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iRacer Profile – Luke Beck

September 3rd, 2011 by

Australia’s Luke Beck is man who knows what he likes.  And when it comes to sim racing, his likes can be summed-up in two words: Lotus 79.  OK, if you want to be positively wordy about it, his likes can be summed-up in five words: Classic Lotus Grand Prix Series. It’s not that he hasn’t … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: PJ Stergios

August 27th, 2011 by

If PJ Stergios’s name sounds familiar, there are plenty of reasons.  First, PJ features regularly on inRacingNews’ accounts of a number of series from NASCAR Class A, Radicals, Silver Crown  (where he won the 2009 Season 3 title) Sprint Cars (he is P5 in Division One as of this writing) to IndyCar (where he currently … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Greg Blouin

August 6th, 2011 by

When Greg Blouin says one of his favorite cars on the iRacing service is the Corvette C6.R he’s not kidding.  The resident of suburban Toronto (Etobicoke) has personal bests in the C6.R in qualifying, races and/or time  trials on a dozen iRacing tracks from A (as in Road America) to Z (as in Circuit Park … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Vinnie Sansone

July 16th, 2011 by

There are more parallels between the online racing of and the “real” racing of NASCAR than just precisely-modeled cars and tracks and well-organized sanctioning bodies.   Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart and a host of other NASCAR stars cut their racing teeth in the USAC ranks driving quarter midgets, midgets, sprint … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Bill Brown

July 2nd, 2011 by

For a self-described “old, broke, washed-up, wanna-be racer,” Bill Brown isn’t doing too badly.  The 30-something Floridian holds-down top ten positions in Division One of both the Street Stock and SK Modified Series and, at the time of this writing, stands P15 in the NASCAR Late Model Series, again in Division One.  And … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Nick Ottinger

June 18th, 2011 by

OK, OK.  If you’re a regular (or even irregular) reader of inRacingNews, you’re already familiar with Nick Ottinger’s name.  After all, as a serial winner in the NASCAR Street Stock Series, he’s a staple of Jordan Hightower’s weekly reports.  The Carolina Club sim racer is also very active — and competitive — in Legends … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Madison Down

May 21st, 2011 by

If Madison Down’s name sounds familiar, it may well because you’ve been reading Patrick Atherton’s superb accounts of his exploits in the Ford Falcon V8 Supercar in inRacingNews. Down may not be unbeatable in the Trans Tasman Racing FG01, but with 11 wins in 14 starts in 2011 Season 1, let’s just say those who … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: James Kirkham

April 16th, 2011 by

James Kirkham is fortunate to have what many fellow iRacers would consider a dream job: working in the motorsports arena.  Not long after relocating to Charlotte from Oregon Kirkham landed a job with Motorsports Management International which represents many of NASCAR’s  top drivers including Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jamie McMurray and Tony Stewart — to … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Steven van Helsdingen

February 26th, 2011 by

A member of since last May, Steven van Helsdingen likes his mixed class racing, witness the fact that he gets a lot of virtual seat time in the inRacingNews Challenge and the iRacing Grand Touring Cup, along with iRacing Street Stocks (Fixed).  A resident of Bossum, the Netherlands, van Helsdingen is currently fifth in … Read the Rest »

Q&A with NiCWS Winner and Pro Road Racing Champion Richard Towler

March 11th, 2010 by

Over the past seven years Richard Towler has emerged as one of world’s top sim racers.  Based in Hull, England, the 26 year old Towler traveled a well-trodden online racing path from Gran Tourismo 2002 to NASCAR 2003 and has been a member of since June of 2008.  In that time he has won … Read the Rest »