Jacob Tofts

Number: 116

Country: Great Britain

Hometown: Hatfield Heath

Hobbies: Sim-racing, Formula Ford race mechanic, car desgin, animation, RC car building and racing, cycling, YouTube and go-karting

Occupation: SIMSPORTNews Editor

Favourite iRacing Series: iRacing Grand Prix Series, Mazda MX-5 World Tour and VRS GT

Current League: Mazda MX-5 World Tour

Other Facts: My dad races cars and I am his mechanic, I have been sim-racing for a year. I enjoy making animations which I put on my youtube channel and my favourite drivers are my dad (Neil Tofts), Daniel Riccardo, Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso.


David Roffe

Hometown: Seattle, Washington, USA

Hobbies: Sim-racing, karting, mountain-biking, hiking

Occupation: Web Developer

Other Facts: Favourite drivers are Dan Gurney and Mark Donohue


Luis Emerton 

Hometown: Coventry, UK

Hobbies: Simracing, shooting and whitewater kayaking

Occupation: Applications Engineer

Other Facts: Really enjoyed the WEC last season, Nicki Thiim has to be my favourite driver.


Sara Dove

Hometown: Bristol

Hobbies: Sim racing, video gaming, nail polish, computers, Warhammer, reading, photography, driving my new car!

Occupation: Unemployed

Other: I plan to try getting a racing licence this year, and maybe become a real racing driver!


John Keefe

Hometown: Ansonia CT USA

Hobbies: Sim Racing, Cycling, Drumming & Karting 

Occupation: Self Employed

Other Facts: 

I have been a life long motorsports fan. My father took me to the Indianapolis 500 in 1991, and my life was forever changed. I began Karting in the late 1990’s, and continued on through 2014. I was the Polesitter for the Indy Karting Classic in 2011 beating the likes of Joseph Newgarden, AJ Almendinger, Alex Tagliani

and many other real world drivers in that event.

As for Sim racing, it all began on a snowy weekend in 1995. Papyrus Nascar 95 was released and my stepfather just happened to work for IBM, so we had the good stuff that would run that program back then!! Next came another Papyrus release, IndyCar Racing 2!! HOOKED! Then ofcourse came Grand Prix Legends…. Mind blown at that point!! Fast forward to 2008 and iRacing here i come! Been active there ever since, Winning multiple championships in Grand Am. Since the release of the Nissan GTP

I have been exclusively competing in the Kamel GT series. I look forward to working within the SIMSPORTNews Race Team.


Austin Brewer

Hometown: Ipswich, Suffolk UK

Hobbies: Motorsport, amateur photography, exploring everything.

Occupation: Civil Engineer

Other Facts: I learnt to walk before I could crawl, I eat anything but peas and I daily-drive a Volvo 480 Celebration.


Chris Skinner

Hometown: Rochester NY USA

Hobbies: SimRacing, Fishing, Anime,and playing with my kids.

Occupation: Assistant Manager Tim Hortons

Other Facts: I am a hard working Father of 3. Married to my loving wife for 7 years now.  Born and raised in western NY. I like working on my cars and hanging outside during the summer months. I did 1 WKA race in 2005 at summit point. I can’t remember what the kart was but it was not a shifter. (endouro something) I have a cousin Rick he raced a few ARCA races, 2000 ish. That is how I got to do the Kart race. 


Dylan Ackart

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Hobbies: I am the Head Producer for OCTV, I like streaming

Occupation: 24 Hour Health Care Aide to my Grandmother.

Other Facts: I’m a big dirt racing fan and also enjoy driving the GTE’s. I am learning the LMP1’s and I do enjoy them. I’m not a huge fan of GT3’s. When I do racing I use VR and a Direct Drive wheel. I’m from Upstate New York and have been an iRacing member for 5 years.


Mirko Dautanac

Hometown: Endeavour Hills Victoria, Australia

Hobbies: iRacing 

Occupation: Diesel Mechanic

Other facts: Really enjoy all that iRacing has to offer. I’m a member of the ANZCAR league on iRacing, an oval league in the Aus/NZ community with races broadcast on RRTV



Gianni Quintelier

Current Team: Torque Freak Racing

Number: 37

Country: Belgium

Hometown: Puurs

Hobbies: Sim-racing, running, cycling and X-Duathlon

Occupation: SIMSPORTNews Editor and Podiatry at Artevelde University College Ghent

Favourite iRacing Series: Advanced Mazda and iRacing Porsche Cup

Current League: Mazda MX-5 World Tour and GOT Porsche Supercup

Other Facts: My favourite type of racing is endurance racing because I like the physical aspect of it, its also less aggressive than sprint racing. My favourite drivers are Stoffel Vandoorne, Nicki Thiim and Fernando Alonso. I am also a LMP1 model car collector.