Broc Feeney says his 18th birthday will be unforgettable when he lines up on the grid to make his Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 debut.
With confirmation that this year’s Great Race has been pushed back a week to October 15-18, it means Feeney will celebrate his birthday on race day with a start in the endurance epic.
Last year’s Super3 Series title winner will be paired with James Courtney in the #44 Boost Mobile Racing Ford Mustang out of the Tickford Racing stable.
Feeney, who has a best finish of fourth in his debut Super2 Series season this year with Tickford Racing, said his Bathurst 1000 debut will be a dream come true.
“It’s a dream for me to be racing in the Bathurst 1000 and on my 18th birthday, it’s 100 percent something I’ll never forget for my whole life,” Feeney told Speedcafe.com.
“I’ve had some pretty cool birthday presents over the years, but racing at Bathurst in the main series, I don’t think I’ll ever get a better birthday present than that.
“I actually don’t mind that the date’s been changed a little bit. It’ll be a very cool present for me on that day.
“It’s probably going to be a once-in-a-lifetime thing. It’s a very cool opportunity and as I said it’s going to be a day I’m never going to forget for a couple of reasons. I’ll be lining up on the grid at the Bathurst 1000, so that’s my dream.
“Other people might have other dreams for their 18th birthday, but to be racing at one of the most iconic tracks in the world in one of the most iconic races in the world; it couldn’t get any better.”
In years past, Supercars co-drivers have had the luxury of an additional 500km hit out before the Bathurst 1000.