Teuila Fuatai

Teuila Fuatai is a reporter for the NZ Herald

Reality TV show on horizon for Dixon

Scott Dixon and his wife, Emma Davies-Dixon. Photo / Sarah Ivey
Scott Dixon and his wife, Emma Davies-Dixon. Photo / Sarah Ivey

New Zealand motor-racing ace Scott Dixon may soon be starring in a reality television show with his wife and other motor-racing glamour couples.

Dixon, who is on holiday in New Zealand with his family, yesterday revealed details of a pilot show called IndyCar Couples being considered for production.

The 31-year-old and his Welsh-born wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, a former British and Welsh 800m running champion, have been approached to star in the show alongside three other IndyCar couples.

2012 IndyCar Championship winner American Ryan Hunter-Reay and his wife, Beccy, a former US women's softballer and off-road racing enthusiast, plus Canadian driver Alex Tagliani and wife Bronte are also in the mix.

Spanish driver Oriol Servia and girlfriend Jackie Becker are the fourth couple.

Dixon said only a few details about the show had been revealed.

"I know there's a pilot [which has] been floating round at the moment ...

named IndyCar Couples.

"I don't know the details of it yet, but I think, if it goes well, starting to shoot in the spring of America."

Dixon, originally from Pukekohe, scooped his latest victory at the Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit in June.

The US-based couple's daughters, Poppy, 3, and Tilly, 1, might also make a few guest appearances on the show, Dixon said.

"The kids may be on there a little bit - it's hard not to [because] they're so loud."

Dixon, a CanTeen ambassador, was at St Kentigern College in Pakuranga yesterday to collect a cheque for $7435.50 raised by the students for the child cancer organisation.

Up-and-coming motor-racing driver Mitch Evans, a former St Kent's student, was also on hand for the presentation.

The 18-year-old, who only two weeks ago was crowned the GP3 champion in Italy, left the college two years ago at the end of Year 11 to pursue a career in motorsport.

Evans said returning to his old stamping ground in the company of Dixon was a surreal experience.

"I've looked up to Scott my whole life because he's at the pinnacle of his game and the sport."

- APNZ

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