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May 12

Video: Scott Sharp Visor Cam at Mazda Raceway

Visor cams are becoming ever more popular in premier motor racing series now, with fans enjoying the surreal driver’s-eye perspective that the cameras provide.

The TUDOR Championship was quick to jump onboard, with Scott Sharp taking the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the Extreme Speed Motorsports No. 1 HPD ARX-03b.

May 12

Formula 1: Alonso unhappy with pace of Ferrari

Fernando Alonso in Parc Ferme after qualifying for the Spanish GP. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso in Parc Ferme after qualifying for the Spanish GP. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso gave the Spanish crowd something to cheer on Sunday when he chased down and passed teammate Kimi Raikkonen to finish sixth, but the result was far below the expectations of both the former champion and his fans.

Alonso, who ran a three-stop strategy, was 87 seconds behind winner Lewis Hamilton at the flag.

May 12

IndyCar: Carbon-fiber helmet strip ‘tested’ in Indianapolis crash

A carbon-fiber strip on the top of Martin Plowman's helmet helped the Brit get through the opening lap wreck at Indianapolis. (Photo: Geoffrey Miller/LAT Photographic)

A carbon-fiber strip on the top of Martin Plowman’s helmet helped the Brit get through the opening lap carnage at Indianapolis. (Photo: Geoffrey Miller/LAT Photographic)

Rookie Martin Plowman tweeted a scary image after the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

The No. 41 A.J. Foyt Enterprises car may have made it through the opening lap carnage in Indianapolis unscathed, and the Brit was able to drive it home to an 18th place finish. His helmet, however, tells a different story.

May 12

IndyCar: Hildebrand set for Indianapolis redemption

J.R. Hildebrand (L) will drive the No. car for Ed Carpenter in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 next Sunday. (Photo: Bruce Martin)

J.R. Hildebrand (L) will drive the No. 21 car for Ed Carpenter in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 next Sunday. (Photo: Bruce Martin)

INDIANAPOLIS – J.R. Hildebrand has literally come “full circle” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the driver can’t help but smile when he considers the irony of his return to the Indianapolis 500.

The day after last year’s Indy 500, Hildebrand was fired by Panther Racing team owner John Barnes after crashing on the third lap of the race in Turn 2.