Sunday, May 26, 2002
Dixon lands on his feet quickly
By Robin Miller
In a move guaranteed to keep one of Championship Auto Racing Teams' best young talents in the lineup and 20 cars on the track, Scott Dixon will join Target/Ganassi Racing for the remainder of 2002 -- beginning at Milwaukee next weekend.
Dixon, 21, has spent the first year and three races of his champ car career with PacWest Racing, which became PWR Racing this season and recently dropped its second team with Oriol Servia.
Toyota, which reportedly helps with Dixon's salary and owned two of the Lolas campaigned by PWR, is believed to be instrumental in putting this deal together -- along with CART.
The youngest driver in CART history to win a race (he was 20 years old when he triumphed at Nazareth, Pa. in 2000), Dixon will join Kenny Brack and Bruno Junqueira, who both run Lola/Toyotas.
"We're going to be flat out for a while but Scott is a helluva talent so it will be worth it," said a Ganassi crewman.
PWR Racing, owned by Bruce McCaw and without a major sponsor the past two seasons, is expected to be at Milwaukee with Servia as the team's driver.