Scott McLaughlin Dominates Portland Indy Race
Two New Zealanders took the podium at the Portland International Raceway with Scott McLaughlin in first place and Indy legend Scott Dixon driving “a brilliant race to climb from 16th to third”, Motorsports.com journalist David Malsher-Lopez reports.
Hamilton-born McLaughlin, 29, scored his third win of the year by 1.2sec, with Power 0.4sec ahead of Dixon, 42, who could be satisfied by a brilliant drive, Lopez writes.
McLaughlin, the former former Supercars ace, in only his second season of IndyCar racing, is now within 41 points of points leader and teammate Will Power.
“The ultimate is obviously to be to win a championship and the 500,” McLaughlin said. “And I’m not going to stop until I get one of those or both. It’s a long way to climb but you’ve gotta dream big to get it done.”
The Washington Post reported after the win that “McLaughlin is here to stay with a multi-year contract extension from Team Penske”.
Original article by David Malsher-Lopez, Motorsport.com, September 5, 2022.