Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Scott Dixon's triumph at the Indy 500 in 2008 was the climax of a career that had played out in front of the country since he first appeared on our television sets as a 13-year-old car-racing phenomenon. Scott Dixon: A tribute to the Indy 500 legend charts Dixon's career from those early days through to this year's incredible drive at Indianapolis and his triumph in the drivers' standings in the IndyCar Series. Author John Matheson follows Dixon's career in remarkable detail, from his days racing at the top New Zealand and Australian circuits through to his breakthrough in the Indy Lights in 1999 when he signed for the Johansson Motorsports team. Fly-on-the-wall coverage of Dixon's days in the USA takes the reader on a virtual race-by-race guide of his rise from the Indy Lights to the PacWest Racing team, and his eventual move to the Indy Racing League. Scott Dixon: A tribute to the Indy 500 legend calls on numerous interviews with Dixon and those closest to him - including his family, team-mates and team owners - to help tell his remarkable against-the-odds story of triumph in one of the world's most competitive sports.It's easy to think that Dixon - given the potential he showed as a teenager - was destined to be one of the world's great drivers. But this book smashes that theory, as Matheson recounts the dark days of Dixon's career between 2004 and 2006 - including a run of 40 races without a win. Scott Dixon's success has come in the face of much adversity and A tribute to the Indy 500 legend will leave readers convinced that Dixon is indeed one of New Zealand sport's greatest treasures.
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