Broc Feeney to make series debut at Phillip Island in April …
STORY: AARON NOONAN
TEENAGE young gun Broc Feeney is the latest driver to confirm his place on the grid for this year’s Kumho Super3 Series.
The 16-year-old will join forces with Paul Morris Motorsports for the five-round series, which starts at Phillip Island in April.
Feeney will drive PMM’s Ford Falcon FG, the same car used by Anton de Pasquale in the Dunlop Series in 2016 that was last seen in the Super3 Series at Queensland Raceway in 2017 as a one-off entry driven by de Pasquale.
Last year he became the youngest-ever driver to win a Toyota 86 Racing Series race at the age of just 15 at The Bend Motorsport Park and he also went on to win again at Sandown.
“It is exciting that after just one season in circuit racing that we can move straight into the Kumho Super3 Series,” said Feeney.
“Paul has presented a very good opportunity for us to be part of, coupled with the additional interest in the Series this year moving into the Supercars ladder.
“Thankfully, I’ll start the season with some idea of what to expect having driven some evaluation laps in one of Paul’s cars, as well as a full days’ running with Brad Jones Racing at Winton at the end of last year.”
Morris, the 2014 Bathurst 1000 winner and the only driver in Australian motorsport history to have won the Bathurst 6 Hour and 12 Hour in addition to the Supercars endurance classic, says Feeney is the latest project of his PMM organisation.
“I’m looking to find the next big star in Australian motorsport and while there are many drivers out there looking to make their way forward, there are very few that have the ability to apply the theoretical applications delivered to them to their on-track driving,” he says.
“Broc, I can see, has that ability. He has a natural feel behind the wheel, he doesn’t have too many bad habits and when we identify any that he does, we arm him with the tools to change it – he listens – and then he goes about correcting what we’ve identified.
“We aim to give young kids the right environment to learn in the right way and that is what we’re developing for Broc.
“He’s very similar to Anton (de Pasquale) in this sense, who is one of the most exciting talents I’ve ever had through the Norwell Motorplex.”
Feeney will combine his Kumho Super3 campaign with studies at All Saints Anglican College and Schools-based Apprenticeship training through TAFE Queensland. His arrangement with Morris sees the practical element of his apprenticeship to take place at the Norwell Motorplex.