David Reynolds has revealed his retro livery ahead of this weekend’s Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint. Naming rights sponsor of the Sandown event and long-time supporter of David Reynolds, it was fitting to honour the Australian-owned company Penrite Oil; and what better way to do so than with a throwback.
Penrite Racing, in conjunction with Kelly Grove Racing honoured the 1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang replicating the gold and black stripes onto the Penrite Racing Mustang GT. Ironically, this weekend will also see Reynolds celebrate his 350th race start on Sunday.
“With Penrite Oil being the naming rights partner of this weekend’s Sandown event, it was only fitting that Penrite Racing do something special to celebrate and the team have put together an awesome looking black and gold themed 1960s-style retro livery which looks amazing,” said Reynolds.
“We’ve gone with the full Ford GT stripes, the numbers on the doors; I’ve had a few retro liveries over the years, but this one is by far the coolest!
“I’ll also make my 350th race start this weekend, which is pretty exciting. It’s great to be able to share the milestone with Penrite at their home event and have some of my Melbourne-based friends and family cheer us on.”
The 35-year-old has previously been relatively quick around the Sandown circuit however, has been unable to convert them into results. This year though will see a first as the event changes from being a PIRTEK Endurance Cup round, to a single driver affair.
“I do like Sandown. It’s a good track, in the past I’ve been quite fast, but never been able to convert into results,” said Reynolds.
“It’s got that old school feeling to it, that really old surface makes it quite difficult to drive. It wears out the tyre and there’s a lot of changing of surfaces and is quite rough. It’s a hard track to drive consistently.
“This weekend is also compacted into just two days. It’s busy. I don’t generally like the two-day meetings, as we don’t have a lot of time to analyse all the data or make any changes, but everyone’s in the same boat, so we’ll see how we go!”
The Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint kicks off on Saturday 20th March at 9:20am AEDT for practice one.