It's been an up and down start for the Border's Supercar teams and drivers during the first two days of the Bathurst 1000 and Friday was more of the same, with a rain-affected qualifying thrown in for good luck.
Only one driver, Brad Jones Racing's Nick Percat made into Saturday's top 10 shootout after rain spoiled the frantic final three minutes of the qualifying session.
Many drivers were on quick laps when the track surface became too dangerous to push at full speed.
BJR's other main contender, Todd Hazelwood, had his best lap ruined and will start the race from 16th.
The Albury-based team's drivers were in and out of the top 10 for most of the week, but with rain predicted for race day, team owner Brad Jones is unsure how much relevance qualifying will have on the race result.
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"It's good to have Nick inside the top ten, it does mean that in the early laps you're less likely to get tangled up in someone else's accident," he said.
"But for dry conditions, the car's suspension is set stiff to give it traction through corners at high speed, the stiffness reduces body roll and means the car sits flatter and corners faster.
"In the wet it would make the car slide off the track, so it's a completely different setup to go fast in the rain, we soften everything off.
"All our running so far has been in dry conditions so at the moment it's a lottery as to getting a good wet set up for the race."
Rain is forecast on Saturday with both main and co-drivers having a one-hour practice session, where teams hope to work on perfecting their cars for Sunday.
It will give the co-drivers some important time in wet conditions on what is one of the most daunting race tracks in the world.
Albury's Jordan Boys is making his main series debut this weekend with Hazelwood and is hopeful Saturday's practice conditions will resemble race day.
"I haven't ever driven here in the wet, so it will be an experience," Boys said.
"To get the chance to do it first up in a practice session will be a bonus, I'd hate to step in on Sunday having never driven a wet lap."
Boys locked the brakes going into turn one in practice on Friday and hit the wall.
However, the car was quickly repaired and Hazelwood comfortably made it back for the next session, with Boys' confidence the biggest casualty.
"I've had trouble with the brakes all week. It keeps locking the inside front as I go into corners, so it's unsettling as I never quite know what it's going to do," Boys said.
"The BJR guys and Todd have been great with telling me how to overcome it and I'll try a few things tomorrow and try and get it right for Sunday."
Albury's David Reynolds again struggled in Friday's final practice, finishing 20th, 1.5 seconds off the pace.
He looked like he was on to break into the top ten in qualifying when the rain came, but ended up 13th.
Reynolds won in atrocious conditions in 2017 in one of the longest Bathurst 1000's on record.