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14 | 11 | 2010 - FROSTY ON POLE FOR RACE TWO AT A WET SYMMONS

Ford Performance Racing’s Mark Winterbottom claimed another pole position today at a rain-soaked Symmons Plains circuit in Tasmania.
In the first full wet set-up qualifying in years, Frosty kept his nose clean and pushed his way to the front spot on the grid for this afternoon's 200-kilometre race.
"We were joking before the session that the only place you want to be starting a race in these conditions is pole," Frosty said.
"It's pretty atrocious out there - not only is visibility about zero when you're back in the pack but the circuit is covered in mud and muck from where others have had an off and come back on … hopefully by race time it will have cleaned itself up a bit and this rain stops," he added.
Frosty's teammate, Dunlop Super Dealer FPR Falcon racer Steve Richards wasn't so lucky in this afternoon's qualifying, suffering from a lack of rear grip in the greasy conditions.
"We were really struggling to get the power down," Richo said.
"That combined with some pretty hectic traffic made getting a solid fast lap out fairly difficult … all's not lost though, we now know what we've got to do come race time so we'll get that right and push on, try and stay out f trouble and aim for another top ten finish."
Richo will start race two from 18th place on the grid.
This afternoon's 84-lap race two starts at 3.05pm.
Race 22 Qualifying results (Top Ten):



1
5
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG
0:59.4007*


2
14
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.4136


3
888
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.6919


4
8
Jason Richards
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.7404


5
39
Russell Ingall
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.7786


6
15
Rick Kelly
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.7898


7
7
Todd Kelly
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.8859


8
22
Will Davison
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.9252


9
11
Jason Bargwanna
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.9417


10
1
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VE
0:59.9673



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