Glenn Seton Racing
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Glenn Seton Racing was an Australian motor racing team which competed in the V8 Supercars Championship Series between 1989 and 2002.
|Team Principal||Glenn Seton|
|Race Drivers|| Glenn Seton|
|Chassis||Ford Sierra RS500 (1989-1992)|
Ford EB Falcon (1992-1994)
Ford EF Falcon (1995-1996)
Ford EL Falcon (1997-1998)
Ford AU Falcon (1999-2002)
|Drivers' Championships||2 (1993 & 1997)|
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 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.
Group 3A and V8 SupercarsEdit
In 1999 with increased sponsorship from Ford and its performance vehicle partner Tickford Vehicle Engineering, the team was rebranded as Ford Tickford Racing, a de facto factory team. The team also 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 for the 2003 season, with Seton staying on as a driver for the team.
Major race and series wins by Glenn Seton Racing include:
- 1990 Sandown 500 - Glenn Seton & George Fury (Ford Sierra RS500)
- 1990 Australian Endurance Championship - Glenn Seton (Ford Sierra RS500)
- 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship - Glenn Seton (Ford EB Falcon)
- 1993 Sandown 500 - Geoff Brabham & David Parsons (Ford EB Falcon)
- 1997 Australian Touring Car Championship - Glenn Seton (Ford EL Falcon)
Other than Glenn Seton himself, those who drove for the team between 1989 and 2002 are as follows (in order of appearance):
- History Ford Performance Racing