From junior Go-Karting, through to open wheel Formula Ford, exotic sports cars and now V8 Supercars, David’s journey has overcome tragedy to triumph in the world’s most competitive formula of motorsport.
David’s infectious personality has earned him the tag of Supercars ‘class clown’ … but there’s no doubting his speed, talent and ability to hold an audience!
Reynolds won multiple Australian titles on his way to the Supercars grid, including the 2004 Australian Formula Ford Championship and 2007 Porsche Carrera Cup crown.
He made his Supercars debut in 2007 as an endurance driver at Sandown and Bathurst, and entered the Dunlop Super2 Series the following year.
Fourth place led to a full-time drive in Supercars for 2009 and while he was the highest-placed rookie that year, he was left without a drive for ’10.
Reynolds moved back to the main series for 2011 with Kelly Racing and a number of attention-grabbing performances led to his switch to Rod Nash’s entry within Ford Performance Racing.
Second at Bathurst in 2012 was a major highlight, and he also snagged pole position at Mount Panorama in 2015, remaining in title contention until late that year.
Known for wearing his heart on his sleeve and unique podium celebrations, Reynolds found a new home at Erebus after losing his Prodrive Racing Australia seat despite finishing third in the 2015 championship.
The move came as Erebus switched from its Mercedes to Commodores, relocated from the Gold Coast to Melbourne and rebuilt its staff.
After signs of promise in 2016 those changes paid off.
2017 saw a huge year with Erebus Motorsport, where he took out the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 alongside Luke Youlden, a huge breakthrough for David and the team. Reynolds also claimed the Barry Sheene Medal in 2017, an honourable achievement.
Reynolds went on to be awarded the Barry Sheene Medal for a second year in a row in 2018 as well as finished fifth in the Supercars Championship.
2019 the Albury-born racer went on to finish the season in sixth, with a highest placed-podium of third.
2020 would be his final year with Erebus Motorsport and with a unique spin to the season, COVID provided some road blocks. A year on the road with the team, the larrikin finished up 12th in the Championship.
In 2021, Reynolds joined Kelly Grove Racing in the #26 Penrite backed Ford Mustang and showed serious pace with a podium at only his second round with the team.
Despite missing four rounds of the season, he finished 18th, including a gallant fightback at the Bathurst 1000 to just miss a top ten finish.
A new race engineer for 2022 as Grove Racing expands sees the Penrite Mustang driver as hungry for wins as ever.
Watch this space.