Holden Racing Team's Will Davison followed up yesterday's maiden V8 Supercar pole position with pole again today for the second race of the Norton 360 Sandown Challenge at Sandown Raceway.
Davison almost matched his time from yesterday, but the battle behind him was much closer today. Second and third were the Jim Beam duo of James Courtney and Steven Johnson, Johnson just edging out Rick Kelly and Fabian Coulthard who were just a hundredth of a second slower than him.
Davison's team-mate Garth Tander qualified much higher than yesterday in sixth, but might have expected to do better with more new tyres than most of his rivals including his team-mate.
Right behind Tander were the Garry Rogers team-mates Lee Holdsworth and Michael Caruso with championship leader Jamie Whincup just a whisker slower than them. Greg Murphy completed the top ten.
Just missing the top ten were Todd Kelly and Craig Lowndes in 11th and 12th, while it was another disappointing qualifying for the Ford Performance Racing team, 15th and 16th fastest for Mark Wineterbottom and Steven Richards.
The Stone Brothers outfit also didn't have a great session, 18th for Alex Davison and Shane van Gisbergen a long way down the order in 24th place.
Pos Driver Car Time
1. Will Davison Holden Commodore VE 1:09.7472
2. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 1:09.8677 + 0.1205
3. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:09.9279 + 0.1807
4. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1:09.9397 + 0.1925
5. Fabian Coulthard Ford Falcon FG 1:09.9407 + 0.1935
6. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1:09.9818 + 0.2346
7. Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE 1:09.9876 + 0.2404
8. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1:09.9967 + 0.2495
9. Jamie Whincup Ford Falcon FG 1:09.9972 + 0.2500
10. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 1:10.0508 + 0.3036
11. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1:10.0884 + 0.3412
12. Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon FG 1:10.0930 + 0.3458
13. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 1:10.1278 + 0.3806
14. Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VE 1:10.1517 + 0.4045
15. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:10.1698 + 0.4226
16. Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 1:10.1921 + 0.4449
17. Tim Slade Holden Commodore VE 1:10.2136 + 0.4664
18. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:10.2277 + 0.4805
19. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE 1:10.2581 + 0.5109
20. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE 1:10.2635 + 0.5163
21. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 1:10.2814 + 0.5342
22. David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE 1:10.3594 + 0.6122
23. Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE 1:10.4048 + 0.6576
24. Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:10.4112 + 0.6640
25. Jason Bright Ford Falcon FG 1:10.4188 + 0.6716
26. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VE 1:10.8126 + 1.0654
27. Michael Patrizi Ford Falcon BF 1:10.8526 + 1.1054
28. Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VE 1:11.0936 + 1.3464
29. Mark McNally Holden Commodore VE 1:11.5833 + 1.8361