Alex Rullo breaks the record for the youngest driver ever in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at 16 years of age, as he joins with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport this season.
Funnily enough, the record was previously held by Lucas’s brother Paul Dumbrell.
Rullo already smashed the numbers last year when signing up for the Supercars Dunlop Series full-time. He achieved a best finish of sixth at home track Barbagallo Raceway and Sandown Raceway in a field of up-and-comers. He ended 2016 17th overall.
The young gun is already an accomplished racer, having finished runner-up in the WA State Karting Championships in 2014 and winning the WA Hyundai Excel Championship that same year. In 2015, Rullo stepped up to the V8 Touring Car series.
That June, he stunned the motor racing industry when the then-14-year-old became the youngest ever to win a national CAMS circuit racing event at Winton Motor Raceway.
Another race win at Queensland Raceway saw Rullo take home second in the Championship and earn the Rookie of the Year award.
Catching the attention of Supercars team-owner Lucas Dumbrell, the Perth teen was quickly signed to Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, and competed in the 2016 Dunlop Series with the main game squad under the tutelage of lead LDM driver, 2011 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner Nick Percat.
Rullo has had the opportunity to steer a main game Supercar, stepping in at practice at Winton last year after the additional driver sessions.