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Formula E to return to Uruguay in 2018

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While the 2017-18 FIA Formula E Championship is already under way – a pair of races were conducted in Hong Kong last weekend – an amendment to the schedule will see Formula E return to Punta del Este, Uruguay in March of 2018.

The event, scheduled for March 17, 2018 and confirmed via a release from the World Motor Sport Council, replaces the originally scheduled event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which would have been the first ever Formula E event held on the streets of Sao Paulo.

Formula E previously visited Punta del Este in each of its first two seasons, with Sebastien Buemi scoring victory at both visits.

With two rounds already in the books, Sam Bird currently leads the Formula E championship, two points ahead of Jean-Éric Vergne.

Ka-boom! NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon blows up brand new car body

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Former NHRA Funny Car champ Cruz Pedregon was a happy man coming into Friday’s qualifying for this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Morrison, Colorado (a suburb of Denver).

The reason Pedregon was feeling good was he had a brand new Toyota Camry body atop his Funny Car chassis. It was state of the art, it looked fast and it was prepared to run fast.

And everything really looked good as soon as Pedregon hit the gas in his qualifying run vs. Tim Wilkerson.

Well, for a few seconds, that is.

As the two drivers hurtled down the 1,000-foot drag strip, Pedregon’s brand new body was destroyed in a massive explosion.

Fortunately, Pedregon was uninjured.

Check out the big ka-boom: