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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.

Buckwalter Wins Crazy TQ Feature

January 29th, 2011

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Crazy. That’s how Tim Buckwalter, 22, of Douglassville, Pa., described Friday night’s TQ-Midget 30-lap preliminary feature at Boardwalk Hall

Rum Bum Repeats At Daytona

January 28th, 2011

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Rum Bum Repeats At Daytona

The Rum Bum Racing BMW M3 shared Friday at Daytona Int'l Speedway by Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi. (Grand Am photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla

Bergmeister Makes Daytona History

January 28th, 2011

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Bergmeister Makes Daytona History

Jorg Bergmeister en route to the pole for Saturday's Rolex 24 At Daytona during practice Thursday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Grand Am photo). DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

DeWalt On Board With Ambrose Through 2012

January 24th, 2011

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TOWSON, Md. — DeWalt, a manufacturer of industrial power tools, will return to NASCAR as sponsor of Richard Petty Motorsports and driver Marcos Ambrose through the 2012 season. The DeWalt logo will alternate between the hood and quarter-panel of the No

Australian Grand Prix Future In Doubt?

January 23rd, 2011

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Australian Grand Prix Future In Doubt?

Jenson Button is the two-time and defending winner of the Australian Grand Prix, which is held every year at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Steve Etherington Photo) BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — It’s time to dump the Australian Grand Prix claims Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, who forecasts that the cost of the event will approach 70 million taxpayer dollars by 2015

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.

Boost Mobile Sponsoring Pastrana

January 22nd, 2011

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IRVINE, Calif. — Boost Mobile and Samsung Mobile will partner to sponsor action sports star Travis Pastrana in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series events this year for Pastrana Waltrip Racing. Pastrana will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Ind., later this year.

NASCAR Considering Point System Change

January 20th, 2011

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NASCAR Considering Point System Change

Chad Knaus (left) and Jimmie Johnson celebrate winning their fifth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., last November. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

Brimtek Enters World Challenge

January 19th, 2011

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Brimtek Enters World Challenge

Brimtek Motorsports will field this Volkswagen GTI in the Touring Car class of the SCCA World Challenge in 2011.

Teams, Drivers Hoping For More Passing In ’11

January 18th, 2011

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Will there be more passing on the track this year?

Pocono Cup Qualifying Moves To Saturday

January 17th, 2011

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LONG POND, Pa. — Pocono Raceway has followed in Martinsville (Va.) Speedway’s footsteps by shifting qualifying for both its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events to Saturday.

Cottle Goes Low And Slow

January 15th, 2011

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Cottle Goes Low And Slow

TULSA, Okla. — Shane Cottle was a sitting duck, but a caution flag waved with five laps remaining and saved the day for the Indiana open-wheel racer who took advantage of the break and won Friday night’s preliminary feature during the 25th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway. Cottle, who also won a preliminary feature at the Chili Bowl in 2007, jumped from inside the second row to take the lead on the opening lap and has become his style on the short tracks of Indiana, went to the low groove and stayed there.

Campbell Named Interim SCCA President

January 14th, 2011

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TOPEKA, Kan. — The Sports Car Club of America has named Tom Campbell, chairman of the SCCA Pro Racing Board of Directors, as interim SCCA Pro Racing president and CEO beginning Jan. 17

Ferrari Reshuffles Engineers

January 14th, 2011

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Chris Dyer has lost his post as head of race track engineering following Ferrari’s pit strategy fiasco in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that cost Fernando Alonso the world championship. Pat Fry replaces Dyer who has been moved to another position within the Scuderia as part of a reshuffle of the engineering department

Alex Job Racing Set For GTC Title Run

January 13th, 2011

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Alex Job Racing Set For GTC Title Run

Alex Job Racing will field the No. 23 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry for Leh Keen, Bill Sweedler and Brian Wong in 2011

March Event At Auto Club Now 400 Miles

January 11th, 2011

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March Event At Auto Club Now 400 Miles

Jimmie Johnson will have 100 less miles to hold off his fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors after NASCAR decided to cut 100 miles from the Auto Club 400 March 27.

Johnson Seeks Daytona Triumph

January 9th, 2011

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Johnson Seeks Daytona Triumph

Jimmie Johnson (left) chats with actor Patrick Dempsey during testing for the Rolex 24 At Daytona Saturday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Grand Am Photo). DAYTONA BEACH, Fla

Karthikeyan Headed Back To Formula One

January 7th, 2011

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Karthikeyan Headed Back To Formula One

Narain Karthikeyan (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) MADRID, Spain — Narain Karthikeyan, the native of India who was voted the most popular driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010, will return to Formula One this year to drive for HRT.

Darland Bumps Off Stanbrough

January 2nd, 2011

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Darland Bumps Off Stanbrough

Dave Darland (right) inches under Jon Stanbrough en route to victory Saturday night in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

New Year’s Eve Shocker

January 1st, 2011

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New Year’s Eve Shocker

Jim Anderson won Friday night's Rumble Series midget race in Ft.