Leading engineer James Small has parted ways with Kelly Racing.
Small, a former racer in his own right, has been with the Victorian team since its first season in 2009 and has served as race engineer for the team’s #16 Stratco Commodore this year.
Small’s departure from the engineering role from the #16 is the latest in the saga surrounding the Kelly team and its driver Reynolds, who continues to be linked to the #55 Bottle-O Racing drive at Ford Performance Racing next year.
Kelly Racing Director Todd Kelly says that the relationship between Small and the team had run its course.
“Everyone at our team appreciates the huge amount of work and effort that James has put in during his time with Kelly Racing,” Kelly said.
“He has done a fantastic job getting David Reynolds up to speed from where he was at the beginning of the year.
“Unfortunately due to some recent issues the relationship has run its course.
“Our biggest priority right now is finding a solution that can help David keep building on his performances for the remainder of the year.”
A new race engineer for the #16 Stratco Commodore will be confirmed at a later date.