Chris Pither has caused an upset at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, ending Cameron Water's pole dominanceto take ARMOR ALL Pole Position for this afternoon's race.
The Ice Break Racing pilot beat out the Prodrive Racing Australia young gun for the top spot in the dying stages of the session, setting the fastest time with a 1min14.61 around the 2.8km circuit.
Pither's fast middle sector was enough to topple Waters for the top spot, with Waters adrift by 0.14 secs.
But Waterswill still start from the front row of the grid, setting the second-fastest time in the session.
Notably, Pither is the only other driver to have secured an ARMOR ALL Pole Position this year, having beat out Waters for the top spot in Perth and now again in Townsville. Waters has taken pole for every other race this season.
Dumbrell will begin the race in third ahead of MW Motorsport's Jack Le Brocq and Simon Evans, while Todd Hazelwood and Macauley Jones were sixth and seventh respectively.
Aaren Russell, Ant Pedersen and James Golding completed the top ten.
While he was the fastest man in group one's qualifying session, Paul Morris' time was good enough for 14th on the grid, while his prodigies Renee Gracie and Bryce Fullwood will start from 18th and 19th respectively.
The first group's qualifying session was twice interrupted by red flags, with the first issued after Dan Day was stranded on pit straight after his car unusually cut out at the last turn.
The second red flag ended group one's qualifying prematurely, after a fire ignited under the bonnet of Brett Hobson's Commodore with four minutes remaining.
The Dunlop Series final race at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 will kick off this afternoon at 2.50pm.