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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

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.


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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