MAY 7, 2001
CART has a new star - all the way from New Zealand
TWENTY year old Scott Dixon has become the youngest ever winner of a major single-seater event with his victory yesterday in the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix CART race at Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Dixon beats the record established by the late Greg Moore at Milwaukee in 1997 when he was 22 years old. The record in Formula 1 stands to Bruce McLaren who won his first major Grand Prix at the age of 22. The only other contender is IRL racer Sam Hornish Jr. who recently won his first race at the age of 21.
Dixon, who drives for Bruce McCaw's Pacwest team, beat Team Rahal drive Kenny Brack by 0.36s. The feat was all the more remarkable as Dixon started the race from 23rd on the 25-car grid in his Reynard-Toyota.
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