Magic Streak: IndyCar’s Scott Dixon Now ‘Winningest’ Active Driver, Takes Three Straight with Toronto Victory
A week sure can do wonders.
Just ask Scott Dixon, who went from seventh in the standings and his first victory in more than a year – to dominating his third straight race and catapulting into IndyCar Championship contention…all in a matter of eight days.
Now trailing current standings leader, Helio Castroneves, by a mere 29 points, Oakley’s ‘Kiwi’ veteran not only smoked the field in Pocono and Toronto (doubleheader) – he now charged his way into the history books as the winningest active driver in the sport and the seventh all-time winningest driver overall.
But despite some serious fanfare from a truly magical stretch of racing, Scott’s remaining focused.
“We’re here for the points,” he said following his 32nd career triumph. “It’s been a hell of a swing over a seven-day period.”
It sure has.
Smashing into Toronto this past weekend with supreme confidence following his win at Pocono, Scott was in impeccable form – gapping the field by a massive 15 seconds by the time Lap 61 came around.
Combined with masterful pitstops and a screamingly efficient car, Oakley’s long-time racer was simply unstoppable through both outings.
What will happen after is uncertain – but one thing is for sure: This past week has seen a true reemergence from the two-time IndyCar Champion. And he’s hot on the tail of current leader Helio Castroneves – having passed the former second place holder, Ryan Hunter-Reay after his phenomenal weekend in Canada.
“Helio has had a pretty stress-free year as far as not being involved in accidents or having mechanicals,” Scott continued. “I think it’s still going to be a tough battle. I like the look of the tracks we have coming up. I think we are in the hunt.”
Keep your eye on IndyCar as Oakley’s own prepares for an epic fight for the top of the standings these next few weeks.