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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 SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • David Judson
    Contributor

    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
    Contributor

    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
    Contributor

    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 iRacing.com 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 iRacing.com 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
    Contributor

    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 iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    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
    Contributor

    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 iRacing.com 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 iRacing.com 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
    iRacing.com 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, Motorsport.com, The-Paddock.net, GTGateway.com, 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
    iRacing.com 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.

Tests show F1 now even closer – Lotus

February 27th, 2013

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Tests show F1 now even closer – Lotus

Formula 1′s fight at the front appears to be even closer in 2013 than it was last season, according to Lotus technical director James Allison. After a 2012 campaign that produced seven different winners from the first seven races – and a title fight that went all the way to the final round in Brazil – Allison says early indications from testing point to things being tighter still this season. AUTOSPORT analysis: What we learned from test two “What is absolutely clear from the first couple of tests is that it is close at the front,” said Allison at a FOTA Fans Forum event in Barcelona on Wednesday

Ratel’s new World GT plan approved

November 3rd, 2012

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Ratel’s new World GT plan approved

FIA GT World Series titles are set to be awarded on the basis of points scored in Stephane Ratel’s new-for-2013 GT Sprint Series and his Blancpain Endurance Series next season. Ratel proposed such a plan in July , and has now revealed that he has reached an agreement in principle with FIA President Jean Todt for competitors in the two series to compete for manufacturers’ and teams’ titles. He formulated the plan following his decision not to continue running the FIA GT1 World Championship after the end of this season.

Quaife-Hobbs keen to make amends

September 7th, 2012

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Quaife-Hobbs keen to make amends

Auto GP champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs has vowed to make amends for his accident last time out in Brazil by winning at the forthcoming series finale in America. Quaife-Hobbs had led eventual Curitiba winner Antonio Pizzonia by over half a minute when he lost control entering the pitlane before a mandatory pitstop

F-1 Notes: Vettel Goes For A Ride In Berlin

November 30th, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — World champion Sebastian Vettel drove his Red Bull F-1 car through the streets of Berlin. “It was a dream come true for me,” he said, “and it was great that so many people were here, even in the cold weather

F-1 Notes: Williams Dumps Hulkenberg

November 23rd, 2010

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ABU DHABI — Team Williams has dumped Nico Hulkenberg despite the promising talent he displayed in his rookie season. Rubens Barrichello has been retained and will compete in a record 19th season in F-1. In recent years the sport has seen wonder kids like Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel soar to stardom and championships.

Trulli Insists NASCAR Not In His Future

November 9th, 2010

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Jarno Trulli may have been in the U.S.A. prior to coming to Brazil, but that does not mean he’s planning a switch to NASCAR next year. He and his family were merely on vacation

Hunter-Reay Signed; Kanaan Released

October 29th, 2010

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Hunter-Reay Signed; Kanaan Released

Tony Kanaan (right) chats with former Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay. (IndyCar Series photo). TALLADEGA, Ala.

De Silvestro Gets Another Year With HVM

October 8th, 2010

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De Silvestro Gets Another Year With HVM

Simona de Silvestro has earned a second season with HVM Racing. (IndyCar Series photo).

Return To Milwaukee Highlights 2011 IndyCar Slate

September 10th, 2010

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Return To Milwaukee Highlights 2011 IndyCar Slate

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — When Randy Bernard took over as IndyCar Series CEO, he promised to make some bold moves to advance the series forward. He took a big step in that direction by returning to the sport’s roots by announcing a return to The Milwaukee Mile on the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule

Milwaukee Return Highlights 2011 IndyCar Schedule

September 10th, 2010

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Milwaukee Return Highlights 2011 IndyCar Schedule

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The return of two traditional venues and the addition of a new event highlight the 17-race 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule. Series officials unveiled the 2011 event lineup at The Milwaukee Mile, which will return to the schedule next June.

U.S. Grand Prix Track Layout Revealed

September 7th, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — It has not even been built yet, but the new Austin, Texas, F-1 track already has some classic corners.

F-1 Notes: Grand Prix In N.Y. Unlikely

August 17th, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that staging a United States Grand Prix in or near New York City is a pipe dream.

F-1 Notes: No American F-1 Team In 2011

August 3rd, 2010

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F-1 Notes: No American F-1 Team In 2011

BUDAPEST — The American Cypher Group has officially withdrawn its entry to become the 13th F-1 team next year. “We remain completely committed to developing a credible and viable F-1 team, and were able to raise a considerable amount of sponsorship and interest in recent months,” it said in a statement. “However, after much deliberation we have decided that the budget we have is not sufficient to allow us to pursue the project in a manner befitting the series.” Time is running out