Scott Dixon times it to win Sonoma Grand Prix

MARC HINTON
Last updated 11:39 25/08/2014
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KIWI RACER: Scott Dixon.

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Kiwi Scott Dixon has left his charge too late to defend his IndyCars title, but would still have taken great satisfaction out of victory in Sonoma on Sunday (local time).

Dixon overtook race leader Mike Conway on the 83rd lap of 85 and went on to claim the checkered flag at the Grand Prix of Sonoma for his second victory of the season. It was the penultimate race in this year's series.

After starting third in the No 9 Chip Ganassi Racing car, Dixon led Ryan Hunter-Reay across the finish line by 1.1359s. Simon Pagenaud also overtook Conway, who ran out of fuel with about 400m left, for third place.

It was the 35th career victory for Dixon, who is now level with Bobby Unser for fifth on the all-time list. He also won in Mid-Ohio on August 3.

"This is just big for our team," said Dixon, who was the only driver to complete every lap in the 10 IndyCar races at Sonoma Raceway.

Twenty cars finished on the lead lap, tying a season high set in the Indianapolis 500. Dixon was sixth on the drivers' standing heading into the latest round.

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