Winterbottom scores Winton pole

Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom has taken pole position for the first race of this weekend's racing at Winton Motor Raceway

Winterbottom scores Winton pole

Winterbottom was only sixth-fastest in qualifying but jumped to the top of the times in the shootout and stayed there, just ahead of Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander and Team Vodafone's Craig Lowndes.

Alongside Lowndes on row two will be his team-mate Jamie Whincup, with Fabian Coulthard in fifth position. Completing the top ten runners are Michael Caruso, James Courtney, Lee Holdsworth, Todd Kelly and Steven Richards who was second-fastest in qualifying but dropped to tenth in the shooutout.

Just outside the top ten in 11th was Rick Kelly in the second Jack Daniels car, with Courtney's team-mate Steven Johnson in 13th and Russell Ingall 14th. After setting the fastest time in leg one, Paul Dumbrell failed to make it past leg two after setting the 16th fastest time.

However he will be starting ahead of the second Holden Racing Team car of Will Davison who will start 22nd, as well as Shane van Gisbergen who had a big off in the first leg and managed to get back on track but couldn't go faster than 27th.

Pos Driver Car Time 1. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:23.0906 2. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1:23.1564 + 0.0658 3. Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon FG 1:23.1677 + 0.0771 4. Jamie Whincup Ford Falcon FG 1:23.4585 + 0.3679 5. Fabian Coulthard Ford Falcon FG 1:23.4591 + 0.3685 6. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1:23.5985 + 0.5079 7. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 1:23.6198 + 0.5292 8. Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE 1:23.6836 + 0.5930 9. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1:23.7534 + 0.6628 10. Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 1:23.8460 + 0.7554 11. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1:23.7797 + 0.6891 12. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VE 1:23.8041 + 0.7135 13. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:23.8116 + 0.7210 14. Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE 1:23.8357 + 0.7451 15. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 1:23.8737 + 0.7831 16. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE 1:23.9062 + 0.8156 17. Jason Bright Ford Falcon BF 1:23.9167 + 0.8261 18. Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VE 1:24.0492 + 0.9586 19. David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE 1:24.0550 + 0.9644 20. Marcus Marshall Ford Falcon BF 1:24.1010 + 1.0104 21. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE 1:24.4634 + 1.3728 22. Will Davison Holden Commodore VE 1:24.4739 + 1.3833 23. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:24.5071 + 1.4165 24. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 1:24.5288 + 1.4382 25. Michael Patrizi Ford Falcon BF 1:24.5779 + 1.4873 26. Tim Slade Holden Commodore VE 1:24.8011 + 1.7105 27. Shane van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:24.8545 + 1.7639 28. Dale Wood Holden Commodore VE 1:25.0177 + 1.9271 29. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 1:25.5126 + 2.4220 30. Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VE 1:25.7421 + 2.6515 
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