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How to watch IMSA at Mid-Ohio

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The IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship returns today at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with Mazda Team Joest on pole for the first ‘regular’ 2-hour, 40-minute race of the season.

Tight championship battles are building in both the DPi and GT Le Mans classes, while the GT Daytona class is set to begin its own ‘series-within-a-series’ today – the 7-race WeatherTech Sprint Cup.

Additionally, NTT IndyCar Series stars Sebastien Bourdais (#66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTLM) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (#55 Mazda Team Joest DPi) are in the field, one week before they embark on the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

You can catch the Acura Sports Car Challenge today at 1:30pm ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App. You can also stream the race here.

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.