Slipstream Network

Team

The Team

Our team is full of inspiring individuals that have a passion for great motorsport. Boasting a lineup from a variety of websites and organizations around the web, our hosts and editors are dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest in the motorsports we love.

The Network

The Slipstream Network is a collective of entertaining motorsports audio shows, insightful columns, and stunning photography that are published by a dedicated group of hardworking individuals that love racing. From electric to gasoline, open wheel to grand touring, we are dedicated to bringing our listeners fun and informative shows every week. Look for our shows on iTunes, Stitcher, and many other platforms of podcast aggregation.

Erin Charlton

Presenter – SportsCar America

From the land of the Gators but a loyal Duke fan, don’t judge Erin for using the term ya’ll. When she’s not running the day to day operations of Flying Mile 131 Media & Marketing, she’s doing that social media thing at a race track near you.

 

    

Sumanth Chintamani

Presenter – The Burnouts

Sumanth is a resident of West Lafayette, Indiana. As of late, he’s taken to walking everywhere because his BMW is perpetually in the shop for one thing or another. When he isn’t making terrible vehicle purchasing decisions, he spends his time working as an aerospace engineer, with photography being his side hustle. He’s not from Gary.

Scot Elkins

Presenter – Slipstream Podcast

Currently serving as COO at the Motorsport Safety Foundation, Race Director for USF2000 and Pro Mazda under the Mazda Road to Indy banner and Race Director for FIA Formula E, Scot is a recognizable figure in the motorsports industry. With a large resume of experience in motorsports, Scot most recently served as Managing Director of Technical Regulations for IMSA and has also worked for Champ Car. When he get’s a spare moment, he helps lead great discussion on the Slipstream Podcast.

  

Gërhett Fredenburgh

Presenter – Road to Indy Minute

Pete Gorski

Photographer

Pete Has been working as a photographer for over ten years, covering just about every motorsport out there. He can usually be seen roaming the wilds of Road America whenever there’s a race on. He’s pretty easy to spot with that trademark straw hat on, and the fact that he towers over the rest of us by about a foot.

 

Tom Grimes

Presenter – The Burnouts

Shay Hazen

Presenter – Push to Pass Podcast

Shay knows no braking point. Whether it’s crafting the latest Verizon IndyCar Series feature or sharing her lunchbreak adventures, she’s always on the go. With a real social media hustle, Shays got more selfies with drivers than the average speed of an Indy qualifying lap.

Connor Jackson

Presenter – Final Stint Podcast

  

Dan Lloyd

Presenter – Final Stint Podcast

 

      

Cole Lunde

Presenter – The Burnouts

Manages risk by day, masked VW Enthusiast by night. Has multiple flat brim hats and no criminal record. Local SoCal competition BBQ Champion.  Avid food Instragramer (yes, we know…) Record Collector.  Executive Producer.  Junior Dive Tech. Has a personal vendetta against Baywatch. Contrary to what your uncle in Florida said, not related to Randy Quaid.

  

Alex MacDonald

PresenterFinal Stint Podcast

As the resident motorsports hipster, Alex likes all things that are unheard of and weird. (That’s why he still loves the Nissan GTR-LM). Some call him ‘the cacus,’ but all we know is he uses emoji too much. Because of his passion and expertise, you’ll find all sorts of interesting European sports car coverage on the Final Stint Podcast.

       

Dusty Michael

Founder, Editor

Dusty founded Slipstream because of his undying love of motorsport. Growing up around local short track racing in Indiana, it wasn’t long before Formula 1 and the sports cars of Le Mans capture his attention. Today, Dusty’s focus is primarily on North American series such as the Verizon IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and Pirelli World Challenge. For 2017, he hopes to follow global and national rally racing and dirt track racing more.

    

Katie Mech

Columnist, Katie’s Racing Line

Katie is crazy. Crazy about coffee, crazy about Chihuahuas, and crazy about endurance racing. Katie has been to all of the NAEC, Daytona 2012, Sebring 2014, and more – yeah, she’s seen it all… Look for her Racing Line column to learn about her latest crazy racing adventures and why Porsche is so great. And whatever you do, don’t call Patrick Dempsey Dr. McDreamy.

   

Eric Mueller

Presenter – SportsCar America

A 25 year radio veteran, has been covering motorsports for 25 year as a second generation track announcer, racer and fan.   A much faster talker than driver, Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and observations and tries to make the fans feel  like they are part of the action.   Always quick witted, and sarcasm is what he does best when he is not enjoying  iRacing  or hanging out with his children in his spare time.   A dirt track specialist that found sports cars just as fascinating.

Jason Reasin

Photographer

Matt Romanotto

Co-Owner, Photo Editor

Matt likes to take pretty pictures of pretty cars. That’s why we hired him. He’s active and loves the outdoors; he’s not afraid to get wet for that great shot. A big fan of Pearl Jam, Matt also plays guitar for his local church.

    

Dan Sabol

Presenter – The Burnouts

Dan Sabol is from the Pittsburgh area and grew up playing hockey. He has more DVDs and Blu Rays than a Best Buy. When he’s not Auto Crossing his Coyote he’s coding in return for a paycheck. He likes Wu Tang and taking pictures of racecars. He also wears jeans when it’s 110 degrees out and has never eaten Kale.

  

JP Steinback

Presenter – The Burnouts

Jon Tenca

Photographer

Jon runs Puckstopper Photography with his father, Bill. Working towards fire fighting full time, Jon has played Junior A Hockey in three different  countries, but the action and excitement of motor racing has kept him at the track. He’s been taking photos of fire fighting, hockey, and motorsports since his father handed him a camera a a young age and instructed, “Shoot as many photos as you want.”

   

Zach Wenzel

Presenter – Push to Pass Podcast

A face for radio in an age of podcasts, Zach hails from the Windy City. Aside from an affinity for seedy inner-city Detroit hotel rooms, Zach also spends his time attacking apexes on karting tracks across the midwest.