iRacing.com is the leader in on-line racing for sim racers around the world. With almost 30 official action packed series from Rookies to Pros and including official series sponsored by the likes of NASCAR , Grand AM and INDYCAR it was only fitting that we provided editorial coverage for all the action. To that end, we hired award winning motorsport journalist David Phillips to lead the effort. A little over a year ago we released version I of inRacingNews.com. Since then David has recruited a host of talented writers to cover the iRacing.com action and cover our sport including Jason Lofing, Jameson Spies, Chris Hall, Jordan Hightower, Tony Rickard, Tim Terry, Chris Leone, Henrik Muller, Patrick Atherton, Scott Carter, C. Cunningham and Ryan Terpstra among others. Our sincere thanks to all these passionate and talented folks for helping us in this endeavor!

Although the coverage and writing keeps getting better and better, in concert we also wanted to focus more on sim racing and bring the site more to life for our community. We wanted to make it be more of the day to day fabric for the iRacing.com community. We will still include interesting stories from real world racing but found 90% of the stories read on inRacingNews were stories about iRacing.com and sim racing so that will be even a greater focus going forward.

I also want to thank our multi-talented Jay Scullin who has put together the website for inRacing News version II, along with version I for that matter. How Jay is able to do projects like this along with the 100 other things we require from him I don’t know but I think you will enjoy the new features and fresh look of inRacingNews!!! Here are some of the highlights of V2:

Featured News from iRacing.com

The latest featured news from iRacing.com is now clearly visible, presented at the top of the screen.

Infinite Scroll

Want to view more articles? Just scroll down! The new inRacingNews features “infinite scroll”. You can view all 11,000 articles simply by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

New Sidebar

The sidebar has been redesigned to include more visually striking and helpful information from inRacingNews and our sister sites. Use the new tools on the right to expand and minimize each section to further customize your experience.

Improved Commenting

inRacingNews v2 adds many new features to our commenting system. In addition to user avatars, you can now reply directly to comments. Your total comments are always visible below your name.

Facebook Integration

In addition to our social sharing functionality, we have integrated Facebook’s “like” button into every article.

Video Section

Watch the latest episodes of iRacing TV, watch the latest iRacing videos and more without leaving the site with our all-new video page.

Galleries

In addition to videos, we will be periodically posting galleries to our stories. These will be posted underneath the articles and listed together in a new section of the site. In addition, we will be posting galleries of new tracks, cars and features coming to iRacing.

These are only a few of the new features and improvements to come and will continue to be a work in process.

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6 Comments

I like it 🙂

Matthias Egger
February 10th, 2011 at 10:42 am

Good job!
I like it!

Firestorm
February 10th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Great job on the new site.

Adam Atherton
February 13th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Good job. One suggest: move Categories to upper part of page for easy access (Maybe its possible to allow users to move frames or turn them on/off?)

nice view

Evgeny Garanin
February 14th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Well you can’t move them around yet, but you can expand/collapse individual panels. You can choose which ones to show/hide among some other options if you click on “Settings” next to your name in the top right.

JayS
February 15th, 2011 at 3:34 am

Oh, forgot about Settings bar. That should work!
Btw, how can I get to my personal page (admin panel of WordPress engine)? I can’t find link to it. And I got “1 Comments” phrase under my name at top right corner and here, in comments section. It’s not link, it’s just a plane text which does not seem to mean anything (I got it after registering here (did not do it before update), and counter does not change, when I post more comments or get replies to posted ones).
Thanks.

Evgeny Garanin
February 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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