Hailing from Eastern Canada, Olivier goes by the name crasyfingers on the track. With a number of Event victories to his name, he claimed his biggest prize–a two-day Evo X course at the Simraceway Performance Driving Center–in June 2012, when he drove a Saleen S5S Raptor to victory at Brno in a Challenge Event he won by an impressive margin of over five seconds.
A social worker from Scotland, Ray is (affectionately) known as bawbag on the track. By day he fights for people who need his help, by night he battles with racers intent on helping themselves to race victories. Ray won his unforgettable trip to California by coming out on top in the PDC Hot Lap 7 Event in June 2012.
One of two Hungarian winners to claim their Simraceway Performance Driving Center prize in October 2012, we were excited to hear about the fun András (aka bandito) has playing Simraceway. And all that practice has certainly paid off for him with a string of Event wins, including his triumph at PDC Hot Lap 5 in May 2012 which bagged him his memorable trip to California.
Hungarian racer Gergo, known as GriVi on the track, won his prize of a lifetime at the wheel of a virtual F3 car in September 2012. Being only 17 at the time, his 13-hour trek across the Atlantic was no straightforward exercise. However the presence of fellow Hungarian Event winner, Andras Sari, made the transition easier and allowed him to concentrate on the most important thing: learning how to drive fast!
Hailing from rural France, Laurent’s win in the PDC Hot Lap 8 Event shocked no one more than himself, despite his consistent performances in previous Events. So sure was he that he wouldn’t be sitting atop the leaderboard when the Event ended, he didn’t bother checking it for a few days. However once he was ensconced in the driving seat of an Evo X on Sonoma Raceway, the reality finally sunk in!
Part of virtual racing setup Team Redline, karting specialist Atze (fratss) is equally at home on both real and virtual tracks, so it was no great surprise that he secured victory in the Kart at SPDC Hot Lap Event held in September 2012. Despite his real-world expertise however, he was blown away by his time at the Simraceway Performance Driving Center and resolved to return in order to undertake the karting course.
Wisconsin-born Jeremy Lukaszka was soaking in the atmosphere at the 2012 Indianapolis 500 when he came across Simraceway‘s awesome big-race roadshow. After checking it out and setting the fastest time of the throngs of race-goers who entered our track-side Hot Lap competition, it was just a matter of exchanging the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sonoma Raceway, swapping his civvies for a race suit and helmet, and trading his seat in the the stands for a much more exciting one out on the track!
SRW F3 at Mid-Ohio With Chicane Challenge (May 2012)
Rasmus Tali (rass101)
Rasmus excels in Simraceway‘sopen-wheel Events, so it was no surprise that he earned his big prize at the wheel of a Simraceway F3, winning the SRW F3 at Mid-Ohio With Chicane Challenge in May 2012 with a time of 5:28.780. Known within the game as rass101, his trip to California was the first time he’d left his home country of Estonia, and he certainly seemed to enjoy every minute of his time there–especially all those laps of the Sonoma track!
Racing and gaming enthusiast Roi Lago is better-known to his rivals as RaZoR-92. An important member of the Simraceway Community, the Spaniard emerged triumphant from June 2012’s BMW 1M Mid-Ohio Challenge, recording an impressive four-lap time of 6:27.155–a feat which saw him travelling across the Atlantic to polish his skills–and live his dreams–on Sonoma Raceway.
Austrian racer Zoran Milanovic (vanPanther) is a serial Event winner on Simraceway. He earned his two-day racer’s paradise at the Simraceway Performance Driving Center by triumphing at a PDC Hot Lap 4 Event, clocking 1:49.039.