Ford Performance came and conquered at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with two of three podium positions and three of the top four spots secured in the GTE-Pro class.
Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais delivered the overall win in the No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team US Ford GT, with the trio of Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon third (No. 69 Team US) and Olivier Pla, Stefan Muecke and Billy Johnson fourth (No. 66 Team UK).
The win came 50 years after its 1966 1-2-3 result at the race.
See Ford’s win video afterwards, linked below.
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.