By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief
Scott Dixon’s chances for victory in the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America ended after retiring in the opening laps with an engine issue.
The Kiwi qualified second and held off an opening lap charge from Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Tony Kanaan.
However, it was on lap 7 the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion slowed, losing power on the exit of Turn 5 before fading to the back of the field and finding a run-off area to retire.
Dixon came into the 4.048-mile road course second in the championship standings, 80 points behind Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud.