Fujii grabs his first victory in GT300 Race 1 of the JAF Grand Prix SUPER GT & Formula NIPPON “FUJI SPRINT CUP 2012”, an event bringing together Japan’s premier production car race, the SUPER GT, and Japan’s premier formula car race, Formula Japan, took place on November 17 at Fuji Speedway (one lap 4.563 km) in Shizuoka Pref. Race 2 will be run on the 18th. Unlike the regular season SUPER GT series races competed by a relay of two drivers for each machine, this event is competed in two races on the 17th and 18th driven by one driver each. The final team standings for the event are determined by the point totals of each team’s two drivers in these two races, and the JAF Grand Prix title goes to the overall winners in each class. I hope we will win again tomorrow and get the overall title. Ronnie Quintarelli Race 1 of the GT500 class (22 laps /100.386 km) started at 15:15. Pole sitting Kazuya Oshima in the ENEOS SUSTINA SC430 got a fairly good start but was passed … [Read more...] about Quintarelli wins race 1 to claim his 2nd Fuji Sprint Cup
Win last time out
3 John Beck has always considered himself a "solid B-plus" when it comes to trivia, so he was absolutely thrilled when he won $117,099 over five consecutive games of "Jeopardy!" in 2003. The show had a five-win limit at the time, and it felt like the ultimate victory. But as he sat in the studio audience and watched the next trio of contestants play, he couldn't help but think: "I'm pretty sure I would have won that game, too." Of course, the concept was a non-starter. Until a few months later, when it suddenly wasn't. The show kicked off its 20th season by instituting a new "sky's the limit" rule - "a deliberate ploy by the show to beef up ratings," Claire McNear wrote in her "Jeopardy!" history book "Answers in the Form of Questions" - allowing contestants to win as many games as possible. Soon, a mild-mannered computer engineer named Ken Jennings arrived on the scene and stayed put, steamrolling contestants week after week after week, causing some to … [Read more...] about Amy Schneider rules the ‘Jeopardy!’ super-champ era. Some former 5-day winners are jealous they never got the chance.
How does one even begin to have a modest discussion about automotive design? Few topics in the realm of motoring are as broad and subjective as styling, but then again, design is quite possibly the single most important aspect of a vehicle. That's why this week's Rambling About Cars episode is so special. Bruce and Smith welcome Motor1.com Editor-In-Chief Seyth Miersma to the program for the challenging task of chatting about great automotive design in the span of just one hour. Considering the discussion exceeded the mark by about 15 minutes, one might say the task was a failure. But the unwritten rules of car culture forbid any discussion featuring the Auburn Boattail Speedster, Lamborghini Miura, Audi R8, and the Lancia Stratos from being labeled anything but a win. The entire episode is devoted to design, opening with Bruce offering an interesting take on 1960's trends in America with an eye towards downsizing and minimalism. Miersma builds on that assessment with … [Read more...] about Discussing Our Favorite Eras Of Automotive Design: RAC #55
Naomi Osaka waves as she walks off the court after losing to Amanda Anisimova of the United States (seated) in their women’s singles match on day five of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday. (Reuters Photo) MELBOURNE: Naomi Osaka was at peace with herself after yet another failed attempt at defending a Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The former world number one was especially proud of the way she has managed to mould her mindset to deal with tough losses. Osaka crashed out from Melbourne Park after a third round loss in the deciding set tiebreaker to American Amanda Anisimova. The four-time major winner exited the US Open in the third round just four months ago. Following her Flushing Meadows defeat, a tearful Osaka told a news conference that she was taking a break from the sport, raising more concern about her mental health struggles that forced her to miss parts of the tennis season. The soft-spoken and self-confessed introvert declared at the start of the … [Read more...] about Osaka makes early exit in Melbourne
Thailand captain Silawan Intamee and the Philippines’ Eva Madarang vie for the ball in their AFC Women’s Asia Cup match on Friday in Mumbai. (AFC Photo) MUMBAI: The Thai women’s football team face an uphill climb after a 1-0 loss to the Philippines in their opening match of the AFC Women’s Asia Cup 2022 on Friday in Mumbai. Chandler McDaniel scored the winner late in the second half as the Philippines boosted their hopes of advancing to the quarter-finals, while Thailand were left to rue their missed chances. The Chaba Kaew dominated the match in terms of possession, 64% to 36%, and each side had plenty of opportunities, but it took 81 minutes before anyone found the back of the net. McDaniel collected a headed pass from Ryley Bugay and buried a right-footed shot from outside the box. The Philippines, who came into the tie having not beaten Thailand in 12 previous attempts, started on the front foot but soon found themselves defending as the match progressed at the DY Patil … [Read more...] about Thai women fall 1-0 to Philippines