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Black Bullet Profile: Scott Dixon
Indy Racing League, USA
www.scottdixon.com

 
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Birthdate: July 22, 1980
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Marital Status: Married
Residence: Indianapolis, IN

As the 2003 Indy Racing League Champion, Scott Dixon needs very little introduction to many New Zealanders and Americans. Scott has proven to every aspiring New Zealand motorsport driver as to what can be achieved with a fierce determination and dedicated team of supporters.

Career Highlights
2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner
IRL Championships: 2 (2003, 2008)
2008 IndyCar Series Champion.
2003 IndyCar Series Champion.
Led IndyCar Series in wins (3); poles (5); races led (14) and laps led (748) in 2003.
Youngest driver to win in any major open-wheel series with CART victory in 2001 at Nazareth.

2008
92nd Indianapolis 500 Winner, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.

2007
Finished 2nd in IndyCar Series standings, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
91st Indianapolis 500 - Second Placing, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.

2005
Finished 13th in point standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing with one victory (Watkins Glen) four other top-10 finishes.
Started 13th and finished 24th at 89th Indianapolis 500.

2004
Finished 10th in IndyCar Series standings, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
Earned two top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.
Finished 10th in points in first year of Crown Royal IROC competition.
With teammate Darren Manning, finished third in a CompUSA Daytona Prototype in the Rolex Series Grand Am Sportscar series finale.
Completed two Formula 1 tests with Williams BMW.

2003
Won IndyCar Series Championship for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
Won season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his first IndyCar Series start. Also earned victories at Pikes Peak and Richmond.
Earned five MBNA Pole Awards (Japan, Richmond, Kansas, Nashville, Nazareth).
Established an IndyCar Series record for most races led in a season (14).
Led series in wins (3 – tied with de Ferran and Hornish); poles (5); races led (14) and laps led (748).
A consistent front-runner, led the series in consecutive top-five starts (10); consecutive top-five finishes (3); consecutive top-10 starts (15) and consecutive races led (4).
Became the first driver in IndyCar Series history to lead consecutive laps over the course of three races. Led the final 84 laps en route to a victory at Pikes Peak and led all 206 laps of the rain-shortened event Richmond. Led the first 53 laps at Kansas for a total of 343 consecutive laps led.

2002
Finished 13th in CART standings, earning three top-five finishes, including a second place at Denver.
Began the season with PacWest Racing, moved to Target Chip Ganassi Racing before Milwaukee and finished season with Target team.
Announced Oct. 23 he would compete in IndyCar Series for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in 2003.

2001
Won CART Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year Award and finished eighth in CART standings with victory at Nazareth.
Youngest driver to win in any major open-wheel series with victory at Nazareth at age 20 years, 9 months, 14 days.

2000
Won Dayton Indy Lights championship, winning six of 12 races driving for PacWest Lights team.

1999
Competed in first season of North American competition with Johansson Motorsports in Dayton Indy Lights series, winning at Chicago, where he led every lap from the pole.
Finished fifth in championship and second in the Rookie of the Year standings.

1998
Won Australian-based Formula Holden championship for Formula 3000 cars with five wins, seven poles and five second-place finishes in 12 races.

1997
Finished third in Formula Holden and named series Rookie of the Year.

1996
Captured New Zealand Formula Ford Class I championship.

1995
Earned 13 wins in 14 races to capture New Zealand Formula Ford Class II championship.

1994
Finished second in the New Zealand Formula Class II championship.
Won the New Zealand Formula Vee championship after being granted a special license to compete at the age of 13.





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