David Reynolds has come away with some confidence under his belt after a fortunate weekend at the betr Darwin Triple Crown.  

 

The Team 18 driver of the #20 TRADIE Beer Racing entry found consistency across the weekend, improving on his results for each session.  

 

“We went into Darwin feeling pretty good. We’d previously had a test day and felt comfortable with the cars heading into the weekend,” said Reynolds. 

 

“Friday’s practice wasn’t the greatest. We finished up 20th, which allowed us to tune the car ready for qualifying.  

 

“We knew there wasn’t much room for error, and I was able to pull a good flying lap and qualified seventh, which gave us a spot in the Shootout.”  

 

Practice kick started the action on Saturday, with Reynolds finishing 10th; although not for points. The Top Ten Shootout a reason to gloat and Reynolds would have the track all to himself. With little margin between the top runners, Reynolds finished with a 1:06.6529, fast enough to put him in seventh place – just 0:00.4227 off pole.  

 

“It was a really good result for the team,” said Reynolds.   

 

“Frosty also finished up P3 in the Shootout, so it was a real confidence booster heading into the race.”  

 

Come the 48-lap race, there was plenty of action which Reynolds was able to clear of and came away with an impressive sixth place. Teammate, Mark Winterbottom also scored a podium finish in third, making it a great day for Team 18.  

 

“We had a really great day on Saturday. I had a few good battles, and managed to hold on and stay clean,” said Reynolds.  

 

“I was trying my absolute heart out and was pushing as hard as I could. I had a bit of understeer but am happy with P7!  

 

“It was really cool that both of our cars finished inside the top 10 and of course – a mega effort from Frosty to score a podium.”   

 

A wrong way in set up sent the #20 TRADIE Beer Camaro towards the back of the pack in Sunday’s qualifying session and so Reynolds would start from 21st for the final race of the weekend.  

 

“We didn’t qualify that great, and so that put some pressure on for the race,” said Reynolds.  

 

“Once we had the similar set up to what we ran on the Saturday, the car was feeling fast and I was able to cut through the pack and finished up 12th , which I was pretty happy with all things considered. 

 

“We learnt a lot from the weekend, and all the things we went through from the test day seemed to work. There’s a really good feeling amongst the team and we can’t wait to get to Townsville next!”  

  

The Repco Supercars Championship next take on the NTI Townsville 500, 5-7 July.

 

Results 

Friday 14th June 

Practice 1 – 20th  

Qualifying (Race 11) – 7th  

Saturday 15th June 

Practice 2 – 10th  

Top Ten Shootout – 7th  

Race 11 – 6th  

Sunday 16th June  

Qualifying (Race 12) – 21st  

Race 12 – 12th