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Fullwood Claims Super2 Title One Round Early At Sandown

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Northern Territory’s Bryce Fullwood has won the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series a round clear, after a consistent weekend at Sandown.

While performing double duties as Andre Heimgartner’s co-driver in the Supercars Championship, the 21-year-old finished the penultimate Super2 round 356-points clear of second place.

The win is the first national series victory for Fullwood in circuit racing.

“It’s certainly a lot to sink in! It’s been a fantastic year for MW Motorsport and myself,” Fullwood said.

“The Middy’s Altima has been so consistent and good to work with this year, to only have three race finishes out of either first or second place is a massive achievement also.”

In what has been a flawless Super2 campaign, Fullwood’s Enduro campaign in the Supercars Championship has faced a lot of bad luck, but has showed promising car pace.

Heimgartner and Fullwood finished second in the ‘Race to the Grid’ on Saturday, before finishing 8th in the Sandown 500.

“After a really dismal Enduro campaign, we had a pretty fast car to start off second for the big race … a few things didn’t go our way and we came away eighth,” Fullwood said.

“It’s unfortunate because I felt like we had a lot more to show for than eighth, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

“I’ve enjoyed working with Andre and the people at Kelly Racing and have learnt heaps along the way.”

After taking away the series at Sandown, Fullwood's next event at Newcastle will still see him prepared and focused on adding more race wins to his 2019 record.

“Going into Newcastle our mindset won’t be changing — luckily we don’t have the pressure on our shoulders but we will still go into Newcastle fighting like it’s still on for the series win,” Fullwood added.

“We are still hungry for race wins that’s for sure.”

Fullwood also thanked those who have impacted his career to date.

“I’m extremely fortunate for all the support from everyone involved in my career to-date. Middy’s have backed me right from the start and I cannot thank them enough for their loyalty and resilience,” Fullwood said.

“My family who have supported me in any way shape or form that they can and all of my other sponsors — past and current — for their part in this.

“It’s a huge achievement for me and I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity to show what I’m made of. Thanks a lot to my supporters too, roll on Newcastle!”

Fullwood will now prepare for the final round of the Dunlop Super2 Series at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 on 22-24 November.