TEN drivers, one flying lap of the 6.213 kilometre Mount Panorama circuit and for the quickest, the honour of going from pole position in the Bathurst 1000.
Come 5.05pm this afternoon, the annual top 10 shootout will take place at the Mount and with the weather expected to be fine, there is much anticipation as to just how fast those involved will go.
While pole position is not a guarantee of success - only 11 times the car which has gone from number one on the grid has gone on to claim the chequered flag - it is still a much coveted prize.
The 10 drivers who were fastest in Friday's qualifying session will do battle in reverse order - meaning provisional pole sitter Scott McLaughlin will be the last out on track.
THE TOP 10 SHOOTOUT FIELD
IN order of how they will take to the track and their qualifying lap time:
- ANTON DE PASQUALE - Penrite Racing Holden Commodore ZB (2:29.8288)
- MARK WINTERBOTTOM - Irwin Racing Holden Commodore ZB(2:29.8025)
- CAMERON WATERS - Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang (2:29.7038)
- JAMIE WHINCUP - Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB (2:29.6973)
- NICK PERCAT - 7-Eleven Mobil Racing Holden Commodore ZB (2:29.4619)
- TIM SLADE - Freightliner Alliance Racing Holden Commodore ZB (2:29.3889)
- WILL DAVISON - Milkwaukee Racing Ford Mustang (2:29.2431)
- SHANE VAN GISBERGEN - Red Bull Holden Racing Holden Commodore ZB (2:29.1880)
- CHAZ MOSTERT - Supercheap Auto Racing Ford Mustang (2:280484)
- SCOTT McLAUGHLIN - Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang (2:27.6476)
MOST POLE POSITIONS - DRIVERS
THE late Peter Brock is the man who holds the record of most Great Race pole positions, having gone from number one on the grid six times.
Brock sits just ahead of Mark Skaife (five) and Allan Moffat (four).
Both Brock (1977-79) and Moffat (1970-72) hold the record for most consecutive pole positions.
Of the men in this year's Bathurst 1000 field, five can boast a pair of top 10 shootout wins - Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Mark Winterbottom, Jamie Whincup and David Reynolds.
As co-drivers, Tander and Lowndes can not add to their tally this afternoon.
Red Bull Holden Racing's Whincup - who took pole in 2013 and 2016 - gets another shot after clocking the seventh fastest lap in qualifying on Friday.
Irwin Racing's Winterbottom has a chance as well after qualifying in ninth. He previously went from pole position in 2007 and 2010.
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MOST POLE POSITIONS - MAKE/TEAM
BOTH Ford and Holden can boast 23 Bathurst pole positions apiece.
When it comes to the most successful team, the honours belong the the Holden Racing Team. Seven times one of their cars has gone from number one on the grid.
WINNING FROM POLE
IT was back in 2009 when the pole-sitting car last went on to win the race - the Holden Racing Team Commodore of Garth Tander and Will Davison.
That year Tander clocked a 2:07.9463 lap in the shootout.
When it comes to winning from pole, Allan Moffat did so in both 1970 and 1971.
A car shared by Peter Brock and Jim Richards did it in 1978 and again in 1979, while Richards and Mark Skaife twice won from pole position - in 1991 then again in 2002.
WHILE rain is predicted to fall around noon, come time for the shootout the skies are predicted to be clear and the mercury sitting at 12 degrees.