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Two for One

January 18th, 2010 by

With only two weeks remaining in the inaugural iRacing Pro Series Oval season, the points battles for the championship and the top 50 (and a spot in the iRacing Drivers World Championship) are hot and heavy. Entering the week, Brad Davies enjoyed a useful — but vulnerable — 53 point lead over Josh Parker in … Read the Rest »

iRacing Pros Tackle Michigan International Speedway

January 11th, 2010 by

The iRacing Pros tackled the high banks of Michigan International Speedway for Week 23 of the iRacing Pro Series Oval. Michigan provides excellent racing for online racing competitors. The preferred line around the two mile track is from the middle to the top, but those who could conquer the challenge of setting their car up … Read the Rest »

An Interesting Year, Part II

January 9th, 2010 by

There were two weeks between the 1978 Grand Prix in Argentina and the race in Brazil so directly after the Argentine race we flew to Rio de Janeiro. When I arrived in Rio, I found the modest little hotel near the docks where the team was to be housed for the week prior to the … Read the Rest » Announces 2010 World Tour

December 21st, 2009 by

Series of 14 Virtual Events to Track Real-World Counterparts Starting next month members of will able to participate in the iRacing World Tour, a series of same-weekend virtual versions of more than a dozen of the world’s top motorsport events.  Beginning in January with the Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course, … Read the Rest »

A Day with the Chief Steward

December 11th, 2009 by

I’m sure there are a lot of you out there who wonder what it’s like in an average day of being Chief Steward for F.I.R.S.T. (Federation of Internet Racing and Sanctioning Trust).  I’ll try to explain what we do with protests, the process of investigating cases, and some of our philosophies behind some of the … Read the Rest »

Formula One for a Day

November 13th, 2009 by

Any racer, sim- or real-world, would give anything to be in Formula One.   A career to match that of Michael Schumacher would be nice but, heck, just the chance to drive a few laps in one of the world’s fastest and most technically advanced race cars is more than 99.99% of the F1- wannabes can … Read the Rest »

Type A Race Debrief

November 8th, 2009 by

I’m a Type B personality. I don’t over-plan my vacations, I don’t make lists, I let things happen. But I concede that there are advantages to the type A personality – not forgetting to pick up things at the grocery store, not scrambling to deal with a lack of available hotel rooms, etc., so I’ve … Read the Rest »

World Cup: Checkered Flag Falls on Season 3

October 29th, 2009 by

Season Three of the World Cup of iRacing has reached the finish with an eventful ending. Week Twelve brought out a New England-New York rivalry that will last for many seasons to come, Central Europe has once again been ruled by a single country, and two underdogs took the top spots in their regions.  As … Read the Rest »

Gooden Clinches Jetta Title in Heart-Pounding Finale

October 27th, 2009 by

In a tale of two races at Lime Rock Park, Wyatt Gooden clinched iRacing’s inaugural VW Jetta Championship, and he’s now within touching distance of a full season’s drive in the 2010 SCCA Volkswagen Jetta TDI Series.  The Ohioan claimed his crown with a mere seven points margin over the ever present Carl Modoff, as … Read the Rest »

Caution: Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear

October 24th, 2009 by

Wyatt Gooden would be well-advised to bear that familiar phrase in mind as he prepares for the ultimate showdown in iRacing’s VW Jetta TDI Cup.  Sunday afternoon’s race (slated for 4:15 EST) will determine the inaugural champion and the winner of the biggest prize in sim-racing, a spot in the selection process for the 2010 … Read the Rest »