ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – All but two of the 22 drivers set to start today’s KOHLER Grand Prix opted to sit out the Verizon IndyCar Series morning warmup, which was delayed 20 minutes and then truncated to 20 minutes from 30 owing to rain.
Sebastien Bourdais ran a 2:11.3498 after completing two laps in the wet in the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet, and Graham Rahal ran a systems check in his No. 15 Gehl/D-A Lubricant Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, but otherwise there were no takers.
The IndyCar race itself should be in dry conditions with rain moving East and out of the area. Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT and local time) on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, with the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires races set to follow at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT/local).
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.