Series Victory for Dixon

Aucklander Scott Dixon has won his second IndyCar Series championship at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Though Brazilian Helio Castroneves won the race by .0033 of a second, which translates to 12 1/8 inches, Dixon knew coming in that he had to finish only eighth or better to win the title. He came into the race with a 30-point lead and wound up winning the title and the $1-million bonus that goes with it by 17 points. “I still can’t believe it, what a race,” Dixon told ESPN straight afterwards. “My year in general, getting married to my beautiful wife Emma and having the season that we’ve had has been amazing.” Dixon last won the series in 2003, when it was known as the Indy Racing League.


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New Zealand Trail Star Nancy Jiang Rises to Success

New Zealand Trail Star Nancy Jiang Rises to Success

Chinese-born New Zealander Nancy Jiang’s determination to succeed in trail running is shaped by her upbringing, when her parents pushed for academics over sport, according to Mark Agnew who interviewed Jiang…