The NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint ended with a bang as Broc Feeney and Will Brown stole the show with impressive victories in the final races of the weekend.
Broc Feeney, the young driver from the Gold Coast, showcased his talent in Race 11 by taking home his third win of the season. What’s even more impressive is that all of Feeney’s Supercars wins have happened on Sundays, creating an incredible streak for the 20-year-old driver.
Feeney’s victory not only boosted his position in the drivers’ championship to fifth place but also gave Red Bull Ampol Racing a reason to celebrate after a few dramas for defending Champion Shane van Gisbergen.
However, the races weren’t without their share of heartbreak. Reigning champion Shane van Gisbergen faced an early setback in Race 11 after a collision with David Reynolds of Penrite Racing. Van Gisbergen’s impressive streak of 83 consecutive races without a Did Not Finish (DNF) came to an end as his car suffered a broken steering and crashed into the tire barrier.
The Coca-Cola Racing duo of Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown finished closely behind Feeney, securing their team’s leading position in the championship and claiming the top two spots in the drivers’ championship.
The action didn’t stop there. Race 12 witnessed Will Brown’s exceptional performance as he clinched his second consecutive win in style. The talented driver from Toowoomba outperformed his teammate Brodie Kostecki and maintained control throughout the race, finishing ahead of Red Bull’s Broc Feeney with a comfortable lead of 3.9 seconds.
Brown’s remarkable achievement solidified Erebus Motorsport’s impressive form in 2023. With five consecutive podium finishes, including three wins, Brown now sits in an impressive second place in the championship standings, showing that the young gun is a force to be reckoned with.
Despite his crash in Race 11, Triple Eight Racing had the #97 Camaro fully repaired and on the grid for the day’s second race, where Shane van Gisbergen displayed his skill and determination and ability to shake it off and progress from ninth on the grid to secure a commendable fourth-place finish in Race 12.
The Tasmania SuperSprint provided fans with thrilling moments and showcased the electrifying nature of Supercars racing. Feeney and Brown’s victories added excitement to the championship battle, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next round.