8 September 2021 | General

Competition key to development for Aaron Seton

Rising star Aaron Seton has relished the increased competition in this year’s National Trans Am Series, ahead of what is expected to be a closely fought season conclusion.

Just four-points separate Seton and chief title rival Nathan Herne approaching the final rounds, however the third generation racer has credited the competition between the two as a key part of his development.

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“I’ve really enjoyed fighting with Nathan this year, and obviously Owen Kelly too,” Seton said.

“We’ve all been pushing each other while learning and developing each time we go out. It’s what you really want out of racing is someone pushing you to get better and I’ve really enjoyed racing them both this year.”

Seton is running a dual program with Super2 alongside Trans Am, but credits the latter for providing a solid teaching base.

“Trans Am’s been really beneficial to me over the last few years,” he said.

“By gaining experience in a different type of car that moves around a bit and you can do a bit of development with has been really good. I’ve had to change my driving style to suit the car as well and change the car to suit me.

“It’s definitely helped, but obviously they are a little bit different in the way you drive and set them up. It’s been really good for me to get so much seat time between the two categories and especially in Trans Am in the last couple of seasons.”

Being a long-time driver of the category, Seton has enjoyed being part of the category’s rise and highlighted its popularity.

“It’s been really cool to see Trans Am grow,” Seton said.

“Just seeing how much interest that has developed over the last few years and how many people come up to asking ‘what are they like to drive?’ and ‘I’d love to go buy one’.

“You actually don’t see that a lot in other motorsport categories. It’s amazing to see the support the fans have for the category, they’re obviously good looking cars that make all the right sounds and are easy to work on.

“It’s hard to see it not growing further.

“I think the biggest limitation at the moment is the amount of cars in Australia.

“Not many people can get their hands on them!”

The next round of the National Trans Am Series will be held at The Bend Motorsport Park on October 15-17.