Rookie sensations: Supercars’ youngest-ever document holders
Teenager Broc Feeney has been thrown the keys to race-winning equipment by Triple Eight Race Engineering.
Present Super2 factors chief Feeney will probably be 19 years previous when he makes his full-time debut within the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship.
Youngsters on the grid are nothing new, however seldom do they hit the jackpot earlier than they end their teenage years.
Reaching the highest in his first marketing campaign as a full-time driver will probably be a troublesome ask, however armed with a confirmed package deal, Feeney may have an incredible likelihood regardless.
On the time of publication, Feeney was aged 18 years, 10 months and 15 days.
Supercars.com has listed a few of the ‘youngest-ever’ markers that will probably be in Feeney’s sights.
Youngest champion: 21 years, 11 months, 11 days
Lowndes additionally grew to become the youngest Bathurst winner in 1996 Pic: AN1 Photographs
An unheralded Craig Lowndes burst onto the scene on the 1994 Bathurst 1000, when he challenged veteran John Bowe for the win.
In 1996, Lowndes gained the drivers’ title at his first try, and set a document which stands to at the present time.
Lowndes was simply shy of his twenty second birthday when he clinched the primary of three championships.
Feeney will probably be 22 years previous earlier than the 2024 season is out, that means seasons 2022 and 2023 stay his solely possibilities to steal Lowndes’ document.
Youngest race winner: 19 years, 10 months, three days
Scott McLaughlin reset numerous ‘youngest-ever’ information in his time, and stays the youngest ever Super2 champion.
McLaughlin earned a full-time call-up to the primary sport by Garry Rogers in 2013, and gained on dwelling soil at Pukekohe.
With the win, McLaughlin took the document from Todd Kelly, who was 20 years, eight months and two days previous when he gained in Canberra in 2000.
Feeney might want to win a race earlier than August 21, 2022 to take the document from McLaughlin.
Youngest pole sitter: 20 years, 9 months, 27 days
McLaughlin additionally holds the youngest-ever pole-sitter document.
In his first season aboard a GRM Volvo, McLaughlin claimed his maiden ARMOR ALL Pole Place at Winton, his first of 10 poles in 2014.
McLaughlin grew to become the important thing one-lap man within the coming years, claiming a staggering 76 poles between 2014 and 2020.
Solely Whincup has extra poles, with Feeney’s predecessor clinching his ninetieth and 91st profession poles in Townsville in July.
Feeney has till August 14, 2023 to turn out to be the youngest-ever essential sport pole-sitter.
Youngest Bathurst winner: 20 years, eight months, 20 days
Pic: AN1 Photographs
A 12 months after Feeney was born, 2006 sequence champion Rick Kelly grew to become the youngest Bathurst 1000 winner.
Kelly’s first of two straight Bathurst wins with Greg Murphy got here when he was aged simply 20 years, eight months and 25 days.
Feeney will hit that age on July 7, 2023, that means the 2021 and 2022 Nice Races are his solely possibilities to undercut Kelly.
This 12 months’s Bathurst 1000 will probably be Feeney’s second Nice Race begin, with the teenager combining with Russell Ingall in a Supercheap Auto-backed Triple Eight wildcard.
He turned 18 on his Bathurst debut final 12 months, and completed tenth alongside James Courtney.
Youngest starter: 16 years, eight months, 17 days
The document that Feeney can’t break – and certain gained’t ever be damaged by one other driver in future – belongs to Alex Rullo.
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsports driver Rullo wasn’t even 17 years previous when he made his debut 4 years in the past.
Rullo was aged simply 16 years, eight months and 17 days when he began the Adelaide opener in 2017.
He reset the document held by Paul Dumbrell, who was 79 days older when he made his maiden begin in 1999.
Rullo is a famous ‘youngest-ever’ expertise; he was solely 14 years previous when he grew to become the youngest driver to win a CAMS Nationwide occasion, claiming spherical two of the 2015 V8 Touring Automotive Collection at Winton.