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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.

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.

MRN Partnering With Grand Am For 2011

January 22nd, 2011

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will return as the radio broadcast partner of the Grand Am Rolex Series for the 2011 season, starting with a multi-faceted coverage package for next weekend’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Veteran broadcaster Eli Gold will MRN’s coverage team for the second-straight season. MRN’s coverage of the Rolex 24 will include live coverage and periodic updates on both satellite and terrestrial radio in addition to an on-line streaming element.

Helton Discusses NASCAR Changes

January 21st, 2011

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Helton Discusses NASCAR Changes

NASCAR President Mike Helton speaks to the media about the upcoming NASCAR season at Daytona Int'l Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday.

Runoffs Staying At Road America Through ’13

January 18th, 2011

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Runoffs Staying At Road America Through ’13

The Sports Car Club of America will hold its annual National Championship Runoffs at Wisconsin's Road America through 2013. (Mark Weber/SCCA Photo) TOPEKA, Kan. — The SCCA National Championship Runoffs will remain at Road America through the 2013 season

JGR Adds McDowell To Nationwide Program

January 18th, 2011

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JGR Adds McDowell To Nationwide Program

Michael McDowell (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo) HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Michael McDowell will drive two races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Joe Gibbs Racing this year

RRDC Elects New Members

January 6th, 2011

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HILLIARD, Ohio — By a vote of its current members, the Road Racing Drivers Club has elected 24 race car drivers and supporters of the sport to membership in the 58-year-old organization.

ALMS Snags Broadcast Deal With ESPN

January 3rd, 2011

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ALMS Snags Broadcast Deal With ESPN

ALMS officials have entered into a multi-year broadcast and digital agreement with ESPN that will see the sports-car series televised over several ESPN programming and media platforms, including ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.

Gordon Gets Penske Post

December 27th, 2010

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Penske Racing has named Todd Gordon crew chief for the defending NASCAR Nationwide Series championship-winning No.

McAnally Tabs Champs For All-Star Showdown

December 23rd, 2010

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Championship-winning car owner Bill McAnally has increased his odds of seeing one of his drivers in victory lane in next month’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown as three 2010 NASCAR titlists will be racing out of the Bill McAnally Racing fold for the special event

Newmark New Roush Fenway President

December 20th, 2010

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CONCORD, N.C. — Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Steve Newmark will succeed Geoff Smith, who is retiring at the end of December, as president of the multi-car NASCAR organization

Lots Of Testing Done At Daytona

December 17th, 2010

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Lots Of Testing Done At Daytona

Kurt Busch (22) and Brad Keselowski (2) lead two rows of cars during the Goodyear Tire Test at Daytona Int'l Speedway Thursday.

USAC Could Promote Dodge City Dirt Track

December 14th, 2010

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USAC Could Promote Dodge City Dirt Track

SPEED DEMONS: Sammy Swindell (1) battles Joey Saldana in a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park earlier this year. (Ken Simon Photo) ORLANDO, Fla

USAC Set For Milwaukee Return

December 6th, 2010

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USAC Set For Milwaukee Return

Billy Wease (80) battles Bobby Santos III for position during the last USAC Mopar National Midget Series feature held at The Milwaukee Mile in 2006. (NSSN Archives Photo) WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The United States Auto Club will return to The Milwaukee Mile next year after a five-year absence, sharing the historic venue with the IZOD IndyCar Series June 18-19

F-1 Notes: Sauber Drops BMW From Name

December 6th, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Sauber has officially dropped BMW from of its name and is entered next year as the Sauber F-1 Team.

Sheltra Takes Top Honors At ARCA Banquet

December 5th, 2010

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Sheltra Takes Top Honors At ARCA Banquet

Patrick Sheltra was honored during the ARCA Championship Awards Banquet Saturday in Covington, Ky.

Clauson Feted During USAC Banquet

December 4th, 2010

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Clauson Feted During USAC Banquet

HOLIDAY PARTY: Bryan Clauson celebrates his second-straight triumph in the USAC Mopar National/Western Midget Turkey Night Grand Prix Thursday night at Toyota Speedway @ Irwindale (Calif.).

Myers Brothers Award To Jim Hunter

December 2nd, 2010

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Myers Brothers Award To Jim Hunter

Jim Hunter at his desk, showing off a collection of Jim Hunter bobblehead dolls in 2006. (NASCAR photo). LAS VEGAS — The annual NASCAR/NMPA Myers Brothers Luncheon came to an emotional conclusion Thursday afternoon at the Bellagio as the late Jim Hunter was named recipient of the annual Myers Brothers Award

Many New Venues For K&N East

November 26th, 2010

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Many New Venues For K&N East

NASCAR President Mike Helton and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Ryan Truex earlier this year. (Getty Images photo). DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

ARCA Returning To Winchester

November 23rd, 2010

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WINCHESTER, Ind. — The ARCA Racing Series will return to Winchester Speedway next season for the first time since 2007