Feeney hails Morris and Norwell as vital for career

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Broc Feeney (left) with Paul Morris (right) at Norwell Motorplex ahead of their title-winning Super3 Series campaign in 2019

Broc Feeney has hailed Paul Morris and Norwell Motorplex as vital in his career development after becoming the latest Repco Supercars Championship race winner.

The 20-year-old drove his Red Bull Ampol Racing entry to victory in the 34th and final race of his rookie season, at the Valo Adelaide 500.

It represents the next step in a rapid progression from contesting the Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series in 2018 to taking out the Super3 Series title in 2019, the Dunlop Super2 Series title in 2021, and now a race win, on merit, for the top team in the Supercars Championship.

Feeney’s most recent accomplishment came just hours after Triple Eight Race Engineering stablemate Declan Fraser clinched this year’s Super2 Series title at just his second attempt also.

However, the similarities do not end there, with both having been schooled by Morris, including at his Norwell facility.

“I certainly wouldn’t be here today without it,” said Feeney on Episode 7 of the KTM Summer Grill on Speedcafe.com.

“I spoke to [Morris] on the phone on Sunday night [of the race win] and he’s over the moon.

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Feeney celebrates his first Supercars Championship race win. Picture: Ross Gibb

“It was a big weekend for us; Declan winning the Super2 championship and we sort of came up through Norwell together, but I can’t thank those guys enough.

“Paul taught me how to drive… I never drove a manual before I went to Paul’s in 2018.

“I rocked up in January and he taught me how to drive a car for the first time. Yeah, four years later, here I am.”

The Queenslander noted also that it was through Norwell Motorplex that he met the man who hired him as Triple Eight’s Team Principal of the day, Roland Dane.

“It’s been awesome, and I’ve got so much experience out of there,” added Feeney.

“All of these opportunities opened up… I met Roland out there; we were going away Excel racing together and that’s where this whole relationship and this whole deal came together.

“So, there’s a lot more to it than just the driving, and at Norwell it’s just a big family with everyone.”

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