Gomersall adds Seton as engineer for Super3 campaign
Dunlop Super3 Series regular Jason Gomersall has taken the wraps of his new-for-2021 livery and a brand-new engineer for his Matt Stone Racing Falcon.
As well as unveiling his Unit-backed ex-Stone Brothers Racing Falcon FG in an identical livery to that of Supercars Championship teammate Jake Kostecki, Gomersall has also confirmed that two-time Australian Touring Car Champion and Supercar Hall of Famer Glenn Seton will engineer the car this year.
Seton drove for the Stone family as a co-driver to James Courtney in 2006 and spent much of his career representing the Blue Oval.
“Naturally the car I am working on is from my era of racing. It is a project blueprint-spec car which has the live diff rear and is the same one that I raced my whole career.” Seton said.
“It’s always good to come back to Ford, as between myself and my dad’s career we have spent majority of our time racing in Ford cars.
“To continue supporting the Ford badge and to be here, helping out Jason, and to be a part of MSR’s support program is really exciting.”
Glenn was set to be joined by long time MSR engineer Sheldon Auhl as they both embarked on the roles of heading up the team’s Super 3 and Super 2 campaigns, respectively.
However, due to the recent Western Australia lockdown situation, and the impending birth of Auhl’s first child, he will unfortunately miss pre-season Super 2 testing at Queensland Raceway and the opening round in Bathurst.
With this, Dean Canto, an experienced multiple championship winning motor racing driver, will step in to fill Auhl’s place before returning as engineer for Chris Smerdon, MSR’s second Dunlop Super3 driver from Winton onwards.
“I am really excited to be back in the Super 3 field again this year,” said Gomersall, who doubles as a co-owner of the MSR outfit.
“Also to have Aaron Seton join the team in Super 2 for a full season after a very interrupted season in 2020 with COVID. There have been a few other changes in our support team at MSR with Glenn Seton and Dean Canto engineering our two cars in Super 2 and Super 3 for Bathurst.
“The whole MSR support crew are really looking forward to working with Glenn and Dean this year, a couple of guys with an amazing amount of experience around Bathurst.
“The UNIT livery on my car looks absolutely amazing and stunning so I can’t wait to show it off at Bathurst,” Gomersall added.
“It is a privilege to have the combined experience of Glenn and Dean join our support program and I am looking forward to an awesome season with Matt Stone Racing.”
The opening round of the 2021 Dunlop Super3 Series will be contested at the Repco Mount Panorama 500 on February 26-28.