The second was triggered by yesterday's third place man Fabian Coulthard, also speeding off-track. Though Coulthard was able to power on and out of the sand, the red flag had already been called, which team boss Brad Jones was unhappy about. The #14 Freightliner Commodore will start at the back of the grid.
"It's quite distressing, I felt that, no doubt he went off the road, but the amount of [time before they] called the red flag was not enough to get into reverse gear," Jones said.
"Really, really disappointing, we had a fast car with the Freightliner car."
Second row of the grid, behind the Pepsi Max pair, is hometown hero Garth Tander and reigning champ Jamie Whincup, with David Reynolds and Craig Lowndes following.