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2 April 2016 | General

RITTER GRABS LAST GASP SANDOWN POLE

GREG RITTER has sensationally charged to his second Touring Car Masters pole position from three attempts in a close qualifying session at Sandown.

The Chevy Monza driver charged to the top of the times in the final five seconds of qualifying as a drying track saw times timble right until the flag at the end of 20-minutes.

Ritter grabbed pole on his TCM debut at Phillip Island last November and backed up that performance with another strong run at a home-town track today.

Ritter battled with Bowe for the top spot with the Holden Torana driver John Bowe the Tasmanian ultimately falling just 0.4 seconds short.

Jim Richards will start third in the Shannons AMC Javelin with Steven Johnson a strong fourth in the Falcon GTHO.

Tony Karanfilovski ended the session fifth – his best TCM qualifying effort for some time.

Eddie Abelnica Glenn Seton Adam Garwood Jason Gomersall and Cameron Tilley completed the top 10.

Race 1 will be held at 1:45pm local time with live timing at natsoft.com.au

QUALIFYING – SANDOWN

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Pos Car  Competitor/Team                Driver                   Vehicle              Cap   CL   Laps   Fastest...Lap        Gap1    10  Sunliner RV                    Greg Ritter (VIC)        Chevrolet Monza      5800         12    12 1:22.5181* 2    18  Wilson Security / PAYCE        John Bowe (VIC)          Holden Torana S/LR 5 5047         14    14 1:22.9707  0:00.45263     2  Shannons Insurance             Jim Richards (VIC)       Ford Falcon Sprint   5000         13    12 1:24.7275  0:02.20944    17  Synergy Race Engines           Steve Johnson (QLD)      Ford Falcon XY GT    5800         11    11 1:24.9085  0:02.39045    88  TIFS Warehousing & Distributio Tony Karanfilovski (NSW) Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800         12    12 1:25.4142  0:02.89616    48  Melbournes Cheapest Cars       Eddie Abelnica (VIC)     Ford Falcon XB Coupe 5800         14    12 1:25.4491  0:02.93107    30  Thunder Road Racing Team       Glenn Seton (QLD)        Ford Mustang Coupe   5000         13    13 1:25.8312  0:03.31318    12  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Adam Garwood (TAS)       Holden Torana S/LR 5 5047         12     9 1:26.0010  0:03.48299    35  iseek Racing                   Jason Gomersall (QLD)    Holden Torana S/LR 5 5000         11    10 1:26.5195  0:04.001410   60  Glennan Transport              Cameron Tilley (NSW)     Valiant Pacer        4390         12    12 1:27.4706  0:04.952511    9  Jesus Racing                   Andrew Fisher (NSW)      Ford Falcon XY GT    5800         13     6 1:27.9685  0:05.450412   85  Whiteline Racing/King Springs  Mark King (QLD)          Chevrolet Camaro RS  5800         11    11 1:29.1791  0:06.661013   21  Giraffe Civil Contracting      Greg Garwood (TAS)       Ford Capri Perana    5000         13    13 1:29.2170  0:06.698914   46  THD Motorsport                 Leo Tobin (VIC)          Ford Boss Mustang    5000          6     4 1:33.2059  0:10.687815    4  Skye Sands                     Rusty French (VIC)       Ford Mustang Fastbac 5800         10    10 1:34.9516  0:12.433516   97  John's Furniture Removals      Allen Boughen (QLD)      Mercury Comet        4736          5     5 1:35.1624  0:12.644317   74  Lyndways Builders              Wayne Mercer (VIC)       Ford Falcon XY GT    5800          8     7 1:36.6409  0:14.122818   25  Freestones Transport           Paul Freestone (VIC)     Chevrolet Camaro SS  5800          5     5 1:50.9670  0:28.448919   22  Aussie Muscle Car Run          Graham Stewart (SA)      Holden Monaro GTS Co 5800          6     6 1:58.3997  0:35.8816