Ryal Harris has taken his first pole position of the season in the East Coast Bullbars Australian V8 Utes finale at Sydney Olympic Park.
The series leader did his prospects of a third V8 Utes title no harm by setting the two fastest qualifying laps midway through the 20 minute session.
George Miedecke, his nearest challenger for the title, kept up the pressure by joining his Matt Stone Racing teammate on the front row, logging a time two tenths shy of Harris’ benchmark 1:44.37s.
Kris Walton will head up the second row alongside Peters Motorsport stablemate Ryan Hansford after leading early, while Sieders Racing teammates Rhys McNally and David Sieders continue the theme on the third row.
Adam Marjoram, currently third in the series, will start Race 1 from ninth after a harmless off near the halfway mark.
Result: V8 Utes Racing Series Qualifying
|1||Ticketandtours.com.au||Ryal Harris (QLD)||Ford FG||1:44.3727|
|2||iSeek Racing / Miedecke Motorgroup||George Miedecke (NSW)||Ford FG||1:44.5843||00.2116|
|3||Rentco Racing||Kris Walton (QLD)||Ford FG||1:44.7188||00.3461|
|4||Multispares Racing||Ryan Hansford (QLD)||Ford FG||1:44.7314||00.3587|
|5||Stratco Racing||Rhys McNally (WA)||Holden VE||1:44.7505||00.3778|
|6||Mango Credit||David Sieders (NSW)||Holden VE||1:44.8553||00.4826|
|7||Just Car Insurance / Kitten||Craig Dontas (SA)||Holden VE||1:44.8963||00.5236|
|8||Burbank Racing||Nathan Pretty (VIC)||Holden VE||1:44.9120||00.5393|
|9||Auto One / Erebus Motorsport||Adam Marjoram (WA)||Holden VE||1:45.0601||00.6874|
|10||RYCO 24-7 / RAM LOCKSMITHS||Gerard McLeod (VIC)||Holden VE||1:45.1823||00.8096|
|11||JMG Racing||Jeremy Gray (NSW)||Ford FG||1:45.2260||00.8533|
|12||Jesus Racing||Andrew Fisher (NSW)||Ford FG||1:45.2323||00.8596|
|13||Copyworld Racing||Michael Almond (SA)||Holden VE||1:45.3295||00.9568|
|14||Bob Jane T-Marts / Altenzo Per||Kim Jane (VIC)||Holden VE||1:45.7796||01.4069|
|15||Team Kleen Racing / Kleen Grou||Adam Beechey (TAS)||Holden VE||1:46.4827||02.1100|
|16||Slideways / Go Karting Australia||Cam Wilson (QLD)||Ford FG||1:46.5013||02.1286|
|17||Western General Body Works||Danny Buzadzic (VIC)||Ford FG||1:46.7878||02.4151|
|18||Matt Stone Racing||Tyler Greenbury (QLD)||Ford FG||1:46.8850||02.5123|
|19||Shamick Racing||Leigh Nicolaou (VIC)||Holden VE||1:46.8968||02.5241|
|20||Nandi Kiss Racing||Nandi Kiss (NSW)||Holden VE||1:47.8628||03.4901|
|21||Cetnaj Electrical Supplies||Peter Burnitt (QLD)||Ford FG||1:48.1487||03.7760|
|22||Hi-Tec Oils||Steve Hodges (NSW)||Holden VE||1:48.4533||04.0806|
|23||OAKLANDS BUILT||Bruce Oaklands (NSW)||Ford FG||1:49.8057||05.4330|
|24||Gulf Western Oil / Aussie Stop||Richard Mork (NSW)||Ford FG||1:50.0744||05.7017|
|25||Australian Conveyor Racing||Noel Edge (SA)||Ford FG||1:50.1274||05.7547|
|26||Australian Auto Wreckers||George Karadimas (VIC)||Holden VE||1:52.4739||08.1012|