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Jan 10

Cars: Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection — 1954 Plymouth Belmont

(Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

(Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

Everyone’s familiar with the concept cars designed by Chrysler and built by Ghia of Italy in the early 1950s. But not everyone knows that several Chrysler concepts were built much closer to home. One of them is the 1954 Plymouth Belmont, a fiberglass-bodied, V8-powered, two-seat roadster included in the Salon Collection at this 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction.

The Plymouth Belmont was produced in Detroit, not Italy, and not only is it part of automotive history, but the Belmont was also something of a movie star, with roles in three Hollywood films.

Jan 10

Dakar Rally: Two People Killed After Fifth Stage

Tragedy struck following Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally. (Photo: Dakar)

Tragedy struck following Stage 5 of the Dakar Rally. (Photo: Dakar)

Two people following the Dakar Rally died when their vehicle overturned in rough terrain in northern Argentina.

Police identified the pair on Friday as Agustin Ignacio Mina, 19, and Daniel Eduardo Ambrosio, 51.

Police said the crash took place on Thursday at the end of the fifth stage. Police said Mina was covering the rally for a motor racing magazine, and they identified Ambrosio as a fan of motor sports.

Jan 10

SX: The Power Rankings — Anaheim 450SX Class

Ken Roczen takes the win in Anaheim. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

Ken Roczen takes the win in Anaheim. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

Anaheim was a wild night of action, as it should be for the hyped-up opening round. The racing was great and filled with drama and while the results may not reflect it, some riders had some stellar showings that should lead to a captivating season.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross. Thanks to his big win at the “Big A,” Ken Roczen secured pole position for the first installment.

1. Ken Roczen – Red Bull KTM
This wasn’t a fluke win. Roczen has always shown promise on the big bike so it was only a matter of time before he broke through for a win. Sure no one really expected it to be in his first full-time race, but that’s the nature of supercross. Put yourself in good position and its likely going to pay off. While it’s still early, Roczen has put his more experienced rivals on alert as a viable challenger each week.

Jan 10

Cars: FOX Sports ‘Cleatus’ Monster Truck — Photo Gallery

(Photo: FOX Sports)

(Photo: FOX Sports)

Fresh off the football field, Cleatus powers his way into the Monster Jam lineup, flying the colors of FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network and new home to Monster Jam television programming. On football Sundays, the NFL on FOX’s signature animated robot struts across the television screen, performing moves that leave even the most experienced athletes in awe. During Monster Jam season, however, Cleatus will bring his moves to the dirt, barreling into stadiums and arenas with that all-too-familiar gusto sports fans have come to love and cheer.

Jan 10

SX: The Power Rankings – Anaheim 250 Class

Jason Anderson sits atop the 250SX Power Rankings after Anaheim 1. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

Jason Anderson sits atop the 250SX Power Rankings after Anaheim 1. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

The stars of tomorrow put on a show for the fans at Angel Stadium and proved that this West Region is wide open when it comes to the title fight.

Each week, Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross. Thanks to aggressive and risky last lap pass for the win, Jason Anderson sits atop the rankings after week one.

1. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Racing
Anderson developed into a consistent contender towards the end of last season and I thought he’d be the breakout rider of the 2014 season. He very well could be a true title threat after his performance last Saturday. Given the stacked field, Anderson was probably somewhat of a surprise winner and it will be interesting to see if he keeps the momentum going.