Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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In the space of just over a month, Millgrove-based Paull brothers, Jamie and Justin, have achieved an historic and impressive feat, both being crowned 2016-17 season Victorian Champions in their respective classes.

Representing the open wheel class, Justin claimed a hard-fought win in the Victorian Compact Speedcar Title at Rushworth Speedway in December, while Jamie, not to be outdone, recently sped to a popular victory in the Victorian Sports Sedan Title at Rosedale Speedway, after a challenging five years in the class.

After a difficult run in qualifying due to not yet nailing the correct setup, which saw him line up ninth for the feature race, Jamie, who won the 2008 Victorian Marsh Modifieds Title at Rushworth Speedway, managed to work his way through the quality field in the 35-lap feature race, making his way up to second place with 10 laps remaining. Bridging the gap between himself and race leader Andrew Jordan, Paull gave it everything he had in his VZ Holden Commodore, making a low dive on Jordan on the final turn of the last lap to take the lead and seize the Victorian Title crown.

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“It’s such a great feeling to win another Victorian Title, particularly with Justin having also won one recently,” expressed Jamie, who was also awarded the Best Presented Car award at the Victorian Title event, having completed Ripper Sticker kits for both his and Justin’s cars.

“It’s great for our team to know that we can both be competitive while running different classes and it just goes to show how much the hard work our team continuously puts in has paid off.”

Off the back of his convincing Victorian Title win, after two disappointing DNFs in previous Victorian Titles, Justin’s strong form continued recently when he took to the track at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland for the Australian Compact Speedcar Title. Starting out of position six for the 30-lap feature race, Justin gave an impressive performance to move into podium contention, where he became involved in a tough battle with Nathan Mathers for the final podium place. Unable to hold off Mathers’ advances, Paull relinquished third place and went on to finish a gallant fourth.

“To come away with a fourth-place finish in the Australian Title against the best drivers in the country, as well as the Victorian Title, is an amazing feeling,” commented Justin.

“Jamie and I come from a family of racers, so to both come away with Victorian Titles in one season is extremely exciting for us all and it’s no doubt in part due to the amazing support we receive from our family and our sponsors.”

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With their dad, Phil, previously racing Super Sedans, their mum, Debra, previously racing One Litre Sedans and their sister, Tania, currently racing Compact Speedcars, both Jamie and Justin have a rich racing pedigree and largely credit their supportive families for their recent success. While Justin can’t thank his girlfriend Amy and daughter Kaleysha enough for always being by his side, Jamie also especially thanks his wife Fahy, who has been there every step of the way through all of the highs and lows, as well as his son Clay, who loves to help work on the race car and watch his dad race.

Jamie and Justin would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support throughout the 2016-17 season: Ringwood Mazda, Wynn’s, Ripper Sticker, Simmo’s Fibreglass, Flash Heating and Cooling, and Ripper Plastering. They would like to give special thanks to their dad Phil and mum Debra, their sister Tania, brother-in-law Dale Hallett and nephew Jai, Justin’s girlfriend Amy and daughter Kaleysha, and Jamie’s wife Fahy and son Clay.

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