31 Aug 2008

Scott Dixon secures pole in Detroit

6:53 am on 31 August 2008

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon, trying to secure the Indy-car championship,has captured pole position for tomorrow's Detroit Indy-car Grand Prix.

Brazil's Helio Castroneves, the only rival who can deny Dixon the title, will start beside him on the front row.

Dixon, who finished a disappointing 12th last week at Sonoma, leads Castroneves by 43 points with two races remaining.