In His Sights

Scott Dixon, 29, has won the Indy Japan 300 mile auto race at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, northeast of Tokyo and first place in the IndyCar series with one race remaining. Dixon recorded his fifth win of the season by finishing 1.4475 seconds ahead of Dario Franchitti at the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval. “It’s definitely what we needed,” Dixon said. He led 139 of 20 laps after starting from the pole, taking the lead for good on the 164th lap. Dixon tied Sam Hornish Jr’s record for most career IndyCar Series victories with 19 by winning the SunTrust Indy Challenge at Richmond International Raceway. The final race of the season is on October 11 (NZ time) at Homestead-Miami Speedway.


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France-Based Susan Alemann off to Drive the Sahara

France-Based Susan Alemann off to Drive the Sahara

New Zealander Susan Alemann and Briton Helen Tait Wright, both in their fifties, are competing in an all-women off-road car rally taking place in the Sahara Desert, Morocco, English-language French news…