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Will Power con­tin­ued his re­cent Indycar re­vival with a third vic­tory from four races on the streets of Toronto. Power pit­ted just as Iowa win­ner Josef New­gar­den launched him­self over the kerbs and into the wall at Turn 5, with pole­sit­ter and race leader Scott Dixon’s stop be­hind the safety car in­stead, hand­ing Power the ini­tia­tive. The Penske driver eased clear in the fi­nal 20 laps to beat team-mate He­lio Cas­tron­eves, tak­ing sec­ond place in the cham­pi­onship as a re­sult… Matt Kenseth sur­vived a spell of late-race cau­tions to win the New Hamp­shire NASCAR Sprint Cup race, his sec­ond vic­tory of the sea­son. Kenseth prof­ited from a gearshift is­sues for long-time leader Martin Truex Jr and prob­lem­atic restarts for Kyle Busch to in­herit the lead, and held off Tony Ste­wart near the fin­ish for his 38th ca­reer vic­tory… Prema driv­ers Lance Stroll, Nick Cas­sidy and Max­i­m­il­ian Gun­ther took vic­to­ries in the three Euro­pean For­mula 3 Cham­pi­onship races at Zandvoort. Wil­liams pro­tege Stroll made the most of a squab­ble be­tween his team-mates at the start of race one to sweep into the lead and clear to vic­tory, be­fore Cas­sidy claimed his first win in the cham­pi­onship ahead of Gun­ther in race two. Gun­ther then re­versed that or­der in the fi­nal race to com­plete the rout… But it wasn’t all plain sailing for the Ital­ian out­fit, which was forced to play down talk of in­volve­ment from Wil­liams on its car. Stroll was stripped of his race two and three poles from sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing af­ter his sus­pen­sion was found to be non-com­pli­ant with the reg­u­la­tions. Spec­u­la­tion sug­gested a mod­i­fi­ca­tion that had been made to his car had come from Wil­liams, al­though MN’S sis­ter publi­ca­tion Au­tosport was in­stead told that Prema has a de­vel­op­ment car at the F1 team’s fac­tory… The Thiriet by TDS Rac­ing ORECA/NIS­SAN of Pierre Thiriet, Mathias Beche and Ryo Hi­rakawa claimed vic­tory in the Euro­pean Le Mans Se­ries 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring, beat­ing Eura­sia Mo­tor­sport’s sim­i­lar car by 51 sec­onds. Alex Brun­dle, Michael Guasch and Chris­tian Eng­land won the LMP3 class in their United Au­tosports Ligier JSP3, while the JMW Mo­tor­sport Fer­rari 458 was vic­to­ri­ous in LMGTE…

Pit­stop tim­ing helped Power

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