Categories: General Date: Jul 21, 2018 Title: BEST GRABS FIRST POLE TO NARROW LEADZAK BEST has scored his first Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car series pole position – becoming the fourth different pole winner this season in the process.
He edged out teammate and championship leader Tyler Everingham by 0.25s to score three bonus championship points and narrow the margin to just six points ahead of race one this afternoon.
The Benalla driver joins Jack Smith (Phillip Island), Jordan Boys (Winton) and his teammate (Sydney) as those to have scored a pole this year.
With Everingham second, the battle for the second row of the grid was fiercely competitive as newcomer Harry Hayek edged out Jon McCorkindale by 0.1 seconds to grab third on his debut for Brad Jones Racing.
Michael Anderson and rookie Harley Haber filled the third row – Anderson posting his best qualifying performance of the season and Haber strong on debut.
Like the battle for third and fourth, that pair were split by less than a tenth as well.
Brad Neill was a personal best seventh, and Jim Pollicina eighth – the first time he’s not started seventh this season.
Maxim Erickson and Brendan Strong completed the top-10.
Chris Smerdon, Nandi Kiss, Garry Hills, Steven Page, Andy Cantrell, Mark Primmer and Sean Fardell complete the grid for race one.
That dash will commence at 3:10pm and will be shown live on FOX Spots 506.