Glenn Seton Racing

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Glenn Seton Racing
Team Principal Glenn Seton
Debut 1989
Final Season 2002
Round wins 17
Pole positions 18
2002 position 24th

Glenn Seton Racing was an Australian motor racing team which competed in the V8 Supercars Championship Series between 1989 and 2002.

History[edit]

Group A[edit]

At the end of 1988, Philip Morris were dissatisfied with the level of signage it was offered at Nissan Motorsport and thus concluded a deal with Nissan driver Glenn Seton and his engine-builder father Barry to form a team in 1989 with a Ford Sierra RS500. Only one car was raced in the Australian Touring Car Championship with the team expanding to two cars for the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 endurance races each year.

In 1990 the team expanded to running two cars full time with Drew Price and Seton's former Nissan team mate George Fury driving the second car. Peter Jackson Racing, as the team was known with its sponsorship from Philip Morris, reverted back to a single Sierra for 1991, though the second car was again put in use during the endurance races. For 1992, the team again expanded to two cars for the ATCC, one for Seton and the second shared by Wayne Park and David Parsons.

V8 Supercars[edit]

At the 1992 Sandown 500 the team debuted a Ford EB Falcon with Alan Jones joining as co-driver. Jones would drive the second car from 1993 until 1995.

In 1993 Seton and Jones finished first and second in the championship while David Parsons and Geoff Brabham won the Sandown 500.

With tobacco sponsorship being outlawed in 1996, the team scaling back to a single car with Ford Credit sponsorship. Seton won the 1997 championship.

In 1999 with increased sponsorship from Ford and its performance vehicle partner Tickford Vehicle Engineering, the team expanded to two cars with Neil Crompton driving the second car. In 2001 Crompton was replaced by Steven Richards. In 2002 with Ford diverting its sponsorship to 00 Motorsport, the team reverted to a one car operation.

In December 2002 the team was purchased by Prodrive and became Ford Performance Racing.[1]

Drivers[edit]

Other than Glenn Seton himself, those who drove for the team between 1989 and 2002 are as follows (in order of appearance):

References[edit]

  1. ^ History Ford Performance Racing