Remember face of young ace

Alex Rullo will be the youngest V8 Supercar racer at Sunday’s event.
Alex Rullo will be the youngest V8 Supercar racer at Sunday’s event.

The Jane Brook resident, who took up go-kart racing at 10 years old, will be a starter at the Wanneroo 300 endurance race at Barbagallo Raceway, making him the youngest V8 Supercar racer.

Alex had to upgrade his Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) licence and drive a variety of cars to be confirmed a competent and safe driver to compete in the race.

The final signature of approval from officials was secured on October 26, when he competed in the Historic Round at Barbagallo Raceway.

Alex drove his first open-wheeled Formula Vee and finished fourth in the finals.

‘The experience of upgrading my CAMS licence was great,’ Alex said.

‘I learnt more about driving and car set-up from every meeting.’

Alex also earned signatures by competing in the WA Excels Championship and the Suzuki Swift Series in Queensland.

On Wanneroo 300 race day, Alex will share the driving duties in his five-litre Performance Falcon with Erebus Academy driver Jack Le Brocq (28) from Melbourne.

The teenager will go up against his dad Peter in the event.

‘It’s been a long journey for Alex to get to this point,’ Peter Rullo said.

‘He has the skill and the passion to be an absolute superstar.’

The event starts at 2.05pm on Sunday, November 16 at Barbagallo Raceway, Neerabup.