Seton Sets new benchmark in TA2 Muscle Car Series
Aaron Seton swept all before him this weekend at round four of the 2018 Performax TA2 Muscle Car Series at Queensland Raceway.
Pole position, four race wins and a new lap record proved the Ford Mustang driver is a talent that shouldn’t go unnoticed and his performance in the Castrol Harris Racing Mustang was a class act.
Performax Cup series leader Russell Wright was a strong second in all four races from Gold Coaster Ashley Jarvis. The Camaro driver dominated the last round at Sydney Motorsport Park but couldn’t match his performance from earlier in the season. However, on correct points he still remains a major championship contender with the series using a points system allowing drivers to drop their worst scoring round at the end of the season.
Hugh McAlister, Peter Robinson and Ian McAlister battled out the balance of the top five in the final two races. Ian McAlister made a drive under brakes into turn four during race four, tagging the rear of Robinson’s Dodge Challenger and turning him around.
Robinson was forced to sit out the remainder of the race, with McAlister receiving a 30 second post-race penalty for the incident.
Mustang driver Anthony Tenkate, coming through from the back of the pack after weighing in light at the end of race three, made a lunge at the turn six hairpin on Michael Kulig’s Camaro, however the two came together on the exit, resulting in a spin for Tenkate and a penalty for Kulig.
Seton controlled the pace for the remainder of the race, the only driver to lap in the 1:14 bracket, taking the round win from Wright and Jarvis.
Seton was pleased with his round win and endorsed the category as a valuable step in his development.
“I’d compare it as a mix between a NASCAR and a Supercar, they’re great fun to drive and I’d recommend anyone looking for a new category to race in to come and have a look at TA2.”
“It’s that sort of a car to drive and it’s cost-effective racing too, it would be great for other young racers to use it in their motorsport development.”
“Finally I’d like to thank Craig Harris for the opportunity to drive the Castrol Harris Racing TA2 Mustang, it’s been an awesome experience and a great way for me to continually develop as a driver.”
Wright stretched his series lead to 13 points from Hugh McAlister, with Jarvis only three points behind in third.
Round five of the 2018 Performax TA2 Muscle Car Series heads to Goulburn’s Wakefield Park Raceway on August 18-19 for the Australian Motor Racing Series event.