The CIAS ran in Toronto from February 14th to the 23rd and as always, it was a massive draw. The popularity of the event hasn’t wavered in years. I have never missed this show. From the perspective of a massive Gearhead to an automotive journalist covering it from different angles, it has always been enjoyable.
Alexis DeJoria raced to her first career Funny Car victory last Sunday at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. She raced her way through the rounds on an unpredictable and bumpy Phoenix race track knocking out top competitors along the way.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. led a race-high 54 laps to capture his second career Daytona 500 victory on on February 23 under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.
Hoonigan Racing’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino won the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood - round two of the Rally America National Championship - held on February 21-22 in Salem, MO. The victory marks the seventh time the team has won the event out of their last eight attempts.
Last weekend in Atlanta during the second 450 Sx heat race Smartop Motoconcepts’ Mike Alessi and RCH Suzuki’s Broc Tickle had an incident on the final lap that took both riders down and attracted the attention of AMA officials, the fans and team owner Ricky Carmichael.
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen took his second career 450SX victory in front of a sold out Georgia Dome crowd at the eighth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series. Making it a sweeter night for the Red Bull KTM Factory Team, Ryan Dungey joined Roczen on the podium and gained valuable points in the championship standings with a 3rd place result in Atlanta.
We have as our motoring companion tonight the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi model which is a plug-in hybrid that features a 2.0 -litre Atkinson-cycle four cylinder gas motor along with a healthy stack of lithium-ion batteries. All of this eco friendly kit is wrapped in Ford’s wonderfully styled Fusion four-door sedan body and ours is painted in Deep Impact Blue.