Seton headlines 38 car Toyota 86 field for Bathurst
Touring car legend Glenn Seton will join James Davison as the two invited Toyota 86 Racing Series drivers at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this weekend.
Seton headlines a 38-strong field for the series’ penultimate round, which also sees the return of New Zealander Jack Milligan at the wheel of a Toyota Australia entry.
In 26 appearances in the Bathurst 1000 between 1983 and 2010, Seton famously never won the event.
He did however stand on the podium four times, finishing in second place on three occasions and third in 2006 when driving with James Courtney at Stone Brothers Racing.
Seton has made two previous outings with the Toyota 86 Racing Series, the first at Winton in 2016 and the second later that year at Bathurst.
In the second invited driver entry is Davison, who competed for AJ Foyt at this year’s Indianapolis 500 and in the Road America NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
It marks the 32-year-old’s first appearance in the one make category, and sees him become the third Davison to compete at Mount Panorama this weekend with cousins Will and Alex sharing the Milwaukee Racing Falcon Supercar in the Bathurst 1000.
Absent from the event will be Jaylyn Robotham and Broc Feeney, with CAMS declining the 15-year-olds dispensation to compete at the Mountain.
The New South Wales Government stipulates that competitors must be 16-years-old to compete at Mount Panorama, with Robotham just 16 days short.
“It’s obviously really disappointing, I was hoping that being fifth in the Championship and having a bit of experience as well as achievements behind me, would help my case,” said Robotham.
“It’s also a real shame as this will now obviously affect my championship standings, missing a round in the Toyota 86 Series.”
Feeney, who turns 16 less than two weeks after then event, was equally disappointed to learn that he would be unable to compete.
“I can’t describe my emotions today along with all of my Family and team,” he said.
“It just shows how much passion is involved within myself and my supporters.
“I would like to send my apologies to all my sponsors, family, friends and supporters but we will be back in Newcastle
“Thank you to everyone who helped myself and Jaylyn try and race, we appreciate everything you did for us.”
Tim Brook and Luke King head into the weekend separated by just four points in the standings after an incident in the final race at Sandown saw Brook conceded much of his points advantage, with Cameron Crick 74 points further back.
The Toyota 86 Racing Series is first on track when action begins on Thursday, with the first of two practice sessions at 0715.
A second practice session follows later in the day before a sole qualifying session on Friday.
The first two races then get underway on Saturday before the final 6 lap race on Sunday morning.
Entry list: Round 5, Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit
|3||Sieders Racing Team||David Sieders|
|6||PK Transport||Jake Klein|
|7||Clintons Toyota / Plus Fitness Racing||Cameron Crick|
|8||John Iafolla Racing||John Iafolla|
|9||AISIN Products||Luke King|
|11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse|
|15||That English Bloke||James Wilkins|
|16||Hinde Transport||Benjamin Grice|
|17||Toyota Racing Australia||Glenn Seton|
|19||George Gutierrez Motorsport||George Gutierrez|
|21||Excellerate Motorsport||Zach Loscialpo|
|27||Hi-Tec Oils / CXC||Dylan Thomas|
|28||CGR Performance / Muller Motorsport||Lachlan Gibbons|
|30||TEAM RSG||Hayden Jackson|
|33||Aussie Driver Search||Jake Burton|
|34||McLaren Real Estate Macarthur||Tim Brook|
|36||Toyota Racing Australia||James Davison|
|37||Adrenaline Industries||Richard Peasey|
|38||Sieders Racing Team / Longreach Tourist Park||Luke van Herwaarde|
|48||Auto Approve / Wilson Security||Nic Carroll|
|55||Reynolds Auctions||Gavan Reynolds|
|56||Luff Motors Yass Toyota||Kane Baxter-Smith|
|60||Cam Walton Racing||Cam Walton|
|67||Aussie Driver Search||Zakkary Best|
|68||Sieders Racing Team / WBT||Gerard Maggs|
|71||Aussie Driver Search||Kyle Austin|
|74||Pulse Racing / Zen Garage||Trent Grubel|
|76||Aussie Driver Search||Ellexandra Best|
|78||International Motorsport||Michael Scott|
|86||Toyota Racing Australia||Jack Milligan|
|90||Whitty Race Engineering||Jarrod Whitty|
|96||Sieders Racing Team / WBT||Jaiden Maggs|
|97||Liam McAdam Motorsport||Liam McAdam|
|98||Gulson Racing||Dylan Gulson|
|99||Hazard Solutions||Graham Smith|
|777||Declan Fraser Racing||Declan Fraser|