REPCO SUPERCARS Championship rookie star Broc Feeney hopes some early laps behind the wheel of a Radical Cup Australia entry will give him an early advantage on his Wanneroo Raceway debut this weekend.
The Red Bull Ampol Racing driver jumped aboard an Arise Racing-prepared Radical SR3 on Monday in a bid to learn the 2.42km Wanneroo circuit on his first visit to the West, ahead of the Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight event this weekend.
The condensed race meeting format employed by Supercars means little time for new drivers to learn the circuit, meaning any bonus laps will be an advantage heading into the weekend.
Based at the circuit, Arise Racing run a fleet of race-prepared Radical SR3 models making them the perfect go-to location for the 19-year-old to get his first taste of the undulating circuit in a car that laps at close to, if not at, Supercar pace.
The WA-based Arise Racing team will field 12 entries among the broader grid this weekend in Round 2 of the Radical Cup Australia Series, which is one of the major support categories on the program for Supercars first trip West since 2019.
The Radical Cup Australia field will tackle a pair of 45-minute endurance races, each with a compulsory pit stop, this weekend.
Sydneysider Chris Perini leads the championship following a strong performance in the opening round at Phillip Island last month, Peter Paddon second and Jordan Oon third.
Every session on Saturday and Sunday will be shown live, ad-break free and in HD on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo Sports.
The full entry list for Round 2 of the series will be released on Wednesday.
QUOTES: Broc Feeney
“It was pretty cool... I had a great time and was smiling a lot!,” Feeney said.
“I was using it to learn the track but had a blast while doing it which made it even more fun.
“People refer to a lot of racing cars as being ‘like a go kart’ but that’s the closest thing I’ve ever felt to being in a kart.
“They move around quite a lot. They’ve got a lot of downforce, but you can slide them a bit. They’ve got quick steering and you’re hanging on to the thing the whole time. It was great to learn the track in and was just a cool thing to drive, but a challenge as well.
“The track is pretty cool. I knew from the first time I drove it on the sim that I had to get over here and have a go, it’s quite different.
“This was a perfect opportunity for me to get some laps and get my eye in – it’s a cool track and the undulation is crazy. There’s always talk about TV not doing it justice but until you get here and see the circuit you realise how crazy the undulation is.
“It’s a short weekend for us so getting an early advantage is key. When the opportunity came up to come over and do some laps it worked out perfectly.
“Now I can be on it from lap one of practice one this weekend.”