Russell Blackstock is a senior reporter at the Weekend Herald and Herald on Sunday.

IndyCar star Scott Dixon roars back into New Zealand

Scott Dixon and wife Emma Davies at the Legends of Speed event. Photo / Norrie Montgomery
Scott Dixon and wife Emma Davies at the Legends of Speed event. Photo / Norrie Montgomery

IndyCar superstar Scott Dixon roared back into New Zealand this week to celebrate a new golden era of Kiwi motorsport.

Indianapolis-based Dixon and his glamorous wife Emma Davies joined a glittering gathering at the Legends of Speed event at Auckland's Vector Arena last night (Friday).

The gala dinner was to celebrate the success the current crop of stars are having on the world stage.

The Dixons joined big names like Hayden Paddon, Richie Stanaway, Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber and Shane van Gisbergen to raise money for the Elite Academy of Motorsport as well as helping fund the attempt to get Rally New Zealand back on the World Rally Championship calendar from 2018.

International stars such as Alister Mcrae and Stefan Johansson also attended the Legends of Speed dinner, as did Prime Minister John Key.

While here, the Dixons - who have two daughters - have enjoyed a trip to sun-drenched Lake Taupo. They also posted pictures of themselves on social media having a fun day out with friends on at the award-winning Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke island on Tuesday.

"Another great lunch with the kiwi crew...," the racing driver champion posted on Instagram.

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