WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Scott Dixon took advantage of the heavy traffic to pass Ryan Briscoe and drive away to a victory yesterday at the Milwaukee Mile.

The reigning IndyCar Series champion darted past Briscoe 25 laps from the end of the A.J. Foyt 225 and was not challenged the rest of the way, beating last year's race winner by nearly half the front straightaway on the one-mile oval.

"It was tough," said Dixon, who also took the series points lead with his second victory of the season and the 18th of his career.