THE TRIPLE EIGHT AND DJR CAR THAT WON THE SUPER3 CROWN

Broc Feeney’s Falcon has a history of connection with both of the biggest teams in Supercars racing …

STORY: AARON NOONAN
IMAGES: AN1 IMAGES (DIRK KLYNSMITH)

YOUNG teenager Broc Feeney made history on the weekend at Sandown when he clinched the Kumho Super3 Series crown.

At the age of just 16 he became the youngest driver to win the series, which began back in 2008 with just four cars on the grid at Mallala as part of the Shannons Nationals.

Now the series has grown into the official third-tier of Supercars and Feeney is the latest in a growing line of young guns to use the category to prove his wares.

V8 Sleuth has a particular interest in the series given we are a series partner and also keep a track of all of the chassis used in the category – and the Feeney car is an interesting one.

It is in fact the last FG Falcon race chassis produced by Triple Eight Race Engineering in 2009, however it took three and a half years to actually be completed and hit the racetrack.

Stored as a spare at DJR’s workshop, it finally became James Moffat’s Norton Falcon in the second half of 2012, below before having a long history in the Super2 Series.

It appeared in a one-off Tru-Blu livery at Bathurst in 2012 driven by Moffat and Alex Davison – meaning this car is included in our limited edition ‘Ford at Bathurst, 1963-2018’ limited edition book that you can order here from our Online Store.

The book features a photo of every single Ford to ever compete in the Bathurst ‘Great Race’, limited to just 2000 copies.

The car – chassis 888A-021 – appeared in Finance-Ezi colours in 2013 driven by Josh Hunter and was wheeled by Paul Morris himself in 2014 (below in Adelaide) and 2015 before it was handed over to young gun Anton de Pasquale in 2016 for his first taste of Supercars racing in the second-tier series.

After making a one-off Super3 appearance at Queensland Raceway in 2017 with de Pasquale at the helm, the car returned to race duty this year with Feeney at the helm.

He finished on the podium in all five rounds of the series, giving Paul Morris Motorsports its first Aussie circuit racing series win since the last TOCA-run Super Touring Championship in 2000/01, won by Morris himself in an ex-works BMW 320i.