Lewis Hamilton Sets New F1 Record with 13th Podium Finish at Silverstone
Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton's tire strategy looked to be giving him the edge going into the final laps of the British Grand Prix on Sunday— until the safety car was summoned, allowing his rivals to come in for fresh tires. At the checkered flag Lewis powered to an excellent third place finish, snatching the final podium spot from Charles Leclerc after an overtake late in the race.
Sunday’s finish means the Mercedes driver has achieved an astonishing 13 podiums at Silverstone in just 16 races — the new F1 record for a single track. “I gave it everything today, I was trying to chase down those Ferraris but congratulations to Carlos [Sainz], they were just too quick today for us,” Hamilton said. “This is a huge bonus for us to be on the podium … We’ll continue to push as hard as we can.”
Tomac and Shimoda Win at RedBud
On a picture perfect, holiday weekend day for motocross — at one of the most beloved tracks of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship — Monster Energy-backed racers Eli Tomac and Jo Shimoda captured top honors in their respective classes in a Monster Energy domination of the KTM RedBud MX National. Tomac’s win was his second of the season, though he still trails Monster Energy’s Chase Sexton in the overall point chase (224-217), after Sexton finished 2nd overall at RedBud with a pair of 2nd place results. Tomac has now won three-straight motos and two-straight 450 class overalls. “It’s just a perfect day for us. Literally perfect crowd. Perfect motocross track,” Tomac said from the podium. “I just love RedBud.”
Jo Shimoda meanwhile became — somewhat surprisingly — the first Japanese racer in the history of his country (a country that has forever dominated the rest of the world in dirt bike construction) to win a moto at an American MX National… and in the process, nabbed another first-ever with an overall two-moto victory in the 250 class.
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Ty Gibbs Edges Out Cup Series Reigning Champ
In a high-drama overtime finish on the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course circuit, Monster Energy’s Ty Gibbs and his No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Supra outpowered NASCAR Cup ace Kyle Larson to the checkered flag to win Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180 at Road America.
Gibbs and Larson battled at the sharp end of the field all afternoon in America’s Dairyland, with Larson winning Stage 1 and Stage 2 and leading a race-high 32 laps. Seemingly on his way to victory, Larson and his Hendrick Motorsports No. 17 lost their edge to a late caution. The flag stacked Larson and Gibbs up for a two-lap shootout to the finish: on the white flag lap, Gibbs made a brilliant power move to work around Larson and held off his charge through the remaining turns — forcing the reigning Cup Series champion to settle for runner-up.
Nyjah Huston Takes 1st Place in World Street Skateboarding Championships Rome
Street skateboarding is back in the Eternal City! Nyjah Huston took 1st place in the World Street Skateboarding Championships Rome 2022 this weekend. In the first official 2024 Olympic qualifier contest, the 27-year-old from Laguna Beach, California, rose above an elite field of international riders with a dominant performance. Huston was joined on the podium by 24-year-old team rider Aurelian Giraud from Lyon, France, in 2nd place.
Maycee Barber Defeats Jessica Eye at UFC 276
Maycee "The Future" Barber defeated Jessica Eye at UFC 276 in Las Vegas on Saturday night. In the Women’s Flyweight division fight that went the distance, the 24-year-old from Sacramento, California, earned a unanimous decision victory after three rounds. Saturday night’s triumph over “Evil” Eye extends Barber’s consecutive winning streak to three.
Filipe Toledo Wins 2022 Oi Rio Pro
The dreaded surfers’ “home country curse” once again had no effect whatsoever on Filipe Toledo this weekend, as the Brazilian claimed his fourth (and third consecutive) Oi Rio Pro. After blitzing through the all-Brazilian quarter and semi-finals at Rio de Janeiro, the fastest man in surfing found himself facing friend and fellow countryman Sammy Pupo in the final — but the up-and-comer was no match for Toledo.
"All the heat wins, all the moments with my family and friends," the Monster Energy team rider said, wiping his tears with his Brazilian flag, “it means a lot." Filipe will go into J-Bay with the yellow jersey on his back — again — and a berth in the final 5 already clinched.