Aaron Seton joins Kumho V8 grid at Winton

Tom Howard

Thursday 11th May, 2017 - 6:26pm

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Aaron Seton

Aaron Seton will make his Supercar racing debut when lines up in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series at Winton next weekend.

The son of two-time Australian Touring Car champion Glenn Seton will pilot a Ford Falcon BF owned by Rod Dawson in the third tier Supercars series.

Seton, who is driving in the Toyota 86 Racing Series, had been eyeing a move to the series after testing the car at Queensland Raceway in March.

The drive at Winton is a one-off at this stage although the 18-year-old hopes to make a further outing at Queensland Raceway in July.

The Ford Falcon Aaron Seton will drive at Winton

The car, a spare chassis from WPS Racing, has seen service in the Super 2 series in the hands of Luke Youlden and Ryan Hansford.

Seton easy the opportunity will provide valuable experience as he looks to rise up the touring car ladder.

“It’s an awesome opportunity that Rod Dawson has given me, and I can’t wait to get my first experience in one of these cars,” he said.

“It was great to get some experience in the car and feel what they’re like.

“We’ve worked hard to put all of this together so I’m looking forward to getting to Winton and seeing how we go.

“It’s all about getting laps and experience so we’re going in with no expectations.

“We’ll go there and have fun, experience the car and race in front of the Supercar teams in a Supercar.”

Seton hopes to be able to tap into the experience of his 1993 and 1997 ATCC winning father Glenn if required during the Winton weekend.

“Whenever I have a question I can go to Dad and ask him anything,” Aaron added.

“He gives good feedback when you’re doing something wrong so as a driver it’s good to have someone like him on your side.”

Seton’s inclusion will see an 18-strong field take to Winton, with local driver Jordan Boys leading the standings following his stunning victory on debut at Phillip Island last month.

Kumho V8 Touring Car Series Winton Entry List

Car # Class SPONSOR DRIVER State VEHICLE COLOUR
6 Championship 501 Performance Tony Evangelou VIC Ford Falcon BF Red/Blue
7 Kumho Cup Mocomm Motorsports Communications Jim Pollicina NSW Commodore VE Red
11 Kumho Cup Kenwood Homes Michael Anderson NSW Ford Falcon FG Red/White
12 Kumho Cup Century 21 Hazelbrook Chris Delfsma NSW Ford Falcon BF Red/Blue/Whi
14 Championship Image Racing/Lubrimaxx Josh Smith QLD Ford Falcon FG White
17 Heritage Stapleton Motorsport Troy Stapleton VIC Ford Falcon EL Yell/Red/Blue
21 Championship Brad Jones Racing/SCT Logistics Jack Smith QLD Commodore VE ll Red/Grey
23 Kumho Cup Massel Michael Caine NSW Commodore VE Red
30 Championship Aaron Seton Racing Aaron Seton QLD Ford Falcon BF White
38 Championship Eggleston Motorsport Tyler Greenbury QLD Commodore VE ll Black
39 Kumho Cup Vectra Corp Chris Smerdon SA Ford Falcon FG Blue/Yellow
46 Kumho Cup Premium Shower Screens & Robes David Wright VIC Commodore VY Black
49 Championship Image Racing/Lubrimaxx Jordon Boys VIC Ford Falcon FG White
54 Championship Eggleston Motorsport TBA Commodore VE ll Black
55 Heritage Neill Motorsport Bradley Neill QLD Commodore VS Blue
69 Kumho Cup Dial Before You Dig/Mac Motorsport Jon McCorkindale NSW Ford Falcon BF Green
77 Kumho Cup Protrack Automotive Performance Gary Collins VIC Commodore VE ll Black
88 Kumho Cup WakeUp! Backpackers Warren Millett NSW Commodore VZ Black/Red

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