2024 betr Darwin Triple Crown, Event 05 of the Repco Supercars Championship, Hidden Valley, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. 16 Jun, 2024.


TRADIE Beer Racing’s David Reynolds and DEWALT Racing’s Mark Winterbottom are ready to take on the streets of Townsville at this weekend’s NTI Townsville 500.

Winterbottom scored Team 18’s second podium of the season in Darwin with a second place in Race 11, and is determined to continue their momentum with a newfound direction onboard the DEWALT Camaro.

With four poles, three wins and ten podiums in Townsville, Frosty is no stranger to success on the Reid Park Street Circuit, and is eager to build on the team’s race pace over the twin 250km races this weekend.

Reynolds has also strong form in Townsville with two poles and two podiums to his name. The TRADIE Beer Camaro driver currently sits 11th in the points, only 12 points off tenth place, and is hopeful of a strong round to vault into the top ten of the standings.

This weekend’s format sees two 88 lap, 250km races on the Dunlop Soft Tyre with two compulsory pit stops for a minimum of two tyres and a 100L minimum fuel drop.

Track action commences on Friday with two 40-minute practice sessions, allowing the teams to fine-tune their setups and gather valuable data.

Qualifying for each race will be decided by an all-in 15 minute session and a Top Ten Shootout.

Fans can catch all the thrilling action live and free on Channel 7 and simulcast on Fox Sports and Kayo. Check local guides for further details.

QUOTES

Mark Winterbottom, driver #18 DEWALT Racing Team 18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

“We’ve come off a really good round at Darwin we learnt a lot where I think should translate really well to Townsville.

“It’s a track that I have had pretty good success at in the past, and also Dave is a bit of a street circuit specialist, so together we’re going there to try and get trophies.

“Long race formats, soft tyres, qualifying is important, but it’s the one place that isn’t as important as what we’ve seen as Darwin and Perth.

“You need a good qualy car, but you need a good race car, because of the long stint lengths, high tyre deg, strategy, fuel, all those things go with it.

“I feel like we’re ready, we’ve come off a very good round and ready for the challenge.”

David Reynolds, driver #20 TRADIE Beer Racing Team 18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

“Townsville is always an exciting place to go and anytime we do a street track in our cars it feels like the category comes alive.

“I’ve really enjoyed driving this track. It’s a tricky track with big kerbs, it’s very hard on the rear tyres so you see a lot of tyre degradation and it always makes for a really interesting race.

“It’s a very hard race. 88 laps is a very long way around there and you’re always glad to see the end of that race regardless of where you finish.

“I’s a tricky track, one thing is to set your car up for qualifying, then another thing is to make it last in the race which is a very difficult thing to do, but I love going there, awesome weather, cool track, cool crowd, can’t wait!”