Wakefield Park qualifying two notes

First ever pole position for Jaguar and Jameson. Daniel Jameson from NSW notched up his first ever championship pole when he steered his Chev V8 powered Jaguar XKR to fastest in the second qualifying session at Wakefield Park. On wet tyres and...

First ever pole position for Jaguar and Jameson.

Daniel Jameson from NSW notched up his first ever championship pole when he steered his Chev V8 powered Jaguar XKR to fastest in the second qualifying session at Wakefield Park. On wet tyres and in drying conditions, he circulated in 1 minute 7.9966 seconds to be comfortably ahead of his rivals.

The first to admit he is not the best in the shootouts for pole, Jameson timed his run perfectly, although he had reigning champion Tony Ricciardello in close company for the entire lap. "I actually made up distance on him in the lap but thought that with him being faster in some places, and me in others, that I may have been baulked. I did a cool down lap, then one more fast one which was fractionally slower," Jameson conceded.

Kerry Baily had gambled that conditions would improve today, and he was right. After electing to miss the first qualifying session, Baily slid his Nissan 300ZX/Chev to second on the grid. Likewise it was a time set later in the session and on wet rubber. The session itself was marred by two red flags when Bill Martin and Jeff Barnes spun in separate incidents.

Third was the New Zealander David Thexton in an ex-V8 Supercar Ford Falcon which with its additional weight, was well suited to the tricky conditions. He will share the second row of the grid with Ricciardello whose Alfa Romeo/Chev could not emulate the session front running of yesterday. The pair will have Darren Hossack's Saab/Chev and the Toyota Supra/Chev of Des Wall immediately behind them on row three.

Dean Randle will start out of position seven, his Saab/Chev having to rely on yesterday's first session time after virtual no competitive laps today. The relative newcomer to the championship Mark Duggan managed to get into the top ten as well, just ahead of the Opel Calibra/Fiat Turbo of Graham Smith, and the Toyota Levin/Rotary Turbo of Trent Young.

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Series General
Drivers Darren Hossack , David Thexton , Bill Martin , Tony Ricciardello