Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Motor Sports Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Motor Sports Roundup

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Newgarden makes it consecutive victories

Josef Newgarden dominated at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the way to his second straight IndyCar victory at the Honda Indy 200 on Sunday, taking over the series points lead.

Newgarden was not challenged most of the day on the 90-lap, 2.2-mile course and finished 5.156 seconds ahead of Team Penske teammate Will Power, the pole-sitter. Newgarden won at Toronto on July 16 and has six career wins, three this season.

Local favorite Graham Rahal was third and 2016 champion Simon Pagenaud finished fourth.

NHRA * J.R. Todd became the first black winner in NHRA Funny Car history, beating Tim Wilkerson in the Sonoma (Calif.) Nationals.

Todd beat Wilkerson with a 4.049-second pass at 323.27 mph in a Toyota Camry.

Steve Torrence raced to his sixth Top Fuel victory of the season, Tanner Gray topped the Pro Stock field for his third win in his rookie season, and LE Tonglet took his fifth Pro Stock Motorcycle victory of the year. …

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