Tag Archive: Scott Dixon

Aug 25

Dixon wins at Sonoma; Power up by 51 to finale

Scott Dixon overtook race leader Mike Conway on Lap 83 of 85 and went on to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Verizon IndyCar logo Dixon, who started third in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, led Ryan Hunter-Reay across the finish line by 1.1359 seconds. Simon Pagenaud finished third after overtaking Conway, whose No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing car ran out of fuel with about 350 yards left.

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Aug 04

From last to first: Dixon wins again at Mid-Ohio

The “Master of Mid-Ohio” won for the fifth time in the past eight years

Scott Dixon - photo © IndyCar Media Scott Dixon wasn’t pleased with qualifying 22nd for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, but it didn’t matter 90 laps later at the checkered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Starts, stops on streets: Conway a surprise winner

Multi-car pile-up triggered by the front-runner

Mike Conway - photo Alex Gallardo The door was open for Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe, who were running 1-2 (the way they started the 80-lap race), to battle for the victory in the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Until Lap 56. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Dixon’s final-lap effort grabs Verizon P1 Award

He recorded the fastest lap of the weekend in Group 1

2013-07-13_0145Competitors in the Firestone Fast Six for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT had a combined 50 IZOD IndyCar Series pole starts — all by Scott Dixon (19) and Will Power (31) — which made the veteran drivers targets for four others seeking the notoriety. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Final hours of Rolex 24 heading toward DP battle

Between Shank and Ganassi Teams

Rolex 24 Hours Sunrise 2012-01-29Rolex 24 At DaytonaAfter 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Polesitting teams lead at halfway mark of exciting Rolex 24

Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race

Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours Mid-RaceRolex 24 At DaytonaAt the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

INDYCAR: Top 10 drivers of 2011

Ranking the Top 10 Indy drivers for 2011? Piece of cake. Just copy the final point standings, right? Hell no
 
Will Power - Dario Franchitti 2011IZOD - IndyCar seriesHell no, you have to look at the complete body of work, practice, qualifying, race day and those intangibles like bad pit calls, racing luck and brain fade. So here’s one opinion in a world of experts, starting from 10th and working down. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

Engineered to be the best

Target Chip Ganassi Racing engineer Chris Simmons isn’t one to mess with success

Target Chip Ganassi Racing logoDario Franchitti 2011-08-12 Tinker, yes, as the IZOD IndyCar Series continues to evolve with the introduction of a new chassis and renewal of engine manufacturer competition for the 2012 season. He has one constant: driver Dario Franchitti. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Wickens receives BRDC Bruce McLaren Award

Canadian collects trophy in London from Sir Stirling Moss

Robert Wickens was presented with the British Racing Drivers Club ‘Bruce McLaren Award’ in a ceremony on Monday, 5th December, with the Canadian being recognized for his championship success this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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Dec 02

Newman/Haas Racing closes its door

Loss of Newman/Haas Racing  team shocking

Newman Haas RacingNewman-Haas IndyCarIn these tough economic times, the Indy car racing community has come to expect attrition during the offseason. But losing the sport’s second most successful team is a big shock. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Five time Le Mans winner becomes Gold Coast 600 Super-sub

Dixon has elected not to come to Australia given his wife has just given birth to the couple’s first child.

With IndyCar ace, Scott Dixon ruled out of the Armor All Gold Coast 600, Stone Brothers Racing has drafted five times Le Mans 24 Hours winner and former F1 ace, Emanuele Pirro as Shane van Gisbergen’s SP Tools Racing team-mate for the October 21-23 Surfers Paradise stoush.

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Sep 19

Championships & more controversy for GC600 drivers

The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will run from October 21-23

2011-09-17In a champagne weekend for Armor All Gold Coast 600 internationals, Will Power took out the IZOD IndyCar Series Road Course Title with second behind Scott Dixon in Japan, whilst Dirk Muller and Joey Hand have been crowned American Le Mans GT Champions for BMW – building confidence ahead of the Surfers Paradise stoush – October 21-23.

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Aug 14

Hunter-Reay prevails in starts, stops in New Hampshire (+result)

The finish order was set based on the lap 215 running order under caution in  IZOD IndyCar Series race

Ryan Hunter-Reay  victory Loudon 2011-08-14NHMS LogoRyan Hunter-Reay was the race leader when moisture on the racing surface at New Hampshire Motor Speedway brought out the yellow flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Tony Kanaan joins Armor All Gold Coast 600 field

Kanaan will co-drive with Jason Bargwanna in the Jana Living Racing Commodore

The number of former IndyCar or Champ Car Champions at this year’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 has increased to four with Brad Jones Racing confirming Tony Kanaan as part of their squad for this year’s October 21-23 event.

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Jul 22

Bump and run to Edmonton

Will Power’s acute frustration has been downgraded from boiling to simmering

Will Power - Dario Franchitti 2011-07-21Edmonton Indy logoStill, the Team Penske driver isn’t about to forgive and forget the incident in the Honda Indy Toronto less than two weeks ago involving IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Dario Franchitti. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Tagliani retires at the Indy 500

Dan Wheldon wins the Indianapolis 500

Alex Tagliani & Dixon Indy 500 LRIndy 500 logoStarting from the pole for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, Alex Tagliani kept in touch with the leaders during the first half of the 200-lap race before encountering high engine oil temperature problems. The Sam Schmidt Motorsports driver had an excellent race start, leading 20 of the first 34 laps, a stint he shared with Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Tagliani wins the pole at Indianapolis

The first Canadian to win the pole at the Indianapolis 500

Alex Tagliani - Indianapolis 500 poleAlex Tagliani - Indianapolis 500Alex Tagliani, spokesperson for the Grand Prix ICAR of Mirabel, gets it done by winning the Pole at Indy. Alex Tagliani, the official spokesperson of the fourth edition of the Grand Prix ICAR of Mirabel which will be held from Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th, had a day that would have made a stone nervous. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Power secures Penske’s 200th all-time pole (+grid)

Tagliani far behind in 20th position

Will Power Pole Sao PauloSao Paulo IndyCarRyan Hunter-Reay elicited a collective chuckle from the international media contingent when he congratulated Will Power for securing the PEAK Performance Pole Award for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

$5 million challenge: Catch is win the race

INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard dovetailed the challenge with the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships

2011-01-13_0601IZOD - IndyCar seriesSince 2005, IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have navigated the challenges of road and street circuits mixed with ovals of all sorts in pursuit of the most demanding championship in motorsports and its $1 million bonus. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Riley makes history at Daytona once again

BMW-Riley won the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona

Riley Technologies logoA thrilling finish completed a record-setting race weekend at Daytona International Speedway for Riley Technologies as the No. 01 Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates BMW-Riley won the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Scott Pruett drove under the checkered flag just 2.4 seconds ahead the sister Ganassi team entry driven by Scott Dixon at the finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Scott Pruett wins the Rolex 24 At Daytona (+result)

Chip Ganassi goes One-Two on the podium with Pruett and Dixon

Scott Pruett VIR 20100425Scott Pruett  Memo Rojas podium Barber 20100410For the fourth time Scott Pruett wins the 24 hours race… Ganassi Racing finished first and second in the 2011 24 Hours of Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

PitFit’s Jim Leo to present racer fitness seminar

At the  Canadian Motorsports Expo

Canadian Motorsports Expo logoJim Leo Pit FitPitFit Training Inc. President Jim Leo will present “Racing Fitness,” in which he will explain why physical fitness and proper nutritional habits can enhance the performance and safety of a racing driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Andy Green, ‘World’s Fastest Man’

To serve as Grand Marshal for the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona

British Wing Commander Andy Green, a Royal Air Force pilot and holder of the World Land Speed record, will preside as Grand Marshal for the twice-around-the-clock challenge – the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 29-30 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Scott Dixon shows impressive speed in Gold Coast practice

Putting the disappointment of Bathurst behind them

Jack Daniel’s Racing drivers Todd and Rick Kelly have made a steady start to the Armor All Gold Coast 600 in practice in Surfers Paradise, Queensland today. Putting the disappointment of Bathurst behind them, both Jack Daniel’s Commodores were on the pace at the new shortened version of the Surfers Paradise street circuit in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Tag and FAZZT arrive in Kentucky ready to rock

The team first visit to the tri-oval

The drivers of the IZOD IndyCar Series will participate in their third consecutive weekend of racing this Saturday at the 2.086-km Kentucky Speedway tri-oval located in Sparta, Kentucky. Once again, drivers will only have 60 minutes of practice on Friday morning to set their cars for the lone qualifying session scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. later that day. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Number of Series personalities elected to RRDC

Atherton, star competitors receive distinguished honor

A number of figures from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón have been elected into The Road Racing Drivers Club for 2010. Thirty-one new members for the prestigious organization were announced over the weekend – many with roots in the Series and sanctioning body IMSA. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

IRL defends Castroneves penalty

Castroneves was stripped of victory for defending his lead at a restart with three laps to go

IndyCar Series boss Brian Barnhart staunchly defended the penalty given to Helio Castroneves for blocking his Penske teammate Will Power at Edmonton. Castroneves was stripped of victory for defending his lead at a restart with three laps to go, and confronted several series officials after the race. But Barnhart was adamant that the penalty was justified. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Dixon tops opening practice in Toronto (+result)

Tagliani posted third best time

Scott Dixon was quickest in opening practice for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto IndyCar street race, despite tangling with Takuma Sato at the end of the hour. Contact between Dixon and Sato at Turn 6 resulted in the KV car spin around in front of Dixon’s Ganassi Dallara and come to a halt blocking it. The following Bertrand Baguette (Conquest) then slid into the rear of Dixon’s car in the traffic jam. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Will Power wins the Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen

Alex Tagliani finishes 17th at Watkins Glen

Alex Tagliani - 2010-07-04Making his first race start from 19th position on the grid at the famed Watkins Glen International road course, FAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani could not do much to improve his position during the race. Fuel strategy was the key in today’s race. The team brought Alex in for his first stop on lap 5 in the hopes that an alternate strategy would play in their favor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Tagliani 21st in Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen Friday practice

Making his first-ever start at Watkins Glen International

Alex Tagliani - 2010-07-02Canadian driver Alex Tagliani finished 21st in the only practice session held Friday on the 5.472-kilometer scenic road course located in upstate New York. The FAZZT Race Team driver posted his best time on lap 12 of his 13 circuits stopping the clock at 1 minute 34.2046 seconds for an average speed of 207.257 km/h. Read the rest of this entry »

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