Callum Grant scored pole position for the first HSCC Historic FF1600 race at the Silverstone International Trophy, after missing the first round at Donington.
Double champion Grant set a ruthlessly efficient 2m26.874s lap of the International circuit to oust erstwhile poleman Benjamin Tusting from top spot.
Tusting remained second, ahead of 2018 champion and series leader Cameron Jackson, who had gone under the 2m30s minute barrier a couple of laps earlier.
Tusting’s Classic Team Merlyn team-mates were less successful by comparison.
Pierre Livingston was fastest in Friday testing but could only manage ninth in qualifying.
19-year-old Ed Thurston was extremely confident and set the early pace, but he returned to pit lane just as the times started to fall drastically, eventually being shuffled down to 12th.
Danny Stanzl kept up his improved pace in the Elden Mk8 and was fourth.
The Radio Caroline Over 50s class pole was scored by Ted Pearson, whose 2m28.924s aboard his Merlyn Mk11/17 was good enough for fifth on the overall grid.
Will Nuthall (Jamun T2), Cormac Flanagan (Alexis Mk14), Rob Smith (Merlyn Mk20), Livingston and Matthew Wrigley (Merlyn Mk11A/20) completed the top 10 qualifiers.
The session was interrupted by a safety car period about halfway through, due to an incident involving rookie driver Kit Lawson’s Lotus 31. Lawson will start at the back, only having managed a single lap.
|1||Callum Grant||Merlyn Mk20A||2:26.874|
|2||Benjamin Tusting||Merlyn Mk20A||+0.842|
|3||Cameron Jackson||Winkelmann WDF2||+1.815|
|4||Daniel Stanzl||Elden Mk8||+1.942|
|5||50||Ted Pearson||Merlyn Mk11/17||+2.050|
|6||William Nuthall||Jamun T2||+2.531|
|7||Cormac Flanagan||Alexis Mk14||+2.788|
|8||50||Rob Smith||Merlyn Mk20||+3.236|
|9||Pierre Livingston||Merlyn Mk20A||+3.472|
|10||Matthew Wrigley||Merlyn Mk11A/20||+3.532|
|11||Brian Morris||Lola T202||+4.155|
|12||Ed Thurston||Merlyn Mk20A||+4.248|
|13||Stuart Kestenbaum||Crossle 16F||+4.886|
|14||Ross Dryborough||Merlyn Mk20 AS||+5.271|
|15||50||Timothy Brise||Merlyn Mk20||+6.650|
|16||50||Greg Thornton||Titan Mk3/4||+6.952|
|17||Michael Grant Peterkin||Brabham BT21||+7.433|
|18||50||Stuart Dix||Cooper Chinook||+8.015|
|19||50||Kevin Stanzl||Merlyn Mk20||+8.829|
|20||50||Dick Dixon||Lotus 61||+9.058|