Breakout year positive for Fullwood despite tough Adelaide

06 Dec
Bryce Fullwood held a top 10 championship position heading to the season finale
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Career-best season "really positive" for Bryce Fullwood

  • Fullwood was ninth heading to Adelaide, but ended up 11th

  • BJR driver scored 11 top 10s and improved six spots on 2022 position

A career-best season proved “really positive” for Bryce Fullwood despite missing out on a top 10 championship position.

The second-year Brad Jones Racing driver impressed throughout the year, and was ninth in the points heading to the VAILO Adelaide 500.

However, the #14 Middy’s Electrical Camaro struggled for pace all weekend, and results of 19th and 18th dropped Fullwood out of the 10.

Regardless, Fullwood and Andre Heimgartner’s efforts helped BJR secure third in the teams’ standings, a result the team last achieved in 2013.

The 2019 Super2 champion’s year featured 11 top 10 finishes with a high of fifth in Darwin and Sydney, and seventh at the Repco Bathurst 1000.

While proud to help BJR to third, Fullwood admitted the Adelaide struggles were a “tough pill to swallow”.

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“It was awesome to consolidate third in the teams’ championship and 11th in the drivers' so it's still been a really positive season,” Fullwood said.

"It's just a little bit tough a pill to swallow this weekend… we know we have potential in these cars and as a team.


"I think if we felt like we weren't a lot better we'd probably be a lot more content with the weekend.

“It was awesome to see Andre get a bit of something happening and finish off really strong. He certainly carried us this weekend.”

While Fullwood did struggle, he managed to score enough points to see BJR home in third by just 41 points over a resurgent Tickford Racing.

"We just really haven't been able to catch a trick this weekend… I feel like we've thrown everything and more at the car,” he said of Adelaide.

“Just feel like we had a very different car this weekend that sort of didn't respond to anything. 

"I think that's something we're gonna have to look through when we get back to the workshop.”

Fullwood will join his teammates for pre-season testing at Winton Motor Raceway on February 7 next year.

There will be at least one change for the Albury team, with Jack Smith confirming his full-time exit.

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