Red Bull Racing Australia's Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell will begin the defence of their Pirtek Enduro Cup on pole position at tomorrow's Sandown 500 after the reigning six-time champion won the second qualifying race.

Whincup executed the final part of a near perfect Triple Eight performance after his co-driver Dumbrell had already kept his side of the bargain by winning the first race of the day.

Coincidentally, Whincup's win handed Holden their 300th pole position in the series while the Red Bull racer also hits the front of the grid for the first time since the season opening Clipsal 500 round.

It's the second time in three races where Whincup has been able to stem Prodrive Ford's tide of dominance.

Less than a second separated Whincup and Mark Winterbottom as the chequered flag fell thanks to a penultimate lap safety car, which bunched the field back up.

James Courtney's HRT stand in Jack Perkins came together with Andre Heimgartner's Ford Falcon FG X after the Kiwi made a late race spin.

Chaz Mostert was only a further three-tenths behind in third while Tekno Autosport's Shane Van Gisbergen came home fourth.

David Reynolds was the only other Ford to make it into the top-ten as Holden engulfed the remainder of the leading positions.

The only other exception came in the shape of Erebus Motorsport's Will Davison, who finished in eighth.

Tim Slade, Lee Holdsworth, Fabian Coulthard and Nick Percat all helped hammer Holden's advantage home in sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth.



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