Las Vegas
May 4

SX: Villopoto Wraps Up Title-Winning Season With Vegas Victory

Ryan Villopoto earned his 41st career Monster Energy Supercross victory in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

earned his 41st career Monster Energy victory in , Nev. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto capped off his title-winning season with a dominant win in front of a sold-out crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.

After wrapping up his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross Championship last week in East Rutherford, N.J., the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider entered the season finale with no pressure and it showed. Villopoto kicked off the night with a masterful performance in his heat race and followed it up with a wire-to-wire victory in the 450SX main event.

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Dec 27

F1: Formula E Car To Make Public Debut In Las Vegas

Formula E is taking its new Spark-Renault SRT_01E to Las Vegas, Nev. for a public demonstration. (Photo: Formula E)

is taking its new Spark- SRT_01E to , Nev. for a public demonstration. (Photo: Formula E)

Organizers of the FIA Formula E Championship have revealed that the first ever public demonstration of the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car will take place in Las Vegas, Nev. on Jan. 6.

The fully-electric race car completed its successful test debut earlier this year and will now be showcased to invited guests, media and the public during a special event at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – driven by former driver Lucas di Grassi.

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Oct 18

SX: Monster Energy Cup Track Layout Unveiled

Feld Motor Sports has unveiled the 2013 -designed track, which will play host to ’ top riders on Saturday.

Carmichael has elected to keep most of last year’s track elements, reverse the layout and, quite simply, go bigger.

“After last year’s race, we immediately rolled up our sleeves and began working on the next generation of this track,” said five-time Supercross champion Carmichael. “I didn’t want to change the dynamics of it but wanted to fine tune what already made for one of the greatest tracks I have ever seen, and coming away from last year’s race, I knew the joker lane was a must-have.”

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Sep 28

Live: Barrett-Jackson Saturday Notebook

1931 Lincoln Model K

1931 Lincoln Model K (Photo: Courtesy of )

LAND OF LINCOLN — In something of a late auction surprise, the top non-charity sale of the auction ends up being not a muscle car, a rare Corvette or a European sports car, but a 1931 Lincoln Model K (Lot 759), exactly the kind of car Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett used to specialize in when they started Barrett-Jackson more than four decades ago. This behemoth is elegant and luxurious, a fantastic example of Depression Era opulence, at a time when such were a tough sell. It brings $352,000, including the 10 percent buyer’s premium.


2005 Ford GT

2005 GT (Photo: Tom Jensen)

RED HOT — An ultra-rare car, and arguably the high-water mark in a production Ford is the 2005 Ford GT (Lot 748), modeled after the Le Mans-winning Ford GTs of the mid-1960s. Even though this one brings a total of $275,000, our FOXSports television team is convinced this is still a very good buy. And with only 58 original miles, it is in absolutely perfect conditions. This is the top selling non-charity car of the entire auction.

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Sep 28

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Highlights Day 3 Of Barrett-Jackson Auction

This 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet will be auctioned off tonight at 8p ET, with all proceeds going to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Photo: Barrett-Jackson)

This 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet will be auctioned off Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, with all proceeds going to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Photo: )

When it debuted nearly 50 years ago, the Ford Mustang was responsible for coining a new phrase, “pony ,” which described a class of youth-oriented that were both sporty and affordable.

But when it came to fast Mustangs, the animal of choice was not a horse, but a snake.

And in Saturday’s third and final day of the Barrett-Jackson Collector-Car Event, which will be televised live from 3 – 11 p.m. on the National Geographic channel, two prized snakes will be among the stars of the show.

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