Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
28
Points
627
Penalty 25
Average Qualifying Position 24.5
Average finishing Position 22.1

biography

Engineer
Mathew Nilsson
Origins
Campbelltown, NSW
Resides
Newcastle, NSW
Status
Single
Outside of Racing
Motorsports, Go Karting
Personal Vehicle
Ford Ute
Follow Aaren Russell

After a taste of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 as a wild card in 2015, Aaren Russell steps up to contest the V8 Supercars championship as a full-timer this season. 

Steering an Erebus Commodore alongside seasoned competitor David Reynolds, Russell debuts in the main game after six seasons in the Dunlop Series. 

The younger brother of V8 Supercars regular Drew Russell, a teenaged Aaren Russell started racing in the Dunlop Series in 2010.

Having impressed as a teenager in Formula Vee racing in New South Wales – taking home second in the Championship in 2009 – he helped expand Novocastrian Motorsport to a two-car Dunlop Series operation in 2010. He impressed on debut, finishing his first series campaign in a V8 Supercar inside the top 10.

2011 saw Russell make some ground in the series, becoming a regular runner in the midpart of the field despite running equipment much older than many of his rivals.

In 2014 he recorded two round podiums at Queensland Raceway and Sydney Olympic Park and last year took on a new car, having steered the Dick Johnson Racing/Triple Eight Race Engineering FG Falcon driven by Steven Johnson in 2012.

latest News

Russell returns for enduros

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport confirms final co-driver seat and welcomes Aaren Russell back to Supercars
09/09/2016

Aaren Russell vows to return

Rookie racer looks to 2017 after shock split with Erebus
20/07/2016

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 26 25 25
Race 2 › 26 22 22
Race 3 › 24 25 26
2016 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 4 › 25 23 26
Race 5 › 26 17 25
2016 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 6 › 26 25 25
Race 7 › 26 22 25
2016 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 8 › 22 25 26
Race 9 › 26 24 26
2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 25 24 26
Race 11 › 26 24 26
2016 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 12 › 26 22 26
Race 13 › 26 19 26
2016 Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 ›
Race 14 › 25 22 26
Race 15 › 25 21 26
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 20 › 16 19 26
2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 21 › 25 24 26
2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 22 › 24 13 26
Race 23 › 21 24 26

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE: KRE developed 5.0 Litre V8, Holden 308 cast iron block, CNC machined aluminium heads, control V8 supercar cam shaft, aluminium dry sump
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport

Former racer Lucas Dumbrell remains the youngest team owner in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship as he enters his seventh year at the helm of Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.

Next Event
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
In Progress
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Practice 1
Format
SuperStreet
Mixed Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
3.220km
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