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Briscoe, Dixon put on one heckuva show at Surfers Paradise

The 2008 IndyCar Series championship was decided seven weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway. But that didn't stop the IRL from staging arguably the most exciting open-wheel race the Gold Coast has ever seen, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: October 26, 2008, 4:53 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

Maybe the organizers of the Nikon Indy 300 should consider making their headline race a non-points-paying exhibition every year.

The IndyCar Series championship was decided in Scott Dixon's favor seven weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway, but Dixon and Ryan Briscoe waged an exciting duel on the streets of Surfers Paradise, Australia, on Sunday even though there was little more than pride at stake.

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