Kris Walton has taken pole position while several others came to grief in qualifying for Round Six of the East Coast Bullbars V8 Utes at Mount Panorama.
Walton topped sat atop the bulk of the 20 minute session by virtue of a 2:31.36 on his second timed lap.
Kim Jane went fastest after the field had completed their first flying laps, pipping Walton's opening effort, and that time stood up for an outside front row start.
Steve Hodges and Andrew Nickolls failed to set lap times after they came together on Conrod Straight on the out lap.
Hodges was weaving his Commodore in an attempt to warm up tyres when he was clipped by Nickolls at high speed, the latter spinning and backing into the wall.
Adam Marjoram soon brushed the wall on the run to Forrest's Elbow as the series contender laboured to just 12th on the grid, then Craig Dontas spun and hit the wall at the Cutting.
Ryan Hansford escaped another moment at the Esses when he pinched a brake, having spun at the same place during practice, while Mason Barbera christened his rebuilt Falcon with a scrape of the wall at Griffins Bend.
Among all of that it was Cameron Wilson who finally brought out the red flags in the 11th minute when he spun and became buried at Skyline.
With four minutes remaining when the session restarted, few made any serious impact thereafter.
Ryal Harris chose not to return to the track and remained third, ahead of David Sieders, Andrew Miedecke, and Hansford.
Adam Beechey also hit concrete at Griffins in the final minute, just for good measure.
Races 1 and 2 will be held over seven laps each from 8:40am and 3:55pm (local time) tomorrow, respectively.