Adelaide Supercars: Feeney wins, SVG penalised

There was formation flying from the DJR Fords early within the race with Anton De Pasquale main Will Davison by round a second throughout the primary stint.

Van Gisbergen, in the meantime, cleared Feeney initially and settled in behind the 2 Shell Mustangs.

At one level the Kiwi seemed like he could problem Davison for second, nonetheless he ended up holding station till Davison pitted on Lap 13.

Van Gisbergen then closed inside 1.5s of chief De Pasquale, just for a Jake Kostecki crash at Flip 8 to deliver the primary stint to an abrupt finish.

The following security automobile noticed everybody who hadn’t stopped hit the lane, De Pasquale getting out forward of van Gisbergen and even managing to squeeze an early-stopping David Reynolds between them.

Davison and Feeney, in the meantime, did not have to cease and ended up first and second on the highway.

When the race went inexperienced on Lap 22 Feeney the Pink Bulls seemed to cost, with Feeney doing his finest to get previous Davison.

Van Gisbergen, in the meantime, tried to get round Reynolds in Flip 5 however was run vast and dropped all the way in which again to ninth earlier than recovering again to seventh.

Feeney’s stress paid off two laps later when Davison out-braked himself into Flip 9 and handed the lead over to the #88 entry.

On Lap 30 van Gisbergen started his march in the direction of the entrance, clearing Chaz Mostert on the straight between Turns 7 and eight for sixth place earlier than diving down the within of Cam Waters at Flip 9 a lap later.

He then obtained by Reynolds at Flip 9 on Lap 33, which left him fourth, 5 seconds behind chief Feeney.

The job for Triple Eight obtained simpler on Lap 40 when Davison made a second mistake, this time going off the highway on the way in which into Flip 11.

He obtained going once more and instantly pitted, whereas van Gisbergen took over third place behind De Pasquale.

Two laps later it was De Pasquale’s flip to make a mistake, the #11 entry locking up on the way in which into the final nook.

That allow van Gisbergen by way of to make it a T8 one-two.

A lap later the complexion of the race modified once more when Bryce Fullwood smacked the wall at Flip 8 to set off a second security automobile.

Once more nearly all of the sphere pitted, van Gisbergen pressured to stack behind Feeney, who wanted a number of gas resulting from a brief first cease.

Whereas Feeney obtained again out within the lead forward of Mostert and De Pasquale, the delay dropped van Gisbergen again to twelfth within the order.

When the race went inexperienced once more on Lap 49 Mostert did his finest to get into the lead, Feeney holding his nerve till he might re-establish a small lead.

Van Gisbergen, in the meantime, discovered himself shortly into seventh after avoiding a melee at Flip 9 on the second inexperienced lap.

That was instigated by Davison who clattered into the again of Reynolds, the following pile-up additionally together with the likes of James Courtney and Brodie Kostecki.

Van Gisbergen then labored his method by way of Will Brown and Andre Heimgartner earlier than a Waters mistake at Flip 5 gifted the sequence champion fourth place.

He then set after De Pasquale, shadowing the Shell Mustang for a number of laps earlier than diving beneath him at Flip 9 to seize third.

That was so far as his thrilling cost went, although, van Gisbergen hit with a drive-through penalty for getting alongside Holdsworth earlier than the apex of the final nook on the earlier restart.

That dropped him again to twelfth and left Feeney and Mostert because the outright contenders for the ultimate win of the Gen2 period.

The 2 drivers, representing the 2 former manufacturing unit Holden groups, then staged a tense battle to the end.

However whereas Mostert threw each he had at Feeney the rookie was as much as the problem, holding on to attain a maiden Supercars race win in what was Holden’s last look within the sequence.

The victory was harking back to the primary race win for Jamie Whincup within the #88 entry in Adelaide method again in 2006.

“I am unable to imagine it,” mentioned Feeney. “It has been an superior yr. I felt just like the win was so shut, so to get it on the final race, with all these followers for Holden, it means a lot.

“It has been one hell of a trip. In that race I used to be out to indicate that hopefully subsequent yr I generally is a contender.”

Mostert and De Pasquale rounded out the rostrum forward of Waters, Heimgartner and Brown.

Van Gisbergen recovered to seventh earlier than celebrating his third Supercars title with wild burnouts on the entrance straight.

Lee Holdsworth, in what was his last begin as a Supercars full-timer, capped off his profession with a High 10 end, the Grove Racing driver coming dwelling ninth.

That was regardless of a last-lap off that price him two spots. 

The 2023 Supercars season, and the Gen3 period, kicks off in Newcastle subsequent March.

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