Will Power set to go ‘flying’ in V8 Supercar vs. jet race


No, reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champ Will Power isn’t joining Marcos Ambrose to race next season on the Australian V8 Supercars series.

But Power will indeed return to his homeland and drive a SuperCar on Sunday in a race – but with a unique twist.

According to V8Supercars.com, Power will race a Cessna Mustang Citation jet down a nearly two-mile long runway at Brisbane, Australia’s West Wellcamp Airport (BWWA for short).

It will be somewhat of a coming home party for Power, who grew up in nearby Toowoomba, and is helping BWWA celebrate its “community open day” (essentially an open house) for that country’s newest major airport.

“I’ve never raced a jet before so it should be pretty exciting,” Power told V8Supercars.com.

Power, Australia’s first IndyCar champ, will actually race the jet twice, once in the morning and again in mid-afternoon.

The “races” will be similar to when the late Gilles Villeneuve, driving a Formula One turbo Ferrari, dueled a F-104 Starfighter jet in 1981 in Italy.

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