Feeney beats Brown, Mostert in qualifying; Waters 18th

25 Feb
Saturday's top three set the pace on Sunday morning in Bathurst, as Cam Waters' woes continued
  • Broc Feeney beats Will Brown, Chaz Mostert in Sunday qualifying

  • David Reynolds recovers to fifth after dropping a cylinder

  • Cam Waters only 18th, a day after losing wheel in Race 1

An early flyer has helped Broc Feeney score provisional Race 2 pole in Boost Mobile Qualifying, with Cam Waters' woes continuing at Mount Panorama.

Feeney, who won Saturday's race at the Thrifty Bathurst 500, pipped Red Bull Ampol Racing teammate Will Brown by 0.0676s, with Chaz Mostert (#25 Mobil 1 Optus Ford) by 0.1011s.

Anton De Pasquale (#11 Shell V-Power Ford) was fourth ahead of David Reynolds (#20 TRADIE Beer Chevrolet), who lifted himself off the canvas with a single flying lap after being stuck in the garage.

" I was pretty confident that we could jump out and watch the rest of the session," said Feeney, who watched the closing stages from the garage.

"Obviously, it's great to get the provisional pole, but we've got to do it again in the Shootout. The car feels great today.

"I felt like I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning, so hopefully we can have a good day."

James Golding (#31 PremiAir Nulon Chevrolet) was sixth ahead of Thomas Randle (#55 Castrol Ford), Jack Le Brocq (#9 TFH Hire Services Chevrolet), Will Davison (#17 Shell V-Power Ford), and Nick Percat (#10 Bendix Chevrolet).


Rookie Ryan Wood (#2 Mobil 1 Truck Assist Ford) missed out on a Shootout berth by just 0.0135s, a day after he was penalised after qualifying, before crashing out on lap 1.

The biggest loser was Waters, who ended up 18th. The #6 Monster Energy Ford driver was last of the classified drivers in Saturday's race, with Waters bowling a wide at Murray's Corner when the chequered flag came out.

After 20 minutes of running, 18 cars were within a second of Feeney's time, a 2:05.3317s.

Mostert set the early running with a 2:06.3258s, with teammate Wood improving to a 2:06.0645s.

With 12 minutes to go, Feeney dropped in his time, and returned to the pits. All the while, Reynolds was stuck in the garage with a suspected engine issue, while Cameron Hill (#4 Tyrepower Chevrolet) was also in the pits with steering concerns.

Try as they might, the field was unable to shift Feeney's benchmark, with Reynolds under pressure to score a Shootout berth as the clock ticked to zero.

Reynolds fired in a 2:05.6547s to secure passage into the one-lap dash, with Hill recovering to 14th.

The top 10 drivers will return for the Boost Mobile Top Ten Shootout at 12:05pm AEDT, with the Thrifty Bathurst 500 concluding with the 40-lap Race 2 at 3:05pm.

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