Reynolds counting down to fatherhood

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 04/10/2020
  • By Connor O'Brien

David Reynolds is embracing the life change that is headed his way with open arms.

Forever the larrikin of Supercars, the 35-year-old is soon to become a father.

Reynolds’ partner Tahan Lew-Fatt recently ticked over the halfway point of her pregnancy, with an expected arrival date in February.

Having had a tough year on the track – Reynolds is starting down the barrel of his first podium-less season since 2011 – he is eagerly awaiting that arrival.

“It’s going to be a big change in my life but I am really looking forward to it,” the Penrite Racing driver told Supercars.com.

“[Tahan] has been fantastic and I love her more than I ever have in my life. Watching her go through this, I just can’t wait until it’s happened.

“This is like her Bathurst 1000 win, from what I can work out.”

Reynolds will join a number of fathers already on the full-time Supercars grid, including Fabian Coulthard, Mark Winterbottom, Lee Holdsworth, James Courtney, Rick Kelly, Alex Davison and most recently, Chris Pither.

As for the racing side of things, Reynolds has declared victory at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in a fortnight’s time would provide an instant remedy to his 2020 woes.

“Obviously a few things haven’t gone our way and we have dropped right back, so it’s quite unfortunate – but if we go out and win Bathurst I’d say it’s the greatest year of my life,” he said.

The Albury-born driver has tasted such success once before, winning the 1000 with Luke Youlden in 2017.

Reynolds is currently 11th in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship standings.

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