Longtime Racing Refresh writer and contributor Collin Best has worked diligently to provide Racing Refresh readers and content consumers with his stories via a true and classic journalism technique. He answers the 'Who? What? Where?' in his articles. His creative content evolved in 2021 when his focus became a combination of video gaming and open-wheel racing news and analysis.
Ode to one of his motorsports heroes, he was as inspired as he was hurt when longtime analyst Robin Miller passed away in 2021. Robin's spirit influenced many of the team at Racing Refresh, and many other fans around the world. In his final years he was known at Racer Magazine as 'Senior Open-Wheel Writer'.
To more properly identify and recognize Collin's work, while paying tribute to Robin Miller, it was decided in March that Collin would become the Senior Open-Wheel Writer at Racing Refresh moving forward.
AJ Appeal, editor of Racing Refresh had the following to say regarding the decision. "Collin's work took a while to calibrate on our team. We've moved him around from one series to another, video games, podcast, writing, and behind the scenes have all been key factors to his growth here at RR. In recent months, we have allowed him to grow independently and he accomplished a successful transition to covering open-wheel racing, a sometimes niche genre of motorsport in the United States, but one that should never be forgotten. Prior to Racing Refresh's media approval, we piggy-backed off of Collin's IndyCar press credentials, and he has succeeded through each speedbump that has occurred as Racing Refresh has grown. We are genuinely appreciative of his effort and thrilled to see him continue his journey with us."
Collin shared his thoughts upon learning he would be named Senior Open-Wheel Writer. "First, I would like to thank the entire Racing Refresh family for this opportunity. My passion for open-wheel racing has been around for as long as I can remember. Watching the best drivers in the world test the limits of man and machine at some of the most iconic racing circuits around the world. In America, the interests of these series are growing at an exponential rate while fans don't have many places to find information about them. I'm glad Racing Refresh is going to be one of the few who give quality content for fans around the world and I'm forever grateful that I will be the one entrusted to do so."
You can find all of Collin's content on RacingRefresh.com, or on Facebook LIVE, where he competes on iRacing in his 'Road to Class A' story.