Brad Vaughan withdrawn from Dunlop Series season finale
Vaughan crashed at Turn 8 in Friday morning qualifying
Elly Morrow, rookie Rylan Gray to represent Tickford in Adelaide
Brad Vaughan's 2023 season has come to a premature end after his qualifying crash at the VAILO Adelaide 500.
The Tickford Racing rookie was third on the time sheets when he crashed at Adelaide's infamous Turn 8 sweeper on Friday morning.
Vaughan, who has claimed two ARMOR ALL Pole Positions, clipped the inside wall at the fast right-hander, which sent the Mustang into the outside wall.
Such was the impact, that Vaughan's car shifted the concrete barriers.
"Car 5 sustained heavy damage on a flying lap and unfortunately will be withdrawn from the weekend," Tickford said on social media.
Ryan Wood benefited from the incident to clinch pole position for Saturday's race. ARMOR ALL Qualifying was suspended and later declared after Vaughan found the Turn 8 concrete.
Wood will share the front row with Nash Morris, with Super2 points leader Zak Best elevated to third following Vaughan's crash.
Tickford will be represented by Elly Morrow and Rylan Gray. Morrow is making her final start in the Super2 Series, with 17-year-old Gray making his debut in the Super3 Series.
Dunlop Series action will continue on Friday with Race 2 qualifying 4:50pm local time/5:20pm AEDT.