Holden swansong ends in super style

Sunday 04 December, 2022
Photos: Edge Photographics
The Repco Supercars Championship has officially wrapped up for 2022 with Broc Feeney securing the first win of his career in Holden’s last ever Supercars race.
The bittersweet moment capped off Holden’s swansong in style as Feeney took out the victory ahead of yesterday’s winner in Chaz Mostert by less than a second – marking a double one-two finish for the 2022 VALO Adelaide 500.
Finishing third and almost nine seconds behind the two Holdens was polesitter Anton De Pasquale, while Cam Waters and Andre Heimgartner rounded out the top five a few seconds behind De Pasquale.

However, the day truly belonged to the 20-year-old in Feeney, who became the second youngest driver to win a Supercars race, behind only three-time champion Scott McLaughlin.
Having started the race from the second row, Feeney was immediately jumped by Triple Eight teammate and champion Shane van Gisbergen before working his way towards the lead.
The first driver to head to the pits on lap 11, it took Feeney just another 13 laps to eventually gain the lead, having capitalised on a mistake from then-leader Will Davison on turn nine of lap 14.

From that point on, Feeney led the field for all but one lap after his second pit stop, however he denied Mostert any opportunities of passing throughout the 78-lap race and multiple safety car periods.
Click here to view full results from Race 34.

With the race officially ending the Holden era in Supercars, Feeney was thrilled to have played his part in the Championship’s history.

"I can't believe it," Feeney said.
"It's been an awesome year, I felt like the win has always been close.
"To get it at the last race in front of all these fans for Holden, it means so much.
"To everyone who's supported me, it's been one hell of a ride.
"In that race, I was out to show next year I can hopefully be a contender."

As for the championship standings, the only major change within the top five after the final affair was podium-getter Anton De Pasquale moving ahead of Shell V Power Racing teammate Davison for fourth overall, with Waters holding onto second from of Mostert.   
Click here to view the final standings.

The grand return of the VALO Adelaide 500 saw a huge field of 258,000 people pack into the event over the course of the four days.
The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship season and the new Gen3 era will begin with the Thrifty Newcastle 500 on 10-12 March.

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