Alex Riberas and Darren Kelly will start on pole position for the New Zealand Endurance three-hour championships.
The two set the pace in the first thirty-minute session with a 1.29.756, before bettering their effort in the second segment to land a 1.29.518.
Neil Foster and Jonny Reid’s first session time of a 1.30.249 was strong enough for the second spot on the front row.
Greg Murphy and Dwayne Carter will start third, sharing the second row of the grid with the Dayle ITM older-generation R8 of Christina Orr-West and Brendon Leitch.
The big story from the session was Liam Lawson who crashed on the exit of the sweeper in the Track Tec Racing Audi R8 in the opening moments of Q1.
The Formula 3 ace was left dejected and both he and co-driver Scott O’Donnell will need to work themselves from the rear of the grid should the car be repaired in time for the race.
Gene Rollinson and Craig Innes will front the TCR class, edging out the Hayden Paddon and Jordan Michels Hyundai i30 racer.
Both Rollinson and Innes look to have had the mechanical issues that scuppered the Rcaer Products Hyundai during the North Island Series and will start from an impressive ninth overall.
Six TCRs are set to take to the grid in what is somewhat of a precursor for the NZ championship kicking off next year.,
Jono Lester and Matt Dovey will lead the Class C grid in their Audi V8 weapon.
Polesitters in Class D are Lance Hughes and Simon Evans, with Mark Taylor and Vaughan Moloney leading the way in their C;ass A Honda Integra.
The three-hour race will get underway from 1 pm and is broadcast live on Sky Sport 5.