Dixon Prevails at Watkins Glen

Hornish and Kanaan tussle after kiwi races to third straight road course win
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 9, 2007 6:09 AM CDT
Dixon Prevails at Watkins Glen
Sam Hornish Sr. (on ground in hat), father of driver Sam Hornish Jr., is knocked to the ground by members of Tony Kanaan's crew during a scuffle after the IndyCar Series' Watkins Glen Camping World Indy Grand Prix auto race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y., Sunday, July 8, 2007. Hornish...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – New Zealand's Scott Dixon became the second driver in history to collect three straight Watkins Glen checkered-flags, cruising to the finish line 6.2 seconds before nearest challenger Sam Hornish Jr. of Scotland yesterday. After the race, Tony Kanaan, who had earlier taken a bump from the number two, rammed Hornish's pitted car, hastening an unusual dustup.

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Hornish's crew-member father charged at Kanaan, jostling him before being tackled by the Brazilian's crew. An Indy Racing representative promised to mete out punishment once the perpetrator was identified. Meanwhile, Dixon's sober 60-lap triumph earned him 18 crucial points in a hotly contested championship season—he still trails the speedy Scot by 47. (Read more Indy Racing stories.)

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