David Reynolds of Team 18 will sport an indigenous livery at the Supercars betr Darwin Triple Crown this weekend, displaying artwork from renowned Kalkadoon artist Chern’ee Sutton.  

 

The artwork featured on the #20 TRADIE Beer Racing Camaro represents the many communities as well as the winding roads and tracks that Team 18 visit when travelling around Australia for the Supercar rounds. The livery also features many dots that weave throughout the lines, which showcase the spectators and supporters who line up to show their support and cheer on Reynolds.  

 

“The Indigenous round livery on our TRADIE Beer Racing Camaro looks absolutely fantastic. It represents the spirit and support of our fans and the diverse communities we race in all over the country,” said Reynolds. 

 

“I am incredibly honoured to carry this artwork, it’s a powerful reminder of the rich cultural heritage we have in Australia and it’s great to celebrate it on such a visible platform.”   

 

This weekend will see a shift in format, with qualifying this year now being moved to Friday afternoon. Therefore, with the new 2024 Darwin schedule, if a driver is to win the coveted and elusive Triple Crown, they must be fastest on track across all three days of the event.  

 

In previous years, practice was a 90-mintute session, which has been dropped to a 60-minute session this year, and will set the tone before Friday Qualifying.  

 

The race format will remain the same, with two 137km races with one compulsory pit stop and at least two tyres changes per race, per car.  

 

Reynolds is no stranger to success at Hidden Valley, having won in 2015 and 2018.  

 

“The Triple Crown is something which is really hard to get,” added Reynolds.  

 

“It’s a little bit different this year because it starts on Friday with Qualifying and then goes over two races across the weekend, so it’s going to be completely different for everyone.  

 

“I love going to Darwin. It’s almost my second home because I’ve got some extended family up there now. It’s one of the coolest cities to visit. There are heaps of awesome activities to do outside of racing. 

 

“When you talk about racing, it’s actually probably one of the most successful tracks I’ve had in my life. I’ve had a few wins there, a few poles, lots of podiums and Team 18 last year had their first win there, so we’ve got a good track record. 

 

“We had a really good test there last week, and we went through a lot of basic sort of things, we’re slowly understanding this car more and more. 

 

“I’m really looking forward to it.” 

 

The betr Darwin Triple Crown will run June 14-16 at Hidden Valley Raceway with broadcast on Foxtel, Kayo, 7plus and the Seven Network. Check your local guides for timing – https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule.