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.