The two-time IZOD IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, Scott Dixon, will visit Birmingham this Thursday, March 7th. Dixon will spend some time with students at Vestavia Hills Elementary School East at 1:30 in the afternoon.
Dixon started his racing career in karting and captured two championships in the Formula Vee series in his home country of New Zealand. After a successful racing career in Australia and New Zealand, Dixon moved on to Dayton Indy Lights series in North America. There he added another championship to his resume in 2000 for PacWest Racing with six wins, seven podium finishes, and one pole position. At the time, he was the second-youngest driver in history to win the Indy Lights title, just six days older than the late Greg Moore.
After his championship performance in 2000, Dixon received the call to move up to the CART Series in 2001. Dixon started the season by making a name for himself in Monterrey, Mexico, where he led 14 laps in his season debut. Just two races later, in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Dixon entered the record books by becoming the youngest ever winner of a CART race, or any major open-wheel race, by capturing his first victory at the age of 20 years, 9 months and 14 days. He followed that record-breaking performance by adding a podium finish of third at Milwaukee, and fourth-place results at Chicago, Road America and Laguna Seca.
Dixon will be back in town for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park April 5th - 7th.
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