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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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Jul 29 2014 10:35pm CDT | Source: racer

Related Stories {loadposition legends} Andretti Autosport's Carlos Munoz has been shot out of a cannon since making debut at the 2013 Indy 500. Qualifying and finishing second at the Speedway, Munoz has gone on to score three podiums this year and holds seventh in the championship. And now, as he looks to close his first full season of his Verizon IndyCar Series competition, the young Colombian is trying to mat ...
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IndyCar: Munoz making waves as top rookie

Jul 29 2014 10:35pm CDT | Source: racer

Related Stories {loadposition legends} Andretti Autosport's Carlos Munoz has been shot out of a cannon since making debut at the 2013 Indy 500. Qualifying and finishing second at the Speedway, Munoz has gone on to score three podiums this year and holds seventh in the championship. And now, as he looks to close his first full season of his Verizon IndyCar Series competition, the young Colombian is trying to match the best rookie season in recent history as he jockeys f ...
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IndyCar Power Rankings: Kanaan bolts to the top

Jul 24 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Now that the fire suit I was wearing during the Toronto Indy has dried out completely it’s time to decipher the many notes that got soggy and complete the latest edition of the IndyCar Power Rankings. Plenty of moving up and down for drivers and it will be interesting to see how the final month of the season plays out. 1. Tony Kanaan, Target Chip Ganassi Racing I had to put him on top, it’s the only thing he’s been able to win this year. ...
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IndyCar Power Rankings: Kanaan bolts to the top

Jul 24 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Now that the fire suit I was wearing during the Toronto Indy has dried out completely it’s time to decipher the many notes that got soggy and complete the latest edition of the IndyCar Power Rankings. Plenty of moving up and down for drivers and it will be interesting to see how the final month of the season plays out. 1. Tony Kanaan, Target Chip Ganassi Racing I had to put him on top, it’s the only thing he’s been able to win this year. He’s come painfully close during ...
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IndyCar Power Rankings: Kanaan bolts to the top

Jul 24 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Now that the fire suit I was wearing during the Toronto Indy has dried out completely it’s time to decipher the many notes that got soggy and complete the latest edition of the IndyCar Power Rankings. Plenty of moving up and down for drivers and it will be interesting to see how the final month of the season plays out. 1. Tony Kanaan, Target Chip Ganassi Racing I had to put him on top, it’s the only thing he’s been able to win this year. He’s come painfully close during the last four ...
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IndyCar Power Rankings: Kanaan bolts to the top

Jul 24 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Now that the fire suit I was wearing during the Toronto Indy has dried out completely it’s time to decipher the many notes that got soggy and complete the latest edition of the IndyCar Power Rankings. Plenty of moving up and down for drivers and it will be interesting to see how the final month of the season plays out. 1. Tony Kanaan, Target Chip Ganassi Racing I had to put him on top, it’s the only thing he’s been able to win t ...
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Jul 21 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: F1fanatic

RESULTS RACE 1 1. Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 65, Running 2. Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 65, Running 3. Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 65, Running 4. Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 65, Running 5. Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevy, 65, Running 6. Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 65, Running ...
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Bourdais captures pole position for Honda Indy

Jul 19 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — Sebastien Bourdais captured his first pole of the season on Saturday. But he knows it doesn’t mean much, especially with light rain falling on the Honda Indy track. Bourdais, whose only victory in the Toronto race came 10 years ago, had the top qualifying time of 58.94 seconds. “I remember it being the hardest street course I’ve ever been on (when) wet,” said Bourdais. “There’s so many lines and pavement cha ...
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Bourdais captures pole position for Honda Indy

Jul 19 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — Sebastien Bourdais captured his first pole of the season on Saturday. But he knows it doesn’t mean much, especially with light rain falling on the Honda Indy track. Bourdais, whose only victory in the Toronto race came 10 years ago, had the top qualifying time of 58.94 seconds. “I remember it being the hardest street course I’ve ever been on (when) wet,” said Bourdais. “There’s so many lines and pavement changes, concrete, man holes and everything. This place is extremel ...
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Bourdais captures pole position for Honda Indy

Jul 19 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — Sebastien Bourdais is the pole sitter for Saturday’s race at the Honda Indy Toronto after posting the top qualifying time of 58.94 seconds. Saturday is the first pole of the season for Bourdais, who sits 12th in the IndyCar Series standings. The 35-year-old finished second and third in the two Toronto races last season, and won the Toronto event in 2004. Will Power, who is second in the In ...
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