David Reynolds (racing driver)

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David Reynolds
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David Reynolds in 2012
Nationality Australia Australian
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 55
Current team Rod Nash Racing
Series Championships 0
Races 67
Round Wins 1
Podium finishes 2
Race Wins 1
Pole positions 4
2013 Championship position 9th (2058 pts)

David Reynolds (born 3 July 1985 in Albury, New South Wales) is an Australian racing driver. Reynolds presently drives a Ford FG Falcon for Rod Nash Racing.

Twice champion[edit]

Reynolds stepped into a national series campaign in the 2003 Australian Formula Ford Championship, finishing outside the top ten at series end. For 2004 Reynolds joined the Sonic Motor Racing Services for what would be four years and bring two national championships. First came victory in the 2004 Australian Formula Ford Championship. Stepping away from open wheelers Reynolds became part of Team Sonic expansion into Carrera Cup Australia. Finishing fifth in his first season, Reynolds stepped into third as the series transitioned from the Porsche 996 to the Porsche 997 in the 2006 season. After a season long battle with Alex Davison and Craig Baird, Reynolds claimed the 2007 title.

V8 Supercar[edit]

Reynolds 2007 form in Carrera Cup made him a natural fit for an endurance race co-driver slot and was pencilled in to drive with the HSV Dealer Team, until Paul Radisich became available after he left Team Kiwi Racing and Reynolds was traded into a co-drive with Cameron McConville at Paul Weel Racing but the team failed to finish the Sandown 500 and Bathurst ended before the race start as the engine failed on the warm-up lap.

With Team Sonic not yet ready to step into the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series, Reynolds needed a new team for 2008. He found one in 2007 Fujitsu Series Champions, Tony D'Alberto Racing, finishing fourth in his first season. The 2008 enduros were a repeat of 2007 however. Again a DNF co-driving with Paul Dumbrell at the Phillip Island 500 preceded another Bathurst 1000 on the sidelines after his gave up his seat in Dumbrell's car for Rick Kelly after Radisich's career-ending crash in Kelly's car during practice left Kelly without a car to race.

In 2009, Reynolds drove for Walkinshaw Racing alongside Paul Dumbrell. He put on some strong performances throughout the year, but was generally struck with bad luck. Reynolds eventually finished 22nd in the #24 Bundaberg Red Racing VE Commodore

For 2010, Reynolds was retained by Walkinshaw Racing for the endurance events, joining Will Davison in the #22 HRT Commodore at Phillip Island and Bathurst. Reynolds was further retained for the Gold Coast 600, joining Fabian Coulthard in the #24 Bundaberg Commodore.

For the 2011 season, Reynolds joined Kelly Racing to drive the teams #16 Stratco Commodore. A few top 5 finishes were recorded with David placing a credible 19th overall.

In 2012, David crossed manufacturers to join Rod Nash Racing and Ford to drive the teams #55 Falcon prepared by Ford Performance Racing.

Career results[edit]

The Holden VE Commodore of David Reynolds at the 2011 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
The Ford FG Falcon of David Reynolds at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Season Series Position Car Team
2002 Victorian Formula Ford Championship 20th Spectrum 06b Ford Paul Zsidy
2003 Australian Formula Ford Championship 12th Van Diemen RF02 Ford Kart-Equip / Nexus Consulting
2004 Australian Formula Ford Championship 1st Van Diemen RF04 Ford Sonic Motor Racing Services
2005 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 5th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Sonic Motor Racing Services
2006 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Sonic Motor Racing Services
2006 Australian GT Championship 10th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Sonic Motor Racing Services
2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Sonic Motor Racing Services
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 59th Holden VE Commodore Paul Weel Racing
2008 Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series 4th Holden VZ Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 62nd Holden VE Commodore HSV Dealer Team
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 22nd Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 33rd Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Performance
Eggleston Motorsport
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 50th Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing
Holden Racing Team
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 19th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 9th Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 9th Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing

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