Sandown second qualifying notes

Scott heads second session but Ricciardello holds pole Despite only a handful of laps in the second qualifying session for the final round of the Reward Insurance Australian Sports Sedan Championship, West Australian Tony Ricciardello will start...

Scott heads second session but Ricciardello holds pole

Despite only a handful of laps in the second qualifying session for the final round of the Reward Insurance Australian Sports Sedan Championship, West Australian Tony Ricciardello will start the first of two heats at Sandown Raceway from pole position later today.

Driving the V8 Chevrolet-powered Alfa Romeo GTV, Ricciardello was only fifth fastest where New Zealander Kayne Scott was the quickest in his Tranzam-spec Chev Corvette after an overnight clutch replacement.

Darren Hossack who leads the series-within-a-series Trans Tasman Challenge, was second fastest in the session, but has retained his front row spot from his time set in qualifying one. The Saab/Chev driver is the fastest in the Trans Tasman Challenge from New Zealander Kayne Scott in his Tranzam Chev Corvette which.

The top seven positions were set in yesterday's first qualifyier with Reward Insurance Australian Sports Sedan Championship leader Kerry Baily (Nissan/Chev) starting on the outside of the second row ahead of Kiwi Shane Drake in a Chev Corvette Tranzam and the Saab/Chev of Dean Randle who with Ricciardello's point for pole, is equal second in the ASSC.

Despite several spins at turn one as New Zealander Bernie Gillon comes to grips with his first venture to Sandown, his Ford Mustang was sevent with the rarely raced this year Ford Escort/Chev of Mick Monterosso alongside.

The Holden Calibra/Chev of Mark Stinson missed the first qualifying session while its clutch was being replaced, and came back with limited track time for ninth as David Krause's Holden Commodore improved further but actually dropped from ninth to tenth.

Times among the Future Tourers remainded close and competitive with the top three of Ray Sidebottom (Holden Commodore), Andrew Gillespie (Ford Falcon AU) and Steve Williams (Commodore) together on the grid and covered by less than a second. <pre> ROUND FIVE COMBINED QUALIFYING Top Ten 1 Tony Ricciardello (WA) Alfa Romeo GTV/Chev V8 1:08.9444 2 Darren Hossack (VIC) Saab 9-2 Aero/Chev V8 1:09.0905 3 Kayne Scott (NZ) Chev Corvette Tranzam 1:09.6819 4 Kerry Baily (QLD) Nissan 300ZX/Chev V8 1:10.0096 5 Shane Drake (NZ) Chev Corvette Tranzam 1:10.1161 6 Dean Randle (VIC) Saab 9-3 Aero/Chev V8 1:10.1768 7 Bernie Gillon (NZ) Ford Mustang Tranzam 1:10.8250 8 Mick Monterosso (SA) Ford Escort RS2000/Chev V8 1:11.5096 9 Mark Stinson (NSW) Holden Calibra/Chev V8 1:11.9255 10 David Krause (NSW) Holden Commodore VS 1:13.3448

ROUND FIVE SECOND QUALIFYING Top Ten 1 Kayne Scott (NZ) Chev Corvette Tranzam 1:09.6819 2 Darren Hossack (VIC) Saab 6000 4 4 1:09.8541 3 Shane Drake (NZ) Chev Corvette Tranzam 1:10.2765 4 Dean Randle (VIC) Saab 9-3 Aero/Chev V8 1:10.2785 5 Tony Ricciardello (WA) Alfa Romeo GTV/Chev V8 1:10.4197 6 Bernie Gillon (NZ) Ford Mustang Tranzam 1:11.5932 7 Mark Stinson (NSW) Holden Calibra/Chev V8 1:11.9255 8 Kerry Baily (QLD) Nissan 300ZX/Chev V8 1:12.1006 9 Mick Monterosso (SA) Ford Escort RS2000/Chev V8 1:12.2250 10 David Krause (NSW) Holden Commodore VS 1:13.3448

ROUND FIVE FIRST QUALIFYING Top Ten 1 Tony Ricciardello (WA) Alfa Romeo GTV/Chev V8 1:08.9444 2 Darren Hossack (VIC) Saab 9-2 Aero/Chev V8 1:09.0905 3 Kayne Scott (NZ) Chev Corvette Tranzam 1:09.6147 4 Kerry Baily (QLD) Nissan 300ZX/Chev V8 1:10.0096 5 Shane Drake (NZ) Chev Corvette Tranzam 1:10.1161 6 Dean Randle (VIC) Saab 9-3 Aero/Chev V8 1:10.1768 7 Bernie Gillon (NZ) Ford Mustang Tranzam 1:10.8250 8 Mick Monterosso (SA) Ford Escort RS2000/Chev V8 1:11.5096 9 David Krause (NSW) Holden Commodore 1:14.1844 10 Dean Camm (VIC) Honda Prelude/Chev V8 1:14.7840 {TX) ROUND FIVE SCHEDULE
Saturday September 13: Race One 16:15.
Sunday September 14: Race Two 8:45.

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (amended/updated and including round five qualifying)
Kerry Baily 149, Dean Randle 110, Tony Ricciardello 110, Darren Hossack 92, Graham Smith 66, Rodney Woods 64, Mark Stinson 53, Des Wall 42, Phil Crompton 41, Mark Duggan 35.

TRANS TASMAN CHALLENGE POINTS (after two rounds)
Darren Hossack 33, Jonny McIntyre 26, Dean Randle 20, Tony Ricciardello 18, Kerry Baily 19, Bernie Gillon 16, Kayne Scott 11, Mark Stinson 11.

-www.sportssedans.com.au

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Series General
Drivers Darren Hossack , Kayne Scott , Des Wall , Andrew Gillespie , Steve Williams , Rodney Woods , Tony Ricciardello , Graham Smith
Teams Williams