Dominant performance of David Reynolds for his second win in 2018
David Reynolds (Erebus Motorsport) claimed his second win of the season and the sixth Supercars victory in a career today in the second race of the Darwin Triple Crown event at Hidden Valley Raceway. The driver of the #9 Holden Commodore beats yesterday’s winner Scott McLaughlin in the #17 DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon while Jamie Whincup finished third in the #1 Red Bull Holden.
Reynolds started from P4 on the grid but snatched the lead at the first corner and never looked back. The pole-sitter Rick Kelly finished fifth in the #15 Nissan Altima, behind Red Bull’s Shane van Gisbergen.
After two rounds of pitstops in the 70-lap race, Reynold had a five-second advantage over McLaughlin. With sixteen laps to go, the Safety Car came out because of debris on the track and annuled Reynolds’ advantage. However, when racing resumed with 12 laps to go, Reynolds stayed in front to take his second podium of the weekend after Saturday’s third place.
After sixteen races, Scott McLaughlin stayed in the championship lead with 131 points more than Shane van Gisbergen. David Reynolds moved to the third place, 327 points down to McLaughlin.
The next Virgin Australia Supercars Championship event is the Watpac Townsville 400 on July 6-8.