23 Aug 2010

Power wins in California

1:55 pm on 23 August 2010

The Australian motor racing driver Will Power has overcome his own personal demons to claim victory in the latest round of the IndyCar series, the Sonoma grand prix in California.

Racing at the Infineon circuit where he nearly had his career ended by a serious smash last year, Power led for all but two laps to extend his IndyCar championship lead to 59-points with just four races left in the season.

A late challenge from New Zealand's Scott Dixon in the 75-lap race failed to stop the Queenslander from cruising to his fifth win of the season.

Dixon finished second, with Power's main rival Dario Franchitti coming in third while Power's Australian teammate, Ryan Briscoe, came in fourth.

Dixon remains third in the overall standings with 4 rounds remaining, 95 points behind Power.

The next race is the Indy 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois on August 28th.