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Bundy Red Racing finishes 8th at Winton
Read the thrilling achievement by David Reynolds who came eighth in his #24 Bundaberg Red Racing VE Commodore at the second race at Winton.
By: Bundaberg Rum
Opting not to use the soft tyre in the first race on the 02nd of May 2009, Reynolds was one of the few down pit lane who banked it for the 200km race. Adopting a late pit stop strategy he came in on lap 42 to bolt on his green set of soft tyres and take on enough fuel to get to the end of the race. The stop put him back out mid pack and from there he began his charge up the order.
One by one Reynolds took on each rival in front and lapping around 2 seconds faster than the rest of the field – one of the benefits of the soft tyre - it wasn’t long before he was knocking on the door of his first top ten. He made an impressive move on Championship leader Jamie Whincup late in the race but ran out laps to move much further.
With a goal of finishing in the top 15 this weekend Reynolds exceeded his own expectations and showed his driving capabilities. Having pitted later than planned – with no safety car appearing – Reynolds could have potentially finished even higher.
On top of his best race result Reynolds achieved his best qualifying position, placing his #24 Bundy Red Racing VE Commodore in 15th spot on the grid for the start of the second race. Expectations has been high for a top ten start for Race 2, making his eventual eighth position even more impressive. His Bundaberg Red Commodore has shown plenty of speed over the weekend.
Reynolds’ Walkinshaw Racing team-mate Paul Dumbrell also faired well in Race 2. Like Reynolds he banked his soft tyres for the race and chose to start the race with them on the car. From fifth, it wasn’t long before Dumbrell took command of the race, clearly faster than the rest of the field he was able to bridge a healthy gap. He pitted at the first and only safety car – around lap 20 – and for the rest of race kept himself focused. He drove home solidly to finish fourth, narrowly missing his first ever podium.
All four Walkinshaw Racing VE Commodores (Garth Tander, Will Davison, Paul Dumbrell and David Reynolds) finished inside the top ten, an impressive effort!
The next event of the Championship is at Symmons Plains in Tasmania at the end of May 2009.
David Reynolds - #24 Bundaberg Red Racing VE Commodore (Qualifying:
“It was an awesome effort by the whole team, Tom (Walkinshaw)
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Bundaberg Rum has been one of Australia’s finest rum producers, since 1872 offering a range of rum products such as the Bundy Red. The Bundy Rum distillery is located in Queensland where the sugar cane is converted into the rum which is known for its taste and quality.