Matt has extensive experience working with some of the biggest personalities and brands in off-road motorsport and action sports.


After starting his career 2011 as a racing photographer, Matt traveled the country shooting the US rallycross circuit on behalf of the top sanctioning body and several teams competing in the championship. Two years later, he undertook a successful expansion into PR and social media management aimed at taking on a role mostly unfilled by others in motorsport media – the one-stop shop for coverage of all kinds.


Since then, Matt has worked with two US national rally series, one of the most recognized teams in American motorsport, and an exciting virtual racing organization among dozens of smaller projects and endeavors.





Please free to check out Matt’s compete media work experience below. If you want to talk or have any questions for Matt, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with him here.

Photo by Tedrick Mealy Photography


Current Work



(Aug 2020 – Present)

Digital Marketing Manager

  • Led email and social media marketing campaigns for one of the leading horse racing tournament organizations in the United States.
  • Developed logos and webpages for site tournaments including the Players Championship and Tourney Triple.
  • Created social media graphics for tournament announcements/updates and .gif motion graphics for featured and high-value events.
  • Coordinated campaigns with prominent horse racing organizations and tracks, such as the NTRA, Breeders’ Cup, the Pegasus World Cup, and Xpressbet.

BMW CCA Club Racing


(Jul 2020 – Present) – Volunteer

Competition Director, BMW CCA Club iRacing Series

  • Board-member for the official BMW Car Club of America iRacing series.
  • Wrote series rule book, oversaw series stewards, assisted in steward decisions, and ran series racing school.
  • Coordinated with Podium eSports crew on development of event broadcast graphics, language, and product.

Matt Kalish Media


(May 2011 – Present)

Freelance Public Relations Officer, Marketing Coordinator, and Social Media Manager

  • Freelance media, graphic design, photography, marketing, and PR services provided to individual and corporate clients.
  • Client list includes industry leaders, such as Ford Performance, Subaru of America, Autoweek, DirtFish, EZTrak, BMW CCA Club Racing, and Jim Beaver’s Down and Dirty Radio Show.

Past Positions



(Mar 2020 – May 2020) – Contract

Media Editor & Chief Race Steward for Subaru iRacing Rallycross All-Star Invitational Presented by Yokohama 

  • Developed promotional photo, video, graphic, and written media for 6 week virtual racing series featuring a multidisciplinary group of real-world racing drivers.
  • Acted as Chief Race Steward during event broadcast to quickly investigate and punish on-track incidents.
  • Event broadcasts averaged 213,000 viewers across iRacing and partner YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook channels.

Formula Photographic, Inc. 


(Jul 2019 – Dec 2020) – Contract

Script Editor for Subaru Launch Control 

  • Ensured scripts of the award-winning Subaru Motorsports USA documentary series reached the high-quality storytelling standards expected by Subaru of America.
  • Series enjoyed on Amazon Prime Video and primary Subaru of America channels by more than 2 million racing fans.

United States Auto Club (USAC)


(Jan 2017 – May 2019)

Communications Director for the American Rally Association

  • Managed media department, digital marketing ventures, and social media accounts for US-based national racing series.
  • Led all outward facing communication for ARA; developed the series website, generated press releases, images, videos, and graphics for series promotion and public outreach.
  • Coordinated online media campaigns with marketing teams from ARA associated events to grow all sides of the championship and worked on-site with corporate sponsors to provide an exceptional fan experience.
  • Grew brand new series online presence from scratch to 50,000+ followers organically over 2 years.

Red Bull Global Rallycross


(Nov 2013 – Oct 2017)

Individual Event Roles 

  • Maintained good standing with GRC after 2013 season contract expired and was invited to work on an individual event basis over the following years when additional or substitute staff was needed.
  • Filled in as a photographer, marketing consultant, and social media editor at events around the United States.

(Jun 2013 – Nov 2013) – Contract

North American Lead Race Photographer 

  • Managed series photography department and captured images for the North American leg of the 2013 Global Rallycross (GRC) championship.
  • Coordinated with series management to map out safe trackside access for non-affiliated press at GRC events.
  • Work featured by the series and its partners, such as ESPN, the SCCA, and Red Bull alongside numerous numerous third party publications covering GRC events. Photos were also incorporated into the series presence at several industry venues, including the GRC SEMA show booth in 2013.

Open Paddock


(Jun 2015 – Feb 2017)

Contributor and Podcast Co-Host

  • Developed articles and captured images for stage rally focused motorsports discussion website.
  • Co-Hosted the Open Paddock Rallycast alongside site owner Mike Shaw – the preeminent stage rally podcast in the United States.

Rally America


(Jan 2015 – Jul 2015)

Digital Content Editor 

  • Created digital content, news articles, and press releases for the series.
  • Managed series social media accounts and oversaw a 15{35d58eeb8b49444ad810a23b95fe22fb037ffcdad0061d8ef06091e66aa30395} growth in online followers and fan interaction; including 10,000 new Facebook page likes and 7000 Instagram followers.

Hyundai Rhys Millen Racing


(Jun 2014 – Sep 2014) – Contract

Red Bull Global Rallycross Photographer 

  • Captured event and promotional images for Hyundai factory-supported rallycross team competing in Red Bull Global Rallycross.
  • Coordinated responsibilities and media product expectations with Hyundai Public Relations.



(Jun 2012 – Dec 2012)


  • Formula 1 writer for boutique sports website specializing in series related articles and recaps.