Motorsport: Kiwi IndyCar great Scott Dixon to be inducted into American Motorsports Hall of Fame

  • 15/04/2023
Scott Dixon.
Scott Dixon. Photo credit: Getty Images

Veteran Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

The six-time IndyCar champion will be recognised for his long tenure among the sport's elite among nine drivers, crew, owners, stuntmen and inventors included in the "Class of 2024".

The ceremony will take place at Daytona Beach next year.

"I'm extremely honoured to be thought of in this way and mentioned among many of the greats across so many forms of motorsports," said Dixon.

"The first thing that comes to mind is how I was able to get here. A single person can never do it alone.

"I'm grateful to Chip, the team and everyone who has helped make this possible over the last 20 years, and then going back to the start of it all with my parents and the group that helped me along. But it comes down to racing for me and the pure love that I have for this sport across every different category.

"First and foremost, I am a racing fan and that's where the desire comes from. I'm extremely lucky to be able to do what I do and I am grateful for everybody that has helped give me the possibility, and this is in their honor."

Dixon has been part of one the class' longest standing and most successful team-and-driver duos, racing for Chip Ganassi's team since 2002.

"There is not a more deserving driver that's currently in the series for the Hall of Fame and I know there's even more work still to be done," said Ganassi.

Other 2024 inductees include Hollywood legend and eight-time IndyCar title-winning owner Paul Newman, desert motorcycle racing legend and Hollywood stuntman Bud Ekins,and NASCAR great Jimmie Johnson.

Heading into this weekend's Grand Prix of Long Beach, Dixon is currently third in the overall standings.