California Victory Brings Scott Dixon’s Career Wins to 35

With IndyCar champion Scott Dixon’s latest Grand Prix win in Sonoma, California, the 34-year-old New Zealander has earned his 35th career victory and is now tied with American legend Bobby Unser for fifth place in all-time wins.

The only drivers with more are A.J. Foyt (67), Mario Andretti (52), Michael Andretti (42) and Al Unser (39).

Dixon, who started third in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, beat Ryan Hunter-Reay to the finish line by 1.1359 seconds.

Dixon caught Mike Conway on the uphill turn 2. “I think I caught him by surprise there,” Dixon said.

Dixon has won a number of awards including the Jim Clark Trophy (1999, 2001, 2004) and the Bruce McLaren Trophy (2003, 2008). In 2012 he was appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and was New Zealand’s Sportsman Of The Year in 2008 and 2013.

Original article by Tom FitzGerald, SF Gate, August 24, 2014.

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