Wednesday evening at the IMS Museum 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power got the first look at his face on the Borg Warner Trophy. Power’s image is the 105th likeness on the trophy.
Sculptor Will Behrends created the image, his 15th face for the trophy that was first awarded in 1936. He works from photos to to create a largeclay sculpture then reduces it to the image cast in silver.
Power said he was relieved to finally win the 500. “As you get closer to retirement yourchances of winning are just overwhelming.”
Power said the emotion he showed in Victory Lane was “…built up on n me slowly over 11 years.”
Doug Boles IMS president, said Will was upset that the speedway put the penetrant sealer on the surface. He wanted the track exactly the way it was last May. After the test this fall, Power said the track was fine.