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Dumbrell on DVS pole as Waters comes to grief

Daniel Herrero

Saturday 5th December, 2015 - 11:45am

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Paul Dumbrell

Paul Dumbrell

Paul Dumbrell has taken pole for the opening Dunlop Series race at Sydney Olympic Park while Cameron Waters will start 12th after a mistake saw the series leader bring out the red flags.

Dumbrell topped the field for the duration of the twice interrupted 20-minute, all-in qualifying session and while his first flyer was set to be enough to take pole, the Eggleston Motorsport driver made sure by laying down the only 1:29s lap of the session after the chequered flag.

Dumbrell’s session wasn’t without incident, however, when he backed his Wilson MedicOne Commodore into the Turn 2/3/4 tyre wall on his second lap.

Waters’ error, on the other hand, was far more costly.

Sitting third with a handful of minutes remaining, the Prodrive Racing Australia driver carried too much speed into the Turn 6/7 complex, ran off, and dragged the tyre bundle back onto the circuit.

The sanctions – loss of best lap time and exclusion from the remainder of the session – dropped Waters to ninth before the Enzed-backed driver was relegated a further three positions as qualifying came to a close.

Jonathon Webb suffered a similar fate on his return to the Development Series, burying the #10 Image Racing Falcon in the wall just beyond the halfway mark, and will start this afternoon’s race from 18th.

Andrew Jones’ fastest lap stood up for a front row start despite the 2004 series winner sitting out much of the latter half of the session, while Garry Jacobson went third-fastest after the chequered flag.

James Golding was a commendable fourth, within 0.4s of pole, with Todd Hazelwood, Simon Evans, Jack Le Brocq, Shae Davies, Aaren Russell, and Macauley Jones completing the top ten.

Liam McAdam provided the biggest highlight when he leapt incredibly high onto two wheels at the Turn 2/3/4 chicane before coming to rest with a large impact with the tyre wall.

Race 1 will be held from 15:45 today, as Waters attempts to protect a 149-point lead with 300 available this weekend.

Qualifying results

Eggleston Motorsport          

Paul Dumbrell 

Holden Commodore VE2

1:29.9805*

Alliance Truck Parts          

Andrew Jones   

Holden Commodore VE2

1:30.0831

0:00.1026

Eggleston Motorsport          

Garry Jacobson

Holden Commodore VE2

1:30.2477

0:00.2672

Gippsland Body Building GRM   

James Golding 

Holden Commodore VE2

1:30.3485

0:00.3680

iseek Racing                  

Todd Hazelwood

Ford Falcon FG      

1:30.4095

0:00.4290

Super Black Racing            

Simon Evans    

Ford Falcon FG      

1:30.4676

0:00.4871

Ice Break Racing              

Jack Le Brocq 

Ford Falcon FG      

1:30.5134

0:00.5329

Davbridge Constructions       

Shae Davies    

Ford Falcon FG      

1:30.6648

0:00.6843

Plus Fitness / Go Karts Go    

Aaren Russell 

Ford Falcon FG      

1:30.7419

0:00.7614

10

PAYCE                         

Macauley Jones

Holden Commodore VE2

1:30.7612

0:00.7807

11

Alphabet/Wynns                

Josh Kean      

Holden Commodore VE2

1:30.9699

0:00.9894

12

TEAM ENZED PRA                

Cameron Waters

Ford Falcon FG      

1:31.0029

0:01.0224

13

Middy’s Data & Electrical     

Bryce Fullwood

Ford Falcon FG      

1:31.0628

0:01.0823

14

Street Fighter Performance Upg

Dan Day        

Ford Falcon FG      

1:32.0306

0:02.0501

15

Eggleston Motorsport          

Liam McAdam    

Holden Commodore VE2

1:32.0669

0:02.0864

16

Fujitsu Racing                

Renee Gracie   

Ford Falcon FG      

1:32.5364

0:02.5559

17

Cavalier Homes/EMA            

Matthew Chahda

Ford Falcon FG      

1:32.7030

0:02.7225

18

Hayman Reese Racing           

Jonathon Webb 

Ford Falcon FG      

1:32.8976

0:02.9171

19

Battery World Racing          

Aaron McGill   

Holden Commodore VE2

1:33.8845

0:03.9040

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