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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.

Karthikeyan to contest Auto GP opener

March 21st, 2013

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Karthikeyan to contest Auto GP opener

HRT Formula 1 refugee Narain Karthikeyan is set to continue his career in single-seater racing after securing a late deal to contest the Auto GP series opener with Austrian team Zele Racing. AUTOSPORT understands the former Jordan and HRT grand prix driver could expand his deal and race in the full eight rounds of this year’s series.

F1 doctor Hartstein to leave role

November 14th, 2012

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F1 doctor Hartstein to leave role

Formula 1 is to have a new medical delegate next year, after the FIA decided not to renew the contract of the long-serving Gary Hartstein beyond the end of this season. Hartstein replaced the late Sid Watkins as F1′s chief doctor from the start of the 2005 season and has worked at every race since. As well as his efforts at the tracks, the American also played a key role in developing new medical safety policies for the governing body through his work as chair of the FIA Institute’s Medical Training Working Group

Karthikeyan eyes qualifying boost

August 16th, 2012

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Karthikeyan eyes qualifying boost

Narain Karthikeyan has made matching his HRT team-mate Pedro de la Rosa in qualifying his major aim for the second half of the Formula 1 season. The 35-year-old Indian is yet to outqualify de la Rosa this year and, while he feels his race performances have been strong, he concedes he has to raise his game on Saturdays. “I think that my race performance has been very strong, with my 15th place in Monaco standing out, but in qualifying I’ve been a bit weaker,” said Karthikeyan

IndyCar’s Firestone Roadblock

January 10th, 2011

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IndyCar’s Firestone Roadblock

Firestone tires stacked in an IndyCar garage area during the 2010 season. (IndyCar photo). MOORESVILLE, N.C.

Season Rewind: Formula One

December 28th, 2010

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Season Rewind: Formula One

CHAMPION: Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel won the last two races of the Formula One season to beat Fernando Alonso and win the Formula One World Driving Championship. (Steve Etherington Photo) Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to win the Formula One World Driver’s Championship, clinching the title by winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and defeating former World Champion Fernando Alonso by four points.

Juncos Confirms Star Mazda Drivers

December 22nd, 2010

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VERO BEACH, Fla. — Juncos Racing has confirmed its driver lineup for the 2011 Star Mazda Championship Series season.

Shank Racing Adds Wolf As Lead Engineer

December 21st, 2010

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Michael Shank Racing has added veteran engineer Henry Wolf to the team’s Grand Am Rolex Series No. 60 Crown Royal XR Ford Riley Daytona Prototype operation

D’Ambrosio Lands Virgin Seat

December 21st, 2010

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D’Ambrosio Lands Virgin Seat

Jerome D'Ambrosio will join Virgin Racing for the 2011 Formula One World Championship season. (Steve Etherington Photo) SOUTH YORKSHIRE, England — Jerome D’Ambrosio will replace Lucas di Grassi aboard the second Virgin Racing entry in the Formula One World Championship in 2011.

U.S. Grand Prix Submits Homologation Plan

December 17th, 2010

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AUSTIN, Texas — Formula One United States Grand Prix developers have submitted the United States Grand Prix track homologation design the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) for approval. “We are excited to submit the track design to the FIA for homologation design approval.

IMS Hosting Emerging Tech Day In May

November 19th, 2010

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway will continue its legacy as a proving ground of automotive innovation for more than a century through the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Emerging Tech Day May 7 at IMS.

Red Bull Renews With Renault

November 5th, 2010

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Red Bull Renews With Renault

Sebastian Vettel has driven his Renault-powered Red Bull Racing entry to three Formula One victories this year. (Steve Etherington Photo) MILTON KEYNES, England — Red Bull Racing will continue its partnership with French engine manufacturer Renault, signing a contract extension that will keep its Formula One entries powered by Renault for the next two years

Perez Joins BMW Sauber For 2011

October 5th, 2010

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HINWIL, Switzerland — BMW Sauber has signed 20-year old Mexican driver Sergio Perez to race for the Formula One team next season, partnering him with current driver Kamui Kobayashi. Perez, who will make his Formula One debut during the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix next March, finished second in this year’s GP2 Series, winning four races. “Formula One is the dream of every young racing driver,” said Perez

F-1 Notes: Team Lotus Back Next Year

September 28th, 2010

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F-1 Notes: Team Lotus Back Next Year

SINGAPORE — Team Lotus will be back in Formula One now that Tony Fernandes has bought the rights to run his team under the famous banner used by founder Colin Chapman.

Schumacher Promises To Return In 2011

September 28th, 2010

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Schumacher Promises To Return In 2011

SINGAPORE — Eddie Jordan, who hired Michael Schumacher for his inaugural Formula One race, has speculated that Schumacher will quit at the end of this season. So will he be back in 2011? “Indeed, yes,” Schumacher told the assembled Formula One media including, National Speed Sport News, in the Singapore paddock

Final Champs Crowned At Road America

September 28th, 2010

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Final Champs Crowned At Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — The final SCCA National Championship were handed out Sunday during the final day of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America

First Grids Set For SCCA Runoffs

September 23rd, 2010

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First Grids Set For SCCA Runoffs

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — After three days of qualifying, the grids for the first seven races have been set at the 47th SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America. Provisional poles changed hands in an additional seven classes Wednesday to set up Thursday’s final day of qualifying.

Qualifying Continues For SCCA Runoffs

September 22nd, 2010

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Qualifying Continues For SCCA Runoffs

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Day two of qualifying during the 47th running of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs has been completed, with six more classes setting provisional poles in their opening sessions and three drivers improving into the top spot during second sessions Tuesday at Road America. A damp 14-turn, four-mile racing surface greeted competitors in the six classes who, in addition to 22 classes yesterday, were still waiting for their first chance to turn a meaningful lap over four days of qualifying for this weekend’s National Championship races

SCCA Runoffs Begin At Road America

September 21st, 2010

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SCCA Runoffs Begin At Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — The opening day of qualifying at the 47th SCCA National Championship Runoffs featured several record-setting performances, with provisional polesitters in 15 of 22 classes running times faster than the Road America track records.

Heidfeld In At BMW Sauber

September 15th, 2010

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Heidfeld In At BMW Sauber

HINWIL, Switzerland — BMW Sauber announced Tuesday that Nick Heidfeld will replace Pedro de la Rosa at the team for the remainder of the 2010 Formula One season. Heidfeld is a veteran of 10 Formula One seasons, seven of which were spent with the Sauber organization.