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De Pasquale on top as Heimgartner misses cut

A STUNNING last-ditch lap from Anton De Pasquale has given him the Sunday provisional pole position and bumped the inaugural Taupō race winner out of the Shootout in the process.

De Pasquale was outside the top 10 with the chequered flag showing, only to complete his final lap in 1:27.0928s to surge to the top of the timesheets.

Heimgartner had moments earlier knocked Saturday polesitter Cam Waters out of the Shootout, with the #8 Camaro and #6 Mustang to share the sixth row of the grid this afternoon.

With conditions relatively dry, Brodie Kostecki and Matt Payne found their way to the front during the first half of the 15-minute session and it was the latter who headed proceedings going into crunch time.

Payne improved to ultimately place fourth behind De Pasquale, Chaz Mostert and Will Brown while Ryan Wood and Tim Slade backed up their strong Saturday qualifying form in fifth and seventh.

Wedged between them was Broc Feeney in his best result of the Taupō weekend to date, and rounding out the top 10 was Brodie Kostecki, Jack Le Brocq and Thomas Randle.

Other than Heimgartner and Waters, the key omission from the Shootout will be Saturday runner-up Will Davison, who could do no better than 18th.

Bringing up the rear of the field for a second successive day was Nick Percat, as Matt Stone Racing’s hero-to-zero weekend continues.

Next up is the Top 10 Shootout from 10:25am AEST (12:25pm local) before the second and final 60-lap race of the weekend kicks off at 1:05pm AEST (3:05pm local).

RESULTS: Qualifying for Race 2, 2024 ITM Taupō Super400

111Anton De PasqualeDJRFord1m27.0928s
225Chaz MostertWAUFord+0.0272s
387Will BrownTriple EightChevrolet+0.0292s
419Matt PayneGroveFord+0.0530s
52Ryan Wood WAUFord+0.1622s
688Broc Feeney Triple EightChevrolet+0.1767s
723Tim SladePremiAirChevrolet+0.3069s
81Brodie KosteckiErebusChevrolet+0.3188s
99Jack Le BrocqErebusChevrolet+0.3217s
1055Thomas Randle TickfordFord+0.3371s
118Andre HeimgartnerBJRChevrolet+0.3737s
126Cam WatersTickfordFord+0.4453s
1320David ReynoldsTeam 18Chevrolet+0.4708s
1426Richie StanawayGroveFord+0.5211s
1518Mark WinterbottomTeam 18Chevrolet+0.6958s
1631James Golding PremiAirChevrolet+0.7773s
174Cameron Hill MSRChevrolet+0.8924s
1817Will DavisonDJRFord+0.8958s
1996Macauley JonesBJRChevrolet+0.8968s
207James CourtneyBRTFord+0.9056s
2112Jaxon Evans BJRChevrolet+0.9149s
2214Bryce FullwoodBJRChevrolet+0.9253s
233Aaron LoveBRTFord+1.2434s
2410Nick PercatMSRChevrolet+1.304s
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