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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.

Hulkenberg downplays Sauber’s chances

March 14th, 2013

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Hulkenberg downplays Sauber’s chances

Nico Hulkenberg has played down suggestions that he and Sauber will be the surprise package of the early part of the 2013 Formula 1 season. The Swiss team scored four podiums last year, while Hulkenberg’s strong end to his Force India season included battling for victory in Brazil. But Hulkenberg said that did not necessarily their union would guarantee more success

Grosjean leads test day two for Lotus

February 6th, 2013

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Grosjean leads test day two for Lotus

Romain Grosjean set the pace on the second day of pre-season Formula 1 testing at Jerez, while Lewis Hamilton’s first outing for Mercedes was cut short by a crash. Lotus driver Grosjean, who led the way in the morning , went faster on a series of short runs on the soft tyre in the afternoon

Allison will remain with Lotus – Boullier

January 29th, 2013

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Allison will remain with Lotus – Boullier

Lotus technical director James Allison will remain with the team in 2013 despite being linked with a move to McLaren, according to team principal Eric Boullier. AUTOSPORT understands that Allison was approached by McLaren as a potential replacement for Paddy Lowe, were he to move to Mercedes , and that the highly-rated Lotus man has also been sounded out by Mercedes and Ferrari

Buemi retains Red Bull reserve role

January 22nd, 2013

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Buemi retains Red Bull reserve role

Red Bull has retained Sebastien Buemi as its Formula 1 reserve driver for the 2013 season. The former Toro Rosso racer moved into the role after losing his seat with Red Bull’s junior team at the end of 2011

Grosjean relaxed about Lotus future

November 1st, 2012

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Grosjean relaxed about Lotus future

Romain Grosjean does not believe the lack of news over his Lotus future is a bad sign, despite team-mate Kimi Raikkonen’s 2013 deal already being announced. Frenchman Grosjean is expected to stay on for another year at the team, which confirmed on Monday that Raikkonen had signed a new, one-year, contract .

Mercedes needs ‘substantial’ change

October 26th, 2012

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Mercedes needs ‘substantial’ change

Mercedes boss Ross Brawn admits his team needs a ‘pretty substantial’ car redesign for next year, but insists his outfit will not go radical just for the sake of it. After a season that has failed to live up to early expectations , Brawn is aware of the step that Mercedes must make in 2013 if it is to do better than the pole position and race win it has delivered so far this campaign. But his time in Formula 1 has also taught him that electing to go aggressive with a car concept is no guarantee of success in the future

Fernandes: Caterham not disheartened

August 28th, 2012

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Fernandes: Caterham not disheartened

Caterham team principal Tony Fernandes says his team is not getting disheartened by its failure to yet score a point. As the outfit begins the next chapter of its life at its new Leafield factory, Fernandes concedes there has been disappointment at its lack of results so far. However, he believes that the trials that the outfit has faced – which has included court battles with Group Lotus and Force India – shows that there is a fighting spirit that is vital if it is to achieve its aims

Rea ‘avoided overstepping limit’

August 28th, 2012

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Rea ‘avoided overstepping limit’

Jonathan Rea admitted he didn’t want to take excessive risks on what was a ‘dream’ chance to ride reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner’s Honda. Rea, drafted from Honda’s World Superbike team to replace the injured Stoner, got his first taste of 1000cc MotoGP machinery on the Monday immediately after the Czech Grand Prix .

Karthikeyan eyes qualifying boost

August 16th, 2012

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Karthikeyan eyes qualifying boost

Narain Karthikeyan has made matching his HRT team-mate Pedro de la Rosa in qualifying his major aim for the second half of the Formula 1 season. The 35-year-old Indian is yet to outqualify de la Rosa this year and, while he feels his race performances have been strong, he concedes he has to raise his game on Saturdays. “I think that my race performance has been very strong, with my 15th place in Monaco standing out, but in qualifying I’ve been a bit weaker,” said Karthikeyan

Ferrari Unveils 2011 F-1 Car

January 30th, 2011

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Ferrari Unveils 2011 F-1 Car

Ferrari fans, shown here at the Japanese Grand Prix, hope the Ferrari F150 will be stronger than its Formula One predecessor. VALENCIA, Spain — Ferrari’s new F150 doesn’t look radically different from its 2010 F10 model but it is a very different animal.

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.

Seuss Finds Home At Fishel Racing

January 22nd, 2011

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HAMPSTEAD, N.H. — Andy Seuss will be the new driver of the No. 44 Fishel Racing modified on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour this season Seuss joins the team after spending the last few seasons at Riggs Racing, where he contended for the series championship.

Parsons, Humphrey Form HP Racing

January 19th, 2011

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Parsons, Humphrey Form HP Racing

PRISM Motorsports fielded the No. 66 Toyota in 2009 and 2010.

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

India’s F-1 Drivers Have Different Views

January 13th, 2011

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — India’s two F-1 drivers have opposite views about when it is best to drive for Hispania Racing. Narain Karthikeyan, who will race for the team this year, turned down the opportunity to drive for HRT in its first season

Marks Making Truck Series Return

January 11th, 2011

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Marks Making Truck Series Return

Justin Marks (Adam Fenwick Photo) CONCORD, N.C. — Justin Marks will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season to drive the No. 66 Turn One Racing Chevrolet for team owner Stacy Compton.

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.

Cobb Teams With 2nd Chance In Nationwide

January 5th, 2011

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Cobb Teams With 2nd Chance In Nationwide

Jennifer Jo Cobb (HHP/Rusty Burroughs Photo) MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Jennifer Jo Cobb will partner with 2nd Chance Motorsports to drive the No. 79 Ford Mustang in the first five NASCAR Nationwide Series races of the season

Pickett, Aston Martin Join Forces

January 5th, 2011

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Pickett, Aston Martin Join Forces

Aston Martin will partner with Muscle Milk Team Cytosport to form Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing in the American Le Mans Series this year. (Randy McKee Photo) BENICIA, Calif