Jones snatches last gasp Dunlop Series pole

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones claimed pole position for the Dunlop Series with a last gasp effort in an eventful qualifying session at Barbagallo Raceway.

The field was greeted with a damp track but grip levels changed rapidly as the session progressed and the surface dried.

Provisional pole changed hands on several occasions as the field switched from wet to slick tyres with 10 minutes remaining.

A flurry of late times on slick tyres saw Jones jump to the top with a 59.72 which snatched pole away from Jack Le Brocq by 0.0013s.

A highly impressive run from Dunlop Series rookie Anton De Pasquale in the final minutes saw the Paul Morris Motorsport driver claim third just 0.1s adrift of Jones.

Shae Davies was one of many drivers to enjoy a spell at the top of the times but in the end he had to settle for fourth ahead of Brad Jones Racing’s Josh Kean.

Series leader Garry Jocobson was shuffled down to sixth in front of Macauley Jones and James Golding.

Paul Dumbrell was among the last runners to switch to slick tyres which saw him fire in a couple of laps on the fresh rubber.

The Eggleston Motorsport driver ended up ninth while local racer Kurt Kostecki, who was among the first to fit slick tyres, rounded out the top 10.

Todd Hazelwood will start from 11th ahead of Taz Douglas, who suffered a small off during the session.

Result: Dunlop Series Qualifying, Perth

1 Alliance Truck Parts Racing Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VF 0:59.7233
2 GoGetta Racing Jack Le Brocq Ford Falcon FG/X 0:59.7246 00.0013
3 Paul Morris Motrosports Anton de Pasquale Ford Falcon FG 0:59.8850 00.1617
4 DavBridge Constructions /MWM Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG 1:00.0550 00.3317
5 Wynn’s Racing Josh Kean Holden Commodore VF 1:00.1385 00.4152
6 Challenger Valve Racing Garry Jacobson Ford Falcon FG/X 1:00.4646 00.7413
7 PAYCE Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 1:00.5279 00.8046
8 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM James Golding Holden Commodore VF 1:00.9936 01.2703
9 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 1:01.2166 01.4933
10 Kostecki Brothers Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:01.3533 01.6300
11 iseek Communication / MSR Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore VF 1:01.5599 01.8366
12 Eggleston Motorsport Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 1:01.5632 01.8399
13 Castrol Racing/LD Motorsport Alex Rullo Holden Commodore VF 1:01.5905 01.8672
14 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Richard Muscat Holden Commodore VF 1:01.6275 01.9042
15 Middy’s Data & Electrical /MWM Bryce Fullwood Ford Falcon FG 1:01.9355 02.2122
16 Auto One / MSR Adam Marjoram Ford Falcon FG 1:01.9518 02.2285
17 Dragon Motor Racing Chelsea Angelo Holden Commodore VE2 1:01.9944 02.2711
18 Eggleston Motorsport Liam McAdam Holden Commodore VE2 1:02.4231 02.6998
19 Cavalier Homes Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG 1:02.8307 03.1074
20 Lubrixmax Garry Hill Ford Falcon FG 1:03.9310 04.2077
21 S&J Automotive Dan Day Ford Falcon FG 1:04.1777 04.4544
22 Kilar Towing Equipment / STR Mathew Palmer Ford Falcon FG 1:04.3723 04.6490
23 Kostecki Brothers Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:04.6040 04.8807
24 Team Caltex Renee Gracie Ford Falcon FG 1:05.5483 05.8250

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