LEXINGTON, OH - Pole-sitter Scott Dixon waited patiently before taking control 24 laps from the finish and then coasted to an easy victory over Dario Franchitti in the IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.
The victory gave the New Zealander wins on the road track in the last three odd-numbered years.
Dixon, who dominated qualifying to capture his first pole of the season, stayed on rookie James Hinchcliffe's tail until the Canadian finally pitted for the first time on lap 53. Dixon skirted a challenge from Franchitti and took command on lap 61 of the 85-lap race to pull away.
He has wins in 2007, '09 and now '11 in the 200-mile IndyCar event's five years at the tight and twisting course.