Talented, tall, and now electric: That’s Justin Wilson for you in 2015.
The Englishman will continue his relationship with Andretti Autosport for at least one more weekend this year, as he’ll pinch-hit for Scott Speed at the June 6 round of the FIA Formula E Championship at Moscow, Russia.
Speed will be unavailable as he’ll be in action for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team at the X Games in Austin, Texas that weekend.
For Wilson, it will mean he’s driven an LMP2 car (Ligier JS P2 Honda), an IndyCar (Honda) and now an FIA Formula E car this year.
“I’m looking forward to making my Formula E debut with Andretti,” Wilson said in a release. “I’ve been following the Championship from the start, and it is a very interesting formula. I appreciate Michael (Andretti) giving me this opportunity. I know there is a lot to learn, but I am excited about this new challenge and looking forward to the Moscow ePrix weekend already!”
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.