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Fullwood wins In QLD, Extends Series Lead


Northern Territory's Bryce Fullwood has once again continued his winning form, taking out the round win at Queensland Raceway over the weekend.

The 21-year-old took his fourth podium for the season and now leads the series by an impressive 283 points.

Fullwood said that he feels 'fantastic after the weekend' and added that it wasn't an easy round victory.

"I had some luck on my side after Tom [Randle] had a small airbox fire, which let me through on him during the last race — but once I got into clean air we were able to drive away," Fullwood said.

"Racing is very up-and-down, so while we got lucky this time it may be us that's not so lucky next, so you have to take the easy ones while you can get them.

"We struggled with the car across the whole weekend and we had a balance and braking issue that we had to contend with. We were able to sort the braking out that ultimately saved our bacon ... the balance of the car improved as we kept working on it but we still didn't have a good car in the last race.

"I think our braking performance made up for our small issues."

Despite battling the car throughout the event, Fullwood managed to take second in Race 1 and first in Race 2 at Queensland Raceway as he now prepares for his next event at Bathurst.

Fullwood will serve double duties at Mt Panorama, racing in the Super2 Series and the Supercars Championship as a co-driver for Andre Heimgartner.

"Bathurst is going to be a very big event for me, it will be a pivotal race in my Super2 series with 300 points on the line for the one race — but it's also the start of the endurance racing season," Fullwood said.

"Unlike previous years, we've had Sandown to iron out any small issues, but this year we are going straight into the 'big race' so I'll be continuing to train hard on my fitness to help with my car performance and we will also have a test day with Kelly Racing in the lead up to the event.

"Then hopefully we will test in the Super2 car to get back in the seat after being out for such a long time."

The Matthew White Motorsport driver added that he'll continue to focus on running a consistent season and won't get too excited by the leaderboard.

"We have a big lead in the series but I'm not looking at numbers at all — I'm just trying to get race wins and finish the races so we keep accumulating points," Fullwood said.

"Bathurst could potentially undo all of the hard work we've done all year, so we really need to finish that race.

"Hopefully the series will look after itself while we are all still head down trying to get points and finish races."

The Middy's Electrical driver will head to the iconic Mt Panorama circuit at Bathurst for his next event, held on 10-13 October.