20 Feb 2020
David Reynolds has topped a red-flagged opening practice at the Superloop Adelaide 500.
In cool, overcast conditions in the sole Supercars session for the day, Reynolds rose to the top to claim the fastest lap of the day by a whisker from Red Bull Holden Racing Team's Shane Van Gisbergen.
But it was a bizarre collision between a slow Garry Jacobson who drifted into the racing line of a full-throttle Lee Holdsworth emerging out of the chicane that was probably the biggest talking point.
That brought out the red flags which ended the session with under three minutes remaining.
While Holdsworth and Jacobson settled their differences with a brief conversation alongside their stricken cars, Reynolds was all smiles after a disappointing test at The Bend.
"My car was pretty good straight out of the gate," said Reynolds.
"At the test day on Tuesday I was like 16th or something and that was my genuine pace, so I was looking to make all these excuses but I was genuinely slow.
"Then different track, different day and my car was amazing, straight out of the gate I had a ball."
After topping the time-sheets following Tuesday's all-in test session, Will Davison (Milwaukee Racing)proved his Tailem Bend speed was no flash in the pan.
He was one-hundredth of a second from Reynolds as the fastest Mustang in the field.
New Walkinshaw Andretti United driver Chaz Mostert was fourth fastest ahead of former teammate Cam Waters and the Shell V-Power Racing Team pair of Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard.
Nick Percat, Jamie Whincup and Anton De Pasquale rounded out the top ten - all within four-tenths of Reynolds' top time.
Rick Kelly was 11th quickest in his Castrol Mustang - an impressive showing in his first formal session in a Ford.
Supercars practice continues on Friday at the Superloop Adelaide 500 with sessions at 2:05pm and 6:00pm, in addition to all five of the support categories.
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