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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • David Judson

    29 years old, Dave Judson lives in Mentor, Ohio. Dave has grown up with racing, watching his father win races and championships at the local go-kart track as a youngster and continuing his love of racing while watching NASCAR, Indycar, Formula 1 and sports cars.
    Judson has enjoyed a successful sim-racing career of his own in the IZOD Indycar iRacing Open and Fixed Setup Series. He has race wins to his credits as well as the Division 1 Championship of the Open Series in Season 1 of 2013 and the Overall Championship of the Fixed Series in Season 3 of 2013.
    Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is looking to expand his horizons by writing for inRacingNews.

  • Matt A Kingsbury

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to his aunt!

  • Raymond Kingsbury

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • Jeff Jacobs

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • Scott Kelly

    Born and raised in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, Scott Kelly has had a love for motorsports ever since his father did the right thing by introducing auto racing into his life. No longer able to quench his need for speed by spectating NASCAR races on TV and watching dirt track stars slide around local tracks, Kelly eventually picked-up sim racing in his teens, wheeling cars found in Ratbag Games' "Dirt Track Racing" and "World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars" while also becoming introduced into multiple Papyrus sim-racing series. Joining the iRacing ranks in late 2011, Kelly set his sights on the short track racing he was familiar with, focusing on the sprint car, while also driving the Legends and street stock in multiple leagues.

    Kelly brings not just his enthusiasm for racing to the highest-rated motorsports simulation, but also his B.A. degree in English; he covers the action seen in the Sprint Car Series, while also placing the spotlight on various leagues within the service. Enjoying his start to a career in motorsports journalism, Kelly also doesn't mind visiting victory lane from time-to-time.

  • George Wood
    Contributing Writer
    After beginning his racing career with go-karts at age seven, George then turned wrenches on street stocks until he could finally turn the wheel. Following the successes of his friends and family, George has since retired from real-world racing, where he is now a science and mathematics faculty member for several local community colleges. When George isn't grading laboratory reports or iRacing, he is performing at bluegrass festivals in the Northeast, making fishing lures, playing golf, and rooting for his beloved Baltimore Orioles.
  • Chris Hall Series Writer
    Chris Hall has been writing since the nineties and moved into motorsports reporting in 2005, covering series such as ALMS, British GT, FIA GT, Le Mans and 2CV racing for Full Throttle magazine,,,, L' Endurance and, of course, inRacingNews. During 2008 and 2009, he worked with the RSS Performance Porsche Carrera Cup Team (and former British GT(C) champions) as a data engineer for a variety of drivers and models of 997s.
  • Jason Lofing Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Dylan Sharman
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in Adelaide and we moved-out for Angle Vale for a few years until I was about 7 years old, when we moved to the Barossa Valley where I live now. I'm 19 years old and currently traveling back and forth weekly as I'm studying for a Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology.

    I've always had a love for racing as my close family did some racing and we were always out at the local dirt track. I joined iRacing back in 2010 and slowly but surely got the hang of it as this is my first experience with sim racing and am loving it each time I race. I've won two SK Modified titles (almost had three in a row but finished P2 in 2011 S4), an iRacingNews Challenge championship (2012 S1 Mazda) and was also an AustralAsian Intel GT Series Finalist.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

iRacer Profile: Stan Bragg Jr

by Matt Kingsbury on September 14th, 2013

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce Stan Bragg Jr. to the community.

Stan currently resides in Grand Rapids Michigan and is 32 years young. An avid participant in the Late Model Tour and the NASCAR SK Modified Weekly Tour series, he currently sits in third position in the NASCAR SK Modified Weekly Series and P9 in the Late Model Tour. Stan is also an avid Time Trials driver as he sits in positions third for the SK Modified and ninth in the Late Model Tour.

Look for Stan for too long in your mirror and pretty soon you will be playing catch-up on the short track circuit.

Q: Where are you from, how old are you, etc.
A: Great state of Michigan, currently residing in Grand Rapids, 32 years young.

Q: What was your first sim?
A: I doubt it’s considered a sim now days but Indy Car Racing by Papyrus then Nascar Racing 1 by Papyrus.

Q: Who is your racing idol?
A: Davey Allison, he was a great race car driver and just had a great personality; always smiling.  Even when he had horrible luck he was always smiling.

Q: What is your biggest sim accomplishment?
A: Well after taking 12 years off from sim-racing and all racing games for that matter, getting my first win in iRacing.  It was something that I felt was never going to happen.  I ran second a lot and I just never felt like I was going to get over that hump.  I know it may not seem like much but I truly never set my expectations high, so now I’m just waiting for that next big accomplishment.

Q: What is your favorite car?
A: Really, this is a hard one to answer because I race two cars that I truly enjoy: Late Model and SK Modified.  One car I run better, the other I just enjoy running . . . so it truly is a toss up between the two.

Q: What is your favorite track? (If you have a road and oval list both)
A: With my short time in iRacing I would have to say Phoenix.  I ran strong in the Late Model there, and won my second Modified race at Phoenix (if you don’t count the accidental forfeit).

Q: What are you aspirations in life?
A: To make it to NASCAR! No, more seriously I guess live a fulfilling life, spend time with my family and make the best of the time that I have on this earth to touch as many lives as possible.

The Chevy Monte Carlo is one of Bragg’s two favorite virtual race cars.

Q: What is your favorite real life racing event?
A: Any event at Berlin Raceway in Marne MI; short track racing at its finest. Every weekend brings in something new and exciting.

Q: What is your goal in sim racing?
A: My goal is always changing.  When I first heard of iRacing from a friend I raced with on the PS3, my goal was to make it to the Gen 6 and see what I had there. But since getting my A license, I found I didn’t care much for that car and fell back to the short track cars.  So I guess now it would be winning a Division Championship.

“I truly never set my expectations high, so now I’m just waiting for that next big accomplishment.”

Q: what is your favorite video game (not a racing game)?
A: NCAA 2014.  Just can’t get enough of college football.

Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: Dead sexy.  Is that a good answer? Seriously, I would have to say friendly helpful and very easy going.

Q: What track would you like to see Iracing get?
A: Berlin Raceway in Marne MI.

Q: What is your most memorable race?
A: Probably my first SK Modified race.  I started eighth and ran on the outside for the first few laps but knew I had a car that would run up front if I had the chance to get there. By the fourth lap I was finally able to get back down to the bottom dropped to 11th and was working on 10th when the big one happened in front of me.  The front stretch was covered with probably four cars; some still flipping. I just picked the middle and tried to just make it under a flipping car . .  . well slight contact.  When he hit my roof I thought my race was over.

At that point I was 10.5 seconds back from the leader and had a car that was dragging but was still handling great. As I kept on running I noticed I was cutting into the leader’s time.  I passed a few cars and, thanks to iRacing having an extreme amount of laps on the race, I was able to close in on first and second with about 10 to go.

Some of Bragg’s best — and most memorable — sim-racing moments have come in SK Modified.

After getting past second place (who pretty much let me go once I got on the inside of him) all I had to do was close back up on the leader.  I got that done that with five to go in the race, stuck my nose under his car coming out of Turn Two.

We raced side-by- side for three laps before I was able to pull off the pass and go to my first SK Modified win. I never thought I had a chance to win (but) it was that race that has defined what series I wanted to focus on the next season. Not because of the win; it was simply the great side-by-side racing with great drivers who just enjoy racing.

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