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2015-06-14 16:18

V8 RECORD FOR TEEN V8 DRIVER: Alex Rullo is still at high school - he's only 14 - but has just won a real V8 Supercar race in Australia.Go,boy!Image: Facebook

JUSTIN LINDEN

MELBOURNE, Australia - Fourteen-year-old Alex Rullo is still way too young to get a learner driver's licence yet has become the youngest Australian to win a V8 Supercar race.

The boy won a round of the Australian V8 Touring Car Series on Sunday, the day before his 15th birthday.

Among those who finished behind him was his father Peter.

'AWESOME FEELING'

The series is a third-tier championship in Australian V8 racing but the teenager became the youngest winner of any category.

Although he has a permit to race, he cannot legally drive a car on public roads because the minimum age for a learner's licence is 16.

"It's an awesome feeling, we had good pace all weekend," the schoolboy said. "It's a good way to end my last day of being 14, that's for sure.

"Having the extra support of dad here this weekend competing in the same event was great, too."

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