A stunning lap as the chequered flag fell has seen Jaxon Evans claim his first Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia pole position.
The McElrea Racing driver shattered the four-year-old qualifying record lap by more than 0.2s with a 1:21.2952s.
At the time, Evans was the only driver in the 1:21 bracket, though Dale Wood soon joined him.
Wood temporarily held pole position earlier in the session, his 1:22.6423s effort coming in a busy period which saw times continue to tumble.
The intensely competitive session saw the top five covered by less than a tenth of a second before the final flurry saw Evans go 0.7s faster than anyone else had managed.
Roger Lago impressed upon his first Carrera Cup outing since Townsville 2015, the Pro-Am driver setting the fourth best time midway through the 20-minute session.
He ended qualifying tenth fastest, the second fastest Pro-Am competitor behind Anthony Gilbertson, with series debutant John Steffensen third in class and 12th on the grid.
Last year’s series winner David Wall will start from third ahead of Dylan O’Keeffe, Jordan Love, and James Moffat in sixth.
The opening Carrera Cup race of the weekend gets underway at 1245 local time (1215 AEDT).
|1||7||Jaxon Evans||Morris Finance||1:21.295|
|3||1||David Wall||PAYCE/Wilson Security||1:22.031|
|4||88||Dylan O’Keeffe||Allstar Equipment Sales||1:22.100|
|5||777||Jordan Love||Rodney Jane Racing||1:22.153|
|6||18||James Moffat||Payce/Wilson Security/JBL||1:22.156|
|7||8||Nick McBride||Porsche Centre Melbourne||1:22.498|
|8||19||Anthony Gilbertson||Hallmark Homes||1:22.688|
|9||111||Cameron Hill||Southern Star Truck Centre/Any||1:22.934|
|10||23||Roger Lago||JBS Australia||1:22.967|
|11||77||Michael Almond||Sonic/Bob Jane T Marts||1:23.007|
|12||808||John Steffensen||Crown/Timken/Porsche Melbourne||1:23.324|
|13||12||Adam Garwood||Garwood Motorsport||1:23.392|
|14||14||Peter Major||Sonic/Totally 4×4||1:23.555|
|15||4||Stephen Grove||Grove Motorsport Pty Ltd||1:23.629|
|16||20||Adrian Flack||Agas National||1:23.696|
|17||15||Josh Hunt||Volante Rosso Motorsport||1:23.770|
|18||6||Tim Miles||Miles Advisory Partners||1:24.053|
|19||888||Leanne Tander||Porsche Centre Brighton||1:24.105|
|20||13||Sam Shahin||The Bend/htfu||1:24.114|
|21||22||Dean Cook||BMF/Pitman Racing||1:24.595|
|23||80||Max Twigg||WM Waste Management||1:24.747|
|26||35||Indiran Padayachee||Hyundai Forklifts Australia||1:28.572|