Russell family unite for Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour
THE Russell family will join forces for a family affair at this year’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.
Wayne Russell will be joined by sons Drew and Aaren in a BMW M3 this year as they add to an already strong ‘outright’ class.
Wayne Russell was a Privateer in the 90’s, a Novocastrian and he was extremely proud to be labelled both.
Struggling to field a car regularly in the early days pre supercars he did however have a lot of fun along the way and something that he cherishes to this day.
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Russell Snr went on to have two sons. Aaren and older brother Drew. They both spent time in karts before eventually ending up in the Dunlop Super2 Series between 2007 and ’15.
Wayne said: “Both Drew and Aaren have done well in racing over the years. The proudest moment as a father was seeing them team up in 2015 together in a wild card for the Bathurst 1000. They finished on the lead lap and one spot ahead of Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell in 17th”.
Aaren’s last outing was when he joined forces with Andre Heimgartner in the Enduro Cup in 2018 finishing 16th.
The Russell’s watch last year’s race on the TV and thought that would be a great event for the family to do.
“When the opportunity to purchase the newly constructed BMW M3 from renowned car preparer Bruce Lynton Service arose I jumped at it. I saw how much fun the Ellery family had last year, and I thought I need a BMW and Beric and his team to run it for me” Russell Snr said.
“Don’t be fooled, we are going to the event to firstly have fun and get the enjoyment of sharing a great car with my two boys. If we get a result that will simply be a bonus. I’m not a fast as my kids but I’ve got a ton of race craft that I’ll use to my advantage” he also went on to say.
The car’s design and naming rights sponsors will be announced closer to the event.
The Russell’s will be running in Class X with the family number 58 on the doors of a BMW M3.
(Team Media Release)