Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday at the races: Honda Indy Toronto 2013

Scott Dixon takes the pole position to victory at the @HondaIndy and claims both wins at the first double header #2inTO IndyCar races in #Toronto - he has now won three races in a row. For more excitement the Sunday, July 14 race even included a standing start, the first for IndyCar. Drivers Helio Castroneves and Sebastien Bourdais finished 3rd and 2nd, respectively, in Sundays race. I was impressed by the crowds on all three days - it seemed like more families took advantage of the Free Fan Friday, while attendance looked higher on the Sunday.

The IndyCars lineup for the standing start. James Hinchcliffe's #27 sits lonely in the pits while crews try to fix his throttle pedal. Scott Dixon in the #9 car is in the pole position, followed by 
The green flag starts race number two of the Toronto double header. The Fuzzy's #20 car did stall during the start and had to be restarted

"Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing capped off a historic weekend in Toronto today by sweeping both INDYCAR races at this year’s 2inTO Honda Indy Toronto. His winning weekend allowed him to earn the $100,000 SONAX Perfect Finish Award and round up his 32 career wins, propelling him to seventh all-time in total victories and bringing him to first in the IZOD IndyCar Series standings. Canadian favourites Alex Tagliani and James Hinchcliffe finished Sunday’s race in 10th and 21st respectively."
Grand Marshal David Clarkson visits IndyCar driver Justin Wilson in the paddock prior to the race
UPDATE: See photos from ThursdayFridaySaturday and the pretty Grid Girls of the 2013 Honda Indy Toronto.
The Twisted Kilt ladies
The IndyCar paddock was a busy, working site that you could watch the crews working on the cars and see the drivers up close

Round two of the Stadium Super Trucks

Race car driver Paul Tracy takes the Number 3 car over a jump
IndyCar opened the grid for free public access to the cars in pit lane prior to the start of Sunday's race. 

Crews line up for the singing of the national anthems by Karl Wolf

Heading out off pit lane
Scott Dixon in Victory Circle
The champagne spray begins

See more photos after the jump.

The Pirelli World Challenge race
James on the terrace of the Direct Energy Centre for the start of the race

Passing through turn one at Princes' Gates

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