Erebus Motorsport’s David Reynolds believes he is heading to Townsville with momentum, after a promising first half to the year.
Reynolds has finished inside the top ten in eight of this year’s twelve races, and is determined to keep pushing his team up the grid.
“You aim to win every race, but considering where we were at the start of last year, we have taken a massive step to where we are now,” he said.
“It’s definitely ahead of where I thought we would be at this point.”
Reynolds and his team ticked another box in Darwin last month, where the #9 Erebus Commodore finished 4th in both qualifying sessions.
“Qualifying is everything in our sport and we’ve had a good race car but we haven’t been able to qualify well,” Reynolds said.
“It’s something we have been targeting for a while and although you can never be sure of how you’ll go on the day, it’s good to know that you’re going to be somewhere near the front.
Though a successful weekend, Darwin was a mixed bag for the team.
Reynolds suffered an electrical drama during Saturday’s race, foiling his chances of a podium; while a mistake on his Shootout lap on Sunday also cost him.
Despite the hiccups, he is positive of a strong showing at this weekend’s Townsville 400.
The round marked a turning point for the Melbourne squad last year, where Reynolds qualified fifth in Sunday’s Shootout.
“I think we should have a strong weekend again; if we can tick the box and qualify on the front row, we give ourselves the best chance to win races,” he said.
“The team are doing a fantastic job and we are all working to that one goal; hopefully it comes sooner rather than later.
“We are a very small team compared to the larger teams, and it might take us a little bit longer to get there, but we will get there.
“There is no reason we can’t get a good result, it’s just a matter of getting everything right on the day.”
Teammate Dale Wood is also looking for a good result, after just missing out on last year’s Shootout.
Wood was also runner-up in the 2013 Super2 rounds, the same year he won the series.
“The team really came on strong in Townsville last year, they found their feet a bit and we have a pretty good base going there and know what to do with the cars to get them to work,” he said.
“I’ve also had some good results there previously, and had a pretty good showing there on the Sunday last year.
“I think all the ingredients are there for it to be good.”
Reynolds and Wood are set to hit the track in Townsville on Friday.