Drivers Luke Youlden and David Reynolds simply gained one of the unimaginable races on earth for lovable underdogs Erebus Motorsport: the Bathurst 1000. It’s laborious to not love the younger Erebus crew. They’ve solely been round since 2013, however they’re owned by an superior, no-BS girl named Betty Klimenko, they usually had the center to attempt racing wacky loud Mercedes in V8 Supercars.
The crew has since moved on to Holdens, although, which have been extra aggressive than the previous Mercs. Living proof: holy crap, they only gained Bathurst.
Bathurst was notably gnarly this 12 months with a moist monitor that despatched even a few of Supercars’ greatest names off the monitor, into the wall, or into different vehicles, together with Shane Van Gisbergen, James Moffat, and Garth Tander in simply the final moments of the race alone. I imply, simply have a look at this ridiculous restart from close to the tip of the race:
2013 Bathurst winner and 2015 V8 Supercars champion Mark Winterbottom of all individuals ate the wall on lap 160 of 161, however the collection opted to simply throw a regional yellow flag as a substitute of bringing out a security automotive because it was so near the tip.
Reynolds saved the lead for Erebus till the checkered flag.
The announcers described this as a David versus Goliath win as David Reynolds was driving on the finish of the race, they usually couldn’t have nailed it any higher. Not even probably the most ardent Erebus followers in all probability anticipated Erebus to take the Bathurst win this 12 months, however Bathurst is at all times stuffed with wonderful surprises.
“I’m sorry, I simply can’t speak. It’s simply an excessive amount of,” mentioned crew proprietor Betty Klimenko.
Reynolds was so excited that he kicked off considered one of his footwear into the group after getting out of his automotive. Reynolds later piggybacked Youlden onto the rostrum. I imply, you possibly can’t get your socks too soiled.
However by no means concern—Reynolds did a celebratory shoey on the rostrum anyway. As you should.