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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.
  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • 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.

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon iRacing.com and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Nothing Has Changed, and Nothing is the Same: F1 in 2014

by Justin Sutton on April 18th, 2014

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Nothing Has Changed, and Nothing is the Same: F1 in 2014

The 2014 Formula 1 season has been steeped in drama since long before the cold, wet weekend in Australia ever began.  Pessimists and naysayers had been dismissing the radical changes and not one championship point had been given out (some such pessimists are from Italy and have red cars with horses on them).  F1 is known for pushing boundaries, but how exciting is it when the boundaries are fuel conservation and efficiency coupled with a safety standard unrivaled in the sport?  No longer is lap time the ultimate measure of a race winner, and gone are the days of racing dozens of qualifying laps in a row.  The whole thing has been turned upside down and yet the racing is as good, or better, than it has been in recent [...]

Formula One: History of an American Spectator

by Justin Sutton on March 15th, 2014

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COTA, Justin Sutton, Circuit of the Americas, F1, formula1, formula 1, formula one

Formula One is changing, a lot.  The 2014 season is upon us and, like F1 junkies around the world, I’ll be staying up late (or getting up early) to watch the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.  Like a hopeless gambler haunting the Las Vegas casinos at hours when most mammals would be sleeping, F1 has become something of an addiction for me over the last two years.  The sport that captured my heart has taken on a completely new form this year; as we step, with confusion and wonder, into a completely new era filled with mystery. In 2002, at the tender age of 17 years, I was lucky enough to be able to go to the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis.  Racing was already a passion of mine, [...]

F-1 Notes: Bandits Try To Attack Button

November 9th, 2010

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F-1 Notes: Bandits Try To Attack Button

BRAZILIAN TURNS: Sebastian Vettel leads the field through the opening turns of the Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday afternoon. (Steve Etherington Photo) SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Armed bandits failed to hijack Jenson Button’s car on Saturday evening. Button and three others were riding in a bullet-proof Mercedes driven by a police-trained driver.

Kasey Kahne Out At RPM

October 21st, 2010

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Kasey Kahne Out At RPM

Kasey Kahne has been released by Richard Petty Motorsports, effective immediately. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo) CONCORD, N.C. — Kasey Kahne won’t be finishing the season with Richard Petty Motorsports.

Controversy In Germany After Alonso Triumph

July 25th, 2010

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Controversy In Germany After Alonso Triumph

HOCKENHEIM, Germany — “Team orders which interfere with a race result are prohibited.” So states article 39.1 from the FIA Sporting regulations. For the record, the race results of the German Grand Prix show Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa finishing first and second ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. McLaren teammates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button took fourth and fifth, while Mark Webber rounded out the top six in his Red Bull.

Red Bull Duo Trying To Clear The Air

July 20th, 2010

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LONDON — The red mist has cleared at Red Bull. Mark Webber and the team talked over the contentious incidents of the British Grand Prix before heading to Germany where, one year ago, Webber earned his first F-1 victory. “Mark is not a number two driver here, and there’s no question of him leaving the team,” commented Christian Horner

It’s All Webber At Silverstone

July 11th, 2010

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It’s All Webber At Silverstone

By Dan Knutson NSSN Correspondent SILVERSTONE, Great Britain — “Fantastic,” Mark Webber radioed the Red Bull team on the cool down lap after he stormed to a dominant victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. “Not bad for a number two driver!” Team boss Christian Horner replied: “Well done Mark, you can smile now!” Webber had been seething rather than smiling during the previous 24 hours as he was incensed that the Red Bull gave his teammate Sebastian Vettel priority “number one driver” treatment

Mark Webber Survives ‘Huge Crash’ In Valencia

June 29th, 2010

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Mark Webber Survives ‘Huge Crash’ In Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain — Mark Webber walked away bruised but unhurt from a wild ride Sunday after his Red Bull somersaulted high through the air and then slammed into a tire wall during the European Grand Prix. Webber, who had made an early pit stop, came up fast behind Heikki Kovalainen’s Lotus on the back straight. When Kovalainen braked far earlier than Webber expected, the Red Bull hit the back of the Lotus and was launched into the air

Points Fight As Tight As Ever

June 22nd, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — “It seems to be a disadvantage to lead the driver’s championship. I can’t remember how many drivers have led the championship now,” Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner quipped after McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton took over the point lead from Red Bull’s Mark Webber.

Red Bulls Give Grand Prix Of Turkey To Hamilton

May 30th, 2010

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Red Bulls Give Grand Prix Of Turkey To Hamilton

ISTANBUL — The Reds broke the cardinal rule: Don’t hit each other. The result: They lost the race to the silvers cars.

Lost Lead Doesn’t Bother Button

May 25th, 2010

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Lost Lead Doesn’t Bother Button

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Jenson Button isn’t concerned that he has lost the points lead to Red Bull duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. “We all know this is a long season — 19 races — and it’s still too early to be worrying about leading the championship,” he said

No U.S. Grand Prix In New Jersey

May 10th, 2010

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No U.S. Grand Prix In New Jersey

BARCELONA, Spain — The idea of staging a United States Grand Prix in New Jersey was quickly shot down.

FIA Moving To Close Height Loopholes

April 13th, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Chassis ride height adjusting systems are illegal, and the FIA has now moved to close off any loopholes in the rulebook that teams might try to exploit. It’s been speculated that Red Bull’s superiority was due to some sort of active suspension

Do Teams Use Height Adjusters?

March 30th, 2010

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Red Bull does not have a trick system to adjust the ride height of its cars, insists team principal Christian Horner.

Hamilton, McLaren Show Off In Barcelona

March 1st, 2010

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Hamilton, McLaren Show Off In Barcelona

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Lewis Hamilton set the fastest overall time on the final day of preseason testing. Hamilton clocked a 1:20.472 in his McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, edging out Mark Webber who turned a 1:20.496 in his Red Bull Renault RB6 and Felipe Massa who set a 1:20.539 in the Ferrari F10

Rosberg expects big step from Mercedes

February 25th, 2010

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Rosberg expects big step from Mercedes

Nico Rosberg expects Mercedes GP’s planned updates for Bahrain to provide a major boost to the team’s form for the first race of the season.