David Reynolds claims maiden V8 Supercars pole in Townsville

David Reynolds took his first ever V8 Supercars pole position as Ford Performance Racing dominated qualifying for race two in Townsville

David Reynolds claims maiden V8 Supercars pole in Townsville

A 1m12.5817s from Reynolds halfway through the 20-minute session proved sufficient to guarantee his maiden pole, ahead of fellow FPR men Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison.

The result was made even more significant for the title-chasing Winterbottom and Davison as points leader Jamie Whincup only managed ninth on the grid for Triple Eight - the reigning champion's worst starting position of the season so far.

Steve Owen - who led Saturday's race for a while - continued Dick Johnson Racing's Townsville resurgence with fourth place, ahead of Whincup's team-mate Craig Lowndes.

James Courtney showed breakthrough form as he claimed his best grid position of a tough season in sixth for the Holden Racing Team, seven spots in front of team-mate Garth Tander.

Tekno's Jonathon Webb and Brad Jones Racing's Fabian Coulthard fill row four, with Webb's team-mate Michael Patrizi joining Whincup on row five.

Stone Brothers Ford duo Lee Holdsworth and Shane van Gisbergen were notably out of position as they qualified on row nine, albeit just 0.6s off the pace.

Jacques Villeneuve continued to struggle for qualifying pace on his stand-in outing in Greg Murphy's usual Kelly Racing Holden. The 1997 Formula 1 world champion will start at the back of the grid again.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m12.5817s 2. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m12.6489s + 0.0672s 3. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m12.7129s + 0.1312s 4. Steve Owen Dick Johnson Ford 1m12.7700s + 0.1883s 5. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m12.7765s + 0.1948s 6. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m12.8358s + 0.2541s 7. Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden 1m12.8636s + 0.2819s 8. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden 1m12.8977s + 0.3160s 9. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m12.9316s + 0.3499s 10. Michael Patrizi Tekno Holden 1m12.9435s + 0.3618s 11. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m12.9446s + 0.3629s 12. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m12.9771s + 0.3954s 13. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m13.0292s + 0.4475s 14. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m13.0343s + 0.4526s 15. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m13.0642s + 0.4825s 16. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m13.0667s + 0.4850s 17. Lee Holdsworth Stone Brothers Ford 1m13.1529s + 0.5712s 18. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m13.1905s + 0.6088s 19. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m13.1962s + 0.6145s 20. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m13.2636s + 0.6819s 21. Taz Douglas Dumbrell Holden 1m13.2734s + 0.6917s 22. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m13.2930s + 0.7113s 23. Russell Ingall Walkinshaw Holden 1m13.3096s + 0.7279s 24. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 1m13.3824s + 0.8007s 25. Karl Reindler Kelly Holden 1m13.4032s + 0.8215s 26. Alexandre Premat Garry Rogers Holden 1m13.6443s + 1.0626s 27. David Wall Britek/BJR Holden 1m13.7622s + 1.1805s 28. Jacques Villeneuve Kelly Holden 1m14.4331s + 1.8514s 
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