Jack Rhodes and David Pullino capitalised on their pole position to have dust free run and pull a 2m22second lead over the ARB Griffith 400 field for Saturday’s one lap sprint first section. Danny Brown and George Apted moved the Jimco #42 up from their fourth place start position to second, clocking in just 14.098seconds ahead of Greg Gartner and Jamie Jennings #410.

The big guns fell early with third placed Andy Brown and Mark Sedran out of event when a ball joint nut on the front suspension parted ways causing the loss of the front wheel in the #42 ; Andy now relegated to pit crew chief for second placed son Danny.

Action gets underway at 8:30 with the remaining 41 off roaders taking to the Stackpoole track for three long gruelling laps.

Photos and Story: offroadracing.com.au