14-year-old races V8 Supercar

14-year-old races V8 Supercar

Alex Rullo

They may be far too young to drive a car on the road, but Alex Rullo and Jake Kostecki lived out a teenage fantasy last weekend by racing a V8 Supercar.

Rullo, 14, and Kostecki, 15, raced in the opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown Park, part of the opening event of the Shannons Nationals series.

While the heroes of the V8 Supercars Championship tackle Symmons Plains in the newest and finest machinery, the Kumho Series is made up of cars that are part of the championship’s rich history but no longer eligible to race in either the main series or the second-tier Dunlop Series.

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The car Kostecki piloted is one of Craig Lowndes’s old Team Vodafone Falcons, while Rullo raced an ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon.

Although both are some years off being eligible for a road licence, they have done their time at the racetrack and satisfied all of the requirements to earn a racing licence.

Jake Kostecki.

Jake Kostecki

Kostecki had been set to make his debut in the series last year, but was unable to get his licence signed off in time.

Both Kostecki and Rullo have raced extensively in junior categories, the former in karts and production cars, while the latter has already raced a V8.

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Source: Fox Sports

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