Reynolds drives onto Darwin podium

Penrite Racing team driver David Reynolds has secured another podium result after putting his Holden into third place at the completion of Race 15 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at the Darwin Triple Crown.

It’s the Melbourne-based driver’s third podium for the season as he sits securely inside the top-5 of the Supercars Championship, in third.

“I love this place, it’s really good to us and it was a good, fun race. I loved it,” said Reynolds.

The next best placed Holden was the factory #88 of Jamie Whincup. After a strong strategic play by the Red Bull Holden Racing Team, running a late pit stop strategy, Whincup was able to pick-up some places during the back end of the race to secure fifth place.

His teammate Shane van Gisberegn finished eighth with the Mobil 1 Mega Fuels Holden of James Courtney round out the Top-10.

In qualifying, Reynolds put his Penrite Racing Holden on to the front row of the grid, setting the second fastest time for the afternoon.

The next best Holden in qualifying was Reynold’s teammate Anton de Pasquale who put in an impressive lap time to set the fourth quickest pass.

“I was on for a better lap but locked the rears into the hairpin, so it ruined that,” De Pasquale said.

“But we’re happy to be top five, that’s where we want to be. Top 10 even, that’s where we’ve aimed to be all year, so to be fourth is good.”

Tomorrow’s Race 16 kicks off at 1.30pm local time with tomorrow also seeing a return of the ever-popular Top-10 Shootout.

Armor All Qualifying for Race 16 starts tomorrow at 0925 local time/0955 AEST.

Results: Race 15, CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Laps Race time
1 17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Scott McLaughlin Ford Mustang GT 42 52:11.8540
2 55 Supercheap Auto Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Mustang GT 42 52:18.7369
3 9 Penrite Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:19.7316
4 6 Monster Energy Racing Team Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 42 52:20.0959
5 88 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:20.8073
6 5 The Bottle-O Racing Team Lee Holdsworth Ford Mustang GT 42 52:24.3156
7 12 Shell V-Power Racing Team Fabian Coulthard Ford Mustang GT 42 52:25.8622
8 97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:27.1426
9 22 Mobil 1 MEGA Racing James Courtney Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:31.9991
10 2 Mobil 1 MEGA Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:38.3782
11 99 Penrite Racing Anton De Pasquale Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:40.0393
12 23 Milwaukee Racing Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 42 52:43.9866
13 8 Dunlop Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:44.5162
14 3 RABBLE.club Racing Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 42 52:46.5688
15 33 Boost Mobile Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:47.1784
16 78 Team Harvey Norman Simona De Silvestro Nissan Altima 42 52:47.5642
17 7 Plus Fitness Racing Andre Heimgartner Nissan Altima 42 52:50.7803
18 18 Irwin Racing Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:51.5576
19 35 Bigmate Racing Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 42 52:56.5169
20 4 SCT Logistics Racing Jack Smith Holden Commodore ZB 42 53:17.1809
21 15 Castrol Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 41 52:14.0572
22 21 Team CoolDrive Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 34 53:15.1087
DNF 14 Freightliner Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore ZB 1 1:19.4157
DNF 34 Boost Mobile Racing James Golding Holden Commodore ZB
DNF 19 Truck Assist TEKNO Racing Jack Le Brocq Holden Commodore ZB

Championship points

Pos Driver Pts
1 Scott McLaughlin 1796
2 Fabian Coulthard 1498
3 David Reynolds 1349
4 Shane van Gisbergen 1321
5 Chaz Mostert 1298
6 Jamie Whincup 1279
7 Nick Percat 1123
8 Cameron Waters 1105
9 Will Davison 1052
10 Tim Slade 972
11 Lee Holdsworth 960
12 Mark Winterbottom 937
13 James Courtney 928
14 Anton De Pasquale 918
15 Andre Heimgartner 872
16 Scott Pye 823
17 Todd Hazelwood 751
18 Rick Kelly 714
19 Simona De Silvestro 676
20 James Golding 665
21 Garry Jacobson 557
22 Macauley Jones 534
23 Jack Le Brocq 526
24 Richie Stanaway 482
25 Jack Smith 189
26 Chris Pither 123
27 Tim Blanchard 93