Feeney matches main game stars with Townsville sweep
Dunlop Super2 Series
By James Pavey
Broc Feeney played his hand in the Dunlop Super2 Series title race with a dominant weekend at the NTI Townsville 500.
Two practice sessions. Two qualifying sessions. Two races. All topped by Feeney, and the margins were significant.
The Triple Eight Race Engineering teenager heads to this weekend’s WD-40 Townsville SuperSprint as series leader, with three wins from four starts in 2021.
Last weekend, Feeney joined a select group of drivers to have swept the Super2 Townsville round.
Jack Le Brocq did it in 2016, Todd Hazelwood in 2017, and Bryce Fullwood in 2019; the latter two went on to win the title.
With Feeney 42 points to the good heading into this weekend’s event, he’s set the foundation to keep the trend going.
“I’m lost for words to be honest,” he said.
“You dream of dominating a race weekend, and to be on top in every single session this weekend and win both races is a dream come true.
“When I saw the orange #888 numbers on the car this morning, it put a big smile on my face.
"It’s the things you watch your idols do, and to have those coloured numbers on my car was pretty special.”
Prior to last weekend, 16 drivers had won Super2 races in Townsville; nine of them more than one.
Eight of the 16 also went on to win races in the main game; Scott McLaughlin, who won two races in 2012 en route to the title, went on to win 56 Supercars races and three championships between 2018 and 2020.
With Feeney leading the charge to replace Jamie Whincup at Red Bull Ampol Racing in 2022, the weekend sweep couldn’t have come at a better time for the teenager.
“We had such great pace in the races, and I’m so excited to come back next weekend and do it all again,” said Feeney, who will turn 19 in October.
“I know I’ll have to do a little bit better of a job next weekend and tidy up some small errors that I need to work on.
“My qualifying lap was good today, but there was just a couple of mistakes in that race that we can tune up for next weekend.”
2009: James Moffat 2010: Tim Blanchard 2011: Andrew Thompson 2012: Scott McLaughlin 2013: Steve Owen 2014: Chris Pither 2015: Cameron Waters 2016: Jack Le Brocq 2017: Todd Hazelwood 2018: Paul Dumbrell 2019: Bryce Fullwood 2021: Broc Feeney
Most Townsville Super2 race wins
4: Steve Owen 2: Andrew Thompson, James Moffat, Scott McLaughlin, Tim Blanchard, Jack Le Brocq, Todd Hazelwood, Chris Pither, Bryce Fullwood, Broc Feeney 1: Ash Walsh, Grant Denyer, Nick Percat, Paul Morris, Cameron Waters, Paul Dumbrell, Garry Jacobson
Most Townsville Super2 pole positions
3: Cameron Waters 2: Steve Owen, Jack Le Brocq, Chris Pither, Broc Feeney 1: James Moffat, Andrew Thompson, Chaz Mostert, Shae Davies, Todd Hazelwood, Macauley Jones, Kurt Kostecki, Jake Kostecki