Lowndes On Eastern Creek Pole

Craig Lowndes' pole position streak has continued, after qualifying fastest for this weekend's V8 Supercar race at Eastern Creek in New South Wales

Lowndes On Eastern Creek Pole

Lowndes took his third consecutive pole position as he set the fastest time in the top ten shootout for tomorrow's race. Alongside him will be Mark Skaife, who was fastest in qualifying but droppped a place in the shootout.

Reigning champion and current standings leader Marcos Ambrose will start from third, with Steven Richards alongside him continuing his consistent front-running performances. Rounding out the top five is Garth Tander.

Tander's teammate Rick Kelly had a poor run in his first of two outings in a Team Buick-liveried car, qualifying 21st.

The weekend's racing consists of two 140 km races on Sunday.

Qualifying Results, Eastern Creek, New South Wales

Pos Driver Car 1. Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon BA 2. Mark Skaife Holden Commodore VZ 3. Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon BA 4. Steven Richards Holden Commodore VY 5. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VZ 6. Russell Ingall Ford Falcon BA 7. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VZ 8. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 9. Jason Bright Ford Falcon BA 10. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VZ 11. Paul Morris Holden Commodore VZ 12. Steve Ellery Ford Falcon BA 13. Max Wilson Holden Commodore VZ 14. Simon Wills Holden Commodore VZ 15. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VY 16. Paul Radisich Holden Commodore VZ 17. Paul Weel Holden Commodore VZ 18. John Bowe Ford Falcon BA 19. Greg Ritter Ford Falcon BA 20. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VZ 21. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 22. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VZ 23. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon BA 24. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon BA 25. Jason Bargwanna Ford Falcon BA 26. Glenn Seton Ford Falcon BA 27. Craig Baird Ford Falcon BA 28. Brad Jones Ford Falcon BA 29. Matthew White Ford Falcon BA 30. Alex Davison Holden Commodore VZ 31. Anthony Tratt Holden Commodore VY 32. Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VZ 33. Steve Owen Ford Falcon BA 34. David Besnard Ford Falcon BA 
shares
comments
Ambrose Fined

Previous article

Ambrose Fined

Next article

Ambrose Wins Controversial Race 1

Ambrose Wins Controversial Race 1
Load comments

About this article

Series Supercars
Drivers Craig Lowndes
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Plus

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

OPINION: Roger Penske's operation helped lift Dick Johnson's faltering Ford team back to the top of Australian tin-tops. But, despite The Captain's departure, along with star driver Scott McLaughlin, there's no reason to expect an imminent decline from DJR

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Why Whincup's next move is no calculated gamble Plus

Why Whincup's next move is no calculated gamble

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But the team's outgoing boss Roland Dane has full faith that he'll be up to the task

Supercars
Feb 5, 2021
The top 10 Supercars drivers of 2020 Plus

The top 10 Supercars drivers of 2020

In a year of few constants, the Australian Supercars championship could be relied upon for its usual blend of rough and tumble racing with a V8 soundtrack. But who were its top performers in 2020?

Supercars
Dec 27, 2020
The 'lifetime deal' that broke down in double quick time Plus

The 'lifetime deal' that broke down in double quick time

Last year, David Reynolds signed a decade-long deal with Erebus, seemingly pledging his long-term Supercars future to the team. One year on, "Decade Dave's" contract has been reduced to tatters, with an undercurrent of discontent having brewed in 2020

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
How Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Plus

How Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a divisive figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his dramatic boots as the category enters a new era

Supercars
Oct 30, 2020
Why McLaughlin is wrong to label 2020 his best title Plus

Why McLaughlin is wrong to label 2020 his best title

OPINION: Scott McLaughlin was quick to describe his third Supercars title as his best yet. But even though it didn't match the dramatic backstory of his 2018 triumph, there's a good reason for him wanting to control the narrative this time around

Supercars
Oct 2, 2020
Why Supercars would settle for an anticlimactic title race Plus

Why Supercars would settle for an anticlimactic title race

It's a predicament that has faced the World Endurance Championship in the past, and now it's the turn of Supercars to have its biggest race - the Bathurst 1000 - taking the final slot on the calendar. Will its wider significance upstage the title battle?

Supercars
Sep 4, 2020
The 10-year wait for a Supercars champion halted by coronavirus Plus

The 10-year wait for a Supercars champion halted by coronavirus

When the Supercars season resumes James Courtney will be a Tickford Racing driver - but it's not the first time the star driver has flirted with the famous Ford squad

Supercars
May 18, 2020