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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto to Miss 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championship Season
May 9th, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Newly crowned Monster Energy AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto announced that he will not defend his 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship title this year, according to a recent press release from Kawasaki. Villopoto reportedly suffered knee issues throughout the 2014 Supercross season and, after consulting with his medical team, decided...

Yoshimura Suzuki Podiums at GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout at Sonoma Raceway
May 7th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Yoshimura Suzuki continues to announce its presence with authority. At round two of the fledgling 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented by Yamaha this past weekend at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas carded a podium finish. This performance was a tidy little follow-up to his win...

2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Adds Stop at San Francisco 49ers’ Stadium
May 7th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Just when we thought we were done with Supercross… On the eve of the final round of 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross last weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, series promoter Feld Motor Sports released the 2015 schedule of events for the series and announced that two venues...

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart Celebrates Landmark Monster Energy AMA Supercross Season
May 6th, 2014 at 3:29 PM
For Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart, the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season will always be one to remember. Granted, the final round of the series at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, last Saturday night saw Stewart retire early from the main event with bike issues, but the Yoshimura...

Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Doubles up at GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout at Sonoma Raceway
May 6th, 2014 at 11:03 AM
At this past weekend’s second round of the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented by Yamaha, it was indeed all about Yamaha. Monster Energy Graves Yamaha Superbike rookie Cameron Beaubier won the Air Pacific Nationals on Sunday afternoon at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA, and was followed home in second...

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto Triumphs at Monster Energy AMA Supercross Finale
May 5th, 2014 at 3:08 PM
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto concluded the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship season with a bang, not a whimper. After clinching his fourth-consecutive, premier-class title the weekend prior, Villopoto came roaring back to pick up his seventh win of the season at the final round of the series at the University...

Carl Edwards First Win, Huge Milestone for Roush Fenway Racing
March 20th, 2014 at 1:18 AM
It was nine years ago Thursday that Carl Edwards won his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Edwards was driving the #99 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing that afternoon and passed Jimmie Johnson off the high side of turn four to take the victory. It was...

FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big
September 28th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com. FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football. Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally,...

Sunday’s Truck Finish Brings Back Memories to Sonoma 1991
September 3rd, 2013 at 11:53 PM
It was a very controversial and very entertaining finish to Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Ontario, Canada. That's when Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon got together sending Dillon into the wall and Elliott to victory lane for the first time in his NASCAR Camping World...

Jeb Burton Wins First Career Camping World Truck Series Race at Texas Motor Speedway
June 8th, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Jeb Burton held off Ty Dillon in the closing laps of the WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway to win his career Camping World Truck Series race. Burton got the lead on a late race restart and held it for his first career win. Burton was emotional in...

20 Years Later Kulwicki’s Feat Better than Ever
April 1st, 2013 at 8:30 AM
It's hard to believe that Monday marks 20 years since the somber death of reigning NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion Alan Kulwicki.  April 1, 1993 was a foggy, rainy day in Bristol, Tennessee when the plane carrying Kulwicki and three others on the way to Bristol Motor Speedway crashed on approach...

Motorsports 101 Debate: were Joey Logano’s Actions at Auto Club Speedway Retaliation or Hard Racing?
March 27th, 2013 at 10:47 AM
The finish of the Auto Club 400 is something everyone is talking about. Worldmotorsports101.com decided they wanted to join the party in talking about the accident and have a debate about the wreck and who was at fault and what exactly happened in their eyes. Our writers debate.  Joey Logano was...

February 15th Best Date in NASCAR History?
February 15th, 2013 at 1:48 PM
As we roll on into another year and we head into Speedweeks 2013 one can't help but think about the date. February 15th. It's a date that has so many NASCAR memories it may go down as one of the greatest dates in NASCAR history.  Think about the first NASCAR points race...

The 1991 Daytona 500 Had a Crazy Pit Road Procedure That Confused Everyone
December 24th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
When fans get ready to watch the Daytona 500 next February there will be a few new rule changes. NASCAR will have a different way to qualify the cars and we also have a brand new race car that will make its debut in February. That certainly is a lot...

Homestead-Miami Speedway Home to Bill Elliott’s Memorable Finish and Worst Defeat
November 15th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
The Homestead-Miami Speedway has been hosting the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season since 2002. For NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Bill Elliott, the racetrack has been home to one of his most memorable Winston Cup victories and one of his worst defeats.  Elliott's NASCAR career had been...

Bobby Hamilton Wins 1996 Dura Lube 500k for First Career Winston Cup Victory
November 8th, 2012 at 6:37 PM
All eyes were on the championship run when the NASCAR Winston Cup Series headed into the Phoenix International Raceway for the running of the Dura Lube 500k as the 1996 Winston Cup season was coming to a close. Three men had a shot at the championship with just two races left...

Bobby Allison and Richard Petty Have Epic Battle at Martinsville in the 1972 Old Dominion 500
October 25th, 2012 at 7:21 PM
The 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Season was interesting in many ways. It was the first season that NASCAR fans know as the "modern era." That's when NASCAR was sponsored by the RJ Reynolds company, Winston. All NASCAR races that were 300 miles and less were cut from the schedule and...

Earnhardt and Rudd Spin in Controversy in 1989 Holly Farms 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway
October 18th, 2012 at 7:25 PM
It's a race that Dale Earnhardt fans still get angry about 23 years later. It's one of those finishes that NASCAR fans will remember for as long as they can remember. It was October 15, 1989, a date that may have cost Dale Earnhardt his eighth championship. With four races to go...

1983 Miller High Life 500: Richard Petty Wins 198th Career Victory Amid Major Controversy
October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 AM
When October 9,1983 began NASCAR fans around the country were preparing for an exciting race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. As 100,000 fans filed into the 1.5 mile oval little did they know exactly what would unfold. It is something everyone would remember for the rest of their lives. It was...

Ron Bouchard Wins 1981 Talladega 500 in a Surprise, Wild Finish
October 4th, 2012 at 6:13 PM
Talladega Superspeedway has always given the NASCAR world a surprise first time winner. Richard Brickhouse won the inaugural race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1969 after several drivers boycotted the race due to unsafe conditions. It was Brickhouse's only career victory. Veteran driver Dick Brooks won his first and only career NASCAR...