Brown beats Kostecki as Waters, Mostert miss Shootout

16 Jun
Ford stars miss out, wildcard impresses as championship leader takes provisional Darwin pole
  • Will Brown beats Brodie Kostecki to provisional Race 12 pole

  • Cam Waters 19th, Chaz Mostert 20th in Qualifying

  • Saturday winner Broc Feeney qualifies eighth

Will Brown has beaten Brodie Kostecki to provisional Race 12 pole in Darwin, as Cam Waters and Chaz Mostert both failed to secure Shootout berths.

Brown put 0.1905s on former teammate Kostecki to top Boost Mobile Qualifying, with Tim Slade an impressive third ahead of Will Davison.

Triple Eight wildcard rookie Cooper Murray raised eyebrows with a sterling run to fifth, with James Golding, Jack Le Brocq, Saturday winner Broc Feeney, Cameron Hill and Anton De Pasquale completing the 10.

However, Ford duo Waters and Mostert were unable to make an impression, qualifying 19th and 20th for Sunday’s finale.

Mark Winterbottom, who finished second in Saturday’s race, was only 18th, with teammate David Reynolds 21st after 15 frantic minutes of Qualifying.

"The pressure is you're sitting in here on P1, but I can just see everyone just going faster and faster and faster," Brown said.


"So I knew if I didn't do a good lap in that last one, I wouldn't be in the Shootout. But, mega lap, really excited. Got an awesome car."

De Pasquale opened proceedings with a a 1:06.1718s, ahead of Winterbottom (1:06.1904s) and Feeney (1:062315s).

Brown powered to top spot with a 1:06.1519s to end the opening runs, with De Pasquale, Winterbottom, Feeney, Nick Percat, Hill, Le Brocq, Kostecki, Macauley Jones and Matt Payne the provisional top 10.

As the second runs got underway, Kostecki sent a warning shot to the field with a 1:05.8971s, with Le Brocq making it an Erebus one-two with a 1:06.0523s.

As cars returned to the lane, Davison split the Erebus Camaros with a 1:05.9941s, with Hill, Murray, Brown, Andre Heimgartner, Bryce Fullwood, De Pasquale and Jaxon Evans the top 10.

Ahead of the final runs, Feeney was 12th, Mostert 16th, and Waters 21st, with rookies Ryan Wood and Aaron Love bringing up the rear of the field.

Brown and Feeney powered to first and fifth with a 1:05.7066s and 1:06.0578s, before PremiAir Nulon Racing duo Slade and Golding jumped to third and sixth.

Murray also impressed to fifth, leaving De Pasquale on the bubble in 10th. However, Waters and Mostert didn’t improve, leaving the Ford duo mired down in 19th and 20th.

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