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Superutes debutant Adam Marjoram takes pole at The Bend Motorsport Park

Adam Marjoram has made a perfect start to his cameo Haltech V8 Superutes Series appearance at The Bend Motorsport Park by securing pole position in the Ryco 24.7 Mitsubishi Triton.

Deputising for regular driver Craig Dontas, Marjoram makes a return to the utes after being a regular in its previous iteration from 2013-2015 before progressing to Super2.

The Western Australian set a lap time of 2m 12.041s to edge series leader Aaron Borg by 0.057s in his Sieders Racing Team Holden Colorado featuring new support from ACDelco this weekend.

Form driver of the series, David Sieders lines up third in his Sieders Racing Team Mitsubishi Triton alongside the Western Sydney Motorsport Toyota Hilux of Craig Woods, with the top four contenders split by just 0.064s.

George Guitierrez contesting his round was fifth in the Go Sunny Solar Holden Colorado, sharing the third row with the second Western Sydney Motorsport Toyota Hilux driven by Wanneroo Raceway round winner Ben Walsh.

Lining up behind is debutant Ryan Gilroy driving the Sieders Racing Team Ford Ranger, while Rohan Barry was eighth in the Abcor Racing Toyota Hilux.

Rounding out the top 10 were World’s Best Technology’s Gerard Maggs in his Mitsubishi Triton and series returnee Chris Formosa driving the distinctive orange Allgate Motorsport Ford Ranger.

Ellexandra Best (Best Leisure Industries Mitsubishi Triton), Dean Brooking (Gates JKD Racing team Toyota Hilux), David Casey (Bendix Racing Isuzu D-Max), Richard Mork (City Rural Insurance Brokers Mazda BT-50) and Craig Jenner (Craig Jenner Racing Mazda BT-50) round out the 15 entries.

Earlier, it was hometown driver Gutierrez on top in the sole practice session of the weekend finishing 0.319s clear of Borg, Woods, Sieders and Walsh.

The opening race of the Haltech V8 Superutes at The Bend Motorsport Park is scheduled for 9:40am AEST (9:10am local time).

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