Incredible moment V8 Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen gets out of his car as it burns out again as he celebrates his third title
V8 Supercars Championship winner Shane van Gisbergen made the final year of the iconic Ford v Holden rivalry one to remember with burnout to wrap up the final race of the 2022 season at the Adelaide 500.
But it wasn’t just any exhaustion – the Kiwi champion whipped his Holden ZB Commodore around the trophy which was on display on the track.
Then, to the delight of the crowd, the three-time champion took off his racing boot and used it to hold the accelerator down as he exited the vehicle and climbed onto the roof in celebration.
“It wasn’t overly planned – I like to drive,” van Gisbergen said during the incredible display.
“We talked about what I was allowed to do and they told me to do it somewhere around the trophy.
‘I was scared to hit the thing, I left a lot of room.
“I went out and it was still smoking – it was great.”
As van Gisbergen clinched the championship, rising star Broc Feeney took a memorable first Supercars victory to give Holden fans a happy red lion farewell to the Adelaide 500.
Drivers’ champion van Gisbergen stands above his Commodore in celebration after burning out around the V8 Supercars trophy
Feeney, who entered the Red Bull Ampol seat of Jamie Whincup this season after the immortal Supercars retired, saved his best record of the year for last.
“I can’t believe it,” an emotional Feeney said.
“I felt like victory was always so close and to get it in the last race, in front of all those Holden fans, it means so much.
“In this race, I was there to show that I hope I can be a competitor next year.
“I had a bad car…it’s probably the best time of my life.”
Chaz Mostert finished second to complete Holden’s podium for the final time, with van Gisbergen delighted to have been able to claim third place despite a pit lane penalty following an incident after the car restarted from security.
“Don’t die wondering – I wanted to make it a one-two-three Holden,” van Gisbergen said.
“When I came third, I was pumped.
Red Bull Ampol Racing’s Shane van Gisbergen celebrates the Drivers’ Championship with Holden’s teammates Chaz Mostert and Broc Feeney
“I’m quite disgusted and bewildered that they gave us a penalty so much later.
“I’m so glad a Holden won too, and Broc got his first win and the team came out on top… ripping.
“I’m so glad to be back here in Adelaide and to see the stands full.”
Highlights for van Gisbergen in 2022 include his Bathurst win and Pukekohe dispatch win. With 21 wins from 34 races, van Gisbergen admitted his dominance gave him pause.
“It’s amazing… I kind of let it go after Gold Coast,” he said.
“I wanted to come here and play, but it didn’t work out.
‘What an amazing year we’ve had…I’ve tried to cherish some moments this year.
Shane van Gisbergen driver of the #97 Red Bull Ampol Holden Commodore ZB and Broc Feeney driver of the #88 Red Bull Ampol Racing Holden Commodore ZB celebrate
“You realize along the way that it’s not going to be like this all the time.
‘[Pukekohe] It was the best weekend I’ve had in racing… amazing how well everything went.
‘Pukekohe was where I fell in love with Supercars and wanted to be a Supercar driver.
“Sending it like that was epic.”