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Nov 16

Kurt Caselli Killed In Baja 1000 Crash

(Photo: KTM Racing)

(Photo: KTM Racing)

Off-road racing legend Kurt Caselli passed away Friday from serious head injuries suffered in a crash during the Baja 1000 race in Mexico.

According to a statement issued by SCORE International – the racing sanctioning body behind the event – the crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. PT when Caselli was leading in the late stages of the 883.1-mile race.

Caselli’s KTM team, who have now recovered the bike, discovered traces on the machine that indicate he had collided with some small animal, which apparently caused the crash.

Nov 16

F1: Gutierrez, Chilton Penalized In Austin

Esteban Gutierrez (front) and Max Chilton (rear) will both have to serve penalties in Sunday's USGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Esteban Gutierrez (front) and Max Chilton (rear) will both have to serve penalties in Sunday’s USGP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mexican fans in Austin will be frustrated to learn that Esteban Gutierrez has received a 10-place grid penalty for impeding Pastor Maldonado in Q1.

Gutierrez was weaving to get heat into his tires, and the FIA noted that he was “performing maneuvers that the stewards considered dangerous.”

Nov 16

F1: Alonso Suffered With Headaches After Abu Dhabi Incident, But Is OK

Fernando Alonso sits in his car before taking to the track for practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso sits in his car before taking to the track for practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso says he suffered with headaches in the days after his off-track incident in Abu Dhabi – but he no longer has a problem and is not in pain in the car.

Alonso went to hospital for a checkup after the Abu Dhabi race, before being allowed to fly home. He has avoided media commitments all weekend in order to rest.

Nov 16

BJ Baldwin Powers To Second Consecutive Baja 1000 Victory

BJ Baldwin powered to his second consecutive Baja 1000 victory. (Photo: BJBaldwin97.com)

BJ Baldwin powered to his second consecutive Baja 1000 victory. (Photo: BJBaldwin97.com)

BJ Baldwin put on an Iron Man-esque performance to win the 46th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Baldwin completed the 883.1-mile loop course in 28 hours and 34 minutes to earn his second straight Baja 1000 victory and the 2013 Trophy Truck Championship.

Nov 16

F1: Vettel On Pole For United States Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel drives during qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives during qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

World champion Sebastian Vettel once again got the better of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, qualifying for pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday.

Vettel’s late surge allowed him to pip Webber. That puts the four-time world champion in the prime spot in Sunday’s race to go after a record eighth consecutive Formula One victory and a title that escaped him last year.