IndyCar: Oakley’s Scott Dixon Dominates Mid-Ohio
Scott Dixon loves Mid-Ohio.
Oakley’s IndyCar star claimed his fourth victory in six years at the track – leaving Will Power in his track dust following the final pitstop. The New Zealander finished a solid 3.5 seconds ahead of the Penske driver for his 29th career series victory.
“We’ve had good speed everywhere, but you’ve got to say this place has been really good to us,” Scott said, rocking his Oakley Frogskin sun eyewear, racing base layer and racing boots.
Qualifying didn’t reflect the final result however. In the fourth position, he masterfully weaved his way to the front of the pack until reaching Power after both drivers pitted at the midpoint of the 85-lap event. The Aussie led 57 laps before giving up the advantage to O’s speed demon.
Fast forward to the crucial pit: While Power was finishing his stop Scott was already rocketing away. At that point, it was unlikely that Powers would pass him – considering the notoriously tight nature of the track.
“These are the tightest pit boxes we have throughout the whole season,” he continued. “To try to get a car in when the person behind you (is right there), is very, very difficult. I had an open pit, just slid it in there. It just worked out we were a second or two quicker and off we went.”
Off and away, Scott indeed went – cruising his way to his second victory on the season. The result also pushes him to tie with Rick Mears for 10th in all-time career IndyCar wins.
“All in all, it was a perfect day.”