Scott Dixon negotiated the final few laps like a veteran Sunday en route to victory at the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix
New Zealand's Scott Dixon wins CART race at Nazareth

NAZARETH, Pennsylvania, May 6 (AFP) - New Zealand's Scott Dixon, in his first year on the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) circuit, negotiated the final few laps like a veteran Sunday en route to victory at the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix.

Dixon, the 2000 Indy Lights champion driving in just his third CART race, maintained his poise on the final restart with seven laps remaining and held off Kenny Brack of Sweden.

After crossing the finish line, Dixon bumped tires with another rookie, Max Wilson, but did not destroy his Toyota/Reynard.

Paul Tracy of Canada finished third in a Honda/Reynard, followed by Jimmy Vasser and Brazilian Christian Fittipaldi.

Crowd favorite and Nazareth resident Michael Andretti finished sixth for the third straight year after starting 13th. It was his 12th points-paying race in 14 attempts at the track.

Brazil's Bruno Junqueira, last year's European Formula 3000 champion who was on pole for the first time in a CART race, was seventh.