Will Power
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Power for Gold Coast 600

TOOWOOMBA'S Will Power will be heading home in October to race in the Gold Coast 600.

And this time he is hoping to at least get on the circuit at Surfers Paradise.

Power, who leads the IZOD IndyCar Series championship, missed out on last year's event when he was set to partner Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom.

But an accident in his final race of the season prevented him from making the trip.

Power will fill the final co-driver's spot for this year's race. He joins ex-Formula 1 drivers Mika Salo and Nick Heidfeld in the Ford team on the Gold Coast.

Power raced with FPR in the event's inaugural year in 2010 where he paired with Winterbottom's current endurance race partner, Steve Richards.

"I am really looking forward to coming back to the Gold Coast this year as it is now the only chance I get to race in front of a local crowd," Power said. "Last year's events aside, I have enjoyed racing at Surfers Paradise for many years and it will be great to team up with Frosty who won there last year in the car I would've been in."


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