Reynolds, Youlden clinch top spot for Momo-equipped Erebus Motorsport
The MOMO-equipped Erebus Motorsport duo of David Reynolds and Luke Youlden won a chaotic and rain-hit 2017 Bathurst 1000.
Reynolds and Youlden came through with a faultless run from the final restart with 16 laps left in the 161-lap race course, capitalizing on the field’s errors to claim the top spot and give Erebus Motorsport’s best team result and first win since their switch to Holden over 18 months ago.
The Bathurst 1000 victory marks the second time in 2017 a MOMO-backed team has won a high profile race at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit after the Maranello Motorsport team won the Bathurst 12 Hour earlier this year.
Starting off the front row, the #9 Commodore was among the front-runners all day, proving quick in wet and dry conditions, however it wasn’t until the final laps that it all played to their favor.
It was much the same for Dale Wood and Chris Pither in the GB Galvanizing Holden, who propelled from 21st spot to 4th by the end of the 1000-kilometer marathon.
The pair both dominated proceedings in the wet to sit just outside the top ten with 30 laps to go.
As the sun came out, their pace didn’t stop; with the #99 Holden only just missing the podium and eventually crossing the finish in fourth.
An exhausted Reynolds was elated to close out the biggest victory yet in his racing career, paying tribute to the Erebus Motorsport team.
“It feels really, really good. As a team we have worked extremely hard over the last year and a half to get to this point, it’s been a massive whirlwind experience. I owe everything to Betty, Barry and Al, it’s not just Luke and I, there’s an entire team of talented people behind us,” Reynolds said.
The team at FUEL AUTOTEK, supplier of equipment such as MOMO driver and crew suits, race gloves and the steering wheels fitted to both Erebus VF Commodores, could not be prouder.
“We hope the new owners enjoy David Reynolds’ champagne-soaked bright red MOMO GT Pro race boots” after the Bathurst winner performed his trademark ‘Shoey’ on the top step of the podium and tossed his boots into the crowd. “We are ecstatic to have played a small part in the victory and the celebration!” beamed FUEL AUTOTEK Marketing Manager Scott Crosher.
After a short turnaround this week, Reynolds and the Erebus Motorsport team will contest the final endurance event of the season, the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, which takes place October 22-29.