David Reynolds enjoys the moment after driver taking pole position for race one in Townsville on Saturday. Picture: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images
David Reynolds enjoys the moment after driver taking pole position for race one in Townsville on Saturday. Picture: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

Reynolds takes pole position in Townsville

HOLDEN'S David Reynolds has secured his first Supercars pole position of the year for Saturday's 200km race in Townsville.

The Penrite Racing driver clocked a one minute and 12.1060 seconds lap of the Reid Park street circuit to secure pole ahead of Ford's Chaz Mostert (1:12.2188).

"I'm so happy, so proud of everyone," Reynolds told Fox Sports.

"In practice three, I hit the fence so I made them work a bit harder. It's good to pay them back a bit."

It's Reynolds' second pole position in Townsville.

Runaway championship leader Scott McLaughlin could only qualify third with a 1:12.3015.

It is just the fourth time in 2019 he won't start a race from the front-row of the grid.

McLaughlin will be joined on the second row by Holden's Shane Van Gisbergen (1:12.3239).

The DJR Team Penske star is chasing a sixth consecutive race win after clean sweeps of the Winton and Darwin events, and holds a 319-point championship lead heading into the Townsville 400.

McLaughlin's teammate Fabian Coulthard, who was fastest in Saturday's practice session, could qualify only 13th after a braking drama with his Ford Mustang.

Coulthard heads into the race second on the championship standings with Reynolds third, a whopping 459 points behind McLaughlin.

Holden's Jamie Whincup, who has won 10 races in Townsville, will start from sixth position.

-AAP

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