Young guns Jordan Boys and Broc Feeney will drive Penrite Racing’s Holden Commodores in the additional drivers practice at Winton this Saturday.
Boys, who is currently driving under the Erebus Academy with Terry Wyhoon in the Super2 Series, will steer David Reynolds’ #9 entry in the 30-minutes.
“I’ve been lucky enough to drive the car before but to do it at a Supercars event will be another tick in a box; I’m really grateful for the opportunity,” he said.
It will be Boys’ second hit-out in the Holden, having undertaken an evaluation day with the team in February.
“Working with the team so far has been great, we are learning heaps and I think the familiar environment will make the session much easier for me and I’ll be able to really focus on doing a good job with the laps I get,” he said.
“I’ve been working hard to learn the technique to drive an Erebus car fast, and this is a great opportunity to accelerate that process.”
Feeney, currently the youngest driver in the Super3 Series, also spent some time with the team at Winton last Wednesday.
He will drive the #99 entry of Anton De Pasquale.
“I had a great day working with the team and to get a few laps in the car was great,” Feeney said.
“It’s an unbelievable opportunity; at 16 I never could’ve dreamed of driving a main game Supercar and I am so excited to learn from this experience and carry all that I learn into my racing in the future.
“My main goal is to learn as much as I can and develop my skills in and out of the car; and to get a deeper understanding of how the team works.”
Similar to De Pasquale, Feeney is under the tutelage of Paul Morris, and has already impressed with a stunning debut and race win at Phillip Island last month.
CEO Barry Ryan said it was a great opportunity for the young stars and is all part of the Erebus Academy’s vision.
“It’s a unique opportunity for Jordan and Broc to work with us and they’ve been picked due to their commitment to the sport and their potential,” he said.
“We already have a relationship with Jordan through Image Racing, whilst Paul Morris recommended Broc, the same as he did with Anton almost two years ago.”
Ryan says co-drivers Luke Youlden and Will Brown still have another three days of running before the Enduro Cup kicks off in October.
“We already have 100% faith that both co-drivers are ready to start the enduro’s tomorrow, and there are plenty more opportunities for laps other than a 30-minute session at a track they know back to front,” he said.
“Our practice plan doesn’t change this weekend and it’s always good to have someone new driving the car to give feedback and opinion.”
Additional driver practice at Winton Motor Raceway is scheduled to begin at 9:30am AEST.