Aaron Seton, son of double Australian Touring Car Champion Glenn, has confirmed his spot on the grid for Wednesday’s night ninth round of the BP Supercars All Star Eseries.
The 21-year-old has been making headlines across his young motorsport career, with two Bathurst 12 Hour class wins and a TA2 title already inked on an impressive CV.
Seton will pilot a Repco-backed Ford Mustang as a part of a third DJR Team Penske entry.
“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 [McLaughlin], Fabian [Coulthard] and the other Supercars drivers is special, I’m really looking forward to it,” said Seton.
“Thanks to Repco and the Shell V-Power Racing Team for the opportunity.”
Father Glenn said Aaron has earnt his wildcard drive and now has the opportunity to showcase his sim-racing talent.
“Aaron is a really hard worker, and he’s had to push to earn everything he has,” he said.
“Getting a chance to show his ability, even in the virtual world, is a great opportunity.
“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.”
Seton will join the field for races at Michigan Speedway and a yet to be determined venue which will ultimately be chosen by the drivers.
Shane Van Gisbergen goes into the penultimate round with a 146-point lead over kiwi rival Scott McLaughlin who experienced a very turbulent round last week.
Round nine of the All Star Eseries gets underway on June 3 from 10 pm NZT.