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Protests: By the Numbers

August 16th, 2012 by Shannon Whitmore

The racing environment is unique to other competitive sports in that a measure of cooperation must exist amongst the competitors in order to reach the end of the race and accomplish a goal.   For most the goal is getting to the end of the race with a chance to win or finish well.  But what … Read the Rest »

2012 World Cup of iRacing Kicks-Off July 10-14

July 5th, 2012 by

Exciting New Format, Club DE-AT-CH Bid for 4th Title Highlight International Tournament They’ve won it three times, but will they triumph in this year’s battle for the World Cup of iRacing?  “They” are the iRacers of Club DE-AT-CH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) who will be challenged by iRacing’s other 36 international clubs in the 2012 World Cup starting … Read the Rest »

An Army of Two

July 4th, 2012 by

Ever think you would go from sim-racing to real racing? What about starting a racing business with a childhood friend who is serving overseas as we speak? Well that is what iRacer Josh Parker and long-time friend Mark Richards are doing. Richards Parker Racing LLC is now an official Dare Stock race team that will … Read the Rest »

The Protest System – May, 2012

May 11th, 2012 by

“Racing incidents happen.” — Nim Cross I must say that Nim’s statement is very accurate and profound.  There have been literally thousands of forum strings, emails, video reviews, opinions and discussions over the years about how to deal with those cursed incidents and accidents on iRacing.   Passionate discussions and ideas abound about the sporting code, … Read the Rest »

Rookie Oval Series Change in Season 2, Track Added to Base Content

March 7th, 2012 by

Legends/Street Stock Swap Places; USA Speedway Joins List of Free Tracks In the real world, many oval racers start and enjoy long careers racin’ and rubbin’ on short ovals.  There are many reasons for this including safety and financial considerations, not to mention a driver’s proximity to short tracks.  iRacing has historically followed that progression … Read the Rest »

iRacing Named to PC Gamer’s All Time Top 100

February 10th, 2012 by

Online Motorsports Service Rated Best Racing Game of All The editors, columnists and contributors of PC Gamer have named to the magazine’s list of the Top 100 Games of All Time.  Not only did the PC Gamer “Brain Trust” rate 39th on the list, they ranked it as the top auto racing game … Read the Rest » to Build Virtual Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

February 9th, 2012 by and Cadillac announced today they will partner in building a virtual version of the Cadillac CTS-V that will be competing in the 2012  Pirelli World Challenge.  The Cadillac is the latest addition to iRacing’s impressive line-up of digital, high performance cars which includes the Williams-Toyota FW31, the HPD ARX-01c, Corvette C6.R and NASCAR Sprint … Read the Rest »

Daytona Past and Present

January 13th, 2012 by

When it comes to Daytona International Speedway, iRacing will soon be offering its members the best of both worlds: Daytona past and Daytona present. Following the 2010 racing season, of course, the famed “Big D” underwent a $20 million resurfacing project.  Although the primary focus was the 2.5 mile oval, the Bus Stop chicane and … Read the Rest »

iRacer of the Year

December 16th, 2011 by is excited to announce the first annual iRacers of the Year awards.  The 2011 Driver of the Year will be awarded to a member for his/her achievements in competition on the virtual race tracks of  The 2011 Member of the Year will be awarded to a member for his/her contributions to … Read the Rest »

Scanning What’s in Store for iRacing with Tony Gardner

November 18th, 2011 by

One of the biggest selling points in iRacing for me is the laser-scanned tracks.  As a sim-racer I may not benefit from knowing each bump and nuance of the real-world track, but knowing what I am driving from my living room is accurate down to the millimeter to what I see drivers racing on TV … Read the Rest »