Fullwood 'proud' to mentor upcoming motorsport talent
Repco Supercars Championship
By Charlie Bullis
NAPA Auto Parts has today unveiled a new initiative for future racing stars and grassroots motorsport competitors.
The NAPA Know How Motorsport Academy is an online portal designed to offer tuition, tools, resources, and monthly prizes to any motorsport entrant that is striving to be the best they can be, on and off the track.
Led by Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercars driver Bryce Fullwood as the mentor for the program, the online academy is free to all racers aged 13 and up.
“The NAPA Know How Motorsport Academy is an awesome initiative and one that I’m really proud to be a mentor for,” said Fullwood.
“Motorsport can be a really tricky game to succeed in, and the aim of the academy is to help drivers and teams navigate their way through some of the hazards and get the most out of their careers.
“For those who gain access to the portal, they’ll find information from me about race day preparation, goal setting, and your support network.
There’s also plenty more about sponsorship, media, plus health and nutrition, which all play an important role in creating a strong, long-lasting career in the sport.
“It’s not just for young karters who are just starting out. The academy is open to all drivers and teams that have the mentality and drive to make the most of their time in the sport. It’s a great initiative and I feel anyone will be able to get something out of it.”
The initiative is open to all young aspiring motorsport hopefuls, whether it be to compete in Repco Supercars Championship, at national or state-based competitions, both as drivers or team owners.
The Academy will offer insights into the world of driving, race craft and analysis, plus detailed information on health and nutrition, commercial and sponsorship, and media.
A lucky selection of drivers across Australia and New Zealand will be hand-selected by the mentors who run the program and receive a $1000 kick start when they join the academy.
On top of this, one lucky academy member will win an all-expenses-paid trip to the season-ending Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, where they will be embedded into the WAU race team with exclusive access to team track walks, debriefs, and race day privileges.