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Feb 9

SX: Hill Dominates In San Diego; Anderson Regains Championship Lead

Justin Hill celebrates the first 250SX Class win of his career. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Justin Hill celebrates the first 250SX Class win of his career. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Justin Hill cruised to his first career Monster Energy Supercross 250SX win Saturday night in San Diego, Calif. and became the fourth different rider to win a main event race this season.

The young rider from Yoncalla, Ore. assumed the lead on Lap 2 when his teammate Dean Wilson clipped a tuff block and crashed. Hill took advantage of the mistake and was unchallenged for the remainder of the 15-lap feature.

Feb 8

SX: San Diego Practice Report

James Stewart enters San Diego as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Frank Hoppen / Supercrossonline.com)

James Stewart enters San Diego as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Frank Hoppen / Supercrossonline.com)

James Stewart and Jason Anderson enter Saturday night’s Monster Energy Supercross race at Qualcomm Stadium as the fastest qualifiers in their respective classes.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart controlled much of the final 450SX Class practice, eventually setting a 46.808 to firmly claim the top spot. Ken Roczen, the only other rider to break into the 46-second bracket, was second.

Feb 8

IndyCar: Rahal Lands National Guard As Sponsor

National Guard will be sponsored by National Guard in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

National Guard will be sponsored by National Guard in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

The long battle between Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Panther Racing for Army National Guard sponsorship ended Thursday, with the coveted funding moving to Graham Rahal’s car for the upcoming IndyCar season.

The Rahal organization sought the sponsorship last fall, but Panther Racing appealed to keep the contract it has held since 2008. All military sponsorships are reviewed annually.

Feb 8

MotoGp: Redding Content Over Continuous Improvements

GO&FUN Honda Gresini's British rider Scott Redding takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s British rider Scott Redding takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Englishman steps up to the premier class with GO&FUN Honda Gresini, as the runner-up in last year’s Moto2™ World Championship. He ended this week’s three-day test in 21st place.

“I was pretty happy, really,” Redding commented. “I know we were pretty down on the timesheets, but a lot of guys did their (quickest) lap times in the morning and then didn’t get close to them again. I don’t have the experience yet to go out and drop that lap time in.

Feb 7

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden Says ‘Lack Of Power Is Demoralizing’

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden was somewhat outspoken following the third and final day of this week’s Sepang test, having finished proceedings in 13th position.

For 2014, the 2006 World Champion switches from Ducati Team to Drive M7 Aspar, riding the all-new Honda RCV1000R motorcycle. However, the American admitted to feeling rather dissatisfied on Thursday.