Super2 title combatants Broc Feeney and Zak Best are adamant they’ll put everything on the line in Sydney this weekend.
The Dunlop Series resumes at this weekend’s Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight, with Feeney second in Practice 1 and second in Practice 2.
Triple Eight Race Engineering teen Feeney heads Tickford Racing driver Zak Best by 51 points, with MW Motorsport’s Jayden Ojeda 87 points from the lead.
With 600 points left to win, Feeney - who has won four of six races in 2021 - knows he can’t take a backwards step.
“When I look back at my season, while it’s been pretty dominant, it’s only 51 points,” Feeney told Supercars.com.
“Race wins are worth 150 points. There’s not a chance on earth that I’m going to go out there and race conservatively.
“Second and third won’t be enough because Zak and Jayden are always there.
“Even when I won the races in Townsville, they were second and third.
“I need to go out and win races. That’s the best way I can extend my series lead.”
Feeney won Race 1 in Bathurst in February, but a post-race penalty in Race 2 handed Best the series lead.
Best had to wait four months until he could act on his lead, with the season resuming in Townsville in July.
There, Feeney strung together an impressive run of performances, winning three races on the bounce.
Ojeda was initially awarded a Townsville win following a red-flagged epic, only for the results to be backdated with Feeney reclassified as the winner.
In that race, Best had been turned around and finished down the order, but the backdated results saved his bacon points-wise.
Come the final race in Townsville, and Best emerged atop a ding-dong battle with Feeney to claim his first race win.
The defeat to Best stung Feeney, who will refuse to take his foot off the throttle despite having his 2022 plans already set in stone.
“You always want to be leading the championship with the orange numbers on the car,” said Feeney, who will replace Jamie Whincup at Red Bull Ampol Racing next season.
“But those guys have always been there and it’s made it that much more difficult to stay in front.
“That second place behind Zak in Townsville sort of pissed me off; I’d had a good run to that point.
“If anything, it has motivated me to come out swinging this weekend.”
Sydney-born Ojeda cut laps on Tuesday aboard the Matt Stone Racing Commodore he’ll share with Zane Goddard at next month’s Repco Bathurst 1000.
Feeney and Best only hit the track in Sydney on Thursday for the stand-alone Super2 test.
Best, who will join Feeney and Ojeda on the Great Race grid, also recently cut his first laps aboard a Tickford Mustang at Winton.
For Best, the equation is simple; defeat Feeney, and the title will take care of itself.
“I’m here to win races and get those orange numbers back,” Best told Supercars.com.
“I’ve been in front before and I want to get back in front again.
“We beat Broc in Townsville so we know how to do it. But this is a different track, and weather is going to make it harder still.
“It’s hot but there’ll be rain; call it ‘Summer Rain’ by Belinda Carlisle. We haven’t raced in the rain yet.
“I’m not going to leave anything on the table."
The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship and Dunlop Series seasons will resume this weekend at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight. Click here to view the race schedule.
Every session of the event will be broadcast live on Foxtel (Fox Sports 506) and streamed on Kayo.
The Seven Network will provide live free to air coverage of the event. Tickets for the event are on sale now.