Power: Formula Ford to the Daytona 24
Several American race teams that compete in multiple series. Andretti fields an IndyCar team and a Formula E team, and Roger Penske runs an IMSA team plus championship winning IndyCar and NASCAR teams. This allows drivers racing for these race teams to try different disciplines. Yet Will Power has never competed in the pre-season sportscar races, despite Team Penske’s participation.
Yesterday IMSA revealed that Power would be competing at the first sportscar endurance race of 2023, in the slowest category, GT Daytona, with fellow Australian Kenny Habul in the No. 75 Sun Energy1 Racing Team.
“The Daytona 24 is an iconic event on the bucket list of most drivers and I have to thank Kenny for the opportunity. I am looking forward to driving the heavier GT car and getting experience for, hopefully, a lot more drives like this in the future… including the Bathurst 1000 and Bathurst 12 Hour back in Australia.”Will Power, IMSA rookie
But here’s the interesting thing. Will Power and team owner Kenny Habul used to race against each other in Formula Ford in Australia at the turn of the century. Will went on to become an Indy 500 champion and 2–time IndyCar series champion, and poor Kenny stayed home and became a millionaire through his business ventures. Now, Will is racing Kenny’s car!.
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