Ambrose's Oran Park Pole

Reigning champion Marcos Ambrose took his second consecutive pole with the fastest lap in both qualifying and the shootout at Oran Park Raceway

Ambrose's Oran Park Pole

Ford driver Ambrose was fastest, ahead of Holden driver Rick Kelly who set the second fastest time after struggling in qualifying at recent rounds of the series.

Holden's Mark Skaife will start third with last round winner Craig Lowndes next ahead of Ambrose's teammate Russell Ingall, one place ahead of Steven Richards who sits second in points.

The biggest surprise in qualifying was Jason Richards, whose car was nearly destroyed in an incident with Paul Morris at the previous round at Queensland Raceway. Richards was a stunning third in qualifying before dropping to tenth in the shootout, three places behind Morris who also made the top ten.

Holden drivers Greg Murphy and Paul Weel, starting in 18th and 30th, were the only front runners to struggle.

Qualifying Results, Oran Park Raceway:

Pos Driver Car 1. Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon BA 2. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 3. Mark Skaife Holden Commodore VZ 4. Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon BA 5. Russell Ingall Ford Falcon BA 6. Steven Richards Holden Commodore VY 7. Paul Morris Holden Commodore VZ 8. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VZ 9. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon BA 10. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VZ 11. John Bowe Ford Falcon BA 12. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 13. Max Wilson Holden Commodore VZ 14. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VZ 15. Jason Bright Ford Falcon BA 16. Paul Radisich Holden Commodore VZ 17. Jason Bargwanna Ford Falcon BA 18. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VZ 19. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VZ 20. Glenn Seton Ford Falcon BA 21. Brad Jones Ford Falcon BA 22. Simon Wills Holden Commodore VZ 23. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon BA 24. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VY 25. David Besnard Ford Falcon BA 26. Steve Owen Ford Falcon BA 27. Greg Ritter Ford Falcon BA 28. Anthony Tratt Holden Commodore VY 29. Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VZ 30. Paul Weel Holden Commodore VZ 31. Alex Davison Holden Commodore VZ 32. Matthew White Ford Falcon BA 33. Craig Baird Ford Falcon BA 
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