David Reynolds capped off a successful transition to a new team and car with a podium finish in his 350th Supercars race at the weekend.
In classic Sandown fashion, the weather did a complete backflip on Saturday's conditions.
Rain had a significant impact in both of Sunday's races, and, despite a few hiccups along the way, Reynolds is ninth in the championship after the first five races.
After a solid run to 11th in Saturday's race, he suffered badly from fumes that leaked into his Mustang during Sunday's first race.
He started from ninth and was hit from behind on lap four and had to pit for repairs, but then battled severe nausea in the final stages to eventually finish 22nd.
"Just the last 15 laps it just got really fumy and I was feeling like throwing up and was coughing heaps, it wasn't fun and I had a big headache," Reynolds said.
But he bounced back strongly in the afternoon through heavy rain to cross the line third behind winner Shane Van Gisbergen and rookie Brodie Kosteki.
"It was awesome to get a podium in my 350th race and do everyone at Kelly Grove Racing proud this weekend and bring home a trophy," he said.
"It was shocking conditions, especially at the start, but I got a good start, moved up to P3 and then just kept my head down from there.
"It's a really solid improvement from where we were last round, we were competitive all weekend and the car was pretty good to drive, particularly on Sunday.
"The first race on Sunday was pretty disappointing because we got turned around and the car was damaged, which is a little annoying because it would have been just as quick.
"We're heading in the right direction as a team and I'm really proud of all the guys, it's been an intense few weeks with a lot of changes to the cars but it's started to pay off."
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Brad Jones Racing's Nick Percat and Todd Hazelwood had steady weekends, but Percat is the standout and continued his 2020 form with three top 10 finishes to sit eighth in the championship.
"I was pleased to finish Saturday in seventh after starting a lot further down the grid then I would have liked," Percat said.
"The car felt strong in the race and I had fast race pace which helped me pass about seven cars.
It was awesome to get a podium in my 350th race and do everyone at Kelly Grove Racing proud.- David Reynolds
"Shame for the team as I know if we started further up the grid, we could have been in a solid spot for a top five.
"Sunday's race one result was good, finishing P6. That's my best result there since 2012.
"The last race wasn't great, I was just trying to survive out there basically. It was extremely wet and slippery.
"We had a fast race car but unfortunately I wasn't able show it and I wasn't going to take any unnecessary risks.
"An up and down weekend, we'll push on and hopefully get back in the top five, where I know we belong, in the next one."
Hazelwood was pleased to finish the weekend with a top 10 and show progress has been made on his side of the BJR garage.
"Yes, I'm stoked with that result in the last race, P8, I'll take that," he said.
"It was a wild race with cars all over the place at the beginning.
"I'm glad we came away with a top 10 to finish the weekend."
Supercars are back on track in Tasmania for the next round on April 10.
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