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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.

Johnson claims eighth Martinsville win

April 7th, 2013

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Johnson claims eighth Martinsville win

Jimmie Johnson kept his nose clean in a fractious race to claim his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville. Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsport team-mates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne spent the whole race battling with the Joe Gibbs cars of Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, but in the end it was Johnson who took the chequer for the 62nd time in his career. Clint Bowyer brought his battle-scarred Toyota home second after a strong finish, just ahead of Gordon.

Hamilton hails Mercedes’ driver focus

March 9th, 2013

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Hamilton hails Mercedes’ driver focus

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes allows him to focus on his driving more than his previous Formula 1 team McLaren. The 2008 world champion spent his whole career at McLaren, which nurtured him through junior racing, before switching to Mercedes this season. Asked how his past and present employers differed, Hamilton said he preferred Mercedes’ approach to its drivers so far

Williamson quickest as GP3 test ends

February 22nd, 2013

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Williamson quickest as GP3 test ends

Lewis Williamson set the pace on the final day of GP3 Series at Estoril on Friday. Driving for Bamboo Engineering, which only announced its series entry this week, the 23-year-old Briton went fastest in a time of 1m27.675s, almost a second slower than Carlos Sainz Jr’s mark from the opening day. A short spell of rain during the afternoon looked set to leave Toyota Racing Series Nick Cassidy, testing for Manor, as the pacesetter.

Vettel sets early pace at Barcelona

February 19th, 2013

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Vettel sets early pace at Barcelona

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull were quickest by a comfortable half-second margin as Formula 1 2013 winter testing resumed at Barcelona on Tuesday morning. Even by testing standards, the initial session featured little activity at first, with most teams remaining coy and focusing on shakedowns and aero tests for the opening part of the morning

Grosjean leads test day two for Lotus

February 6th, 2013

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Grosjean leads test day two for Lotus

Romain Grosjean set the pace on the second day of pre-season Formula 1 testing at Jerez, while Lewis Hamilton’s first outing for Mercedes was cut short by a crash. Lotus driver Grosjean, who led the way in the morning , went faster on a series of short runs on the soft tyre in the afternoon

US Friday quotes: Lotus

November 16th, 2012

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Kimi Raikkonen – 14th/11th: “It’s a nice circuit to drive; the sectors are quite different so there’s a good challenge there. Of course, like with any new track there was no grip at the start of the day which doesn’t give you a very good feeling, but as the grip improves it will be more fun to drive for sure. This morning was very slippery, this afternoon less so but you still can’t really push and it’s a bit tricky to find the limit.

Lynn joins Prema for Euro switch

November 15th, 2012

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Lynn joins Prema for Euro switch

Alex Lynn will race in European Formula 3 next year after joining Prema Powerteam. The 19-year-old Briton finished fourth in British F3 this year in his rookie season in the category with Fortec Motorsports. He also made a number of F3 Euro Series/European F3 Championship appearances, culminating in a podium at the Hockenheim finale

Briscoe beats Power to Sears win

August 27th, 2012

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Briscoe beats Power to Sears win

Ryan Briscoe held off Penske team-mate Will Power to take the win at Sears Point, although the latter’s championship hopes received a huge boost when many of his rivals struck trouble. Power held the advantage for most of the race, but was caught out when he pitted just as the yellow flags came out for a heavy crash between Sebastien Bourdais and Josef Newgarden

Shank Reveals Third Rolex 24 Entry

January 7th, 2011

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Shank Reveals Third Rolex 24 Entry

A.J. Allmendinger, Michael McDowell and Justin Wilson will drive the No

D. Allison, Others Joining Motorsports Hall

January 6th, 2011

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D. Allison, Others Joining Motorsports Hall

Donnie Allison (left) will join his brother Bobby Allison (right) in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in August. (NSSN Archives Photo) DETROIT — Racing legends Donnie Allison, Sid Collins, Roger McCluskey, Ed McCulloch, Augie Pabst, Bruce Penhall and Ed Winfield will be enshrined into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Aug

Chili Bowl Qualifying Nights Set

December 24th, 2010

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Chili Bowl Qualifying Nights Set

TULSA, Okla. – With just a few weeks until the 25th edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, officials have determined qualifying night assignments for the silver anniversary of the midget classic, on tap Jan.

Manissian Joins Krohn Racing

December 10th, 2010

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Manissian Joins Krohn Racing

The Krohn Racing car during the 2010 Grand Am season. (Grand Am photo).

AARWBA Names All-America Team

December 3rd, 2010

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AARWBA Names All-America Team

Dario Franchitti (10) and Will Power were each named to the 2010 All-America Auto Racing Team by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Ass’n. (Dan Helrigel/IndyCar Photo) BURBANK, Calif. — The 2010 All-America Auto Racing Team has been chosen by members of the nation’s motorsports press

Bloomquist Collects Check At Lucas Banquet

November 24th, 2010

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up the 2010 season Nov. 20 with its awards banquet at Lucas Oil Stadium, honoring series champion Scott Bloomquist for his dominating season. Bloomquist, who earned his eighth national touring late-model title and his 500th feature victory this year, pocketed more than $75,000 during the banquet after winning a series-high nine races

Five Contingency Awards For Edwards, Team

November 24th, 2010

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Five Contingency Awards For Edwards, Team

Carl Edwards celebrates his victory in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Alongside Jimmie Johnson’s fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title celebration, Carl Edwards and the No.

No. 5 For Johnson!

November 21st, 2010

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No. 5 For Johnson!

Jimmie Johnson, shown here in the garage area Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, won his fifth Sprint Cup championship by finishing second in Sunday's Ford 400. (Getty Images photo). HOMESTEAD, Fla

Busch Strikes Again!

November 21st, 2010

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Busch Strikes Again!

Kyle Busch prior to the start of Saturday's Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch won the race. (Getty Images photo)

CRA To Crown National Champion In ’11

November 19th, 2010

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CRA To Crown National Champion In ’11

Chase Elliott (9) battles Johnny VanDoorn during the Winchester 400 at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway earlier this year.

Mind Games Continue Ahead Of Finale

November 18th, 2010

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Mind Games Continue Ahead Of Finale

Denny Hamlin (left) leads Jimmie Johnson (center) and Kevin Harvick entering the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (Harold Hinson Photography Photos) CORAL GABLES, Fla

CORE Autosport Moving Up To LMPC

November 17th, 2010

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CORE Autosport Moving Up To LMPC

CORE Autosport will move up to the American Le Mans Series LMP Challenge class next year. (ALMS Photo) ROCK HILL, S.C.