Meet our Team
Gordon Lomas – Email
Gordon Lomas is a journalist, writer and author with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.
After spending 27 years with News Ltd under various mastheads, chiefly as a motoring/motorsport editor and journalist,, he spent four years as a freelance operator during which time among other projects he penned several books covering a range of motor racing topics.
He took out Australia’s most prestigious motorsport media award in 1997, at the Dunlop National Motoring/Motorsport Awards, winning the best newspaper story of that year.
In 2014 he won the CAMS Motor Sport Story Of The Year for a special series of video and written pieces on Sir Jack Brabham as well as the aforementioned work taking out the Best Feature Story at the Gold Coast Media Awards.
He joined the Speedcafe.com in 2012.
Stefan Bartholomaeus – Email
Stefan Bartholomaeus is a five-year veteran of Speedcafe.com, heading up the site’s news and event coverage.
Travelling to every race on the V8 Supercars calendar, Stefan has also produced trackside reports from Formula 1, MotoGP, World Rally Championship, World Endurance Championship and NASCAR Sprint Cup events.
His work in 2014 netted three major accolades at the end-of-season V8 Media Association Awards; Journalist of the Year, News Story of Year and Feature Story of the Year.
Tom Howard – Email
Tom Howard is a multimedia journalist with experience across a wide range of global motorsport categories, including Formula 1, DTM, British Touring Car Championship, World Endurance Championship, World Rally Championship, V8 Supercars and the World Touring Car Championship.
Nominated for the 2010 MSA Young Motorsport Journalist of the Year, he began his career in local newspapers in England, before moving on to write for dedicated motor racing outlets including Touring Car Times and Crash.net.
He joined the Speedcafe.com team in 2013.
Leisa Emberson – Email
Leisa worked for South Pacific Tyres with the Dunlop brand for 13 years in various roles, including motorsport marketing manager for Dunlop’s involvement in the V8 Supercars. She was a key player in the tyre manufacturer’s bid to secure the control tyre rights in the sport in 2002.
Leisa works closely with Speedcafe.com platinum partners to expand their branding and marketing opportunities. Taking Speedcafe.com beyond just a news-based site to become a marketing tool for sponsors and source for motorsport classifieds, employment and other innovative opportunities.