Special Sub-Topic: Scott Dixon: Indy Car Champion
|What is Scott's full name?|
Scott Ronald Dixon. Born to parents Ron and Glenys Dixon, both of whom were also race car drivers.
|When was Scott born?|
July 1980. Born on the 22nd of July 1980 in Brisbane Hospital. He grew up in New Zealand.
|How old was he when he first drove in the NZ Grand Prix?|
15. Scott won the Formula Vee class at the age of 13 in 1994, after getting special dispensation to compete. He won 13 out of 14 races in the 1995 Formula Ford 2 series, and in 1996 won the Formula Ford Class 1 series.
|Scott attended which South Auckland school?|
James Cook High School.. Scott had an impressive school record with most teachers pushing him to go to University, but racing was already well deep into the bones. The school and home in Manuwera was only a 10 minute drive from the Pukekohe race circuit.
|Which sport started Scotts driving ability?|
Kart racing. He won over 30 major karting titles in New Zealand and Australia before he was 12 years old.
|In his first season in the USA, Scott finished second in the Rookie of the Year competition, and in the 1999 Dayton Indy Lights Championship?|
t. Scott, driving for Johansson Motorsports, missed the title by just 1 point to Jonny Kane, after taking a 20 point margin into the last race.
|In his first season of Dayton Indy Lights, which position did he fill in the final drivers standings?|
Fifth. Scott won his first race in the United States in Chicago, in the 1999 Dayton Indy Lights series, and consistent placings enabled him to finish 5th in the championship, and second in the Rookie of the Year.
|In his second season of Indy Lights in 2000, how many races did Scott win?|
Six. Driving for Pac West, Scott won six races out of twelve, and won the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship Series.
|Which number did Scott have on his car in the 2001 Cart season?|
18. Scott won Rookie of the Year, and by winning in Nazareth, he became the youngest driver to win a race in a major US open wheel series.
He finished in eighth position in the overall championship.
|Did Scott Dixon win his first drive in the 2003 Indy Car Championship Series?|
y. Scott won the Indy Car Series season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his first IRL start. He also earned victories at Pikes Peak and Richmond.
|What happened to Scott Dixon in the 2003 Indy 500?|
He spun out and stalled. With nine laps to go and while on a safety car lap, Scott was moving from side to side to keep his tyres warm when he misjudged, spun the car and stalled. He might not have won the race but was definitely in contention for a podium place.
|Which number was on the car of the 2003 IRL Championship year?|
9. Scott was driving for the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team, when he won the 2003 Indy Car Championship Series.
|In the 2003 Indy Car series, Scott led the following catagories at the seasons completion; Poles, Races led, and Laps led?|
t. He led the series in poles (5); races led (14) and laps led (748). He also tied for first in the most wins (3) with de Ferran and Hornish.
|Which engine powered the 2004 Indy car of Scott Dixon?|
Toyota. Toyota had dominated the open wheel racing over the past two seasons, winning over 20 of the last 40 races. This included taking out the Indy Lights series in 2003 and the CART series in 2002.
|Which Formula One team did Scott test drive for in 2004?|
Williams. Scott tested an FW26 on March 26 at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet in the South of France, before undertaking a three day test in early April at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.
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