More than half a year on from Will Power’s victory at the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, the Australian driver and Roger Penske, the winning team owner, received their BorgWarner Championship Trophies during the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.
Nicknamed the “Baby Borg,” Power’s trophy is a replica of the Borg-Warner Trophy which displays the likeness of each Indianapolis 500 winner and has a home in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
The driver’s trophy presented to Power is made of sterling silver, stands 14 inches high, weighs five pounds and rests on a beveled black marble base inscribed with Power’s name and year of victory. A duplicate of the three-dimensional sterling silver sculpture of Power’s face on the Borg-Warner Trophy is featured on his new personal keepsake.
The companion trophy accepted by Penske is also a replica of the main trophy but features a band of art deco racing cars accented in gold, meant to symbolize the importance of teamwork in the automotive industry.
Power’s Indy 500 triumph in May 2018 marked the 17th victory for Penske in open-wheel racing’s crown jewel event, growing his advantage in all-time victories over Andretti Autosport which has amassed six.
“Winning the Indy 500 was a surreal moment and an overwhelming accomplishment,” Power stated. “As a driver, winning that race is something you dream about every night. To be included on the Borg-Warner Trophy is an incredible honor. I’m so glad to accept this Baby Borg and it’s something that my family and I will treasure forever.”
After landing third in the 2018 NTT IndyCar Series points standings, Power will help ring in IndyCar’s new year March 8–10, 2019 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.