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Sep 28

Live: Barrett-Jackson Saturday Notebook

1931 Lincoln Model K

1931 Lincoln Model K (Photo: Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson)

LAND OF LINCOLN — In something of a late auction surprise, the top non-charity sale of the auction ends up being not a muscle car, a rare Corvette or a European sports car, but a 1931 Lincoln Model K (Lot 759), exactly the kind of car Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett used to specialize in when they started Barrett-Jackson more than four decades ago. This behemoth is elegant and luxurious, a fantastic example of Depression Era opulence, at a time when such cars were a tough sell. It brings $352,000, including the 10 percent buyer’s premium.

 

2005 Ford GT

2005 Ford GT (Photo: Tom Jensen)

RED HOT — An ultra-rare car, and arguably the high-water mark in a production Ford is the 2005 Ford GT (Lot 748), modeled after the Le Mans-winning Ford GTs of the mid-1960s. Even though this one brings a total of $275,000, our FOXSports television team is convinced this is still a very good buy. And with only 58 original miles, it is in absolutely perfect conditions. This is the top selling non-charity car of the entire auction.

Sep 28

Taylor, Angelelli Claim DP Win, Title at Lime Rock

Taylor, Angelelli Claim DP Win, Title at Lime Rock

Taylor, Angelelli Claim DP Win, Title at Lime Rock (Photo: John Dagys)

Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli have been crowned Rolex Sports Car Series champions following a dominant performance in Saturday’s GRAND-AM series finale at Lime Rock Park.

Taylor took the Velocity Worldwide-sponsored Corvette DP to a 3.889-second victory over the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Riley-Ford of Gustavo Yacaman in second, following a late restart with three minutes to go.

Sep 28

Team USA Begins Quest For Redemption At Motocross Of Nations

Team USA’s Eli Tomac (No. 8) leads the MX2 field out of the gate on Saturday at the Motocross of Nations. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

Team USA’s Eli Tomac (No. 8) leads the MX2 field out of the gate on Saturday at the Motocross of Nations. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

Following a disappointing performance one year ago in Belgium, Team USA began its quest for redemption today at the 67th running of the Motocross of Nations. The Talkessel facility in Teutschenthal, Germany, will host a landmark 41 countries this weekend at the world’s most important motocross event and Team USA heads into action with a chip on its shoulder.

Following a random ballot selection to determine starting positions, all 123 riders took to the track on Saturday afternoon for qualifying to see who will race for the coveted Chamberlain Cup on Sunday and what position on the gate they will do it from.

Sep 28

Bautista On Second Row For Aragon Grand Prix

Alvaro Bautista of Spain and Honda Gresini team in action during qualifying for the Aragon Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista of Spain and Honda Gresini team in action during qualifying for the Aragon Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista produced a determined performance in qualifying at the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon to secure a second row start at Motorland.

After overnight rain left the track damp for morning free practice the Spanish rider did not have the required track time to improve his set-up, but still starts from a competitive sixth position, giving himself the opportunity to fight near the front on Sunday.

Sep 28

Lorenzo Forces Rivals Into New Game Plan

Jorge Lorenzo will look to utilize his strong starts in tomorrow's Aragon Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo will look to utilize his strong starts in tomorrow’s Aragon Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

World champion Jorge Lorenzo has forced his rivals to adopt a high-risk race strategy in a bid to end his winning streak in Sunday’s Aragon Grand Prix.

Both Valentino Rossi and rookie title contender Marc Marquez know they must contain Lorenzo within two laps of the start or risk getting beaten.

Lorenzo has nothing to lose and knows that without a string of race wins he cannot shut down the 34 point advantage held by Marquez.