Dixon heads Ganassi one-two at Mid-Ohio

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Monday 8th August, 2011 - 7:14am

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Dixon took a dominant win

Dixon took a dominant win

New Zealand’s Scott Dixon has taken his first Izod IndyCar Series victory of the season at Mid-Ohio’s Honda Indy 200.

Dixon led home team-mate Dario Franchitti in a dominant display from Target Chip Ganassi Racing.

The Scot briefly took the lead from Dixon when the full course yellow appeared during the final pitstop cycle with 30 laps to go.

While Franchitti had stayed out a lap longer and emerged ahead, he was powerless to stop the charging Dixon following the restart.

Ryan Hunter-Reay greeted the flag in third, followed by KV team-mates Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan.

Alex Tagliani, Marco Andretti, Oriol Servia, Sebastien Bourdais and Vitor Meira rounded out the top 10.

Will Power lost crucial points to title rival Franchitti, with the Australian falling to the back of the pack from third place when the Graham Rahal induced yellow on Lap 56 ruined his plans to stay out one lap longer than the Target entry.

Power eventually finished 14th and now sits 62 points behind Franchitti in the title race.

Team-mate Ryan Briscoe suffered a similar fate to his compatriot, eventually finishing 16th.

See below for the full results

 1. Scott Dixon Ganassi 1h48m46.9509s
 2. Dario Franchitti Ganassi     + 7.6508s
 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti     + 9.0784s
 4. Takuma Sato KV    + 12.3062s
 5. Tony Kanaan KV    + 19.9748s
 6. Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt    + 20.6267s
 7. Marco Andretti Andretti    + 20.9094s
 8. Oriol Servia Newman/Haas    + 23.0252s
 9. Sebastien Bourdais Dale Coyne    + 23.6411s
10. Vitor Meira Foyt    + 26.2582s
11. Charlie Kimball Ganassi    + 27.4550s
12. Simona de Silvestro HVM    + 29.0438s
13. Simon Pagenaud Dreyer & Reinbold    + 29.7880s
14. Will Power Penske    + 42.5675s
15. EJ Viso KV    + 45.3255s
16. Ryan Briscoe Penske    + 45.7141s
17. Ana Beatriz Dreyer & Reinbold    + 47.0943s
18. Martin Plowman Sam Schmidt    + 48.3700s
19. Helio Castroneves Penske    + 48.8679s
20. James Hinchcliffe Newman/Haas    + 49.4093s
21. Danica Patrick Andretti    + 59.9851s
22. Ed Carpenter Sarah Fisher  + 1m09.2913s
23. James Jakes Dale Coyne  + 1m09.5303s
24. Graham Rahal Ganassi      + 2 laps
25. JR Hildebrand Panther      + 4 laps
DNF Mike Conway Andretti       63 laps
DNF Sebastian Saavedra Conquest       20 laps

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