Owen on Island race one pole
|By David Wright||Saturday, September 11th 2010, 06:28 GMT|
Team Vodafone's Steve Owen has taken pole position for race one of the L&H 500 at Phillip Island.
Owen beat Warren Luff to pole, with the two cars on the front row being shared with the top two drivers in the championship, Jamie Whincup and James Courtney.
Behind them are series regulars Shane van Gisbergen, with Garth Tander heading a closely-matched group including Jason Bargwanna, Jack Perkins (driving a Ford!), Luke Youlden, Todd Kelly despite a late off and David Reynolds in the car he will be sharing with Will Davison. Mark Skaife completes the top 10 in the other Team Vodafone car.
An early off for James Moffat, son of touring car legend Allan, in the car he will be sharing with Steven Richards, the son of another touring car legend, will see them start from the back in 29th position.
Pos Driver Car Time 1. Steve Owen Holden Commodore VE 1m32.3273s 2. Warren Luff Ford Falcon FG 1m32.5503s +0.2230s 3. Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1m32.8630s +0.5357s 4. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1m32.9658s +0.6385s 5. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 1m32.9768s +0.6495s 6. Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 1m33.0122s +0.6849s 7. Luke Youlden Ford Falcon FG 1m33.0242s +0.6969s 8. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1m33.0411s +0.7138s 9. David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE 1m33.0729s +0.7456s 10. Mark Skaife Holden Commodore VE 1m33.1895s +0.8622s 11. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 1m33.2307s +0.9034s 12. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1m33.2481s +0.9208s 13. Dean Canto Ford Falcon FG 1m33.2546s +0.9273s 14. David Besnard Holden Commodore VE 1m33.3065s +0.9792s 15. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1m33.3097s +0.9824s 16. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 1m33.3287s +1.0014s 17. Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1m33.5194s +1.1921s 18. Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1m33.6898s +1.3625s 19. Owen Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1m33.8094s +1.4821s 20. Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE 1m33.8457s +1.5184s 21. Craig Baird Holden Commodore VE 1m33.9172s +1.5899s 22. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE 1m33.9884s +1.6611s 23. Matthew Halliday Holden Commodore VE 1m34.0569s +1.7296s 24. David Brabham Ford Falcon FG 1m34.0743s +1.7470s 25. Mark Noske Holden Commodore VE 1m34.0890s +1.7617s 26. Paul Morris Holden Commodore VE 1m34.3146s +1.9873s 27. Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE 1m34.6364s +2.3091s 28. Ant Pedersen Ford Falcon BF 1m34.7346s +2.4073s 29. James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 30. Marcus Zukanovic Holden Commodore VE