AARON Seton, the son of Supercars Hall of Famer Glenn, will drive in the 2021 Dunlop Super2 Series with Matt Stone Racing.
The deal marks a major career progression for 22-year-old, who is set to steer one of MSR’s ex-Triple Eight VF Commodores and work for the team as a mechanic.
Seton had a brief foray in the Super3 Series in 2017 but has spent recent years in TA2/Trans Am and the Touring Car Masters.
He also drove DJR Team Penske Mustangs in various aerodynamic tests during a stint working for the squad as a mechanic.
Seton is a third-generation racer, with father Glenn and grandfather Bo both Ford legends that also had brief dalliances in Holdens during their careers.
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“It’s a really exciting opportunity that Jason [Gomersall, co-owner], Matt and the team here have put together and I am really looking forward to working with all the guys,” said Aaron.
“I have been fortunate that I get the chance to work on the car and learn as much as I can about the technical side as well.
“This will definitely help me when we go racing, ensuring that I get as much as I can from the car while also improving throughout the season as a driver.”
MSR won the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2017 with Todd Hazelwood, who moved up to the ‘main game’ with the team the following year.
The team continued to run a Super2 program in 2018 and 2019, fielding drivers including Bryce Fullwood, Ash Walsh (who won the Barbagallo round in the latter year) and English racer Abbie Eaton.
Seton is currently in Tasmania preparing to race in the Trans Am Series this weekend, as it returns from a lengthy COVID-19 induced hiatus.