Chaz Mostert scores Winton pole treble

Sunday 17th May, 2015 - 12:27pm

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Chaz Mostert edged Mark Winterbottom to pole

Chaz Mostert edged Mark Winterbottom to pole

Chaz Mostert secured a clean sweep of Armor All Pole Awards at the NP300 Navara Winton Super Sprint, edging out team-mates Mark Winterbottom and David Reynolds in Race 12 qualifying.

The 23-year-old again had the edge over his fellow Ford runners when it mattered at the end of the 20 minutes.

The session came down to a single run on new tyres for the majority of the field, with the order changing quickly in the final seconds.

Winterbottom went to the top with 1:23.39s with under two minutes remaining and managed to improve slightly to 1:23.32s on his second effort.

Mostert meanwhile improved from 1:23.40s to 1:23.13s in order to wrestle the pole away from his team-mate.

“It’s crazy, I didn’t expect to get three poles this weekend,” said Mostert, who has scored his first five career poles in little over a fortnight.

“I’ve just got to try and get it off the line now.”

Michael Caruso and Rick Kelly continued Nissan’s strong Winton form with fourth and sixth respectively, split by the Mercedes of Will Davison.

Fabian Coulthard will start seventh ahead of Craig Lowndes, Scott Pye and Shane van Gisbergen.

The Walkinshaw Holdens again struggled, with Tim Slade edging team-mates James Courtney and Garth Tander to 15th.

Jamie Whincup’s tough run also continued, with the six-time champion ending up down in 22nd.

The 67 lap Race 12 is set to get underway from 1345 local time.

Result: V8 Supercars Race 12 Qualifying, Winton

1
Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG/X
1:23.1334*
2
Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:23.32
00:00.19
3
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:23.49
00:00.36
4
Nissan Motorsport
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:23.60
00:00.46
5
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:23.63
00:00.50
6
Nissan Motorsport
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:23.66
00:00.53
7
Freightliner Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:23.66
00:00.53
8
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:23.73
00:00.60
9
DJR Team Penske
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:23.78
00:00.64
10
Team Darrell Lea STIX
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:23.82
00:00.68
11
Wilson Security Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:23.82
00:00.69
12
Super Black Racing
Andre Heimgartner
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:23.83
00:00.70
13
Erebus Motorsport V8
Ashley Walsh
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:23.84
00:00.71
14
Nissan Motorsport
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:23.85
00:00.71
15
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:23.87
00:00.74
16
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:23.88
00:00.75
17
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:23.91
00:00.78
18
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:23.91
00:00.78
19
Walkinshaw Racing
Lee Holdsworth
Holden Commodore VF
01:23.95
00:00.81
20
Nissan Motorsport
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:24.00
00:00.86
21
Repair Management Aust Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:24.06
00:00.93
22
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:24.13
00:00.99
23
Wilson Security Racing GRM
David Wall
Volvo S60
01:24.39
00:01.26
24
Team Cooldrive
Tim Blanchard
Holden Commodore VF
01:24.40
00:01.27
25
GB Galvanizing Racing
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:24.59
00:01.46

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