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IndyCar: Dixon wins in Toronto
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IndyCar: Dixon wins in Toronto

Jul 15 2013, 6:06am CDT | by

Toronto, July 15 (IANS) The confetti was tossed and the bubbly was popped to celebrate New Zealand racing driver Scott Dixon's dominating victory at this weekend's IndyCar Championship here.

Toronto, July 15 — The confetti was tossed and the bubbly was popped to celebrate New Zealand racing driver Scott Dixon's dominating victory at this weekend's IndyCar Championship here. "Toronto has...

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IndyCar: Dixon wins in Toronto

Jul 15 2013, 6:06am CDT | by

Toronto, July 15 (IANS) The confetti was tossed and the bubbly was popped to celebrate New Zealand racing driver Scott Dixon's dominating victory at this weekend's IndyCar Championship here.

Toronto, July 15 — The confetti was tossed and the bubbly was popped to celebrate New Zealand racing driver Scott Dixon's dominating victory at this weekend's IndyCar Championship here.

"Toronto has always been a place I've wanted to win at, we've alluded it many times," Dixon said after Sunday's win.

Besides coming in at first place on Saturday, Dixon took away an easy victory early on in Sunday's 85-lap race. With a good 15-second gap between him and Helio Castroneves, who came in second, Dixon walked from this weekend's Honda Indy Toronto, one of the biggest sporting events in the province, with a big jump in points in the overall series, and two trophies.

"I think where we made big strides in the gap was over pitstops and in the outlets, we seemed to jump three or four seconds in one swoop," said Dixon.

Once again transforming one of Toronto's major city streets into an 11-turn, 2.84-km street course, the event, which has been going on since 1986, featured some unique additions this year.

For the first time since 2008, fans got to watch all the cars roar away from a standing start instead of the usual rolling start. Promotors also implemented the double-header race this weekend to amp up the excitement for fans, who got to see not only one, but two races this year.

All of this though meant a much more challenging race for drivers. Indy Toronto's president Charlie Johnstone likened it to "running a marathon."

"It's tough on the equipment, this is a tough track, but in one of the key markets in North America, this is where we want to try it," who added that the double-header will be tested out in other markets.

Dixon said all they can do is make the best out of the situation.

"It is tough when you maybe have missed a performance on a double-header weekend," he said. "Instead of having one bad weekend, you're really having two."

The thrills of IndyCars - which is much faster, bigger and more durable than Formula Ones - is a wildly popular sport in the U.S. But it's a different story in Canada, where IndyCar events are much sparser. With the Edmonton Indy scrapped last year, Toronto is now the only Canadian stop for the series.

Johnstone said expanding to other Canadian markets isn't easy.

"It's easy to want it, it's hard to actually do it," he explained. "The problem is you want to race in other places, but do you have another venue? Is there an area where we can do it in? 'Cause the logistics of putting on a world-class event in downtown streets are not obviously without its challenges."

Racers will be heading back to the US to continue competing in the series in Ohio next month, and face another double-header in Houston in September.

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IndyCar: The 2014 Championship contenders

Aug 26 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: racer

And then there were… five, theoretically. Yup the guys who finished first, second and third in Sonoma are respectively fifth, fourth and third in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series points table, heading to this Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana. In reality though, reigning champion Scott Dixon is toast, as he’d need championship leader Will Power to eat a bad clam on Saturday afternoon and not make the start of the race. E ...
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IndyCar: The 2014 Championship contenders

Aug 26 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: racer

And then there were… five, theoretically. Yup the guys who finished first, second and third in Sonoma are respectively fifth, fourth and third in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series points table, heading to this Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana. In reality though, reigning champion Scott Dixon is toast, as he’d need championship leader Will Power to eat a bad clam on Saturday afternoon and not make the start of the race. ...
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2 days ago

Victory at Sonoma just the tonic for Dixon

Aug 25 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Crash.Net Motorsports

Overcoming illness and earthquakes at Sonoma and a poor start to the season for Ganassi, Scott Dixon is certain they ...
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INDY: Dixon wins puzzling Sonoma race

Aug 24 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: MOTORSPORTS news

Scott Dixon emerged victorious from a bizarre Sonoma IndyCar race, while Will Power recovered from a mishap to salvage 10th and maintain the points lead into next weekend's Font ...
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3 days ago

IndyCar: Dixon wins GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma thriller

Aug 24 2014 5:58pm CDT | Source: racer

Related Stories {loadposition legends} Scott Dixon was the big winner, Helio Castroneves the big loser and Will Power emerged from Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma a little dazed and penalized but still leading the Verizon IndyCar championship. It was a bit of a wild west show Sunday at Sonoma Raceway as what has tended to be a bit of a yawner of a race on this old, narrow road course turned out to be one of th ...
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IndyCar: Dixon wins GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma thriller

Aug 24 2014 5:58pm CDT | Source: racer

Team Penske's Will Power rocketed away from pole on Sunday and dominated the first half of the event, but his latest unforced error – a solo spin on cold tires – paved the way for Scott Dixon to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. It also ensured the fight for the championship between Power, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud will remain wide open heading into Fontana. Conway's Ed Carpenter Racing team led with four laps to go, but with Mid-Ohio winner Dixon stalking th ...
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3 days ago

IndyCar: Dixon wins GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma thriller

Aug 24 2014 5:58pm CDT | Source: racer

Scott Dixon was the big winner, Helio Castroneves the big loser and Will Power emerged from Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma a little dazed and penalized but still leading the Verizon IndyCar championship. It was a bit of a wild west show Sunday at Sonoma Raceway as what has tended to be a bit of a yawner of a race on this old, narrow road course turned out to be one of the most intriguing and entertaining shows ever staged here. Dixon, the master of driving fast and conserving fuel, p ...
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IndyCar: Dixon wins GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma thriller

Aug 24 2014 5:58pm CDT | Source: racer

Team Penske's Will Power rocketed away from pole on Sunday and dominated the first half of the event, but his latest unforced error—a solo spin on cold tires—paved the way for Scott Dixon to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. It also ensured the fight for the championship between Power, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud will remain wide open heading into Fontana. Conway's Ed Carpenter Racing ...
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4 days ago

Power wins IndyCar pole at Sonoma Raceway

Aug 23 2014 8:08pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SONOMA, Calif. — Will Power won the IndyCar pole at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, putting the overall points leader in prime position for his championship chase. Power turned a lap in 1 minute, 17.4126 seconds on the winding course at the base of wine country. He’ll start in front Sunday when he attempts to win the race for the fourth time in five years. The Australian broke his own track record in the first qualifying heat, turning a lap in 1:17.2393 ...
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sushant008 replied to the topic 2014 IndyCar Wisconsin 250 in the forum IndyCar

Aug 17 2014 10:46pm CDT | Source: F1fanatic

It was a nice,clean race. Classy win for Power. He surely has the championship in the bag. Great for him. Results: Championship Points- 1.Will Power – 602 2.Helio Castroneves – 563 3.Simon Pagenaud – 510 4.Ryan Hunter-Reay – 494 5.Juan Pablo Montoya – 488 6.Sc ...
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