Will Power paces IndyCar Classic Practice 2 at COTA

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Will Power posted the fastest lap in the second practice session for the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas with a lap of 1 minute, 47.440 seconds bettering his first session time of 1:49.738.

Power outpaced rookie Felix Rosenqvist (1:47.615) by .175 seconds.

Alexander Rossi, who was second in Practice 1, posted the third fastest time of 1:47.931.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (1:48.121) and Ed Jones (1:48.160) rounded out the top five.

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There were no major incidents during Practice 2, but it took most of the session to get Colton Herta’s engine changed from his first session incident.

Immediately following Practice 2, IndyCar added 30 minutes to the clock for pit stop practice.

Simon Pagenaud (1:48.333) posted the fastest time in the pit stop / warmup practice, followed by Herta (1:48.434), Rossi (1:48.867), Rosenqvist (1:49.374) and Marco Andretti (1:49.511).

James Hinchcliffe spun off course at the end of that session in Turn 19 to bring out a red flag.

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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.