Seton Announces Future Direction Of Ford Credit Racing
Glenn Seton has announced that Ford Credit Racing will remain unchanged for the 2003 season, with the team to remain under the operation of Glenn
The announcement has ended a long period of speculation to the future direction of the team and Seton himself for the 2003 season and beyond.
2003 marks the fifth year of a sponsorship arrangement with the Ford Motor Company of Australia, that has included the naming rights of Ford Credit
for the 2002 and 2003 season.
"I'm excited that we can announce to the many thousands of Ford and Glenn Seton fans that we are going to give them plenty to cheer about through
the rest of this year, 2003 and beyond," said Seton.
"I have chosen to make this decision now to give our team stability going into the second half of this season as well as next year.
"It also leaves the likes of Ford Credit, as well as current and future backers safe in the knowledge that they know the direction this team is heading.
"I have been made a number of offers from different teams over the past few months, but the only option I felt totally comfortable with was keeping the team in-house".
The coming months present Ford Credit Racing with some of the biggest challenges in racing, including the endurance races at the VIP Pet Foods Queensland 500 and Australia's most important race, the Bob Jane T-Marts Bathurst 1000.
The Dandenong-based team also has a busy off-season with the building of an all-new BA Falcon model racecars.
"Our plans for 2003 are pretty exciting, we would like to run two cars in the V8 Supercar Series," said 37-year-old Seton.
"There are a number of things that have to come into place, most importantly finding the extra backing required for that extra car.
"With the announcement of the team's future direction now confirmed, I feel very confident that we can provide future backers with an excellent promotional opportunity through Glenn Seton Racing.
"From a racing point of view myself and everyone at Glenn Seton Racing wants to return to the winners list. We remain Ford's most successful team in the V8 Supercar era with championship seasons in 1993 and '97, and we want to add to it".
Seton will then be joined by 25-year-old Owen Kelly for the endurance races at Queensland and Bathurst.
As well as Seton's two championships, he's also taken 35 race wins, 17 round wins and 51 podium places from 156 events.