VALO Adelaide 500 weekend summary: Wins for Walkinshaw Andretti United & a fitting farewell for Holden

Broc Feeney has scored his first Supercars race win after beating Chaz Mostert yesterday, after Chaz Mostert and Nick Percat secured a one-two finish for Walkinshaw Andretti United on Saturday.

Pictured: Broc Feeney. Photo credit: Daniel Kalisz.

Broc Feeney has scored his first Supercars race win and Holden’s last after beating Chaz Mostert to the chequered flag at the 2022 VALO Adelaide 500 on Sunday 4 December.

Feeney’s victory is Triple Eight’s 190th for Holden, and he becomes the 50th and final winner for the brand as they bow out of the Supercars Championship after more than six decades.

Perfect summer weather welcomed huge crowds to the track, with an estimated 258,200 people pouring through the gates across the four days of the event.

A drama-filled race entertained the fans with Saturday’s winner Chaz Mostert coming home in second place and pole sitter Anton De Pasquale rounding out the podium.

After a drive through penalty saw him finish seventh, Shane Van Gisbergen lit up the start/finish line with a victory dance to officially claim the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship.

Over in the Family Activation Zone, some of the best BMX athletes in the world put on another spectacular display in Sunday’s edition of Boost Mobile BMX invitational. Great Britain’s Kieran Reilly took out the competition, winning both Sunday invitationals.

Motorsport heavyweights were also trackside to witness the historic Supercars season finale, including five-time MotoGP Champion Mick Doohan watching on alongside son Jack Doohan – a rising star of the Formula 2 racing series in Europe.

Port Adelaide star Forward Charlie Dixon was also spotted at the Adelaide Parklands Street Circuit, waving the chequered flag to end the final Battery World Aussie Racing Car Super Series race earlier in the day.

American rock band The Killers headlined the after-race concert, supported by Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark, alternative rock band Something for Kate, Oscar The Wild and Bermuda Bay.

On Saturday 3 December, Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Chaz Mostert continued his form on the streets of Adelaide, taking out Race 33 of the Supercars Championship.

For the first time in the team’s history, Walkinshaw Andretti United secured a one-two finish in Adelaide, with hometown hero Nick Percat finishing second – a fitting farewell for Holden with both ZB Commodores running an early 1990s Holden Racing Team tribute livery.

Snowy River Caravans driver James Courtney rounded out the podium in what was a chaotic race filled with safety cars and crashes.

After clinching pole position in the Top 10 Shootout earlier in the day, Cam Waters had a disappointing day, receiving a drive-through penalty and finishing in 13th.

Champion-elect Shane van Gisbergen continued his weekend struggles, dropping to the back of the field after a run-in with Mostert before crashing on his own at Turn 11 and coming home in 20th place.

It was a mixed day for the locals with Toyota Forklifts Racing’s Scott Pye and Truck Assist Racing’s Todd Hazelwood crashing out of the race, while CoolDrive Auto Parts’ Tim Slade finished in fifth.

It was a particularly tough day for the fastest in Practice 1 Thomas Randle, with the rising star crashing in practice, failing to get his car ready for the Top 10 Shootout and finishing Race 33 in 15th.

In his penultimate Supercars race before retirement, Penrite Racing team driver and Supercars veteran Leigh Holdsworth finished in 10th.

Away from the track on Saturday, Australian actress Rachel Griffiths was trackside to enjoy the opening Supercars race of the VALO Adelaide 500 and award Saturday’s winner of the maii Little Le Mans Cup.

British Royals Zara and Mike Tindall watched the Top 10 Shootout from the garage of eventual winner Chaz Mostert before presenting the third-place trophy to James Courtney.

Earlier on Saturday, the VALO Adelaide 500 paid a special tribute to Holden with a cruise that saw more than 1000 cars travel from Elizabeth to the Adelaide Parklands Circuit, led by Supercars legend Craig Lowndes.

Over in the Family Activation Zone, some of the best BMX athletes put on a spectacular display in Saturday’s edition of the Boost Mobile BMX Invitational. Japan’s Rim Nakamura and Australia’s Josh Matthews winning Saturday’s two invitationals.

Australian rock royalty Jimmy Barnes and NOISEWORKS headlined the show, joined by New York’s DJ Total Eclipse and local South Australian emerging artists Workhorse and The Empty Threats.


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