Hard-charging V8 driver Shane van Gisbergen will team up fellow countryman and IndyCar star Scott Dixon for this year’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 in October.
Dixon, the two-time IndyCar Series champion and 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner drove last year for Jack Daniel’s Racing on the Gold Coast, however has elected to jump camps for the 2011 event.
“Surfers Paradise has always been a special place for me and anyone else that has raced there,” said Dixon. “It is almost like a home race for me having been born in Brisbane and raised in New Zealand. It is going to be like the Kiwi Super team with me driving with Shane in a car prepared by the Stone Brothers. Ross and Jimmy are obviously racing heroes in NZ and it is going to be pretty cool to drive for them. I enjoyed my first outing in a V8 Supercar with the Kelly boys last year and being part of an all-Kiwi assault will add even a bit more spice. (more…)