Mustang sally forth
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.