Saturday, Jan 12 10:54am
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Matt Spratt takes V8 Utes pole position by just 0.038

Matt Spratt will start the opening race of the V8 Ute Series at Highlands Motorsport Park from pole position.


Peter Ward was the pace setter at the start of the session with a 1:54.569, three tenths quicker than nearest rival Spratt. Paul Manuell, Glen Collinson and Brett Rudd completed the top five after the first fast laps.


Much like the Toyota 86 Championship prior, the initial pace was set early on. Spratt narrowly better Ward’s top time by just 0.038 with his fifth lap.


The session was red flagged late in the piece with Spratt still on top of the leaderboard. Ward was second with Manuell and Collinson the top five contenders.


Rounding out the top 10 and the field was Andrew Porter, Alexandra Whitley, Geoff Spencer, Simon Usher and David Lowe.


V8 Ute Series Qualifying


Pos Driver Time/Gap
1 Matt Spratt 1:54.531
2 Peter Ward +0.038
3 Paul Manuell  +0.063
4 Glen Collinson +0.990
5 Brett Rudd +1.566
6 Andrew Porter +1.651
7 Alexandra Whitley +2.237
8 Geoff Spencer  +3.214
9 Simon Ussher  +4.878
10 David Lowe  +6.677