October 19, 2013 |
Scott Dixon won his third IndyCar championship Saturday night in a race that came down to mere survival. As Team Penske's Will Power won the race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dixon finished fifth to win the title by 27 points over Power teammate Helio Castroneves. Dixon needed to only finish fifth or better in the MAVTV 500 to clinch the Izod IndyCar series championship. Castroneves finished sixth, one lap down to the leaders. But at least those two drivers saw the checkered flag.
October 18, 2013 |
The IndyCar title fight is down to two drivers but, given the series' record this year, the season finale at Fontana should be a much more wide-open affair. Ten drivers have won this year in the Izod IndyCar Series, including four first-time winners, ahead of Saturday night's MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Either Scott Dixon or Helio Castroneves will be crowned series champion after the race. Dixon, who already has two IndyCar titles, holds a 25-point lead over Castroneves, who is seeking his first championship.
October 17, 2013 |
This year's IndyCar championship was Helio Castroneves' to lose, and he's nearly done just that. The Brazilian driver had a 49-point lead in the title standings with three races left in the season, only to have a disastrous double-header in Houston two weeks ago because of mechanical woes. So now Castroneves is 25 points behind Scott Dixon as the Izod IndyCar Series comes to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the season finale Saturday night. If Dixon finishes fifth or better in the MAVTV 500, the New Zealander will capture his third series title, regardless of how Castroneves finishes.
October 13, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 0 miles from Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:27 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 78 miles from Sanger, Calif.; 78 miles from Reedley, Calif.; 78 miles from Dinuba, Calif. and 142 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
August 26, 2013 |
It's dangerous on pit row. During the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Will Power and Scott Dixon took pit stops at the same time. Power had to pull in at a sharp angle because Dixon's pit was right behind his, leaving the back end of his car sticking out just a smidgen. Both pit crews changed tires. Travis Law, a crew member for Power, was carrying a tire and walking around the back of Power's car when Dixon pulled out, with the left rear part of Dixon's car clipping Law, knocking him down and sending the tire flying.
August 26, 2013 |
One of the most frightening experiences for a football player this fall will come when it dawns on a tiny defensive back or not-so-fast linebacker that he has been assigned to cover 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end Bryce Dixon of Ventura St. Bonaventure. "It's mismatch everywhere," a giddy Dixon says. Taller, bigger and faster than most of those trying to contain him, Dixon is an offensive weapon waiting to be unleashed. "Athletically, he's a freak," former St. Bonaventure coach Todd Therrien said during the summer.