Erebus Motorsport came into existence in 2011 with ambitions for world domination. By world domination, we mean Team Owner Betty Klimenko set her sights on succeeding in the fast world of motorsport.
With a number of accomplishments in GT’s under her belt, both on home soil and internationally, there were no plans in stopping there. 2013 saw Betty take over a Supercars team and rebrand it as her own.
Fast forward to 2015 and a few triumphs later, Penrite Oil were looking for their path into Supercars, and there was no better fit. The lubricant’s company joined the team at Bathurst that year and has never looked back.
Erebus moved from Queensland to Melbourne, and over the next season solid foundations were laid. The team recruited, not in quantity, but quality, until it was capable of going toe-to-toe with the biggest names in racing.
2017 saw the team work harder than ever and with rapid and successful car development, the second half of the season cleared Erebus of their “underdog” label before conquering the Bathurst 1000 and becoming the second team in history to win both the Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 1000.
Erebus scored three more wins, five pole positions and multiple podiums on their way to securing fourth in the 2018 Team’s Championship and David Reynolds fifth in the Driver’s points – a best ever for the squad!
In 2019 – its fifth season, Erebus reincarnated as Penrite Racing. David Reynolds finished with seven podiums and signed a 10 year deal with the team, the biggest signing in Supercars history. Anton De Pasquale, in his second year in the main game, secured two podiums and jumped up 14 places from 2018, finishing six places up from his rookie season. The team finished sixth in the Team Championship.
In a nod to the future, Erebus Motorsport signed rising star Will Brown on a multi-year deal. Brown will race in the Super 2 Series in 2020 and step up to the main game in 2021.