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Mar 14

SX: 250SX Class Power Rankings After Daytona

Blake Baggett (4) picked up his first of the season in Daytona, while teammate Adam Cianciarulo (46) finished second. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Blake Baggett (4) picked up his first win of the season in Daytona, while teammate Adam Cianciarulo (46) finished second. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

The Pro Circuit Kawasaki dominance continued in Daytona with the team’s second podium sweep of the season. With three different winners out east and a total of five different winners in the 250SX Class this season, Pro Circuit is entering uncharted territory for itself as a team as well as supercross. Their East Region start has historic undertones and with his fourth consecutive top-two finish, the rookie Adam Cianciarulo continues to pace the Power Rankings this week.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

Mar 14

MotoGP: Bridgestone Expects Rapid Race Pace In Season Opener

Nicky Hayden (69) and Bradley Smith (38) are seen during preseason testing at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden (69) and Bradley Smith (38) are seen during preseason testing at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

The general race pace in next weekend’s season-opening Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar is set to exceed that of 2013, according to MotoGP tire supplier Bridgestone following the last preseason test at the Losail International Circuit.

At the final gathering of the preseason, it was NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro who topped the timesheets to conclude an impressive testing period on the Forward Yamaha. However, Bridgestone was pleased with the pace overall.

Mar 14

IndyCar: Verizon Named Title Sponsor Of IndyCar Series

Verizon and the IndyCar Series have inked a multi-year deal. (Photo: Getty Images)

Verizon and the IndyCar Series have inked a multi-year deal. (Photo: Getty Images)

IndyCar announced a multi-year agreement with Verizon on Friday that will make the telecommunications giant the title sponsor of the series.

Verizon replaces former title sponsor Izod. Its sponsorship of what will now be known as the Verizon IndyCar Series launches with the March 30 season-opening race.

Mar 14

Red Bull Impresses With Pace And Reliability In Australia Practice Sessions

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia takes a corner during the second practice session ahead of the Formula One Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia takes a corner during the second practice session ahead of the Formula One Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Red Bull Racing surprised the F1 paddock by showing both good speed and reliability on the first day of practice in Australia.

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo were fourth and sixth fastest, while the Aussie ran 64 laps – only one fewer than the maximum achieved by any driver.