Brad Jones Racing (BJR) has announced this morning that Bryce Fullwood will be joining its Albury stable in 2022, confirming rumours that the 23-year-old’s time at Walkinshaw Andretti United (WAU) was up.
“Brad has always been a big supporter of mine right the way back to go kart days and I’m stoked to be able to race with Brad and the team at BJR,” said Fullwood.
“I love the way the team goes about their business; they’re all hardcore racing people with a hell of a lot of passion for what they do and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into it with them.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to a new chapter for me moving forwards. The future is looking exciting for the team and I’m super happy to be a part of it.”
The news is yet another piece of the puzzle in what’s turning out to be one of the most complex silly seasons in recent history.
Fullwood and Kiwi Andre Heimgartner are the only two formally confirmed drivers for BJR, although it’s expected that the team will re-sign Jack Smith. Macauley Jones’ position at the squad continues to be uncertain.
Todd Hazelwood was recently confirmed to be departing the team, taking up a slot at Matt Stone Racing. BJR’s current lead driver Nick Percat, meanwhile, signed a deal to stay on with the team only to announce months later that he too would be leaving.
Percat is now tipped to take over Fullwood’s seat at WAU alongside Chaz Mostert.
“It’s a very exciting time for the team with Bryce coming onboard,” added team owner Brad Jones. “He’s shown some strong potential and is still in his early days of his Supercar career, so I feel like with the right guidance he’ll be a strong podium contender in the future.
“Bryce is very personable, and I feel like he’ll fit in well with the team and our partners. We’ve got a few changes happening as we transition in 2022 and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.”