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Paul Dalbey, Co-editor
Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, Paul cut his racing teeth on the ovals of America’s heartland. After watching the likes of Jack Hewitt and Chuck Gurney put on dirt-racing clinics at the Springfield Mile, Macon Speedway, and Shaheen’s “Little Springfield,” it was off to Indianapolis in 1988 as a wee seven-year-old, and Paul’s love affair with the Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar racing began. Though Paul’s background and interest lie mainly with the oval races of the Verizon IndyCar Series, he understands and greatly respects the skill and finesse required to be a great driver on the road and street courses. Paul has a great passion and love for the history of the sport, particularly the history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. From his seats in the Tower Terrace at Indy (which have been in the family since the late 1940s), Paul has been blessed to watch some of the greatest drivers in history race but considers watching Rick Mears win the 1991 Indianapolis 500 his greatest memory in racing.
Steph Wallcraft, Co-editor
Steph hails from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. From the moment she first sat in the grandstands for an IndyCar race at the age of 11, she was hooked for life. She spent the early years of her fandom examining the careers of Canadian Indy car drivers in the modern era, including Scott Goodyear, Paul Tracy, Jacques Villeneuve, Alex Tagliani, and Greg Moore. Having found her roots in the racing scene of the Great White North, Steph considers European-style road and street racing in a North American context to be her first love, but she holds an appropriately high esteem for the history and prestige of the Indianapolis 500 and also enjoys and appreciates oval racing in all its forms.
In addition to her editorial duties at More Front Wing, Steph is also a freelance automotive and motorsport journlist for the Wheels section of the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. A selection of her work for Wheels can be found at the section’s website, www.wheels.ca.
Bash Beard, Contributor
A lifelong fan of the Indianapolis 500, Bash grew up in central Indiana and has followed open-wheel racing for the better part of two decades. Now based in San Francisco, she’s a professional writer and photography hobbyist who enjoys training both those skills on IndyCars and the people involved with the Verizon IndyCar Series. With a degree in broadcasting and a 10-year career in the Internet industry, she has a strong interest in IndyCar media coverage as well as the social media space around the sport. A part-time contributor to More Front Wing, Bash also maintains a site for photos and another that focuses on the lighter side of the Series.
John Lingle, Contributor
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas — the hometown of USAC great Lloyd Ruby — John got a late start with following racing. Although he had followed from afar for some time prior, John’s first live experience was the 2003 Bombardier 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, where he saw Al Unser, Jr. secure his final win by a mere .0812 seconds over Tony Kanaan. John’s racing passion blossomed to the point where he built and drove his own race car in the 2011-2012 NASA Camaro Mustang Challenge Series, taking Rookie of the Year honors in the Texas region in his Ford Mustang. John is the author of Hard Luck Lloyd: The Complete Story of Slow-Talking, Fast-Driving Texan Lloyd Ruby, which is available from Racemaker Press and Coastal 181.
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