Ryan Hunter-Reay will be looking to repeat his success of last season once the Lexmark Indy 300 weekend gets underway on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Surfers Paradise was the scene of Hunter-Reay's first Champ Car World Series victory in 2003, as he became the first American rookie to win a race in 20 years.

Hunter-Reay will be aiming to become the first two time winner in the history of the race one the green flag flies on Sunday.

"This week has been unbelievable," he said, "just like last year. I am having the time of my life. In the last four days I have been swimming with sharks and dolphins, I surfed with the World Champion Surfer, Luke Eagen, I judged the Miss Indy pageant and then today I had one of the most amazing rides of my life in the Roulette. Now it's time to get down to business on my favorite street circuit and I am fully focused on becoming the first two-time winner in this event's 14-year history."

Herdez Competition teammate Mario Dominguez is also a previous winner on the Gold Coast, having given the team its first win in the Champ Car World Series in the event back in 2002.

Not only will he be hunting a repeat victory, he will also be looking to overhaul Alex Tagliani to climb into the top five in the championship standings.

Like Hunter-Reay, he is aiming to become the first two-time Surfers winner.

"It's just fantastic to be back here at Surfers Paradise," he said. "I have been looking forward to it all year, and I can't to get back on this track. I have very good memories here and I would very much like to repeat them. With my home race in Mexico City being the next stop on our schedule, it is very important for me to get a very good result here. If history has anything to do with it, we are going to be in good shape. I won the race prior to Mexico the last two years and it would be an even bigger honour to do it here as I would be the first two-time winner among a very prestigious list of drivers. I think we have a great shot at it."