Former Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden will replace David Reynolds in the Kelly Grove Racing Ford Mustang for this weekend’s Sydney Supernight event.
It follows David Reynolds not receiving a vaccination exemption to race in not only this weekend’s meeting, but the remaining events scheduled for Sydney Motorsport Park.
Reynolds is understood to have recently had his first vaccination dose and should be able to return at this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 where he will be partnered by Youlden.
In what will be his maiden solo Repco Supercars Championship start after acting as co-driver for eight teams spread across 21 years, Youlden is only confirmed to take part this weekend and not for the following two events at Sydney Motorsport Park.
“I’m super pumped to get the opportunity to drive my first ever Sprint Round this weekend,” said Youlden.
“Getting these laps under my belt before we head to Bathurst will be great preparation before we take on the 1000 in December.”
In 2019 Youlden announced his retirement from Repco Supercars Championship competition, but announced at the beginning of this year his return to partner Reynolds after the latter had moved from Erebus Motorsport to Kelly Grove Racing during the off-season.