The Heart of Racing Aston Martin duo of Alex Riberas and Darren Kelly will have a clean road ahead of them in the final round of the Golden Homes North Island Endurance Series at Pukekohe Park.
Riberas steered the GT3 Vantage to a 53.560s lap around the 2.9km circuit which this weekend is using the traditional full-back straight configuration.
Round one winner Glenn Smith is reunited with long-time co-driver John de Veth in the SBT motorsport McLaren. Smith came within a second of the Heart of Racing Aston but ultimately settled for second best as Riberas sauntered to pole.
The International Motorsport Audi R8 of Andrew Fawcet and Sam Fillmore had a muted day at the office. The two struggled to break the 55-second barrier and will line up third.
Joining them on the second row is Jono Lester and Matt Dovey in the DFM Audi A5 GT who put in a solid last-lap effort.
V8-powered cars were the class of the field in the 30-minute session as the overcast conditions coupled by the lengthy back-straight meant they could compete with the aerodynamic-friendly Porsche GT3 models.
Lance Hughes and Simon Evans front the third row in their Holden Commodore, scoring pole in Class B.
Unsurprisingly, the Racer Products Hyundai TCR of Gene Rollinson and Craig Innes comfortably claimed pole in Class 2 where they will start ninth overall.
Pole position in the one-hour was claimed by championship leader De Veth. The McLaren was untouchable as he stormed to a convincing pole time, 1.5-seconds clear of the next best car of Tim Edgell in the Holden SuperTourer.
John Midgely and Matt Whittaker will make up the second row, ahead of Jono Lester in the CRE Howe GT Mustang and the Porsche 911 of Callum Hedge.
The one-hour race has just got underway and can be viewed live below.
Meanwhile, the three-hour is scheduled to start from 1.30 pm.