He will be joined on the front row by Felipe Cesar - who finished third last time out - though this comes as no surprise as both are using the Chevrolet package, known to be the best on ovals.
Marcus Thunder lines up in third ahead of last weekend's pole sitter Nick Addison, the second row pairing making up two of only three non-Chevrolet cars in the top 11.
The first oval qualifying session ran without incident despite pre-event concerns as to the speeds that the cars would reach. The only casualty was Luke Stokey, who dropped it with seven minutes to go exiting turn three, yet the Brit's earlier laps were good enough for him to still qualifying ninth.
See full classification below: