Plus Fitness Racing's own Aaren Russell Named in Nissan Enduro Squad

22 March 2018

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Plus Fitness V8 Supercar Driver Aaren Russell is back in the main game as Nissan Motorsport has today revealed its driver line-up for the 2018 PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

Nissan Motorsport and Plus Fitness are excited to announce that Aaren Russell has been named as a co-driver for the three-event Enduro Cup campaign.

Andre Heimgartner will be supported by Aaren Russell in the #7 Plus Fitness Racing Nissan for the Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600. Russell drove alongside Heimgartner in 2016 and is no stranger to the main game, having started the Bathurst 1000 on three previous occasions.

Heimgartner was arguably the star of last year’s enduros, after recording a podium finish at the Surfers Paradise event, so the team is very excited for the longer form races.

Aaren Russell has been backed by Plus Fitness since his early days in the second tier Dunlop Series where he achieved two podiums and numerous top 10 results before stepping up to the main game in 2015 alongside his brother Drew Russell and competed in the 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 as a wildcard entry. 


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Since then Aaren has represented Plus Fitness as a main game driver with some of the back runners in the Super Car Championship and now gets his chance to prove himself as a co driver with the very professional Factory Nissan Motorsport Team who are showing early pace after the season opener in Adelaide.     

The PIRTEK Enduro Cup begins at the Sandown 500, 14-16 September. 


Driver Quotes 

Andre Heimgartner – Driver #7 Plus Fitness Racing Nissan

“It’s great to work with Aaren again, as we both get along really well. Being new to the team, I’m still learning about the Altima every week. But I’m confident we’ll be able to help Aaren acclimatise to everything well before we get to Sandown.”

Aaren Russell – Co-Driver #7 Plus Fitness Nissan

“It’s a big step forward for Plus Fitness, Go Karts Go and myself to partner with a factory team. It’s something we’ve been striving towards for a long time. Having driven with Andre in 2016, the partnership is already there. His performance in Adelaide was pretty special and I’m excited to join him for the three biggest events of the year"


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