Dixon knocked from pole
Kiwi driver Scott Dixon has had pole position snatched away from him at the last moment by Ryan Hunter-Reay during qualifying for the season-ending IndyCar race at Sonoma. Chasing a fifth championship title this morning, Dixon was atop the leader board at Sonoma Raceway yesterday until the very end, when Hunter-Reay swooped in and pipped his time. The American crossed in 1min 17.6277secs to earn his first pole of the season, after Dixon had gone 1:17.7599. Chip Ganassi’s Dixon has a 29-point lead over Alexander Rossi in the standings and the pole would have given him an additional point before the race. The event is worth double points and Rossi, a team-mate of Hunter-Reay’s at Andretti Autosport, starts sixth.