Warren Luff has trumped the co-drivers in the second practice session of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
His 2min07.2034sec lap in the Holden Racing Team #2 Commodore was recorded with two and a half minutes remaining.
Luff and Garth Tander are back in the car that was crashed at the Mountain last year but has been so far so good for the pair, who represent Star Wars' dark side this weekend.
"The force of the wall was also with us," Luff said, responding to a Star Wars gag.
"Just on that last lap I tagged wall on the top, obviously trying quite hard ... one of those moments over the top where you brace yourself, think this will be close. And it was a bit closer than I anticipated. Just a bit of a rub with the back wheel - unfortunately we were up on that lap too, but never mind."
Dean Canto (55) and Steven Richards (888) were right behind on the timesheets, with Alex Premat (33) and Cameron Waters (6) completing the top five.
While Luff had a brush with the wall, David Russell pummelled it in the Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan, severely damaging the #15 and placing it in doubt for this afternoon's session. The crash triggered red flags.
The session ran smoothing until the chequered flag, though debutant Macauley Jones beached his GB Galvanizing Commodore at turn one.