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Terça, 25 Fevereiro 2020 04:34 | Actualizado em Terça, 30 Novembro 2021 00:29

Clean-sweep for Aaron Seton after popular Trans Am Adelaide debut


Aaron Seton has completed a clean sweep of results in Adelaide, holding out a charging Nathan Herne in the closing laps of the race.

Seton took his Mustang to lights to flag victory, only really challenged by Herne in the closing stages.

Cameron Crick took his Dodge Challenger to a round-best third place, just ahead of Jimmy Vernon, who also claimed a round best race result.

Rounding out the top 10 was Nic Carroll, Craig Dontas, a charging George Miedecke, the Kubota twins of Hugh McAlister and Matthew MacKelden and Tasmanian Tim Shaw.

The big story of the race was a mechanical failure for Brett Holdsworth. After finishing second in both of the first two races, the Camaro driver made a slow start and pulled to the side of the circuit on the first lap with no drive, ruling him out.

The results meant that Seton won the round from the consistent Carroll and Vernon, who finished on the same points as McAlister, but Vernon's stronger result in Race 3 promoted him to third overall.

The race was almost void of incident, with only Tim Shaw clipping a tyre wall, Steve McLaughlin banged wheels with Anthony Tencate at the Turn 9 hairpin, and

Shaun Richardson retired with an engine drama midway through the race.

The second round of the National Trans Am Series will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park on March 27-29.

QUOTES

Aaron Seton
#1 Ford Mustang

“It was great to race with Nathan at the end there. He was really pushing me along,” said Seton. 

“I’ve been learning the circuit the whole weekend, and when you have someone pushing you, it makes you develop faster.

“There’s still five rounds to go, anything can happen so we’ll keep our nose clean, do our best and see what happens for the rest of the season.”

Nic Carroll
#48 Chevrolet Camaro

“It has been a really consistent weekend. I had no expectations – I’d never driven the circuit or the car before, so I can’t really ask much more than this,” said Carroll.

“These cars are completely different to any that I’ve driven before. They are on edge, but really fun to drive.

“I got this deal done quite late, but I definitely have the intention to do the whole series now.”

Jimmy Vernon
#3 Ford Mustang

“It’s been a hard weekend, and if at anytime you said that I’d be on the podium, I would have laughed at you!”

“It’s really an honour to be here. The #3 Sky Sands Mustang found a nice groove by the end of the weekend and we’re in a happy place.

“Sydney Motorsport Park is my home circuit, so hopefully I have a little bit of an advance. These cars are going to be spectacular. It’s a hard fought class, and with a bit of biff and barge, I think int will be exciting to race these cars there.”

CALENDAR

2020 National Trans Am Series  

Round 1 Adelaide 22-23 February
Round 2 Sydney Motorsport Park 28-29 March 
Round 3 Winton 2-3 May 
Round 4 Tailem Bend 13-14 June 
Round 5 Philip Island 22-23 August 
Round 6 Bathurst International 13-15 November


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