Pither snatches last-gasp pole for Super2 Race 1

Chris Pither

Chris Pither has claimed Armor All Pole Position for Super2 Race 1 with a lap which he started only half a second before the chequered flag came out.

Pither’s 1:08.9517s furthermore bested previous fast man Garry Jacobson by only 0.0390s, who in turn had only pipped Brodie Kostecki by 0.0093s.

The New Zealander had moved himself up to third just a moment before the clock ran out and was slower to the first sector on his final lap.

However, he dug deep to wheel the #44 Garry Rogers Motorsport VF Commodore to a fourth pole of the campaign.

Jacobson had only just gone faster in the final minute in the #26 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima after it looked like Brodie Kostecki’s (#57 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore) first-run effort might stand up for pole.

Dean Fiore (#23 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima) will start fourth, while Paul Dumbrell (#88 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore) shares Row 3 with Kurt Kostecki (#55 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore).

Will Brown (#38 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore), Jake Kostecki (#56 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore), Adam Marjoram (#15 Image Racing VF Commodore), and Thomas Randle (#5 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon) round out the top 10.

Alex Rullo (#62 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima) was only 12th and Macauley Jones (#14 Brad Jones Racing VF Commodore), who qualified front row for both races last time out in Townsville, 14th.

Bryce Fullwood (#16 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore) starts two from the back, which is occupied by debutant Ricky Capo (#50 Kali Motorsport VF Commodore).

The track was dry, but for isolated spits of rain, after showers earlier in the day.

Race 1, scheduled for 22 laps, starts this afternoon at 1515 local time/AEST.

Results: Armor All Qualifying

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
1 44 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Chris Pither Holden Commodore VF 1:08.9517  
2 26 MEGA Fuels / MWM Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 1:08.9907 0:00.0390
3 57 Arcoplate Racing Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:09.0000 0:00.0483
4 23 MW Motorsport Dean Fiore Nissan Altima 1:09.1214 0:00.1697
5 88 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 1:09.1496 0:00.1979
6 55 Arcoplate Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:09.1656 0:00.2139
7 38 Eggleston Motorsport William Brown Holden Commodore VF 1:09.1879 0:00.2362
8 56 Arcoplate Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:09.2914 0:00.3397
9 15 Auto One Racing Adam Marjoram Holden Commodore VF 1:09.3387 0:00.3870
10 5 Skye Sands Thomas Randle Ford Falcon FG/X 1:09.4466 0:00.4949
11 67 Paul Morris Motorsport Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG/X 1:09.4650 0:00.5133
12 62 Land Surveys / MWM Alex Rullo Nissan Altima 1:09.5012 0:00.5495
13 21 SCT Logistics Jack Smith Holden Commodore VF 1:09.5113 0:00.5596
14 14 Payce Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 1:09.5558 0:00.6041
15 18 Auto One Albury Matthew Chahda Holden Commodore VF 1:09.6309 0:00.6792
16 54 Eggleston Motorsport Nathan Morcom Holden Commodore VF 1:09.6413 0:00.6896
17 63 Eggleston Motorsport Dominic Storey Holden Commodore VF 1:09.6471 0:00.6954
18 99 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Mason Barbera Holden Commodore VF 1:09.7952 0:00.8435
19 49 Dynamic Supplies Jordan Boys Holden Commodore VF 1:09.8452 0:00.8935
20 51 Grove Hire Brenton Grove Holden Commodore VF 1:09.8708 0:00.9191
21 16 Middy’s Electrical Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore VF 1:09.8763 0:00.9246
22 8 BGD Architects Zane Goddard Holden Commodore VF 1:09.9114 0:00.9597
23 50 MotorsportPartsAustralia.com.a Ricky Capo Holden Commodore VF 1:10.4094 0:01.4577

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