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Sunday, August 21 – Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint

Penrite Racing got back in the top 5 mix on Sunday at Sandown to finish off a trying weekend of racing.


With two sprint races to tackle, David Reynolds and Lee Holdsworth had contrasting days on track after Reynolds took home two top 10 results, while Holdsworth’s car #10 suffered from intermittent engine cut outs in both races, squashing any chance of a result.

First up in championship Race 25, Reynolds launched off the grid from P6 to pass Cam Waters and get himself into the top 5 and a battle with Saturday’s race winner Will Davison.

Reynolds pitted early to cover off Davison, who ended up getting a pit lane penalty, leaving Reynolds to fall into the traps of Will Brown on fresher rubber with just 3 laps to go. Narrowly missing the podium.

In Race 26, Reynolds and Holdsworth both took avoiding action on lap 1 to escape any damage and ease into the race.

Reynolds latched onto the back of the lead group until his pit stop on lap 19, while Holdsworth showed great pace to move up the order, before his engine flamed out yet again during his pit stop, leaving him stranded and bringing a frustrating end to a milestone weekend for the reigning Bathurst champion.

Reynolds ran out of time to make up ground after his stop on lap 24 and brought Ford Mustang home P9 to claim another healthy top 10 result.



Penrite Racing driver of car #26, David Reynolds, said: “We only just missed out on a podium which a little bit annoying but we still got two top 10 finishes, after a much better run in the Qualifying sessions this morning.”

“We covered off Davison which meant I had to run longer than expected in Race 25 which allowed Brown to catch me, then in Race 26 I got sandwiched at Turn 2 on lap 1 and lost a bunch of places that we couldn’t get back on strategy.

“It just wasn’t our weekend with a few issues like the car stalling and losing telemetry on my dash yesterday. The P4 we got today was our first good result in a little while and we know we have more improvement to come as we head into a few big races to finish of the year.”

Penrite Racing driver of car #500, Lee Holdsworth, said: “The engine flaming out in my pit stops and at different stages in the races just ruined any chance of a good result this weekend.”

“I had good speed in the last race today and the team tried their best to fix it throughout the weekend but we couldn’t rectify the issue. It’s just disappointing overall.

“Pukekohe is up next and it’s a race track I’ve always enjoyed racing on.”

Team Principal, David Cauchi, said: “The team worked really well this weekend. Unfortunately we didn’t get the results we should have due to recurring engine issues.” 

“This hindered both cars in race 1. 

“Unfortunately Lee suffered more in both races on Sunday where the engine was shutting down both in the pit lane and on the circuit, costing him solid results. They were freshly built engines for this weekend. They will come out tonight and go back to the dyno for analysis. 

“A positive for Lee was his pace in the last race, so despite that cars results being hampered by their engines, we can take some positives from the weekend.”


Race 26

Reynolds: P9 (grid P7)

Holdsworth: P18 (grid P16)

Race 25

Reynolds: P4 (grid P6)

Holdsworth: P18 (grid P23)


Reynolds: P7

Holdsworth: P14

Teams Championship: P5


The next stop on the Repco Supercars Championship calendar is the ITM Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe Raceway in New Zealand from September 9-11.