Scott Pye takes pole in tight Dunlop Series qualifying
Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Scott Pye has taken his second pole position of his maiden Dunlop Series season in a tight qualifying session at Queensland Raceway.
Scott McLaughlin and Chaz Mostert showed the way for the majority of the 30 minutes before Pye clocked 1:10.11s and 1:10.04s times on his final two laps.
McLaughlin will start second despite failing to improve his fourth and final run. The Fujitsu backed driver had earlier strung together three consecutive laps of 1:10.21s, 1:10.19s and 1:10.17s to stake his claim for pole.
Chaz Mostert and Nick Percat are set to head up the second row, while Andrew Jones, Tim Blanchard, Dale Wood, Ashley Walsh, Marcus Zukanovic and David Russell complete the top 10.
Cameron Waters put in the best qualifying performance of his short Dunlop Series career to end the session 11th.
Luke Youlden was just one place further back in 12th, despite completing just five laps before pulling off at the exit of Turn 3 with mechanical issues.
Youlden’s rookie team-mate Morgan Haber put in a commendable performance to be 20th, while the field was completed by Aaron McGill, who for the second consecutive meeting competed in qualifying after missing all practice sessions.
The first of three races for the Dunlop Series this weekend will take place at 1415 today.
See below for the full qualifying result
|1||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VE||1:10.0444|
|2||Fujitsu Racing||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG||1:10.1675||0:00.1231|
|3||Ford Performance Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||1:10.2544||0:00.2100|
|4||Coates Hire Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VE2||1:10.4341||0:00.3897|
|5||Kitten Racing||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE||1:10.4660||0:00.4216|
|6||Jaylec Automotive Electrical||Tim Blanchard||Ford Falcon FG||1:10.5274||0:00.4830|
|7||GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VE||1:10.5705||0:00.5261|
|8||Simpro Racing||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon BF||1:10.5889||0:00.5445|
|9||Action Racing||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||1:10.7020||0:00.6576|
|10||Dreamtime Racing||David Russell||Holden Commodore VE||1:10.7321||0:00.6877|
|11||Dreamtime Racing||Cameron Waters||Holden Commodore VE||1:10.7388||0:00.6944|
|12||Global Welding Suppliers||Luke Youlden||Ford Falcon BF||1:10.9029||0:00.8585|
|13||Bob Jane T-Marts||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||1:10.9090||0:00.8646|
|14||Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech||George Miedecke||Ford Falcon BF||1:10.9290||0:00.8846|
|15||Minda Motorsport||Elliot Barbour||Holden Commodore VE2||1:10.9905||0:00.9461|
|16||R & J Betteries||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.0088||0:00.9644|
|17||Drill Pro||Daniel Jilesen||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.0352||0:00.9908|
|18||Berocca Performance||Paul Morris||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.0926||0:01.0482|
|19||Go Karts Go||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.2715||0:01.2271|
|20||MW Motorsport||Morgan Haber||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.9481||0:01.9037|
|21||Go Karts Go||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.9852||0:01.9408|
|22||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||1:12.1270||0:02.0826|
|23||Warrin Mining||Adam Wallis||Holden Commodore VE||1:12.6083||0:02.5639|
|24||Carrington Equipment Group||Michael Hector||Ford Falcon BF||1:12.7455||0:02.7011|
|25||Pacific Hoists||Nandi Kiss||Holden Commodore VE||1:12.9496||0:02.9052|
|26||Solo Resource Recovery||Aaron McGill||Ford Falcon BF||1:13.1941||0:03.1497|