Feeney 'rapt' with Townsville doubleheader success

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 19/07/2021
  • By James Pavey

Triple Eight Race Engineering teen Broc Feeney was “rapt” with a successful doubleheader in Townsville.

Feeney leaves North Queensland having claimed three poles, three race wins, two round wins and the Dunlop Super2 Series lead.

The 18-year-old was denied a fourth win in a row by Zak Best on Sunday, with the Tickford Racing driver claiming his first race win.

However, Feeney won the round, having been reclassified as the Saturday winner following the chaotic Race 1.

"It was another great weekend up here in Townsville,” said Feeney, who has a 51-point lead over Best.

"I managed to get three out of four wins, a second place and two round wins.

"If you had said that to me a few weeks ago, I definitely would have taken it.

"I’m rapt with those wins, and I just missed out on the win in the last race, but I couldn’t be happier with how everything went.”

Feeney made life tough for Best in Race 2, but only after he lost ground off the start.

He managed to regain second and hounded Best, only to fall short after a number of overtake attempts.

Despite the disappointment of missing out on the Sunday win, Feeney was delighted to have been awarded Saturday’s race after being the leader when it was declared.

"The team have been awesome as well. Race 1 yesterday was a great example of how fast our car is and how well the team works together,” he said.

"When I make a mistake, the team collectively comes through and we fight hard to the end. I’m just learning so much and I’m loving the environment I’m in… I feel so comfortable in the car.

"Yesterday, I made it very difficult for myself dropping back to fifth position just before Turn 1, but then we worked our way through.

"We then got the red flag, but I crossed the line first and celebrated the win, which then got taken off me.

"A few hours later, that decision was finally reversed, so I was very pleased. It was awesome to get another win and hopefully they keep coming."

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