Betty Klimenko broke the mould when she entered the Supercars Championship in 2013. All tattoos, black boots, and bleached hair, her down to earth, go get ‘em attitude made her an instant hit.
The popular motorsport matriarch has since set a new standard for accessibility, providing glimpses of behind-the-scenes action to loyal fans. A shake-up at the beginning of 2016 saw Betty surrounded by new drivers, race cars, and many new faces when she moved her team from Queensland to Victoria. Fast forward 18-months and her team of David Reynolds and Luke Youlden not only conquered the Mountain, but every powerhouse garage further up pit lane.
Bathurst 2017 is a large chapter in Betty’s incredible life story, and in 2019 the loyalty that Betty has shown to driver David Reynolds resulted in another awesome chapter. David created history by signing a ten-year agreement with Erebus Motorsport, unheralded in Supercars and a rarity in any sport. That agreement will see David’s tenure with Erebus extend to 14 years.
Betty has always had a long-term plan for her team and she vows she won’t give up on taking the fight to the bigger teams. That fight has seen current drivers David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale elevate the ‘little team that could’ to fourth in the Championship at the end of 2018 with bigger goals to kick in season 2019.