Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has declared today, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, “Scott Dixon Day” in the city to honor the INDYCAR driver’s great accomplishments.
According to the proclamation, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m., Dixon, an Indianapolis resident, is being honored for his legendary racing career, which includes winning the 92nd Indianapolis 500 in 2008 and five Verizon IndyCar Series championships. Dixon won his fifth championship on Sept. 16 at Sonoma Raceway in California. With that fifth title, the 38-year-old New Zealand native is second in total number of Indy car championships behind only A.J. Foyt.
The proclamation honors Dixon on the same day as the world premiere of the documentary, “BORN RACER,” at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum. The film, which takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at Dixon’s 2017 racing season, will be available nationwide on DVD and digital download on Oct. 2. For more information about “BORN RACER,” visit bornracermovie.com.
INDYCAR is using the hashtags #DixonDay and #BornRacerMovie on its social platforms to highlight the landmark day for the five-time champion.
The proclamation of “Scott Dixon Day” from Mayor Hogsett is below: