Super2 owner proud to be victim of team’s own success

MW Motorsport won the Super2 Series again in 2019; Matthew White is pictured to Bryce Fullwood’s left

MW Motorsport owner Matthew White, who won this year’s Super2 Series with Bryce Fullwood, is proud of his team continually being a victim of its own success.

MWM will likely start 2020 with two new drivers in its Super2 ranks having taken an all-changed line-up into the season which has now just passed.

Fullwood won the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series with a round to spare and is expected to land at Walkinshaw Andretti United alongside Chaz Mostert.

Zane Goddard, also tipped to be on the move, finished the season fourth while rookie Tyler Everingham took his first race win in the second tier in another MWM Altima.

The latter won the Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series last year with MWM, which also took Super2 crowns in 2009 with Jonathon Webb and 2013 with Dale Wood.

They used the titles as a springboard to the top tier, while Jack Le Brocq and Garry Jacobson, the latter of whom won the 2016 Super2 Series with Tickford, each went directly from MWM to rookie Championship seasons in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

“It is nice to look back and see that because at the end of the day, that’s our business model,” White told of the drivers that have been through his team.

“I’ve said that you become a victim of your own success because the better you do, the more drivers you’ve got to replace, and every year now we’ve had to say goodbye to race-winning drivers.

“But that’s what we do; we’re here to try and train young guys up and get them to that level, so you’ve got to take the good with the bad.

“When you sit back and see how many that are in the main series now, it’s pretty rewarding.”

Mostert is another former MWM driver, winning the only round he contested with the team in 2013 before having to be replaced when he was loaned by Tickford Racing to Dick Johnson Racing.

MWM had significant turnover at the end of that season, and again in the last off-season when Alex Rullo and Dean Fiore, who had both become first-time Super2 race winners in 2018, departed.

Perhaps fittingly, Fullwood arrived for his first stint at the team a round early in a shake-up necessitated when Chris Pither was called up to Super Black Racing for the final Championship event of 2015.

Everingham is not yet locked in but is likely to be MWM’s only carryover into Super2 in 2020 given Goddard, who was a rookie with Brad Jones Racing in 2018, is believed to be on his way to a shared Matt Stone Racing entry in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

“I believe Zane’s heading to potentially greener pastures, and certainly the same is my understanding with Bryce,” said White.

“Zane’s took us a little bit by surprise; Bryce, we’re obviously actively hoping and encouraging him to find a seat because he deserves one.

“The sport’s broken if someone can do what he’s done and not be able to make the transition to main series, so we’re really excited by that but at the same time it does create more work because we’ve got to try and replace him.”

Goddard missed out on a race win but got his first two Super2 pole positions at MWM with Everingham, who rose to sixth in the standings by season’s end, claiming another honour of his own in the form of the Mike Kable Young Gun award.

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