Waters takes provisional pole for Supercars Race 34 in Adelaide

Cameron Waters

Cameron Waters

Tickford Racing’s Cameron Waters is on provisional pole position for Race 34 of the Supercars Championship, the last of the season, at the Valo Adelaide 500.

Waters pipped the Shell V-Power Racing Team’s Anton De Pasquale by 0.0613s in setting a 1:19.1091s in the #6 Monster Energy Mustang, with Race 33 winner Chaz Mostert third-quickest in the #25 Mobil 1 Optus ZB Commodore and Shane van Gisbergen (#1 Red Bull Ampol ZB Commodore) fourth.

Notables to miss the Top 10 Shootout include both the other podium finishers from the afternoon prior, with James Courtney set to start 18th and Nick Percat 21st later today at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit.

It was somewhat overcast when the field rolled out for the 15-minute Sunday morning qualifying hit-out and Tim Slade (#3 CoolDrive Mustang) was quickest initially on a 1:20.1354s.

Race 33 pole-sitter Waters, who was reportedly among those to start the session on green tyres, recorded a kerb hop on his first flyer but then went top with a 1:19.6698s.

Van Gisbergen, who experienced a shocking Friday and Saturday in the South Australian capital, subsequently clocked a 1:19.3680s during his first run proper, despite a slight lock-up at the final corner.

Andre Heimgartner (#8 R&J Batteries ZB Commodore), going off-sequence again, then moved into second position with a 1:19.5305s and 1:19.4215s on consecutive laps with about five minutes to go.

The sun started to come out again as the field commenced their final runs, with Courtney (#5 Snowy River Caravans Mustang) stalking van Gisbergen around the circuit.

With less than two minutes left, Waters climbed five spots to first position with the 1:19.1s, before De Pasquale moved up six spots to second with a 1:19.1704s in the #11 Mustang.

Mostert set a 1:19.3469s in the last minute before the chequered flag, while van Gisbergen ended up fourth with no improvement on his final run.

Will Davison (#17 Shell V-Power Mustang) moved up to fifth with a late 1:19.3935s, from Will Brown (#9 Boost Mobile ZB Commodore), Heimgartner, Broc Feeney (#88 Red Bull Ampol ZB Commodore), Todd Hazelwood in a rebuilt #35 Truck Assist ZB Commodore, and David Reynolds (#26 Penrite Mustang).

Jack Le Brocq (#34 Truck Assist ZB Commodore) improved six positions with his final-lap 1:19.5454s, but only to 11th given he was 0.0006s slower than Reynolds.

Courtney bumped the Turn 8 wall late in the piece and his best lap was a 1:19.7572s, Scott Pye (#20 Toyota Forklifts ZB Commodore) took 19th on a 1:19.9079s, and Percat (#2 Mobil 1 NTI ZB Commodore) ended up 21st on a 1:19.9516s.

The Top 10 Shootout starts this afternoon at 12:05 local time/12:35 AEDT.

Results: Qualifying for Race 34, Valo Adelaide 500

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
1 6 Monster Energy Racing Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 1:19.1091  
2 11 Shell V-Power Racing Team Anton De Pasquale Ford Mustang GT 1:19.1704 0:00.0613
3 25 Mobil 1 Optus Racing Chaz Mostert Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.3469 0:00.2378
4 1 Red Bull Ampol Racing Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.3680 0:00.2589
5 17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 1:19.3935 0:00.2844
6 9 Boost Mobile Racing by Erebus William Brown Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.4085 0:00.2994
7 8 R&J Batteries Racing Andre Heimgartner Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.4215 0:00.3124
8 88 Red Bull Ampol Racing Broc Feeney Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.4278 0:00.3187
9 35 Truck Assist Racing Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.4570 0:00.3479
10 26 Penrite Racing David Reynolds Ford Mustang GT 1:19.5448 0:00.4357
11 34 Truck Assist Racing Jack Le Brocq Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.5454 0:00.4363
12 31 Subway PremiAir Racing James Golding Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.5565 0:00.4474
13 18 IRWIN Racing Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.5865 0:00.4774
14 99 Boost Mobile Racing by Erebus Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.6312 0:00.5221
15 55 Castrol Racing Thomas Randle Ford Mustang GT 1:19.6362 0:00.5271
16 56 Tradie Racing Jake Kostecki Ford Mustang GT 1:19.6506 0:00.5415
17 3 CoolDrive Auto Parts Tim Slade Ford Mustang GT 1:19.6547 0:00.5456
18 5 Snowy River Racing James Courtney Ford Mustang GT 1:19.7572 0:00.6481
19 20 Toyota Forklifts Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.9079 0:00.7988
20 14 Middy’s Electrical Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.9452 0:00.8361
21 2 Mobil 1 NTI Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 1:19.9516 0:00.8425
22 10 Penrite Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Mustang GT 1:19.9872 0:00.8781
23 96 TRG Transport Racing Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 1:20.0265 0:00.9174
24 22 PremiAir Coca Cola Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore ZB 1:20.1036 0:00.9945
25 4 SCT Racing Jack Smith Holden Commodore ZB 1:20.4809 0:01.3718

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