Hazelwood claims pole in red flagged session

Todd Hazelwood's ex-T8 Holden. pic: 0-100 via Facebook

Todd Hazelwood’s ex-T8 Holden. pic: 0-100 via Facebook

Todd Hazelwood claimed a career first Dunlop Series pole position in a qualifying session cut short by a heavy crash for Bryce Fullwood.

Driving in front of his home crowd, Hazelwood bumped fellow South Australian Josh Kean from the top spot with just under three of the session’s 15 minutes remaining.

Fullwood brought out the red flags just moments later when a suspected mechanical failure pitched the MWM Ford hard into the outside wall at Turn 8.

The teenager walked away from the crash, which saw the ex-FPR chassis sustain heavy left-front damage.

After a moment of deliberation, officials elected against restarting the session for its final 1 minute and 48 seconds amid repair work to the concrete wall.

Fullwood's Ford following its heavy crash

Fullwood’s Ford following its heavy crash

Hazelwood’s 1:21.55s had proven 0.16s quicker than Kean, who had in turn eclipsed the top previous generation Holden of Paul Dumbrell by 0.05s.

Thursday practice pace-setter Andrew Jones will share the second row with Dumbrell, while Prodrive pair Jack Le Brocq and Garry Jacobson completed the top six.

Having just gone sixth, Jacobson was fastest of all to the end of the first sector on his following lap before the red flags flew.

James Golding survived an early touch with Matt Palmer on his way to seventh, while Macauley Jones, Shae Davies and Richard Muscat completed the top 10.

Race 1 of the Dunlop Series will take place from 1715 local time.

Qualifying 1, Dunlop Series – Clipsal 500 Adelaide 

1
iseek Communication / MSR
Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore VF
1:21.5464*
2
Wynns Racing
Josh Kean
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.70
00:00.16
3
Eggleston Motorsport
Paul Dumbrell
Holden Commodore VE2
01:21.75
00:00.21
4
Alliance Truck Parts Racing
Andrew Jones
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.81
00:00.26
5
GoGetta Racing
Jack Le Brocq
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:21.92
00:00.37
6
Challenger Valve Racing
Garry Jacobson
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:22.00
00:00.46
7
Wilson Security PAYCE GRM
James Golding
Holden Commodore VF
01:22.07
00:00.52
8
PAYCE
Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore VF
01:22.10
00:00.56
9
DavBridge Constructions /MWM
Shae Davies
Ford Falcon FG
01:22.13
00:00.59
10
Wilson Security PAYCE GRM
Richard Muscat
Holden Commodore VF
01:22.65
00:01.10
11
Middy's Data & Electrical /MWM
Bryce Fullwood
Ford Falcon FG
01:22.68
00:01.13
12
Rob Roy Hotel
Steve Owen
Ford Falcon FG
01:22.76
00:01.21
13
Paul Morris Motrosports
Anton de Pasquale
Ford Falcon FG
01:22.91
00:01.36
14
Kostecki Brothers Racing
Kurt Kostecki
Holden Commodore VF
01:22.96
00:01.41
15
Eggleston Motorsport
Liam McAdam
Holden Commodore VE2
01:23.01
00:01.47
16
Jack Link's Racing / MWM
Jesse Dixon
Ford Falcon FG
01:23.11
00:01.56
17
Auto One / MSR
Adam Marjoram
Ford Falcon FG
01:23.31
00:01.76
18
THR Developments / SA Racing
Taz Douglas
Holden Commodore VE2
01:23.58
00:02.04
19
Dragon Motor Racing
Chelsea Angelo
Holden Commodore VE2
01:24.01
00:02.46
20
Kostecki Brothers Racing
Jake Kostecki
Holden Commodore VF
01:24.07
00:02.52
21
Team Caltex
Renee Gracie
Ford Falcon FG
01:24.31
00:02.77
22
Cavalier Homes
Matthew Chahda
Ford Falcon FG
01:24.49
00:02.94
23
Dreamland Bedding
Dan Day
Ford Falcon FG
01:24.50
00:02.95
24
Warrin Mining / Volvo CE
Adam Wallis
Holden Commodore VE2
01:24.52
00:02.97
25
Performance West
Alex Rullo
Holden Commodore VF
01:24.69
00:03.15
26
Kilar Towing Equipment / STR
Mathew Palmer
Ford Falcon FG
01:28.23
00:06.68

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