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Oct 9

SportsCars: Ford EcoBoost Chases Daytona Speed Record

Ford EcoBoost DP Car

Check out the Ford EcoBoost DP Car. (Photo: Courtesy of Ford)

In a joint effort between Michael Shank Racing, Ford Racing and Continental Tire, the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona championship team will aim to set a new track record at Daytona International Speedway by eclipsing the 210.364 mph lap laid down Feb. 9, 1987, by NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, who pushed his Ford Thunderbird to the top of the speed charts in qualifying for the Daytona 500.

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Oct 9

MotoGP: The Heat Is On, Yamaha Heads Overseas To Malaysia

MotoGP: The Heat Is On, Yamaha Heads Overseas to Malaysia

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo leads Repsol Honda Team’s Spanish rider Marc Marquez during the Aragon GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The heat is definitely on as Yamaha Factory Racing head overseas for the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, the first of the triple back-to-back races that mark the final push to the end of the season. Just four races remain for defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo to try to retain his crown from current championship leader Marc Marquez.

The Sepang circuit is up first this Sunday. Lorenzo has yet to score a premier class MotoGP victory at the track, coming second in 2012 and third in 2010. The Mallorcan does have one 250cc win under his belt from 2006.

Oct 9

Red Bull Air Race World Championship Returns In 2014

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will be back in the skies beginning in February 2014 with a seven-race World Championship staged in six countries on three continents. Of the seven races, two will take place in the U.S. – Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway on Sept. 6-7 and Las Vegas at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 11-12.

The world’s fastest motorsport will be back with three former World Champions in the 12-pilot field after taking a three-year break to improve safety and reorganize.  Created in 2003, Red Bull Air Race has been watched by millions of fans at 50 races, with the competitors racing in high-performance airplanes between 50 and 80 feet above the ground and navigating a challenging obstacle course of Air Gate pylons at speeds of up to 230 mph.  Fans will be able to watch the entire seven-race 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.

Oct 8

MotoGP: Dovizioso Approaches Malaysian GP With Caution

MotoGP: Dovizioso Approaches Malaysian GP With Caution

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso leaves the pits during the third MotoGP free practice session of the Aragon Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Andrea Dovizioso and teammate Nicky Hayden look forward to this weekend’s Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix but, following the Sepang preseason tests of February, the Italian in particular looks ahead with an element of vigilance.

Sepang is a popular MotoGP testing venue and the field was there for two Official Tests prior to the campaign, at the beginning and end of February respectively.

Oct 8

F1: New Documentary, ’1,’ Focuses On Golden Age

Produced by Flat-Out Films, Diamond Docs and Spitfire Pictures, and narrated by Golden Globe nominated actor, Michael Fassbender, “1” is an action documentary that brings the glamor, speed, danger and excitement of Formula One Grand Prix racing to the big screen.

Film description as provided by: “1″ The Film

The film tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1, when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous and the drivers were like rock stars with charisma and raw talent, but with many of them paying the ultimate price. “1” follows the story of the drivers who raced on the edge and those who stood up to change the sport forever. It is about the greatest show on earth – Formula 1.