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02/20/09
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Dixon honored on stamp
Reigning IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon is among five New Zealand race car/motorcycle drivers featured in a New Zealand Champions of World Motorsport stamp series released this week by New Zealand Post.

Dixon, who earlier this month was recognized as New Zealand’s Sportsman of the Year, is featured on a 50 cent stamp (the going rate for regular posts).

“It’s crazy. I can't believe I am on a stamp,” Dixon said. “I would never have thought I would have the honor. I can’t wait to see them and I will be using them for as long as I can.”

Dixon prevailed as the IndyCar Series champion for the second time, winning the 92nd Indianapolis 500 among a series record-tying six races along the way. He’ll participate in the first Open Test of the season next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway in preparation for the opening race April 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.

“His success is the culmination of 15 years’ hard work – a career that we’ve been following ever since we first saw him at age 13 with a pillow strapped to his waist to help him see over the wheel,” said Ivor Masters, General Manager Stamps.

Also being recognized in the series are Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and motorcyclists Ivan Mauger and Hugh Anderson.

“Kiwis are known for their competitiveness, so it’s no surprise that we've produced a long list of motorsport champions,” Masters said. “For this stamp issue, we have selected five greats who performed with distinction on the world stage.”

Click here: Order the motorsports stamp series

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