Scott Dixon and Sage Karem's pit crews went head-to-head in the final round of the Pit Crew Competition at Indianapolis, and it was the No. 9 Ganassi bunch that prevailed.
Scott Dixon was the clear favorite in the finals at the annual Carb Day pit stop competition, but his challenger was one to watch out for.
Sage Karam, despite a brief tap with the wall coming out of turn four during the one hour practice earlier in the day, came out with his repaired race car after beating Will Power in the semi final, Takuma Sato in the second round and Ryan Hunter-Reay in the first round.
His mechanics must have been top notch, but weren’t able to overcome Scott Dixon’s crew as they outperformed Karam and company by .505 seconds.
Dixon advanced to the finals after beating Helio Castroneves in the semi finals and Juan Pablo Montoya in the second round. Dixon had a first round bye while Montoya had beaten Graham Rahal to advance to the second round.
The first round of four matches saw Karam’s victory, Simon Pagenaud beating Charlie Kimball, Montoya’s victory and Ryan Briscoe beating Tony Kanaan.
Round two advanced Karam, Power (bye) over Pagenaud, Dixon over Montoya and Castroneves (bye) over Briscoe.
Dixon and his crew picked up a cool check of $50,000.