Feeney sees off Erebus challenge in Perth finale

30 Apr 2023
Red Bull Ampol young gun dominates Race 9
3 mins by James Pavey

Broc Feeney has seen off both Erebus Motorsport drivers to win the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint finale.

Feeney dominated Race 9 from pole position to score his third career victory, and second of 2023.

The Red Bull Ampol Chevrolet driver beat home Erebus rivals Will Brown and Brodie Kostecki in the 42-lap race.

Feeney scored all 105 points on offer, having set the fastest lap of the race after his pit stop.

The end margin was a crushing 6.8806s in Feeney's favour, with Kostecki 2.9014s behind teammate Brown.

"Once I got the start, the first five laps, I thought we had a pretty good car," Feeney said.

"Man, this thing was so good to drive in that race, I had so much fun.

"I could just manage the tyres as best I could, and at the end I let loose with some speed. It's bloody awesome."

David Reynolds (#26 Penrite Mustang) was first Ford home in fourth, and led three more Mustangs in Chaz Mostert (#25 Mobil 1 Optus Mustang), Cam Waters (#6 Monster Mustang) and Will Davison (#17 Shell V-Power Mustang).

Shane van Gisbergen (#97 Red Bull Ampol Camaro) raced from 21st to 12th, and dropped more ground to Kostecki in the title fight.

Kostecki will take an extended 100-point lead over Mostert to the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint in three weeks’ time.

Van Gisbergen is 136 points behind in third, with Brown (171 points) and Feeney (220 points) fourth and fifth.


Erebus extended its teams' championship lead over Triple Eight to 180 points.

Feeney won the race to Turn 1, with Brown managing to get past Kostecki into second.

It proved decisive, with Brown beating Kostecki for the second time in as many races on Sunday.

The race ran green for its entirety, with a spin for Declan Fraser (#56 TRADIE Mustang) at the end of the first lap the only incident of the race.

Jack Le Brocq (#34 Truck Assist Camaro) was hit with a 15-second penalty over the incident, and finished 24th behind Fraser.

Tim Slade (#23 Nulon Camaro) ran fifth and made a bold early stop on lap 11.

Kostecki was first of the leaders to stop on lap 20, with Reynolds stopping one lap later.

Brown stopped on lap 24, and emerged ahead of Kostecki and Reynolds, but behind the undercutting-Slade.

However, Slade was quickly picked off by all of them, and eventually finished eighth.

Such was Feeney's pace, that he staved off the undercut and emerged with a margin, which he grew as the race wore on.

James Courtney (#5 Snowy Rivers Caravans Mustang) backed up his Race 8 podium with ninth, with Scott Pye (#20 Toyota Forklifts Camaro) rounding out the top 10.

The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint on May 19-21.

Tickets for the event are on sale on Supercars.com and Ticketek.com.

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