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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.

Fritsche Nears CTC Title

by Katier Scott on July 1st, 2013

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Fritsche Nears CTC Title

Erstwhile champion Gernot Fritsche firmly cemented himself as favourite for the 2013 S2 Classic Teams Championship title with a solid performance at a low participation week at Sonoma Raceway.  The former CTC winner led the way with 166 points on his way to second overall and while he is still nearly 50 points behind his Lotus team mate, two early ‘drop scores’ mean he is well and truly in the driver’s seat. Michel Dudognon continued a very strong season with 151 points, 15 down on Fristche, but will need to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat to take the title.  Continuing a strong season Kevin Law nearly beat Fritsche with 164 points surging up nine places in the process to 21st overall and with three dropped scores, the [...]

Salminen Closes on Podium; Lotus Stretch Lead

by Katier Scott on March 26th, 2013

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The brilliant (virtual) sunshine of Zolder fell on the CTC in Week Seven.

For Round Seven of the Lotus Classic Teams Championship the field remained in Belgium, moving from the classic Spa circuit to the confines of Circuit Zolder. Most famous as the venue where the legendary Gilles Villeneuve lost his life, this circuit represents a huge contrast to the week before.  With three tight chicanes and a hairpin, the average speed is a lot lower than at Spa and the chicanes’ curbs can easily cause a car to spin, so incidents are common around this tricky and technical track. Once again Nicklas Lindqvist took it all in stride, scoring heavily and extending his championship lead but, in his wake, the battle for second looks to be getting more intense week on week. Ferrari’s Gernot Fritsche once again failed to score more than [...]

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

Andretti and Dempsey for Austin demo

October 19th, 2012

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Andretti and Dempsey for Austin demo

American racing legend Mario Andretti will demonstrate a Lotus Formula 1 car at the opening of the new Austin grand prix venue in Texas on Sunday. The Circuit of the Americas will host its first F1 race on 18 November, and is being officially opened this weekend.

Schwecke On Top Down Under

by David Roberts on July 5th, 2012

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Schwecke led from pole to hold out Roberts and Jeppesen all the way to the flag.

Tasman Series: Oulton Park The Tasman Round of the Classic Teams Championship runs on a Friday night down under time (12.30 GMT) and, as well as being an official CTC Round, it also has it’s own traditional style points score (9,6,4,3,2,1) counting towards the officially sanctioned Aus/NZ Classic Lotus Championship (Refer: http://statmonkey.is-a-geek.net/ilom/leagues) The Championship is open to all sim-racers regardless of their location. Round 9 at Oulton Park saw International CTC Championship contenders Hachez, Henry, Poole and Fernandez join the local field at Oulton Park. Qualifying Schwecke took the all important pole position at Oulton Park fairly convincingly in his ATS from current championship leader Roberts’ Interscope. Third on the grid was Jeppesen, making an impressive return having missed the last couple of rounds. Fourth was fastest of the internationals [...]

Turning Point: Road Atlanta

by David Roberts on June 29th, 2012

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The hungry pack included Beyer, Herfjord, Marques, Jaques and De Rooij. Jaques would come through to lead them all home.

Classic Teams Championship: Round 8, Road Atlanta The drivers were all pleased to see the 2.54-mile sweeping layout of Road Atlanta back on the schedule and the venue for Round 8 of the Classic Teams Championship. This week there were 64 drivers, just 4 less than at the last round, and 14 official races over the four days. Over the weekend was also an iRacing Q&A event featuring the Lotus ‘79. This has led to an influx of drivers to the series over the weekend. Madom F1 had new recruit Pedro Marques, John Surtees Garages provided a car for Jason Dunfee and JC Racing returned to the track with Thomas Elliot. Missing from Road Atlanta were all three Alfa Romeo drivers, Michael Schmidt’s Lotus, Roland Seigl’s Rebaque and Brabham’s Dan [...]

Nixon Wins, Ruokola Scores

by David Roberts on May 15th, 2012

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Hulbert also had his share of drama, this the result of equipment failure.

Unchanged in layout since it opened back in 1955 Elkhart Lake features many elevation changes, along with a very high speed front stretch and the famous Kink in the middle of the back stretch. In other words, an ideal venue for the Classic Teams Championship contenders to stretch their legs. It was also the site for four new drivers to join the circus this week making a total of 75 point scoring competitors in the first two weeks. This week saw 17 races gain official status with Sunday again providing the main race of the week with 44 starters. Drivers spent the week searching for the perfect balance between speed and grip, most running a much lower downforce setup than they did last week at The Glen. Once again the [...]

New Season, New Cars

January 10th, 2011

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New Season, New Cars

The Formula One field heads toward the first turn of the Suzuka Circuit at the start of the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix. (Steve Etherington Photo) BLOOMINGTON, Minn.

F-1 Notes: Williams Drivers In Question

November 16th, 2010

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F-1 Notes: Williams Drivers In Question

GET UP AND GO: The Formula One field leaves the starting grid on the frontstretch at the Yas Marina Circuit during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sunday afternoon. (Steve Etherington Photo) ABU DHABI — Sources tell National Speed Sport News that Williams has signed a two-year contract with 2010 GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado, but he might not necessarily drive for the team.

Former PM Mediating Lotus Dispute

October 3rd, 2010

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TOKYO — When is a Lotus not a Lotus? It looks like former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr.

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.

Teams To Choose New Tire Supplier

May 3rd, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The teams will meet in Barcelona next weekend to discuss which tire supplier they will want to take over from Bridgestone in 2011

Hamilton Fastest At Jerez Test

February 15th, 2010

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JEREZ, Spain — Lewis Hamilton set the best overall time during the four-day test at Spain’s Jerez circuit. In all, 10 teams tested with Red Bull, Virgin and Force India joining the ranks of the seven teams that had already run their 2010 cars at the Valencia test the previous week. Hamilton’s time of 1:19.583 in the McLaren MP4-25 was not a one-lap qualifying special as it came on the third tour of a five-lap run