Chaz Mostert has claimed his third V8 Supercars pole position on the bounce as the Prodrive Ford Falcon's lockout the top three positions at Winton Raceway.

The Pepsi Max Ford Crew driver proved to be the dominant force once again after a 1 minute 23.1334 second effort lifted Mostert to the top of a commanding Prodrive Australia qualifying performance.

Nissan and Holden both took it in turns to have their Altima and Commodore machines leading the timesheets but the Prodrive Ford's soon overwhelmed proceedings when the session reached it's climax.

Nissan's Michael Caruso was the first non-Ford runner behind, Mostert, Mark Winterbottom and David Reynolds, after qualifying fourth ahead of Will Davison's Erebus amid a top five which resembled much of yesterday's order.

Rick Kelly continued to showcase Nissan's upturn of form in sixth ahead of Freightliner Racing's Fabian Coulthard in seventh. The Kiwi was one of the first drivers to make a serious move for pole position but his time eventually tumbled.

Red Bull Racing's Craig Lowndes was the top Triple Eight runner in eighth, six-tenths off the leading Ford's.

The Triple Eight Commodore's remain in the mire as they continue to fall away from the irresistible performance of the Ford's.

Defending six-time champion Jamie Whincup could fare no better than 21st.

DJR Team Penske's Scott Pye showed his first sign of major progress since taking over driving duties from V8 Supercars legend Marcos Ambrose after steering his Falcon FG X into ninth position ahead of Tekno Autosports Shane Van Gisbergen.



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