Nov 15

IndyCar: Franchitti Respected By Fans, Competitors Alike

Dario Franchitti celebrates after winning his third Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2012. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates after winning his third Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2012. (Photo: Getty Images)

Target Chip Ganassi Racing announced Thursday that Dario Franchitti will no longer compete in motor sports racing, citing injuries he suffered in a crash Oct. 6.

Franchitti suffered two spinal fractures, a fractured right ankle and a concussion in a vicious crash at the Houston Grand Prix where his car went airborne and into a catchfence.

Since the crash, Franchitti has been under the care of doctors and nurses who have advised the 40-year-old Scotsman to step away from racing. The doctors pinpointed an increased risk of re-injury to Franchitti’s head and spine, which could affect his future health.

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Nov 10

Not Your Average Minivan: This Bisimoto Odyssey Packs 1000+ Horsepower

This 1,029-horsepower 2014 Honda Odyssey was on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Instagram - @Bisimoto)

This 1,029-horsepower 2014 was on display at the in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Instagram – @Bisimoto)

Running late to soccer practice? No problem.

The folks at Bisimoto have tricked out and tuned up this “Power-Van” to boast an enormous 1,029 horsepower. It’s still your standard seven-passenger 2014 Honda Odyssey, but with a massive overhaul done to the powertrain.

A look under the hood. (Photo: Honda)

A look under the hood. (Photo: Honda)

The minivan has achieved the four-figure horsepower feat through a number of changes under the hood – including but not limited to – AEM electronics, an Infinity ECU, Arias pistons, Turbonetics BTZ7265 twin turbochargers, Bisimoto’s custom 360 degree oil cap, a cat-back exhaust system, Deatschwerks 2200cc injectors, an upgraded Magnafuel 750cc fuel pump, R&R custom steel rods, a wastegate and blowoff valve.

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Nov 10

MotoGP: Marquez Becomes Youngest Ever MotoGP World Champion

Marc Marquez celebrates after becoming the MotoGP World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates after becoming the World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

20-year-old Marc Marquez has become the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion and the first rookie to take the title since Kenny Roberts in 1978.

Marquez was calm under pressure, settling for a third-place finish behind title rival and teammate . It appeared the youngster had the bigger picture in mind, avoiding close combat throughout the race to win the title by a margin of four points.

“It’s a dream come true, maybe too early because I didn’t expect it in the first season in MotoGP,” said Marquez. “I cannot explain what I feel. To do it in front of all our fans, to fight with Jorge and Dani – two of the best riders in MotoGP.”

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Nov 9

MotoGP: Magical Marquez Soars To Pole For Valencia Title Showdown

Marc Marquez (center), Jorge Lorenzo (left) and Dani Pedrosa (right) pose after qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

(center), (left) and (right) pose after qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez blasted to pole position in track record fashion at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, beating title rival Jorge Lorenzo and teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez registered a superb lap of 1:30.237 with just under two minutes remaining in qualifying to take over the top spot, crushing Pedrosa’s old record of 1:30.844 set in 2012.

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