facebook
twitter
search
search

Scott Dixon wins IRL race in Kansas

April 26, 2009 at 8:49 PM
| License Photo

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 26 (UPI) -- Reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon drove to victory Sunday in the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

The racers battled wind gusts up to 30 mph.

Dixon's win perked up his 2009 season, which had gotten off to a disappointing start. The driver from New Zealand crashed his car at the season-opener in St. Petersburg, Fla., and finished 15th at last week's Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, Calif.

Dixon led the most laps Sunday and crossed the finish line 0.7104 seconds ahead of Helio Castroneves.

Tony Kanaan was third.

Dixon finished third last year after leading most of the race.

"Coming into Kansas, a lot of people told me that this place kind of owes me one," Dixon told the Kansas City Kansan. "It's nice and in the time when we needed it most Kansas gave us a payback."

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Scott Dixon
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall