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iRacer Profile: Joni Hagner

January 21st, 2012 by

It would come as no surprise if Finland’s Joni Hagner were to stop into his local tattoo parlor for some bow-tie “ink.”  After all, he’s pretty much a Chevrolet kind of guy when it comes to iRacing.  A fixture in the top ten of the Corvette class of the Prototype and GT Challenge (Fixed … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – Teemu Lappalainen

January 14th, 2012 by

Away from the sim machine, Teemu Lappalainen is the shy and retiring type; the sort of fellow who likes to sit on the beach — in anonymity.  Turn the Finn lose on the tracks of, however, and he is anything but shy . . . or retiring.  After finishing sixth in the HPD ARX01c’s … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – Alan Binder

January 7th, 2012 by

iRacers can be forgiven if they automatically associate the name “Alan Binder” with the words “Sprint” and “Car.”  After all, along with competitors/friends Vinnie Sansone and PJ Stergios, the Dayton, Ohio resident is one of the stalwarts of the iRacing Sprint Car Cup.  And like they say, practice makes perfect.  Binder may not be perfect, … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Fredrik Tackman

December 31st, 2011 by

You could certainly say that Fredrik Tackman is a quick learner.  Last season he finished a respectable 13th in the Star Mazda Series with seven wins in 22 starts.  Season 4?  He’s leading all comers after eight weeks of racing, with 19 wins (and 38 top fives overall) in 42 starts.  But as the … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: John Schweickart

December 3rd, 2011 by

When it comes to iRacing, John Schweickart is on movin’ on up.  Although the Dayton, Ohio-based Schweickurt has been sim racing for the best part of a decade, he is only now closing-in on completing his second full year of iRacing.  And looking better and better all the time.  After finishing a rather distant (at … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – Keith Melhiser

November 5th, 2011 by

Keith Melhiser knows what he likes.  When it comes to racing, it’s open wheel racing, preferably USAC, and most certainly preferably on dirt.  That’s a good thing for the resident of Petersburg, IN is within driving distance of scores of dirt tracks scattered thoughout his native state, not to mention Illinois, Ohio and other points … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – Kimmo Suominen

October 29th, 2011 by

For a guy whose favorite quote reads “all good things must come to an end. Preferably in a humongous explosion,” Kimmo Suominen enjoyed a particularly “un-volatile” 2011 Season 3.  No surprise, really, given his safety rating of 4.80 and iRating of 6812.  Given those impressive mumbers, it’s also no surprise the resident of Salo, Finland … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Christian Aranha

October 8th, 2011 by

Christian Aranha is not letting any grass grow beneath his feet when it comes to one of the newest cars on the iRacing service, the HPD ARX01.  The Floridian jumped into the sensational new LMP2 sports prototype, grabbed the lead in the Prototype and GT Challenge and hasn’t looked back.  With 15 wins in … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – David Burnett

September 24th, 2011 by

When it comes to sim racing, Club England’s David Burnett is far from a one trick pony.  Although he is most active in the the Classic Lotus GP series, he owns a very, er, catholic collection of iRacing wheels, from his Lotus 79, Dallara IndyCar and Star Mazda to HPD ARX01, Chevrolet Impala Class B … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile – Trent Brown

September 17th, 2011 by

There’s more to Trent Brown than Sprint Cars.  After all, he owns a fair number of iRacing vehicles and holds-down P26 in Division Three of the GRAND-AM Online Sports Car Series in Daytona Prototypes.  He’s currently finishing his mechanical engineering degree at the University of Michigan and, as an alumni of legendary Ilmor Engineering, … Read the Rest »