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12 February 2022 | General

Kyle Gurton takes maiden Turtle Wax Trans Am Series pole position

Young gun Kyle Gurton has scored his maiden Turtle Wax Trans Am Series pole position, while reigning champion Nathan Herne will start from the second row in what was a surprising session at Symmons Plains.

Split into two sessions for the top and bottom half of the 26-car field, rookie Cody Burcher leading the first session. In fact, Burcher’s time in the ex-James Moffat Ford Mustang placed him seventh as the top 15 finished within a second.

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The All American Auto Parts and Driveline Ford Mustang of Ben Grice joins Valvoline Racing GRM’s Herne on the second row.

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New to Ashley Seward Racing is Brett Holdsworth and the relationship continues to start strongly in fifth, while Supercheap Auto’s Nash Morris will start sixth.

Alongside Burcher is fellow rookie Jon McCorkindale, while Dream Racing Australia’s new recruit Elliot Barbour and teammate to Grice, Nic Carroll completes the top 10.

Locals Lochie Dalton and Owen Kelly are placed just outside the top 10, the latter after a spin.

Third-generation racer Jett Johnson placed 13th after glancing the wall exiting the hairpin.

Race 1 for the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series will commence at 3:45pm today live and uninterrupted on Stan Sport as well as 9Gem.