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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.

Ekstrom: Glock shows DTM thriving

January 29th, 2013

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Ekstrom: Glock shows DTM thriving

Two-time DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom believes that the interest shown by Timo Glock and Robert Kubica in the series is proof that it is getting stronger. Glock is the latest driver to choose to continue his career in the German-based series after leaving Formula 1, following the likes of Jean Alesi, Mika Hakkinen, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Ralf Schumacher and David Coulthard

Kubica tests factory WRC Fiesta

August 28th, 2012

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Kubica tests factory WRC Fiesta

Robert Kubica tested a factory Ford Fiesta RS WRC in France last month, AUTOSPORT’s sources have confirmed. The Polish driver joined Ford for its development test at the Circuit des Ecuyers close to Reims in central France.

F-1 Notes: Williams Considering Selling Shares

January 24th, 2011

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — If you have ever wanted to own a F-1 team, but perhaps didn’t have the multimillions needed to buy it, you may soon get the chance to own at least part of one. Williams is considering a flotation of shares of its team on the stock market.

Petrov Sticking With Lotus Renault Until 2012

December 22nd, 2010

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Petrov Sticking With Lotus Renault Until 2012

Vitaly Petrov will stick with the recently renamed Lotus Renault GP team through the 2012 Formula One World Championship season. (Steve Etherington Photo) VIRY-CHATILLON, France — Russian Vitaly Petrov isn’t going anywhere in 2011 after signing a two-year contract extension to remain with the recently rebranded Lotus Renault GP in the Formula One World Championship

F-1 Notes: Russia To Host GP In 2014

October 19th, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — After trying for nearly 30 years to take F-1 to Russia, Bernie Ecclestone has finally achieved his dream. The 2014 Russian Grand Prix is set to take place in Sochi, the Black Sea resort area that will also host the 2014 Winter Olympics

F-1 Notes: Ferrari Duo To Race With Used Engines To End Year

September 21st, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will have to run used engines in the final five races.

Notes: Villeneuve Eyes 2011 Return To F-1

July 20th, 2010

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LONDON — Indy 500 winner and F-1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has filed an entry for the 13th F-1 team slot in 2011. Villeneuve Racing would reportedly partner with the Italian Durango team.

Kubica Staying With Renault Through 2012

July 7th, 2010

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Kubica Staying With Renault Through 2012

VIRY-CHATILLON, France — Robert Kubica will remain with Renault through the 2012 Formula One season after signing a two-year contract extension with the team. “It was a straightforward decision for me to continue with a team where I feel at home,” said Kubica, who joined Renault at the end of last year. “What’s important for me is to be in the right atmosphere, with a good group of people, where everybody is pulling in the same direction.

Failed US F1 Fined, Banned

June 29th, 2010

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Failed US F1 Fined, Banned

VALENCIA, Spain — Already dead and buried, US F1 is now also fined and banned. The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council came down hard on the North Carolina-based team that was granted an entry for the 2010 season but failed to show up. Having found US F1 “guilty of having infringed the FIA International Sporting Code” the FIA fined the team 309,000 euros (which is basically the $382,000 sum the team deposited for its entry fee in the championship), plus it “disqualified” US F1, thus depriving US F1 of the right to take part, in any way whatsoever, in any competition.

Vettel Wins While Webber Flips At Valencia

June 28th, 2010

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Vettel Wins While Webber Flips At Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain — Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel bounced himself back into contention for the world championship with an easy European Grand Prix triumph in Valencia on a day when a spectacular back flip left Mark Webber on the sidelines in the other Red Bull.

Monaco: A Logistical Nightmare

May 18th, 2010

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Monaco: A Logistical Nightmare

MONACO — Holding grand prix races on back-to-back weekends is logistically feasible, but it always means a lot of hard work for the teams.

Webber Dominant In Monaco

May 16th, 2010

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Webber Dominant In Monaco

By Dan Knutson NSSN Correspondent MONACO — Victory in Monaco. It doesn’t get any better than this in Formula One

Kubica Dealing With Tragedy

April 13th, 2010

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Sauber Cuts Ties With Rampf; Durango Team To F-1? BLOOMINGTON, Minn

Red Bull Sweeps Malaysian Grand Prix

April 4th, 2010

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Red Bull Sweeps Malaysian Grand Prix

SEPANG, Malaysia — After two messed up races, the Reds finally hit a Bull run as Sebastian Vettel led teammate Mark Webber to a one-two sweep of the in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel could have won in Bahrain and Australia – he started both races on pole – but mechanical failures beat him back

Button Repeats In Australia

March 28th, 2010

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Button Repeats In Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Who says Formula One races are boring? After the tedious event in Bahrain, F-1 served up a thriller in Australia with action, rain, accidents, incidents, dramas, battles, overtaking and failures

Conspiracy Theorists Say Massa Was Told To Back Off

March 22nd, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Some conspiracy theorists, including some of those close to the Felipe Massa camp, are speculating that Ferrari told Massa to ease off to insure that Fernando Alonso would win the Bahrain Grand Prix.

FIA Confirms Final Formula One Entry List

March 4th, 2010

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FIA Confirms Final Formula One Entry List

With US F1’s withdrawal from the World Driving Championship and the naming of Karun Chandok as the second HRT Cosworth driver, the entry list for this year’s FIA Formula One World Championship is complete. The USF1 Team has indicated that they will not be in a position to participate in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Driver Lineups Nearly Set

January 25th, 2010

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Driver Lineups Nearly Set

STUTTGART, Germany — The silly season is winding down as the number of remaining available seats is dwindling quickly With Toro Rosso confirming Jaime Alguersuari as Sebastian Buemi’s teammate for this season, and with Pedro de la Rosa signing with BMW Sauber, and with Jose Maria Lopez’s manager saying the Argentine was on the verge of being confirmed by US F1, only three rides remain open: one each at US F1, Campos Meta and Renault. Renault says it might not yet have decided on who it will nominate as Robert Kubica’s teammate when it officially unveils its car Jan

Ecclestone Doubting Campos, US F1 Teams

January 4th, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Whether he has inside information, a hidden agenda, or perhaps insufficient facts, Bernie Ecclestone recently said that Campos and US F1 teams might not make it onto the grid this season.