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22 February 2020 | News

Seton wins while Herne burns to third in Adelaide

Aaron Seton has demoralised the Trans Am field on the Adelaide streets, recording a stunning Race 2 victory at the Superloop Adelaide 500.

The 21-year-old, a champion of the class in its past guise, was simply supreme, winning the nine lap race by six seconds, adding to his pole position and Race 1 victory.

Brett Holdsworth continued his impressive run, finishing second again and will start alongside Seton in the final race.

But look for Nathan Herne to offer Seton and Holdsworth a challenge in tomorrow’s final race. The young star endured a driveshaft issue in yesterday’s race, forcing him to start from 18th on the grid. The Gulf Western Oils-backed driver ripped through the pack to claim third place, setting up a tasty battle for tomorrow’s final.

Nic Carroll finished an impressive fourth in his Trans Am debut event. Starting from fifth, he made a great start to beat both of the Kubota Mustangs into the first turn, and held that position until the unrelenting Herne soldered his way past.

There were some other impressive drivers, including Jimmy Vernon, whos tarted ninth and finished fifth, Cameron Crick who started 17th to claim sixth, and Craig Dontas who got his first race laps for the weekend after his qualifying incident. He started 20th and last to finish an encouraging 9th.

After an incident packed Race 1, today’s event was a relatively clean affair, other than minor spins for Steve McLaughlin (Mustang) and Shaun Richardson (Dodge).

The final Trans Am race for the weekend will be held at 9:30am local time tomorrow.