Scott Dixon fifth in rain-affect IndyCar race

  • 31/05/2015

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon remains third overall in the IndyCar series after placing fifth in the weather-shortened first race of the latest round in Detroit.

Just 47 laps were possible before heavy rain and lightning made the Belle Island circuit dangerous and forced organisers to call the race off. It ended half an hour before the scheduled two-hour finishing point.

Colombian Carlos Munoz was leading so was pronounced winner, notching his victory in three seasons on the circuit. American Marco Andretti was second and French driver Simon Pagenaud third.

Crashes marred the early part of the race, which Dixon managed to avoid but he didn't do enough to earn a place on the dais.

The top three drivers in the series remain the same heading into a second race in Detroit on Sunday.

Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya leads from Australian defending champion Will Power and Dixon.

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