Report: Formula E to have 12 to 13 races in 2016

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According to Motorsport.com, the all electric, Formula E open-wheel series will be adding two races to its schedule for the 2015-16 season.

This season, the series’ first, has 10 rounds of racing that began last September and conclude in June.

Those new races could be a February event in Mexico City and an April race in Paris, which has yet to approved by the French government.

Formula E boss Alejandro Agag told Motorsport.com the series hopes to have its schedule finalized within the next two weeks.

“We are very close to knowing a provisional calendar for season two,” Agag said. “We then want to get it ratified at the FIA World Council meeting in July and announced. We are waiting for Paris, but it is getting closer.

“Most of the ‘green lights’ are there, but we just need to wait for the final one.”

Four events remain on Formula E’s inaugural schedule at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday; Berlin, Germany on May 23; Moscow, Russia on June 6 and dual races in London, England on June 27 – 28.

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.