29 Dec 2015

Scott Dixon's stellar year

8:41 am on 29 December 2015

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon has had another stellar year, winning his fourth IndyCar Series title on a dramatic last day of racing in California.

Scott Dixon wins 2015 Indycar title

Scott Dixon celebrates winning his fourth IndyCar series championship in California in September 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Dixon was what he called a "longshot" heading into the final round - 47 points behind series leader Juan Pablo Montoya, in third place.

The New Zealander needed to win in Sonoma and was hoping Montoya would finish outside the top five.

Dixon duly took the checkered flag with Montoya crossing the line sixth, leaving them level on points.

The New Zealander was then awarded the title on countback, as he had won three series races to Montoya's two.

Dixon spoke to RNZ sports reporter Joe Porter about why the 2015 IndyCar title felt like his greatest yet.

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