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Cameron Waters takes pole in challenging Top 10 Shootout in Townsville

Monster Energy Racing’s Cameron Waters has taken his fifth pole position of the season for Race 20 of the Repco Supercars Championship season in Townsville.

Waters was the only driver to drop into the 1m 13s bracket as Shell V-Power Racing’s Will Davison took second with a 1m 14.130s though will start third as a one spot grid penalty was applied for impeding James Courtney during qualifying.

This elevates teammate Anton De Pasquale onto the front-row, while Davison will start third alongside championship leader Shane van Gisbergen.

The second of three Tickford Racing entries in the Top 10 Shootout, James Courtney was fifth and will share the third row with Mobil 1 Optus Racing’s Chaz Mostert.

Making another appearance into the Shootout was Jack Le Brocq and he’ll start seventh in the Matt Stone Racing ZB Commodore, with Nulon’s Scott Pye alongside.

Completing the runners in were David Reynolds for Grove Racing and Thomas Randle in the Castrol Mustang making his debut appearance in the Shootout.

Early runners were hampered by oil in the first sector from a support event as grip was at a premium.

Red Bull Ampol Racing Team’s Broc Feeney just missed out on another Top 10 Shootout berth to be 11th from Brad Jones Racing fast man Andre Heimgartner, while Erebus Motorsport’s fortunes improved as Brodie Kostecki was 13th.

Tim Slade led the race yesterday, but will start the second 88 lap encounter from 14th as a power steering problem continued to plague Mark Winterbottom in 19th.

The final event in Townsville this afternoon is scheduled to begin at 2:45pm AEST.