Whincup denies Lowndes for Race 9 pole

Jamie Whincup

Jamie Whincup at Barbagallo Raceway

Jamie Whincup has taken his second Armor All Pole Award in the space of 40 minutes at the Trading Post Perth Challenge.

Whincup pipped team-mate Craig Lowndes to the Race 9 pole by completing one final lap following a late red flag period.

The three-time and reigning V8 Supercars champion’s 55.29s bested Lowndes’ earlier effort by 0.13s.

Ford Performance Racing duo Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom will share the second row, while David Reynolds, Fabian Coulthard, Shane van Gisbergen, James Courtney, Michael Patrizi and Tim Slade rounded out the top 10.

Russell Ingall had set the fifth fastest time of the session but was subsequently excluded for failing to obey parc ferme regulations.

A final 90s scramble was set-up by a mistake from Taz Douglas that saw the iSelect Commodore stranded in the Turn 6 sand trap.

Twenty-two of the 28 drivers headed out for the remaining seconds of the session, but not all made it around in time to start a flying lap.

Whincup had earlier set the pace with 55.53s on his first run, which remained the benchmark until Lowndes recorded his best time with less than three minutes remaining.

In Barbagallo’s unique qualifying format, the Race 8 and Race 9 qualifying sessions were split by just a 10 minute break.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s Race 8 qualifying report and result

See below for the full Race 9 qualifying result

1 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.2889
2 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.4225 0:00.1336
3 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 0:55.5764 0:00.2875
4 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 0:55.5911 0:00.3022
5 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 0:55.7314 0:00.4425
6 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.7458 0:00.4569
7 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 0:55.7750 0:00.4861
8 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.8491 0:00.5602
9 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.8730 0:00.5841
10 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 0:55.8795 0:00.5906
11 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.8865 0:00.5976
12 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.8866 0:00.5977
13 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 0:55.9003 0:00.6114
14 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 0:55.9185 0:00.6296
15 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 0:55.9224 0:00.6335
16 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.9483 0:00.6594
17 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.9698 0:00.6809
18 Tony D’Alberto Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 0:55.9908 0:00.7019
19 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 0:56.0311 0:00.7422
20 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 0:56.0509 0:00.7620
21 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 0:56.1936 0:00.9047
22 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 0:56.2162 0:00.9273
23 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 0:56.2208 0:00.9319
24 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 0:56.3692 0:01.0803
25 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 0:56.3700 0:01.0811
26 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 0:56.4722 0:01.1833
27 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 0:56.5223 0:01.2334
EXC Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 0:55.2889

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