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Sep 22

Audi Wins FIA WEC Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas

No. 2 Audi R18-etron quattro. (Photo: John Dagys)

No. 2 Audi R18-etron quattro. (Photo: John Dagys)

Audi inched closer to locking up the FIA World Endurance Championship on Sunday, as the German manufacturer edged out rival Toyota for top honors in the Six Hours of the Circuit of The Americas.

Allan McNish took the No. 2 Audi R18-etron quattro to a narrow 23.617-second victory over Stephane Sarrazin’s No. 8 Toyota TS030 Hybrid, which battled the diesel-powered hyrbid and led overall at stages of the inaugural round in Texas.

The key of the race was tire durability, as McNish and co-drivers Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval managed to double stint their Michelins, whereas the Toyota struggled to do the same.

Sep 22

Legendary Snake And Mongoose Dragsters Race To Scottsdale

Nitro-fueled funny car drag racers roared into the consciousness of mainstream America in the early 1970s when two of the sport’s biggest competitors, Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen, squared off against each other in match races as the Snake vs. the Mongoose, respectively, in what’s considered the greatest rivalry in drag racing history and perhaps the most famous matchup in American motorsports.

Barrett-Jackson became a major part of the rich legacy of the Snake and the Mongoose for the next few months, both at the inaugural Hot August Night’s Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson this past August and at the 2014 Scottsdale auction in January.

Sep 22

Live Updates! Sunday F1 Singapore GP On-Site Coverage

Vintage Alonso Performance Earns Second In Singapore

Fernando Alonso fights through Sunday's grueling race under the Marina Bay lights to capture a spot on the podium. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso fights through Sunday’s grueling race under the Marina Bay lights to capture a spot on the podium. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso managed to turn seventh on the grid into second at the checkered flag after a vintage performance by the Spaniard in Singapore.

He jumped up to third at the start and then gambled by pitting under a safety car on lap 25 while Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg up ahead chose to stay out, as did Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton. He dropped to fifth but managed to keep his tires in good shape and get to the flag. When the others pitted only Vettel was able to stay ahead, leaving Alonso in second.

Sep 22

IMSA, ACO Announce LMP2, Daytona Prototype Cars Eligible Through 2016

The Prototype class in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will include DP cars currently competing in the Grand-Am Series and P2 cars (featured) currently competing in the ALMS Championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The Prototype class in the United SportsCar Championship will include DP cars currently competing in the Grand-Am Series and P2 cars (featured) currently competing in the ALMS Championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Following a four-hour steering committee meeting at Circuit of The Americas between officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO), both organizations today confirmed a collaborative decision that cars eligible for the Prototype class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the LM P2 category internationally will remain so through the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Set to debut next year, the Prototype class in the IMSA-sanctioned TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will include cars currently competing in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ DP class, as well as P2 cars and the new DeltaWing DWC13 from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS). IMSA officials are in the final stages of computer simulations and wind-tunnel testing of the three different types of prototype race cars. On-track testing will soon begin for balance of performance.

Sep 22

Vettel Crushes Field, Scores 3rd Straight Singapore Win

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded yet another start-to-finish win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to further extend his lead in the Formula One championship.

The German was in a class of his own under the Marina Bay lights, winning by a massive 32.6 seconds over Fernando Alonso and boosting his championship lead on the Ferrari driver from 53 points to 60 with six races remaining.

Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen was third, ahead of the Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.