Monday, May 26, 2008

Kiwis can still fly.

ALeqM5hXw_TRfJK8tcciDXJgqiYQTMePlQ Congratulations to Scott Dixon, the first New Zealander to win the Indy 500, "the most prestigious race in north America."

"What a day, man, I just couldn't believe it," said an ecstatic Dixon after his triumph.

What an inspiration.

UPDATE: The Herald celebrates the world's fastest Manurewan.

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Anonymous Sean F said...

Bravo. Still can not believe Sir Frank Williams did not try harder to get this guy. Mind you not long after that BMW left them to work with Sauber - maybe they saw the writing on the wall?

5/26/2008 11:04:00 a.m.  
Anonymous LGM said...

Different type of driver required for ovals versus road courses. Mybe Sir Frank reckoned the difference was too great for Scott to have been worth the risk?


5/26/2008 02:14:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Sean F said...

Maybe - but then he took on Montoya who had come out of Indycar - and who's experience with running starts helped him a lot in Grands Prix if restarting under safety car conditions. Besides, Scott has done plenty of racing on road courses in other formats.

5/27/2008 08:37:00 a.m.  
Anonymous LGM said...

Hard to know. Perhaps someone should ask Sir Frank in an interview someday.


5/27/2008 09:07:00 a.m.  

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