25 Sep 2018

Today is Scott Dixon Day

6:40 am on 25 September 2018

Today is Scott Dixon day in Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett has declared today, 'Scott Dixon Day', ahead of the world premiere of a documentary about the New Zealand IndyCar legend.

Scott Dixon.

Scott Dixon. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Dixon, an Indianapolis resident, is being honored for a racing career that includes winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2008 and scoring five IndyCar Series championships.

The latest title, achieved two weekends ago in Sonoma, elevates him above a four-way tie with Mario Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais and Dario Franchitti to rank second only to AJ Foyt in terms of championships won, while this was also the season in which he passed Michael Andretti for third in the all-time winner list.

The proclamation comes on the same day as the world premiere of the documentary, BORN RACER.

The film is a behind-the-scenes look at Dixon's 2017 season and his career.

Dixon moved to the US to further his racing career 20 years ago.