Campbell scorches in Carrera Cup qualifying

Campbell destroyed the Carrera Cup qualifying lap record

Campbell destroyed the Carrera Cup qualifying lap record

Matt Campbell has destroyed the Carrera Cup qualifying record by over two seconds during a lightning session in the morning at Mount Panorama.

Campbell, who yesterday bettered the practice lap record yesterday, was fast out of the blocks as he took his second straight pole award after being the fast man at Sandown.

He will start on the front row with David Russell, while championship front runners Steven Richards and Nick Foster will share the second row.

The session was stopped midway through when Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge points leader Shane Smollen crashed coming down the mountain after Skyline.

Despite that crash he was still quickest of the semi-pro racers.

The first race of the Carrera Cup will be at 2:15pm

VIDEO: Campbell and Smollen speak after Qualifying

QUALIFYING : Carrera Cup – Bathurst

Pos No. Driver Team Class Time Gap
1 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8 P 2:06.2099R
2 10 David Russell Finanze Ezi P 2:06.6131r 0.4032
3 1 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing & Electrical P 2:06.7884r 0.5785
4 777 Nick Foster Bob Jane T-Marts P 2:06.8564r 0.6465
5 8 Craig Baird Porsche Centre Melbourne P 2:07.0046r 0.7947
6 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts P 2:07.2792r 1.0693
7 22 Richard Muscat Wilson Security / PAYCE / Geni P 2:07.5959r 1.3860
8 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P 2:07.9327r 1.7228
9 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX P 2:08.0994r 1.8895
10 25 John Martin Copyworld P 2:08.1838r 1.9739
11 65 Fraser Ross Porsche Centre Brighton P 2:09.6045 3.3946
12 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents C 2:10.3684 4.1585
13 4 Stephen Grove Grove Motorsport C 2:10.7081 4.4982
14 24 Tony Bates AFS/Fleetguard C 2:10.7767 4.5668
15 5 Tony Walls McElrea Racing C 2:11.0890 4.8791
16 13 James Bergmuller MotorOne Car Care C 2:11.0917 4.8818
17 222 Scott Taylor Scott Taylor Motorsport C 2:12.5619 6.3520
18 6 Ash Samadi Apartment Hotel C 2:13.0825 6.8726
19 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C 2:13.1001 6.8902
20 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas  C 2:13.5625 7.3526
21 69 Brenton Griguol  C 2:16.9589 10.7490

 

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