The Courier-Mail

Kiwi steals crown


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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