The Courier-Mail

Kiwi steals crown

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A MID-RACE col­li­sion be­tween Aus­tralia’s de­fend­ing cham­pion Will Power and team­mate Juan Pablo Montoya al­lowed New Zealand’s Scott Dixon to snatch a fourth IndyCar cham­pi­onship crown.

Colom­bian Montoya, the cham­pi­onship leader, was on course to claim the 2015 ti­tle at the sea­son-end­ing Grand Prix of Sonoma in Cal­i­for­nia when he col­lided with Power mid­way through the 85-lap race.

That in­ci­dent forced both Penske driv­ers back into the field, and Dixon took full ad­van­tage, win­ning the race and ti­tle on a count­back from Montoya. Power was sev­enth.

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