Sebastien Bourdais back in a V8 Supercar for Pirtek Enduro Cup

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Sebastien Bourdais will add another type of machinery to his plate in 2015 when he makes his return to the Australian V8 Supercars later this year.

Bourdais, who starred in his previous appearances in 2011 and 2012, will share the Walkinshaw Racing Holden Commodore with Lee Holdsworth in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the Wilson Security Sandown 500 and the Castrol Gold Coast 600 in September and October.

Sandown runs Sept. 11-13, Bathurst Oct. 8-11 and the Gold Coast Oct. 23-25.

Those are the three races that make up the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Bourdais and Jamie Whincup recorded two first and second place finishes in 2011 and 2012, then driving at Triple Eight.

Bourdais already delivered a standout drive en route to winning this year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring co-driving with Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi at Action Express Racing.

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.