Dixon Wins at Watkins Glen

Scott Dixon broke a long victory drought to take the win at the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix on Sunday

Dixon Wins at Watkins Glen

Dixon took the lead around half distance and led the rest of the way apart from a few laps during pit stops. It was his first series victory since winning at Richmond in June 2003.

"It's superb for the team," said Dixon after clinching his first win in over two years. "They've had a rough period there with a lot of crashed cars, a lot of down moments. But as I said before, it does reward you in the fact that you struggled so much, now you can get back up on top and remember what it feels like."

Second was 2004 series champ Tony Kanaan, strengthening his grip on second place in the championship after his closest championship rival Sam Hornish finished the race in seventh place.

The just crowned champion Dan Wheldon continued his strong season with a fifth place finish. He finished behind Dario Franchitti and Giorgio Pantano, Pantano scoring a top five finish in only his second race in the series.

Pos Driver Make-Engine Laps 1. Scott Dixon Panoz-Toyota 60 2. Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 60 3. Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 60 4. Giorgio Pantano Panoz-Toyota 60 5. Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 60 6. Kosuke Matsuura Panoz-Honda 60 7. Sam Hornish Jr Dallara-Toyota 60 8. Bryan Herta Dallara-Honda 60 9. Scott Sharp Panoz-Honda 60 10. Patrick Carpentier Dallara-Toyota 60 11. Jeff Bucknum Dallara-Chevrolet 60 12. Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 59 13. Tomas Enge Dallara-Chevrolet 59 14. Ed Carpenter Dallara-Toyota 59 15. Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 58 16. Danica Patrick Panoz-Honda 58 17. Alex Barron Dallara-Toyota 58 18. Vitor Meira Panoz-Honda 48 19. Buddy Rice Panoz-Honda 27 20. Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Chevrolet 4 
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