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Feeney riding confidence wave into Newcastle

BROC Feeney’s last two major motorsport events could not have gone much better, setting the stage for a must-watch sophomore Supercars season.

The 20-year-old capped a stellar maiden main game campaign with victory at the Adelaide 500 in December, earning a spot in the record books as the last ever Holden race winner in championship history.

He backed that up with a stunning display at the Bathurst 12 Hour last month, upstaging higher-profile teammates Shane van Gisbergen and Maximilian Götz to be handed the keys for the Top 10 Shootout.

Feeney would go on to put their #888 Mercedes-AMG on the front row with a 2:01.0983s. The trio missed the podium come race day but Feeney had made his mark.

Now armed with a brand-new Supercar eliminating the years of experiential advantage his rivals had previously held over him, Feeney enters Round 1 at Newcastle high on confidence.

A jubilant Broc Feeney. Pic: Supplied

“It’s good. Certainly I’m in a different spot than I was last year,” he told V8 Sleuth.

“I mean coming in as a rookie I had a lot to learn and I still do have a lot to learn but I feel like it has been good.

“I ended last year well but we’re all on zero at the moment, it’s a new year.

“Bathurst was good, I gelled well with that car so it was nice.

“It’s just about getting on top of these things. I mean the last two race meetings I’ve done in completely different cars so I have just got to make sure I get comfortable and get on top of this and hopefully carry on.”

The car Feeney raced at the 2023 Bathurst 12 Hour. Pic: Supplied

Triple Eight managing director Jamie Whincup believes Feeney has a “fantastic foundation” to build off.

“He now knows – I’m not putting any more pressure than he puts on himself – he needs to step up another level again but the trajectory he is on, he’ll have no problems there,” Whincup said recently.

“I’m excited to see where 2023 takes him.”

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Feeney has never before raced a Supercar at Newcastle but does have prior experience at the circuit via the Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series in 2018.

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