Tony Kanaan has become the latest driver to confirm his presence for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 event at Surfers Paradise in October. The 2004 IndyCar champion will race alongside Jason Bargwanna in the Jana Living Racing Commodore.
The Brazilian joins other former IndyCar champions like Scott Dixon, Dan Wheldon and Sebastien Bourdais. Kanaan is the penultimate international driver to have signed up for the Surfers event, with just one spot left to fill.
"I cannot wait to get back down to the Gold Coast," said Kanaan. "It has always been one of my favorite events and places in the world. This time we head back in a different type of car, but the focus will be the same with championship points up for grabs for Jason (Bargwanna) and the Brad Jones Racing team.
"The only experience I had with a V8 touring car was a single test I did in Brazil with the Stock Cars that they run there, so I don't think that counts as any help, so I'm looking forward to getting to Australia after the IndyCar season finale to get behind the wheel of the V8 Supercar.
"I know my current team owner, Kevin Kalkhoven, who is Australian, considers that he has a little bit of unfinished business down there after getting the pole for three years with Will Power without a win in a Champ Car. Hopefully I can bring him home one of those famous surfboard trophies."
The race takes place on Oct. 21-23.