Broc Feeney has scored pole for the first Super2 Bathurst race in a session punctuated by accidents for Angelo Mouzouris and Nash Morris.
Dunlop Series points leader Feeney claimed his fourth ARMOR ALL Pole Position of the season, and first at Mount Panorama.
However, Feeney's run to pole was made easier after a the session was red-flagged due to Triple Eight teammate Mouzouris' accident.
Feeney will start Friday's first race alongside MW Motorsport's Jayden Ojeda, with Jordan Boys and Zak Best to start third and fourth respectively.
Feeney can secure the 2021 title should he outscore Best by 21 points in Friday's race.
Feeney began the session on the pace, with the teenager dropping in an initial 2:07.269s.
Best immediately went quicker on a 2:07.180s, before the points leader found almost a second with on a 2:06.397s.
Ojeda, who fired off at The Chase on his first timed lap, split Feeney and Best on a 2:06.789s, with Boys dropping Best to fourth.
The session was red-flagged with just nine minutes in the 20-minute session remaining following an accident for Super3 points leader Morris.
Morris, on a timed lap, lost the rear of his car at high speed at the kink in The Chase.
Morris made front and rear contact with the outside concrete before he safely came to a halt in the sandtrap.
Pit exit was reopened with five minutes remaining, and Mouzouris began his lap in a bid to claim a second Bathurst pole.
However, Mouzouris - in an accident akin to Chaz Mostert's horror crash in 2015 - clipped the wall through The Esses and fired into the concrete on approach to Forrest's Elbow.
Mouzouris nursed the car to safety at corner exit, but with the session red-flagged for a second time, Feeney's pole was assured.
Blake Fardell claimed Super3 honours ahead of Feeney and Michael Anderson.
Declan Fraser didn't start the session at all following his major Practice 2 accident on Wednesday.
Super2 and Super3 drivers will return to the track for the second qualifying session at 3:10pm AEDT. Click here to view the track schedule.
Every session of the event will be broadcast live on Foxtel (Fox Sports 503) and streamed on Kayo.
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