MOTORSPORT: Dave Reynolds says he can become the first driver to break the three-team stranglehold on Supercars by upsetting the heavyweights at Winton this weekend.
The Erebus Motorsport driver said he beat Red Bull Racing Australia, DJR Team Penske and Prodrive Racing Australia to put a dent in their recent domination.
The trio has shut out the competition to win every race this year.
"You can definitely count me in for a win,” Reynolds (pictured) said.
"If not this weekend then certainly this year. I certainly think we can become the first team aside from those guys to win a race.”
Reynolds has already defied expectations by landing his rising team a podium finish at Phillip Island in a surprise season start.
"We have just been chipping away at it,” he said.
"A few of the bigger teams have been dominating and it is a strange year for the smaller teams where we just have to keep on going after it.
"It is hard to get race wins and podiums because there are at least 10 very high level cars on the grid. These cars are from big teams with big backing. So they take some beating.
"But yes you can count me in for a win.”
Reynolds said a strong qualifying result at Winton this weekend was vital to his plan of becoming the first victorious underdog.
"You have to be near the front,” he said.
"And we have been doing a really good job by being around fifth or sixth at best. For me it is year two here with a very new team. And I am pretty impressed. I am really happy with the way we are tracking.”
Reynolds is hoping a history of surprises at Winton will help him slay the giants.
"I like Winton,” he said.
"It is a difficult little track with a new surface so it will throw up a lot. You can expect some mixed up results like we saw last year.”
The Winton Super Sprint begins with practice today.
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