In the two-run final round, both drivers committed mistakes: Foust struck a barrel on his first run, receiving a one-second penalty, while Block hit one on his second. When the results were tallied, Foust had recorded the quickest speed on both laps, earning him the overall victory. Block was awarded third place.
Block had been leading most of the race until he made his final stop for tires. He returned to the track in fourth place but was passed by Foust and later by Peter Müller and Tom Kristensen. At the end of the season it was announced that Block had been fired from Team Xtreme by its new owner, Red Bull Racing, for reasons that have not been disclosed publicly.
Foust had also been leading most of the race until he made his final stop as well. He returned to the track in second place but was passed by Müller and later by Dan Wheldon. He finished the season in first place.
This race marked the beginning of a three-year relationship between Ford and Tanner Foust's team, Erebus Motorsports. The deal included sponsorship from Arris and Teknion and equipment support from Roush Fenway Racing and Jack Roush.
After winning this race, Foust was named Driver of the Year by NBC Sports and fans.
The repercussions Rossi eventually won by 13 points over Stoner, giving him a 25-point lead in the championship. As he passed the finish line, Stoner shook his head. It was clear that he had been beaten by someone who didn't know how to quit.
Rossi also got a check for $10 million and became a celebrity in Japan. But most important, he proved that age wasn't anything but a number. At age 46, he became the oldest man to win a motorcycle race when he took first place at the Monster Energy Supercross Championship finale in San Francisco.
Stoner, on the other hand, retired after this season with his career mark of 91 victories intact. He had one more victory left in him but that wasn't enough to prevent Rossi from becoming the new champion.
Now, let's see which one of these two great riders is better: Rossi or Stoner? That's like asking which one of you is bigger? They were both great riders and they both have their merits. For me, it's easy. I think that if Rossi was born 20 years later, he would have been way too old to start racing motorcycles.
Rallycross Foust has been a strong driver in rallycross in the United States since the discipline was first introduced in 2010. His extensive racing background includes years of open wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, several sorts of sports car racing, and the SCORE Baja. He also co-founded a company that makes electric skateboards.
Tanner Foust began his career at age 13 when he tested a Formula Ford car for a British team. He liked it so much that he decided to pursue racing full time. At 16 years old, he won the World Karting Association (WKA) National Class A championship before moving on to European karting. There, at age 17, he became the youngest ever winner of the European Superkart Championship. He stayed with the team for another year and then moved to Australia where he took out the Australian Superkart Championship in 1999 at age 19.
After some time away from racing, Foust returned in 2010 with a goal of winning the Rallycross Championship. So far, he has not only managed to win every race he's entered but has also taken out the season opener twice already this year. He is the first driver to do so since 2004 when Ken Block won back-to-back races on both opening days of the season.
Sett generally wins 49.0 percent of the time the champions square off. Sett's team is 3.0 percent more likely to get first blood in Sett against Garen matchups, indicating that he will most likely get first blood versus Garen. Sett's average damage per second (DPS) is 0.936 while Garen's is 0.897. This means that Sett does not do as much damage as Garen but he keeps up with him well. Their channel lengths are similar at 4.07 seconds.
Garen is better at keeping opponents away from him 24.0 percent of the time the champions square off. Garen loses more duels 51.4 percent of the time compared to Sett's 45.6 percent. However, Garen takes down his opponent twice as often as Sett (9.1 percent vs 4.5 percent). Garen does 0.111 DPS more than Sett.
Sett is better at closing the gap on Garen 10.0 percent of the time the champions square off. Sett wins more fights 41.2 percent of the time while Garen does 39.8 percent. However, Sett takes down his opponent 2.3 times as often as Garen (5.3 percent vs 2.0 percent). Sett does 0.095 DPS more than Garen.
Mike Tyson or Sunny Liston, who hit harder? Historians and scholars almost universally agree that Liston struck harder. Johnny Tocco, a trainer who worked with Liston, Foreman, and Tyson throughout the years, stated that Liston was the most powerful of the three, followed by Foreman and Tyson. He also said that while he had never trained anyone as strong as Liston, it would not be impossible to do so if given enough time.
In an interview with ESPN's Mike Tyson Mysteries, Robert Park, director of the Sports Performance Institute at the University of Louisville, said that based on measurements that he took from one of Liston's old fight films, he estimated that the total weight of Liston's punch was about 2,000 pounds -- more than twice that of Tyson or Foreman. "This is not conjecture," said Park. "This is data."
Tyson vs. Liston was a brutal fight that lasted over 12 rounds. In the end, it was determined by judges' scores, which means they may have been fooled by how much power both men threw. According to records from the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Liston threw 516 punches in the fight, while Tyson threw 433. However, according to some sources, such as The Ring magazine and ESPN's Mike Tyson Mysteries, Liston threw 647 punches and Tyson threw 573.
Sam is more experienced and won the fight, therefore Sam > Tory, while Robby performed better against Miguel than Hawk (and also defeated Hawk), so Robby > Sam. Overall, I would say that Sam is the winner in this match.
Alexander, as in his previous fight, battled well in the first two rounds before down Berto in the third. Berto, on the other hand, would be the far superior boxer in the latter rounds, earning him a split-decision victory, 115-112, 115-12, and 113-114. The scores were close enough that many people felt Alexander had won both fights.
As for who is better, that's hard to say. They have very similar records and each man has one loss against an opponent (Marco Antonio Barrera) who has been retired for three years. But Berto has more success outside of the United States while Alexander has more success inside the United States. In addition, Berto has fought in Argentina, Canada, and Puerto Rico while Alexander has only fought in America. Finally, Berto has more experience at this level with five fights vs. two for Alexander.
In conclusion, there isn't a clear-cut winner here since they are close friends and teammates. However, if we look at the numbers, it seems like Berto is the better fighter overall. He has more victories over higher-ranked opponents and he has success outside of the United States while Alexander has success only within the United States. In addition, Berto has more experience at this level with five fights vs. two for Alexander.
If anything, this just shows how good both men are and how much of a challenge they will pose for any fighter.