Chaz Mostert has continued his qualifying hot streak, as he and teammate Mark Winterbottom give their right hand men the best possible starts for the co-driver qualifying race.
Mostert and Winterbottom battled for the top time, Mostert's 1min08.7165 only 0.19sec ahead of his Championship leading teammate at the Wilson Security Sandown 500.
The Prodrive Falcons have proven quick in qualifying and now they will need strong race pace to earn ARMOR ALL Pole Position later this afternoon.
Mostert ominously stated he believes the car will be stronger in race trim - so watch out this afternoon, with young gun Cameron Waters set to take the wheel of the #6 for the first qualifying race at 2pm.
"It was pretty hooked up out there," Mostert said
"Still struggling with balance a little bit, I think it's better as a race car than qualifying car... We'll see how we go this afternoon, we just want to stay up in the top five."
Waters - who has starred in the Dunlop Series this year and has been dubbed one to watch in the co-driver pool - wants to keep the Falcon up the front in the 60km sprint. Mostert will start a second 60km race where he finishes, and that will set the grid for tomorrow's 500km classic.
Red Bull's Jamie Whincup and DJR Team Penske's Scott Pye also featured at the top of the field, Whincup cementing himself on the second row, though Pye was shuffled down to eighth.
Lee Holdsworth recorded an impressive fourth place finish, meaning international star Sebastien Bourdais will start on the second row.