Craig Lowndes beats Mark Winterbottom to Townsville race two pole

Triple Eight's Craig Lowndes ended Mark Winterbottom's run of pole positions in the single qualifying session for the second race in this weekend's Townsville 400

Craig Lowndes beats Mark Winterbottom to Townsville race two pole

Ford Performance Racing driver Winterbottom had plenty of single-lap speed again, but had to settle for the outside of the front row this time as Lowndes put in a 1m12.8533s in his Holden to take the top spot by 0.3 seconds.

Third on the grid marked a career best for David Reynolds (Kelly Racing Holden), and placed him ahead of race one winner Garth Tander.

Will Davison was fifth in the second FPR car, with Jason Bright showing better form than Saturday to complete row three for Brad Jones Racing.

Points leader Jamie Whincup was unusually far down the order in eighth for Triple Eight, behind Lee Holdsworth's Garry Rogers Holden.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m12.8533s 2. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m13.1731s + 0.3198s 3. David Reynolds Kelly Holden 1m13.2065s + 0.3532s 4. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m13.2192s + 0.3659s 5. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m13.2581s + 0.4048s 6. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m13.2978s + 0.4445s 7. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Holden 1m13.3115s + 0.4582s 8. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m13.3530s + 0.4997s 9. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m13.4124s + 0.5591s 10. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m13.4885s + 0.6352s 11. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m13.5452s + 0.6919s 12. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m13.5459s  + 0.6926s 13. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden 1m13.5767s + 0.7234s 14. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m13.5816s + 0.7283s 15. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden 1m13.6108s + 0.7575s 16. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m13.6767s + 0.8234s 17. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden 1m13.6951s + 0.8418s 18. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 1m13.6952s + 0.8419s 19. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden 1m13.7193s + 0.8660s 20. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m13.7671s + 0.9138s 21. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford 1m13.7960s + 0.9427s 22. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford 1m13.8308s + 0.9775s 23. Karl Reindler Britek/BJR Holden 1m13.8665s + 1.0132s 24. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m13.8702s + 1.0169s 25. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 1m13.9722s + 1.1189s 26. Warren Luff Dumbrell Holden 1m14.1653s + 1.3120s 27. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m14.2244s + 1.3711s 28. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m20.7799s + 7.9266s 
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