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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