“You’ve got to ask yourself is the licencing system good enough when it allows drivers who don’t have the right amount of experience to go out there because that could’ve been a huge accident,” he told supercars.com.
“Frosty could’ve gone off and ended up over the tyres at turn three because that was a very near miss.”
He acknowledged Kostecki was in the situation for the first time, in just his fourth Supercars qualifying session, but didn’t want his drivers at risk.
“Unfortunately for Kurt I think he was a bit like a rabbit in a headlight – his team sends him out one lap behind the whole field and he’s just froze,” Edwards said.
“But you’ve seen it on the replay from Frosty’s car – that was a real close call.
“Cam had exactly the same thing. But what’s worse is on Cam’s previous run when Cam went off that was Kurt as well. Kurt was on an in-lap – he sat straight on the racing line coming into turn four… so he destroyed both of Cam’s laps.”
Winterbottom will start from fifth for this afternoon’s race and Waters from 12th, with Jamie Whincup having secured ARMOR ALL Pole Position.