The Repco Supercars are headed to the Nothern Territory for Round 5 of the Championship for the Betr Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway, which has traditionally been a happy hunting ground for Penrite Racing driver David Reynolds.  

Introduced in 2006, the Triple Crown is awarded to the driver who wins all three sprint races at Hidden Valley. Whilst there have been some changes around how the trophy is awarded to make it a little more achievable, including being allocated to the driver that scores the most points across the weekend; the tradition of winning all three races remains the lure. 

Whilst honors at the Darwin Triple Crown have become almost elusive, Reynolds has come close on a couple of occasions; including a dual podium in 2018 – however, he hasn’t been able to quite execute. Although Reynolds hasn’t come away with the Triple Crown trophy, he has certainly gained plenty of impressive results at the Hidden Valley circuit.  

“Darwin has been pretty good to me in the past. I’ve had a lot of wins there, some poles and a lot of good results overall. So, it’s been very kind to me,” said Reynolds. 

“I love going there, it’s a cool place to be. Great atmosphere, good weather. Cool layout of a circuit, really fun, really flowing, quite smooth and rewards late brakers – which is generally my style.”  

This round also plays host to the Indigenous round, where teams are encouraged to work with the Indigenous community, including creating artwork for new liveries and race suits. The Penrite Racing Ford Mustangs revealed their spectacular livery at a launch last week which was televised on Channel 7’s Sunrise TV show. 

The livery was inspired by Lorraine Kabbindi White, in collaboration with team partner Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).  

MITS a Year 7-8 transition school on Wurundjeri Country that supports Indigenous students from remote and regional communities in the NT and Victoria to live and study in Melbourne.  

“It is fantastic that the team are working with MITS again and I think the livery and our suits look amazing,” said Reynolds.  

“It’s a really lovely way to showcase the beautiful artwork created by Lorraine and celebrate the Indigenous culture. We have a very good partnership with the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School and it’s great to be a part of such a wonderful foundation. 

“It’s great to see so many of the Supercars teams getting involved and seeing all of the different liveries is really cool.”  

This weekend’s format includes two 30-minute practice sessions on Friday, followed by a three-part qualifying session on Saturday which will set the grid for Race 13. Sunday is set for a busy day with back-to-back 15-minute qualifying sessions before the final two 35-lap sprint races. 

“I’m hopeful that we can have a great run this weekend,” said Reynolds.  

“Track position is key early on. We just have to make sure that we practice well, qualify well and make smart decisions in the race. We have a fast car, so there’s every chance that we can win a race for sure.”  

The Betr Crown Darwin Triple Crown will be broadcast live on the Seven Network on the Saturday and Sunday of the event, as well as on Foxtel (Fox Sports 506) and streamed on Kayo on all three days. Click here to view the TV Guide and your local times –  

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