Brodie Kostecki jumped from seventh to pole in this afternoon’s Top 10 Shootout, with fastest qualifier Matt Payne falling just 0.03 seconds short of his maiden Pole Award.
Saturday’s winner Cam Waters starts from third, next to Chaz Mostert, who moved up from sixth to fourth. Broc Feeney dropped from fourth to fifth, while Randle also loses a place and falls to sixth.
James Golding, Todd Hazelwood, Andre Heimgartner and David Reynolds round out the top ten starting grid.
Golding was the first runner and set a 1:20.1443, with Hazelwood’s following 1:20.1838 dropping him behind the tenth-fastest qualifier by 0.0395 seconds.
Heimgartner was the next to drop places, losing out to both previous runners.
Newly crowned champion Kostecki qualified seventh in the earlier timed session so was fourth to run, jumping to the top with a 1:19.5438, six-tenths faster than Golding’s time.
Mostert set two purple sectors and looked set to better this, but lost time in sector three to slot into second, one-tenth behind the Erebus Motorsport driver.
Randle also lost places from his run, provisionally slotting into third, behind Kostecki and Mostert, falling only .02 seconds short of the latter.
Feeney also dropped in behind the leading duo, going just 0.0019 seconds quicker than Randle to sit third provisionally.
Saturday’s runner-up Reynolds cut the Turn 1 chicane and was pinged with a kerb strike, dropping from third to tenth on the grid for this evening’s race.
Waters was able to able to better Mostert but fell 0.0937 seconds short of Kostecki. Despite the tight gap, fastest qualifier Payne then split the pair, a 1:19.5752 putting him on the front row.
Race 28, the final of the 2023 Supercars season, begins at 5.15 pm.
Race 28 Starting Grid
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