Supercars driver James Golding has secured pole position for the first race of the Darwin Triple Crown. This comes as a surprise to many, as Golding, who races for PremiAir Nulon Racing, has never achieved pole position or a podium finish since debuting in 2016.

During the qualifying session at Hidden Valley Raceway, Golding clocked a lap time of one minute and 5.691 seconds, placing him at the top of the timesheet. His impressive performance has put him in a strong position for the upcoming race.

Following Golding in the qualifying results was Nick Percat from Matt Stone Racing in second place, and Mark Winterbottom from Team 18 in third place. Winterbottom, who has five victories in Darwin, will be aiming to challenge Golding for the top spot in the upcoming race.

Young driver Broc Feeney from Triple Eight Race Engineering managed to secure fourth place, just ahead of his teammate and current championship leader Will Brown. Reigning champion Brodie Kostecki narrowly missed out on a top 10 spot and will start the race in 11th place.

The top 10 shootout is scheduled to take place on Saturday at 12:05 pm (AEST), followed by the first race of the weekend at 3:40 pm (AEST). This will be an exciting opportunity for drivers to showcase their skills and compete for victory on the track.

Golding expressed his confidence after qualifying, suggesting that he may not even need the shootout to maintain his pole position. His performance highlights the competitive nature of the Supercars series and sets the stage for an action-packed race in Darwin.

As the drivers prepare to battle it out on the track, fans can expect to witness thrilling overtakes, strategic pit stops, and intense competition for the podium positions. Stay tuned for more updates on the Darwin Triple Crown and the exciting races ahead in the Supercars calendar.