The story for David Reynolds is of a popular larrikin who has found his ideal environment to thrive in.
Reynolds joined at a time when the team shifted from the Gold Coast to Melbourne and Mercedes to Holden, and the move initially came up trumps.
He scored 19 podiums for the team between 2017 and 2019, including the 2017 Bathurst crown and three other race wins. However, a 2020 without a podium stung, and he sought a change.
After a tough first season with Penrite Racing, Reynolds returned to his best in 2022 with seven podiums and two poles.
As a youngster, Reynolds won multiple Australian titles on his way to the Supercars grid, including the 2004 Australian Formula Ford Championship and '07 Porsche Carrera Cup crown.
He made his Supercars debut in ‘07 as a Paul Weel Racing endurance co-driver, and entered the Dunlop Super2 Series the following year.
Fourth place led to a full-time drive in Supercars for 2009, but the Albury native lasted just one season at Walkinshaw Racing.
After a year out, Reynolds returned to the main series via Kelly Racing and was then picked up by Rod Nash’s entry within Ford Performance Racing for 2012.
Reynolds became a race winner in 2013 on the streets of the Gold Coast – embarking in some memorable celebrations with co-driver Dean Canto – and contended for the 2015 title in a Ford-dominated season.