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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, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • David Judson

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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 Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower

    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

    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 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 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 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,,,, 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 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.

Elliott Sweeps Up In Georgia

January 31st, 2011


BRASELTON, Ga. — Chase Elliott used the right tire strategy and made it pay off with a victory in Speedfest 2011 at Lanier National Speedway Sunday, giving him a sweep of the day’s late-model events.

Elliott Edges Ragan At Lanier

January 30th, 2011


BRASELTON, Ga. — Chase Elliott gave up the lead with 50 laps remaining, but reclaimed the point with two laps remaining and than survived a three-wide battle to win the Pro Late Model event Sunday at Lanier National Speedway

Gordon Tops ARCA Testing Via Draft

January 13th, 2011


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With under one hour remaining in the second day of ARCA Racing Series testing Wednesday at Daytona Int’l Speedway, five cars set out to draft, in turn creating the highest speeds so far during the test.

Championship Weekend In Toledo

December 10th, 2010

Championship Weekend In Toledo

Levi Jones fights off Bud Kaeding (29) during the USAC Silver Crown season finale at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway. (Phil Rider photo). ORLANDO, Fla.

Dufault Teams With TMR For ARCA Drive

December 7th, 2010


TOLEDO, Ohio — Tony Marks Racing and Canadian driver Maryeve Dufault have announced plans to run the full ARCA Racing Series schedule next year. Dufault will drive the No.

ARCA Notes: Menards, Ansell Pledge Support

December 6th, 2010


COVINGTON, Ky. — Representatives from Menards and Ansell were on hand and pledged their support to the ARCA Racing Series for the 2011 series.

Sheltra Takes Top Honors At ARCA Banquet

December 5th, 2010

Sheltra Takes Top Honors At ARCA Banquet

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

ARCA Confirms TV Schedule, Title Sponsor

December 4th, 2010


COVINGTON, Ky. — Speed will televise 10 ARCA Racing Series events live or same-day delayed during the 2011 season, including the season opening Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona Int’l Speedway Feb. 12.

ARCA Sets Dates At Three Tracks

November 25th, 2010


TOLEDO, Ohio — The ARCA Racing Series has announced three more dates for its 2011 racing season. Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway April 15 to open a weekend of NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action, and Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., will do the same Oct

ACT Sets Touring Slates For ’11

November 23rd, 2010

ACT Sets Touring Slates For ’11

The American-Canadian Tour field tries to navigate a crash at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., earlier this year.

ARCA Returning To Winchester

November 23rd, 2010


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

ACT Books Second Date In Loudon

November 11th, 2010

ACT Books Second Date In Loudon

American-Canadian Tour drivers parade around New Hampshire Motor Speedway prior to the start of the second ACT Invitational there in September. (Leif Tillotson Photo) LOUDON, N.H.

Controversy Rules Eastern States 200

October 25th, 2010

Controversy Rules Eastern States 200

Stewart Friesen protests a ruling during the Eastern States 200 for big-block modifieds by destroying the checkered flag Sunday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. (Bruce A. Bennett Photo) MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.

Armstrong Is Top ARCA Rookie

October 23rd, 2010

Armstrong Is Top ARCA Rookie

HOT ON HIS HEELS: Dakoda Armstrong (22) tries to hold off Joey Coulter during the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem (Ind.) Speedway earlier this season. (ARCA Racing Series Photo) TOLEDO, Ohio — Two wins, five top fives, and 12 top-10 finishes led Dakoda Armstrong and the No

DIRT Notes: Track Crew Overcomes Weather At Syracuse

October 12th, 2010


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Weather is always a factor at Super DIRT Week and 2010 held true to form — rain up until Thursday’s top-six qualifying, then sun and high winds that filled the air with billowing talcum powder-like dust

Friesen Gambles, Wins In Syracuse

October 11th, 2010

Friesen Gambles, Wins In Syracuse

Stewart Friesen pits for fuel early in the SEF Small Engines Fuel 200 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday.

Decker Rules Syrcause 358 Mod Show Again

October 10th, 2010


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Saturday’s Salute to the Troops 150 for 358 modifieds ended just as the 2008 and 2009 editions did, with Billy Decker clutching the trophy and oversized check in victory lane at the New York State Fairgrounds

Swindell Surprises With ARCA Pole

October 9th, 2010

Swindell Surprises With ARCA Pole

Kevin Swindell earned his first ARCA Racing Series pole Friday at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo) ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Defending Chili Bowl Midget Nationals champion Kevin Swindell drove to his first ARCA Racing Series pole Friday afternoon at Rockingham Speedway