15 Aug 2011

Dixon third in latest Indycar race

6:06 pm on 15 August 2011

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has finished third in the latest round of the Indycar series in New Hampshire.

The race was marred by crashes late in the event as rain started to fall and it was called off a couple of laps from the scheduled finish with the cars parked in the pits.

Race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay says officials should never have tried to restart the race just behid the final pileup.

The result leaves Dixon third in the standings behind team-mate Dario Franchiti, who didn't finish the race, and Will Power who was fifth.