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Feb 15

SX: Five Things To Know – Round 7 In Arlington

Ken Roczen is your fastest qualifier in Arlington. (Photo: Frank Hoppen / Supercrossonline.com)

Ken Roczen is your fastest qualifier in Arlington. (Photo: Frank Hoppen / Supercrossonline.com)

Here are five things you need to know about round seven of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship in Arlington, Texas:

ROCZEN FASTEST 450 QUALIFIER

After two timed sessions, Ken Roczen emerged as the fastest rider in the 450SX Class. The rookie jumped to the top spot on his final lap with a with a time of 45.469, one tenth of a second quicker than James Stewart. Behind Stewart was reigning Champion Ryan Villopoto, Justin Barcia and Justin Brayton. 2010 Champion Ryan Dungey qualified sixth followed the RCH Racing duo of Josh Hill and Broc Tickle. Andrew Short and Eli Tomac rounded out the top 10.

REED WILL NOT RACE

Chad Reed will not race in Arlington due to the injuries he sustained in a crash last weekend in San Diego. Reed confirmed the news via his Twitter account, stating that his shoulder “popped out” during the second and final timed session. He immediately left the stadium to get an MRI and additional x-rays.

Feb 15

MotoGP: Abraham Requiring More Rehab On Shoulder

Returning to the track for the start of 2014 preseason testing at Sepang, Karel Abraham was shocked to discover that he remained in significant pain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Returning to the track for the start of 2014 preseason testing at Sepang, Karel Abraham was shocked to discover that he remained in significant pain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Karel Abraham is not expected to be back to optimum fitness by the time MotoGP preseason testing resumes in Malaysia at the end of the month, although the Czech does hope to return to full health for the following Qatar test in early March.

The Cardion AB Motoracing rider damaged his left shoulder in a free practice crash ahead of last year’s Indianapolis Grand Prix. As a result of this, he underwent surgery in October and missed seven of the last nine races in 2013.

Feb 15

IndyCar: Michael Andretti’s Wife Gives Birth To Twins

Andretti won 42 races and the 1991 championship in Champ Car. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Andretti won 42 races and the 1991 championship in Champ Car. (Photo: Getty Images)

Race car team owner Michael Andretti’s wife has given birth to twins.

Jodi Andretti gave birth to son Mario and daughter Miati “Mia” in Indianapolis on Thursday morning. The twins are the first children for the couple.

His youngest son is obviously named after grandfather, Mario Andretti, who ranks second on the open-wheel all-time wins list with 52 victories. Mario Andretti won the 1969 Indianapolis 500.

Feb 15

F1: Report – Schumacher Wins Fight Against Pneumonia

Michael Schumacher remains in a medically-induced coma but is believed to be slowly waking up. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher remains in a medically-induced coma but is believed to be slowly waking up. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher has won his fight against pneumonia, according to the major German daily newspaper Bild.

Earlier, the seven-time World Champion’s manager Sabine Kehm played down rumors the lung infection had interrupted efforts to wake Schumacher from his long coma.

Feb 14

IndyCar: Pagenaud Ready To Contend For Wins, Championship

Simon Pagenaud scored two wins in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Simon Pagenaud scored two wins in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Simon Pagenaud returns to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the 2014 IndyCar Series season, where he will look to build on last season’s success and be a serious contender for the title in only his third full-time season.

The Frenchmen is coming off a career-best season which saw him score two victories – Detroit 2 and Baltimore – and finish third in the championship standings, 69 points back from winner Scott Dixon.