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May 19

Quadriplegic Schmidt hits 100 mph at Indianapolis

Ex-racer Sam Schmidt sits behind the steering wheel of his majorly-modified Corvette Stingray at Indianapolis. (Photo: Bruce Martin)

Ex-racer sits behind the steering wheel of this modified Stingray at Indianapolis. (Photo: Bruce Martin)

INDIANAPOLIS – During his Indianapolis 500 career as a driver, Sam Schmidt made three four-lap qualification attempts to make the starting lineup of the race from 1997-99. Schmidt’s best qualification effort came in 1999 when he started seventh in the 33-car starting lineup.

Yet Schmidt made his most impressive four-lap run Sunday morning, when he drove a specially prepared Corvette Stingray around the 2.5-mile oval.

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May 19

MotoGP: Lorenzo fires back at Rossi and Marquez

LE MANS, FRANCE - MAY 17:   Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP starts from box during the MotoGp of France - Qualifying on May 17, 2014 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Spain and Movistar Yamaha , seen here during qualifying in , France, currently currently sits fifth in the MotoGP standings, 80 points back of points leader Marc Marquez. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo has dismissed claims that his form slump is because he is not relaxed and enjoying his riding, especially in the shadow of record-breaking fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez.

After finishing a lackluster sixth in Sunday’s French GP, both Marquez and seven-time champion Valentino Rossi reckoned that a lack of enjoyment and too much importance on winning were key issues.

Not surprisingly Lorenzo disagreed.

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May 18

MotoGP: Bautista Scores First Podium Since 2012

Alvaro Bautista pumps his fist after finishing third in the Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

pumps his fist after finishing third in the Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini celebrated their first podium of the 2014 season at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France thanks to an excellent third-place finish by Alvaro Bautista.

The result saw Bautista put his three DNFs in the opening rounds of the year firmly behind him as he returned to the podium for the first time since the 2012 Grand Prix of Japan.

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May 18

F1: McLaren Could Test New Honda Engine In 2014

McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says there is a chance the team could test their new Honda engine before the end of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

team boss says there is a chance the team could test their new Honda engine before the end of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren could be ready to test a Honda engine before the end of 2014.

That is the claim of team boss Eric Boullier, even though the Frenchman’s immediate task after joining McLaren from Lotus is to win races with Mercedes power.

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May 18

Incredible Car Collection Uncovered After 61 Years

A look at Oliver Jordan's historic car collection. (Photo: Vanderbink Auctions)

A look at Oliver Jordan’s historic car collection. (Photo: VanDerBrink Auctions)

A collection of more than 200 historic hidden from public view for 61 years will be crossing the auction block in Oklahoma next month.

The cars belonged to Oliver Jordan, who ran a salvage business in the city of Enid from 1945 to 1953, when he locked it up during a zoning dispute that lasted for years.

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