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Oct 20

Sports Cars: Toyota Declared Winners In Shortened WEC Fuji Race

Mother Nature got the best of Sunday's Six Hours of Fuji. (Photo: DPPI/WEC)

Mother Nature got the best of Sunday’s Six Hours of Fuji. (Photo: DPPI/WEC)

Toyota has claimed its first FIA World Endurance Championship victory of the season, albeit under extreme circumstances, following a rain-shortened Six Hours of Fuji.

The No. 7 Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Kaz Nakajima, Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre were declared winners Sunday in Japan, as the race was cut short after only 16 completed laps, all under the safety car, due to torrential rains and low visibility.

Oct 20

MotoGP: Lorenzo Wins Australian GP, Marquez Disqualified

Jorge Lorenzo leads Marc Marquez during the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo leads Marc Marquez during the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo strengthened his defense of the MotoGP title by winning the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday when championship leader Marc Marquez was dramatically disqualified for delaying a compulsory pit stop.

Yamaha’s Lorenzo, starting from pole, won a race shortened to 19 laps by 6.9 seconds from Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and veteran Valentino Rossi.

Marquez, 20, bidding to become the youngest ever Moto GP champion, was disqualified five laps from the finish after staying on the track one lap longer than allowed before taking a pit stop. He took no points from the race, allowing Lorenzo to close his lead in the championship standings to 18 points with two rounds remaining.

Oct 20

IndyCar: Dixon Takes Title Over Castroneves, Power Wins At Fontana

Scott Dixon celebrates winning the IndyCar Championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon celebrates winning the IndyCar Championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon has won the IndyCar championship, using a fifth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway to deny Helio Castroneves his first title.

Will Power won Saturday night’s season finale — a year after he crashed in this race to blow his own title chances and salvage the night for Penske Racing.

Oct 19

Rebellion Cruises to Petit Le Mans Victory

Rebellion Racing wins final American Le Mans Series race. (Photo: John Dagys)

Rebellion Racing wins final American Le Mans Series race. (Photo: John Dagys)

When Muscle Milk Pickett Racing hit trouble, it was clear sailing for Rebellion Racing, which scored back-to-back Petit Le Mans victories and took top overall honors in the final American Le Mans Series race.

The day also belonged to Level 5 Motorsports and owner/driver Scott Tucker, who claimed his fourth drivers’ championship with a win in the P2 class.

BAR1 Motorsports earned top honors in Prototype Challenge, but it was PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ Mike Guasch that took the drivers’ title by a single point, while CORE autosport locked up its third consecutive teams’ title.

Oct 19

IndyCar: Andretti Re-Signs Hinchcliffe, Switches From Chevy To Honda

James Hinchcliffe will drive a Honda-powered Indy car for Andretti Autosport in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe will drive a Honda-powered Indy car for Andretti Autosport in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport in 2014 with sponsorship from United Fiber & Data.

The team, meanwhile, will switch from Chevrolet to Honda.

The manufacturer change to Honda announced before Saturday night’s season finale at Auto Club Speedway had been expected after rival Chip Ganassi said two weeks ago he was moving to Chevrolet.