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Jan 11

SX: Phoenix Qualifying Report – Villopoto Nabs Top Spot

Ryan Villopoto was quickest in qualifying at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Carey Spencer - Best Digital Shots)

Ryan Villopoto was quickest in qualifying at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Carey Spencer – Best Digital Shots)

Three-time defending Champion Ryan Villopoto enters Round 2 of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Championship as the top qualifier.

On his final lap of practice, Villopoto managed to set the fastest lap of the day at 55.546, bumping Justin Barcia down to second. The Red Bull KTM duo of Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen qualified third and fourth, respectively, with Justin Brayton in fifth.

Jan 11

Cars: Barrett-Jackson Salon Collection – 1929 Duesenberg SJ LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton

A look at the 1929 929 Duesenberg SJ LeBaron “Sweep Panel” Dual Cowl Phaeton that will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

A look at the 1929 Duesenberg SJ LeBaron “Sweep Panel” Dual Cowl Phaeton that will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

When famed industrialist E.L. Cord purchased the foundering Duesenberg automobile company in 1926, he made a simple demand of talented engineering brothers Fred and August Duesenberg: design and build the finest automobile in the world. Cord, who already owned premium auto manufacturers Cord and Auburn, set his sights on Duesenberg becoming the standard of luxury, style and performance.

Jan 11

Video: Supercross Crash Reality – Turning Adversity Into Triumph

Davi Millsaps' season is in limbo after he suffered a knee injury while testing. (Photo: RacerX / Simon Cudby)

Davi Millsaps’ season is in limbo after he suffered a knee injury while testing. (Photo: RacerX / Simon Cudby)

Athletes competing at the highest level have one thing in common: mental strength. The ability to dig deeper and deeper through the trials and tribulations separate those who try to succeed, and those who do.

Supercross rider Davi Millsaps epitomizes mental fortitude.

Millsaps has broken, fractured, torn or strained nearly every part of his body. For most, it would be enough to hang up the boots and walk away, but for Millsaps, it only makes him stronger.

Jan 11

SportsCars: Stadler Porsche Wins Attrition-Filled 24 Hours Of Dubai

Stadler Motorsport managed to survive and win this year's grueling 24 Hours of Dubai. (Photo: John Dagys)

Stadler Motorsport managed to survive and win this year’s grueling 24 Hours of Dubai. (Photo: John Dagys)

While not having been the quickest car, it was Stadler Motorsport’s Porsche 997 GT3 R that proved to be the toughest, as the Swiss squad claimed victory in an attrition-filled Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai.

Rolf Ineichen took the 997-based Porsche across the line to claim the German manufacturer’s first overall victory in the around-the-clock desert in four years, sharing the winning machine with Mark Ineichen, Marcel Matter, Adrian Amstutz and Porsche Supercup ace Christian Engelhart.

Jan 11

F1: Marussia Confirms Chilton Will Return Next Season

Max Chilton returns to Marussia in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Max Chilton returns to Marussia in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Max Chilton will return to Marussia next season, the team confirmed Saturday at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, UK.

The 22-year-old Briton will race alongside Frenchmen Jules Bianchi once again – making Marussia only the second team to retain its same driver pairing from the 2013 season. They join Mercedes, who welcome back Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.