GLENN SETON RETURNS TO SUPERCARS AS ENGINEER

Glenn Seton, pictured at Sandown in 1996. Pic: an1images.com

Glenn Seton has followed son Aaron in joining Supercars team Matt Stone Racing for the 2021 season.

While Aaron will be behind the wheel of an MSR Holden in the Super2 Series, Glenn is set to engineer team co-owner Jason Gomersall’s Super3 Ford.

Both Setons were at Queensland Raceway today for MSR’s test day where they began their preparations for the season opener at Bathurst later this month.

Although best known as a driver, Glenn is no stranger to engineering race cars, having run his own Falcons to a pair of Australian Touring Car Championship titles in the 1990s.

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Since retiring from full-time driving he’s worked in various categories helping drivers to get the most out of themselves and their equipment.

Gomersall’s car is an FG model Falcon originally built and raced by Stone Brothers Racing; a team Seton drove for in the 2006 Sandown and Bathurst enduros.

“Naturally the car I am working on is from my era of racing,” said Seton.

“It is a Project Blueprint-spec car which has the live diff rear that is the same that I raced for my whole career.”

Following news that Aaron will be behind the wheel of an MSR Commodore, Seton fans will no doubt be pleased that Glenn is working on a Ford!

Gomersall poses with his UNIT-backed Falcon. Pic: Supplied

“It’s always good to come back to Ford, as between myself and my Dad’s career we have spent majority of our time racing in Ford cars,” he said, referring to 1965 Bathurst-winning father ‘Bo’.

“To continue supporting the Ford badge and to be here, helping out Jason, and to be a part of MSR’s support program is really exciting.”

Aaron’s Super2 car will meanwhile be engineered at Bathurst by Dean Canto, whose links to the Setons stretch back to 2000.

From left: Gomersall, Glenn Seton, Aaron Seton and Dean Canto. Pic: Supplied

He won that year’s inaugural Super2 Series aboard an ex-GSR Falcon EL and joined Seton’s then Ford Tickford Racing-branded operation for Sandown and Bathurst.

Canto will work on Aaron’s car at Bathurst as a one-off before focusing on Chris Smerdon’s MSR-run Super3 Falcon for the remainder of the season.

The Super2 and Super3 Series cars will again compete as two classes in combined races this season after the feeder classes were brought together in 2020.