Broc Feeney is taking to Sandown International Raceway this weekend looking for more success in the Toyota 86 Racing Series after winning the most recent race three weekends ago at The Bend Motorsport Park.
Gold Coaster Feeney’s debut season in circuit racing has seen him improve significantly with each outing and is now knocking on the top five of the Championship overall at the halfway point.
It won’t be his first visit to the circuit that is steeped in Australian motorsport history, having completed an open test there earlier this year in the Firestar Developments, Marriott Vacation Club-backed Toyota 86.
“I felt really comfortable at Sandown on the day we were there and since then I’ve done a few more race events, so have much more experience under my belt,” said Feeney.
“After taking the victory at The Bend – I’m feeling far more confident – we made some huge strides at The Bend in what we learned about the car and how I was able to improve my driving – which hopefully we can apply this weekend and continue that forward progression.
“We’re expecting plenty of slipstreaming battles so getting onto the big long Sandown straights is going to be vitally important – The Bend was pretty valuable in getting more experience in that area.
“To win is a great feeling and one that I want again.”
Feeney’s busy schedule has included securing second in his first Australian Senior Kart Championship two weekends ago in Melbourne, then last week he was invited to test a Paul Morris Motorsport-prepared Supercar at Queensland Raceway.
“To drive in Paul’s Supercar at QR was an amazing opportunity – especially with The Dude on the radio guiding me through,” Feeney added.
“The Toyota 86 Series provides such tight competition that every lap I can get regardless of the racecar, I am using the opportunity so we’re in the fight come Newcastle at the end of the year.
“The Supercar experience with Paul has also been helpful heading towards the next round of Aussie Driver Search which is not too far away – the first time I drove a Supercar was at Morgan Park in the first round of the Search and it was an awesome experience.
“We aren’t getting too carried away with that at the moment, our focus is on the Toyota 86 Racing Series and getting ourselves towards the top of the Series and in with a chance come the end of the year.”
The bumper Toyota 86 Racing Series field will take to the track for Practice and Qualifying on Friday with Saturday seeing two races and the final race on Sunday morning.
Broc Feeney Motorsport is backed by Firestar Developments, Marriott Vacation Club, Paul Feeney Group, Penrite Oils, the Norwell Motorplex, Labrys and with support from TAFE Queensland – where Broc takes part in Vocational Studies additional to his daily schooling.
Follow Broc Feeney throughout the weekend:
TV coverage live (except Practice 1) on Fox Sports 506 throughout the weekend. Coverage on Channel 10 throughout the weekend also.
Toyota 86 Racing Series RABBLE.club Sandown 500 schedule:
Friday, September 14:
8:15am-8:35am – Practice 1
12:00pm-12:20pm – Practice 2
2:35pm-2:50pm – Qualifying
Saturday, September 15:
10:35am-10:55am – Race 1 – 11 Laps
2:35pm-3:00pm – Race 2 – 13 Laps
Sunday, September 16:
10:45am-11:05am – Race 3 – 11 Laps