"Mr. Sunday" Feeney claims Race 11 win as van Gisbergen crashes out

2023-05-21 14:41:00

"Mr. Sunday" Feeney claims Race 11 win as van Gisbergen crashes out
Broc Feeney has taken out the first Supercars race of the day at the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint, while reigning Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen crashed out in a Lap 1 tangle.

It is Feeney's third win of 2023 and places the Gold Coast-born 20-year old fifth in the drivers' championship. All four of his Supercars wins date have come on Sunday.

Coca-Cola Racing drivers Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown followed Feeney home to fill out the remainder of the podium. Along with leading the teams' championship the duo now also hold first and second in the drivers' championship.

Red Bull Ampol Racing's van Gisbergen's race came undone at the end of Lap 1 when he and Penrite Racing's David Reynolds made contact at the exit of Turn 6, breaking the Kiwi's steering and sending him careening into the tyre barrier.

Reynolds pitted a lap later with a damaged wheel, but returned to the action and finished a lap down in 23rd.

The DNF for van Gisbergen ends an 83-race streak dating back to Townsville in 2020. It comes less than 24 hours after his championship rivals Kostecki and Chaz Mostert were involved in a Lap 2 incident yesterday in Race 10.

Monster Energy Racing's Cam Waters passed six cars to finish fourth for the second consecutive race, while fellow Ford man Mostert picked up seven spots to finish sixth, just behind Shell V-Power's Will Davison in fifth.

While one half of Red Bull Ampol Racing celebrates Feeney's victory, the other will frantically work to repair van Gisbergen's Camaro in time for Race 12, which begins at 1:05 p.m. AEST, followed by Race 12 at 3:50 p.m.

It's an all-Coca-Cola Racing front row for Race 12, with championship leader Kostecki starting on pole with Toowoomba's Brown starting second.

Live coverage of the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint can be found on Fox Sports and Kayo.

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