Recent Motor Sports News
Jeg Coughlin is blazing his way into the ranks of the greatest NHRA drivers of all time. But although it’s been no easy task, he’s making it look easy. The long-time Oakley drag racer rocketed to his fifth Pro Stock Championship in early November, tallying his fourth Auto Club NHRA Pomona event victory on the way. “In this day and age, it is so tough to win out here,” Jeg said. “We’ve seen a lot of races won and lost by just a few thousandths of a second. I think this is one of the tightest, and one of the most intense championships I’ve ever won. This ranks right up there with 2007 when we had the two cuts to the Countdown to One in the first year of our playoffs.” Obviously, he’s no stranger to success. Taking his place as the eighth driver in NHRA history to claim five pro series crowns, 25,000 Southern California fans witnessed Jeg add to his illustrious list of triumphs throughout the years.
Marc Marquez is living proof that smiles definitely kill. The young phenom’s beaming expressions were a mere layer above the natural killer instincts that just carried him to ultimate MotoGP glory, being crowned as the youngest-ever World Champion after a solid result (third) on his home turf at the season finale in Valencia (Spain). A much-anticipated battle for the Championship with rival and title contender (and fellow Spaniard) Jorge Lorenzo culminated what has been a truly magical, albeit dramatic rookie season. “I feel… I cannot explain what I feel,” said the 20-year-old prodigy, who has already smashed multiple records this season including youngest ever Premier Class race winner, youngest pole-sitter, first rookie Champion since 1978 and more. "It is a dream come true – maybe too early because I did not expect to fight for the championship this year.”
Making History: Darrell Wallace Jr. Claims First NASCAR National Series Triumph, Scores For Diversity
NASCAR isn’t quite the stereotypical scene from your father’s generation…at least that’s not where it’s heading. And that’s completely deliberate, for the better. Illustrated by up and coming driver Darrel Wallace Jr. and his massive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory this past weekend at Martinsville, the landscape is undergoing a modernization of sorts – as the field of competitors becomes more and more diverse and the NASCAR organization aims to spread appeal of America’s first ‘action sport’ to all sorts of people that love engines, racing and drama.