‘SON OF A GUN’ TO DRIVE REPCO WILDCARD
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – [JUNE 1, 2020] – Aaron Seton, son of Supercars Hall of Fame member Glenn, has been confirmed to drive the No.66 Repco Ford Mustang in this week’s Supercars All-Stars Eseries races.
21-year-old Seton has a strong motorsport pedigree, coming from a line of Australian Motorsport legends including Grandfather Barry, who took victory at Bathurst in 1965, and Father Glenn who is a two-time Supercars Champion.
Aaron himself is the 2019 Australian TA2 champion, a Bathurst 12-Hour class winner and current points leader in the 2020 Trans-Am series.
“Driving race cars is my passion, and it’s definitely my goal to end up in Supercars, so to get the opportunity to take on guys like Scott, Fabian and the other Supercars drivers is special, I’m really looking forward to it. Thanks to Repco and the Shell V-Power Racing Team for the opportunity” said Seton.
Glenn said that he’s very proud of the work his son puts into his racing and is looking forward to seeing how he fares against the best.
“Aaron is a really hard worker, and he’s had to push to earn everything he has. Getting a chance to show his ability, even in the virtual world, is a great opportunity,” Glenn said.
“It’s been a while since I’ve driven a Supercar, and I’ve got very little experience in the simulator, so this is definitely an instance where I reckon I’ll be learning some things off Aaron, not the other way around!”
Repco has a storied motorsport history, which the wildcard will celebrate with the No.66 representing Jack Brabham’s 1966 Formula 1 World Championship in the Repco-Brabham BT19.
Repco’s general manager of marketing for Australia & New Zealand, Diana Di Cecco, said that the opportunity to run a Repco-branded wildcard in the Eseries was too good to pass up.
“Repco has such a strong history in motorsport, from Jack Brabham through to our current partnership with DJR Team Penske and the Supercars series,’ said Di Cecco.
“The Eseries has been a fantastic vehicle for Supercars as we’ve navigated the COVID-19 crisis, and having a Repco branded car, driven by an up-and-coming driver like Aaron Seton is our way of supporting the concept. It’s going to be great to see those Repco colours on track.”
This week will see the Supercars field tackle the Michigan International Speedway Oval, and one one of the following circuits to be decide by the drivers: Le Mans, Road America or Laguna Seca.
Round 9 of the Supercars All-Stars Eseries will take place from 7pm this Wednesday evening, live on Fox Sports and online via the Shell V-Power Racing Team Facebook page.