laps of online racing.  With a win at Bristol to his credit, Richard Towler has been quite the force in the online racing series.  The Englishman arrived at CMS … Read the Rest »

A Day in the Life of a Cat Herder: XIII

May 17th, 2010 by Steve Myers

“Never had a doubt in the beginning Never a doubt Trusted you true in the beginning I loved you right through On and on we laughed like kids At all the silly things we did You made me promises, promises Knowing I’d believe Promises, promises You knew you’d never keep Second time around, I’m still … Read the Rest »

Online Racing a Featured Attraction at NASCAR Hall of Fame

May 5th, 2010 by

The 15 NASCAR stock car simulators proved to be a popular attraction yesterday during a media preview of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.   More than 100 journalists took the opportunity to take some virtual laps of Charlotte Motor Speedway in one of the seven two-seat NASCAR stock car replicas, along with a 15th simulator in an ADA stock car.  In addition, journalists were able to run sample qualifying sessions with a separate group of more basic online racing simulators. Journalists line-up to sample the iRacing simulators at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tim's Talladega 499

April 28th, 2010 by

After the Talladega 312 on Friday evening, I had plenty of time to reflect on what I had done during the event and decided that there was probably nothing I could have done to avoid being caught up in an incident at one time or another. I figure the major penalty of staying at the … Read the Rest »

Online Racing's Talladega 811

April 26th, 2010 by

The World Tour of iRacing’s first doubleheader weekend produced 811 miles of action-packed online racing as Friday’s Talladega 312 for Impala SS Class B and Saturday’s Talladega 499 for Impala SS Class A (COT) saw more than 1,200 entries and nearly 6,000 laps of fierce sim racing competition. Every iRacer had a shot or two … Read the Rest »

Paint By Layers

April 22nd, 2010 by

I have been painting race car paint schemes for online racing games for most of my adult life now. Ever since I picked up a steering wheel and attached it to my desk to compete with my friends in online sim racing, I’ve wanted to have a custom scheme to help put some of my … Read the Rest »

Video Contest Finalists Announced!

April 14th, 2010 by

The Inaugural Video Contest has reached the most exciting part of the process, the time where YOU get to vote for the winner. The team of experts here at the office (they put Simon Cowell to shame) have labored over all of the amazing entries for hours on end and have narrowed the field … Read the Rest »

Livin' the Dream

April 7th, 2010 by

I spent more than 20 years as a free-lance journalist covering the late, great CART PPG Indy Car/Champ Car World Series for a variety of publications and Web sites. It was my privilege to witness and chronicle the careers of some of the greatest Indy car drivers in history – Mears, Rahal, Zanardi, Montoya, de … Read the Rest »

Huttu's Online Racing Grand Slam

April 5th, 2010 by

Greger Huttu made it four-for-four in iRacing Drivers World Championship competition with a flag-to-flag victory at Watkins Glen, coming home 21.6s clear of Ben Cornett with Luke McLean taking the final podium spot a half second adrift of Cornett.  The victory not only kept Huttu’s virtually perfect iDWC record intact (the only laps he hasn’t … Read the Rest »