Supercars drivers David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale relived their earliest memories behind the wheel yesterday at Melbourne’s Todd Road Go-Kart circuit, as part of their preparations for this weekend’s Phillip Island SuperSprint.
The Penrite Racing drivers, both junior national karting champions, took to the track themselves, after helping to coach five young go-karters and sharing tips with the aspiring racers, some as young as seven.
Reynolds had his best finish of the year, a third placing in Tasmania last weekend, while De Pasquale continues his rise in the Supercars rankings, with five top ten qualifying results from the opening eight races and one top ten finish already in 2019.
The five go-karting stars are part of the Erebus Academy – a program that aims to provide a pathway from go-karts to Supercars and foster up-and-coming talent at the grassroots level.
De Pasquale is an alumnus of a driver academy himself, while Reynolds is a Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 champion and currently fifth in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship standings following his best result of the year at Tasmania last weekend.
Penrite Racing has arrived at Phillip Island circuit today, ahead of this weekend’s SuperSprint, while the Academy youngsters make their way to Puckapunyal for the Victorian Kart Championship.