Mus­tang sally forth

Autosport (UK) - - CLUB AUTOSPORT - RACHEL HAR­RIS-GAR­DINER

Martin Reynolds made a sur­prise ap­pear­ance in the Bernie’s V8 se­ries last week­end at Snet­ter­ton aboard the dis­tinc­tive Joey Logano-liv­er­ied Ford Mus­tang Mach 1.

Reynolds has raced a Se­bring V8 in Bernie’s V8s this year, but that suf­fered a mas­ter-cylin­der fail­ure on the morn­ing of the Snet­ter­ton meeting.

He de­cided to switch to the 1971

Mach 1 for the first time as a try-out be­fore it un­der­goes a ma­jor up­grade over the win­ter ahead of be­ing raced full-time in the se­ries in 2019.

Reynolds re­cently bought the car, which sports a yel­low-and-red tribute liv­ery to NASCAR Cup star Logano, from fel­low se­ries com­peti­tor Mar­cus Bick­nell. It is the only Mach 1 rac­ing in the UK.

“To­day’s the first time com­pet­i­tively out,” said Reynolds. “The mas­ter cylin­der [on the Se­bring] gave way this morn­ing, so we had to do a quick change-around. That’s shocked ev­ery­body to­day, in­clud­ing the scru­ti­neers.”

Reynolds (be­low) took part in the first of two Bernie’s V8 races and fin­ished third over­all and se­cond in class, as well as set­ting fastest lap in class.

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