Feeney tops Practice 1, wildcards impress

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 30/07/2022
  • By James Pavey

Broc Feeney has paced opening OTR SuperSprint practice, with both wildcards impressing.

Red Bull Ampol Racing rookie Feeney set the running ahead of teammate Shane van Gisbergen.

Feeney and van Gisbergen were split by just 0.14s, with Zak Best third ahead of Jordan Boys.

Best and Boys, aged 20 and 24, ended up within 0.2s of Feeney.

The former led the session with four minutes remaining before both Triple Eight cars hit the top.

It was the first time that Feeney, who recently tested at The Bend, had topped a session in his fledgling career.

It came at a Mustang-happy circuit, with Fords winning 10 of the last 11 races at the South Australian venue.

Since the track's 2018 debut, 11 of 13 races have been won from the front row.

The top 20 cars were covered by less than a second, with Brodie Kostecki fifth.

Feeney set the early running on a 1:48.990s ahead of Anton De Pasquale.

De Pasquale, who is second in the championship, ended up ninth in the 30-minute session.

Zak Best was third fastest

Feeney’s time proved 1.72s quicker than Mark Winterbottom’s time in the corresponding session last year.

Will Brown made it an Erebus Motorsport five-six, with David Reynolds seventh ahead of Chaz Mostert.

Cam Waters, who won the finale last year, rounded out the top 10.

Jake Kostecki was the only major casualty of the session, the TRADIE Mustang haemorrhaging smoke early on.

Kostecki ended the session 25th.

Tickford Racing teammate James Courtney suffered an early off at Turn 16, and wound up 11th.

Matt Stone Racing teammates Todd Hazelwood and Jack Le Brocq brought up the rear of the field.

Le Brocq reported a brake vibration in his #34 Truck Assist Commodore.

Cars will return to the track for Practice 2 at 11:35am local time.

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