21 February 2020 | Featured

Aaron Seton claims maiden National Trans Am race win

Aaron Seton has continued his strong run on the Adelaide street circuit, taking victory in an interrupted Race 1 of the all-new National Trans Am Series today.

The 21-year-old Ford Mustang driver took the lead from the start and was never headed, cruising across the line ahead of category debutant Brett Holdsworth.

Holdsworth, the older brother of Supercars driver Lee, qualified fourth but took advantage of Lap 1 incidents to take a strong first-up result.

The action came thick and fast on the opening lap when second placed George Miedecke’s Chevrolet Camaro slowed unexpectedly. Cameron Crick had no where to go and clipped the rear of Miedecke’s car, causing damage to both entries.

Miedecke took no further part in the race, while Crick came home 17th, one lap off the lead after a quick trip to pit lane.

In a separate incident, Tim Shaw had a spin at the hair pin but was able to rejoin.

A safety car period to recover the car of Miedecke ended with four laps to go in the race, with Seton slowly edging away from a brief threat from Nathan Herne to go on to win.

Herne was set for second place, only to have his race end with a lap remaining after a mechanical issue.

Amongst the action, Hugh McAlister raced on to take a strong third place, just ahead of his Kubota team-mate Matt MacKelden, who narrowly edged out a fast-finishing Nic Carroll.

Jimmy Vernon looked set for a top five finish, only to over cook it, brush the wall but recover to take 10th place.

The second race will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30am.