V8SDS: Drew Russell returns to the series in 2008

Talented young driver, Drew Russell will return to the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series this weekend at the popular Clipsal 500 race meeting. The race weekend will be held around the challenging Adelaide street circuit, promising to provide exciting...

Talented young driver, Drew Russell will return to the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series this weekend at the popular Clipsal 500 race meeting.

The race weekend will be held around the challenging Adelaide street circuit, promising to provide exciting racing.

Last year was Drew's rookie season in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. Regularly finishing in the top fifteen, his results were impressive given the small budget the team was operating with. Drew's results were enough to impress main game runners, Team Dynamic who ran the Autobarn entry level one last year and they have since taken Drew and his team under their wing.

Russell is already a seasoned competitor around the Adelaide street circuit having made his debut in 2004 at just 15 years of age, making him the youngest ever competitor to race on the circuit. At that time, Drew was racing a Honda S2000 in the Australian Production Car Championship, a Championship he won the following year.

Drew Russell said;

"I am really excited about this season and am looking forward to building on my experience and results from last year. Starting the season with the Clipsal 500 is an amazing way to start this year; it is a challenging circuit and will provide one of the biggest crowds we will see all season."

Tony Rizzo, chief mechanic said;

"Being a small team with an even smaller budget receiving support from Team Dynamic has been a real boost. We have been able to tap into their wealth of knowledge and experience which is very important given the limited testing we run. Drew has proven he has what it takes to run with the big teams and we are confident we can give him the car he needs to get the job done."

The first practice session for the 2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series is at 0945 on Thursday, with their first race being run on Friday evening at 1820.

-credit: dr

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