Indianapolis Mayor Declares Sept. 24 Scott Dixon Day in Honor of Five-Time IndyCar Champ
The New Zealand native is second in total number of championships, only behind the legendary A.J. Foyt.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett proclaimed Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 "Scott Dixon Day" in honor of Chip Ganassi racing driver Scott Dixon, who clinched his fifth IndyCar championship at Sonoma Raceway earlier this month.
According to Indianapolis city officials, the proclamation went into effect at 12:01 a.m. and the announcement coincided with the launch of the movie documentary called Born Racer, which documents the life of the 38-year-old racing driver and his rise to superstardom in one of the fastest and most dangerous racing series in the world.
Dixon, a New Zealander who has lived in Indianapolis for 20 years now, is the racing series' winningest active driver and also ranks third in the all-time victory list just behind Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt. And speaking of Foyt, Dixon now ranks second in the all-time championship list with five Astor Cups compared to the Texan's seven.
The proclamation of "Scott Dixon Day" from Mayor Hogsett reads: