Aaron Seton was the big winner at Phillip Island, 2021. His win in Race 3 helped him seal the overall round victory. All Photos: Trans Am Australia/Daniel Kalisz

TRANS AM Series points leader Aaron Seton has abandoned his challenge for the championship, electing to withdraw from the remaining two rounds despite holding a four-point series lead over Nathan Herne.

Seton will instead put his energies into the remaining two rounds of the Dunlop Super2 Series behind the wheel of Matt Stone Racing’s Sherrin-backed Commodore VF, rather than do double duty at both events.

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“It’s been a really difficult decision, but we have decided not to contest the remaining two Trans Am Australia rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park and Bathurst,” Seton said on social media last night.

“We have made this decision to fully focus on our Super 2 program at those events.

“Firstly, thank you to the Harris Family for the opportunity that they gave me 4 years ago to drive their Trans Am car and their support since then! We have all developed so much over the seasons and have created memories that I will cherish forever.

“Also, thank you to Pappa Glenno and Chris Topp for the endless amount of hours that have gone into developing the car! Because of your work, I have full confidence every time that I go on track.

“Finally, thank you to all the people who have backed our Trans Am program over the years and made it possible for me to chase my dream!

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds, continuing to develop as a driver and working on my goal of becoming a professional Supercars driver.”

The Trans Am Series will race at the fourth Sydney Motorsport Park Supercars event on November 19-21 and then at the Repco Bathurst 1000 from November 30-December 5.

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