Feeney enjoys successful weekend in Townsville

Monday 19 July, 2021
Broc Feeney, Zak Best and Jayden Ojeda enjoyed some thrilling battles over the weekend.
Broc Feeney’s rise in the Dunlop Super2 Series has continued with the Queenslander claiming another dominant round win as part of the WD-40 Townsville Supersprint. 
  
With the combined Super2/Super3 series having two races over the weekend, the young Triple Eight Racing prodigy enjoyed a race win and second place to move even further ahead in the standings. 
  
In the opening race of the season’s third round, there was very little separating the top three in qualifying with Feeney edging out Zak Best by just one and half tenths, while Jayden Ojeda was a further seven hundredths off the pace. 
  

While the 18-year-old Feeney has enjoyed a recent stranglehold over the competition, it was Ojeda who dominated the first race of the weekend, jumping up from third to first by the first corner after a brilliant start.   

As Feeney tried to wrestle his way past Best for second place, Ojeda enjoyed a clean run and extended his lead to five seconds before a safety car period brought the field back together. 

Feeney managed to jump Ojeda soon after the restart but not long later, the race was red flagged and ultimately called off after a massive pileup – giving Feeney the win over Ojeda. 
  
It was far less dramatic in Sunday’s second race as Best picked up a maiden ARMOR All Pole Position, beating Feeney by just one hundredth of a second, before grabbing his first win of the season. 
  

It was a brilliant recovery drive from the Tickford Racing Team driver, who went from having his car essentially totalled less than 24-hours before to leading Feeney and Ojeda for every lap of the second race and taking out the win.   

"I put it on pole, which was awesome after coming so close the last couple races," Best said. 
  

“Got a good start, and had a really good battle with Broc and Jayden the first few corners, and Broc put the pressure on all race. 

"I just tried to keep it smooth and look after the tyres. 
  
"It’s a great reward for the team, the boys did a great job giving me a good car. 
  
“It’s always great to end the weekend with champagne.” 
  
Best’s win saw him leapfrog Ojeda on the standings with just seven points between the two, however Feeney’s two results saw him claim the round win and move to 51 points ahead of Best – making it a very profitable fortnight for the 18-year-old in Townsville. 
  
"It was another great weekend up here in Townsville,” Feeney added. 
  
"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.” 

In the Dunlop Super3 class, Nash Morris ended up taking out round honours after picking up a win and a second place, while the second placed Blake Fardell overcame a sluggish fourth place in race one to win the second race. 
  
Reef McCarthy rounded out the round’s podium after finishing third in both races. 
  
The next round of the combined series will be at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight on 11-12 September. 
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