The Tickford Racing driver was constantly fast throughout the 15-minute session, going to the highest early with a 1m19.669s.
That point was eclipsed by Shane van Gisbergen’s 1m19.368s on the finish of the primary runs, however Waters was in a position to reclaim high spot with a 1m19.109s on his remaining run.
That secured provisional pole for Waters, who will likely be in search of a benchmark eleventh pole of the season within the Prime 10 Shootout.
Anton De Pasquale ended up second quickest courtesy of his remaining run whereas Chaz Mostert was one other later improver, popping up in third.
Van Gisbergen slipped again to fourth after not enhancing on his second run, nevertheless the Kiwi was nonetheless joyful after beginning yesterday’s race from final.
“It is fairly good. Higher,” he stated. “The automobile continues to be fairly exhausting to drive, however we’re within the present this time, which is sweet.
“Hopefully I am going to keep someplace within the entrance half of the ten for the race it’s going to make issues a bit simpler than yesterday.”
Will Davison was fifth quickest adopted by Will Brown, Andre Heimgartner and Broc Feeney.
Todd Hazelwood booked an emotional spot within the Shootout on what’s his remaining day as a Matt Stone Racing driver. Including to the emotion was that his MSR crew was on the observe till after 3am repairing Hazelwood’s Holden after his crash with Waters in yesterday’s race.
“It is superior, an excellent reward for the entire workforce,” stated Adelaide native Hazelwood. “We had been right here till half previous three this morning making an attempt to get the automobile mounted up after yesterday’s melee.
“To stay the automobile within the Shootout after that arduous work is a superb feeling.
“Typically you have to use frustration in a great way. It is fuelling the starvation at the moment. Hopefully I can repay the workforce at the moment after a end result went begging yesterday.”
David Reynolds was the ultimate driver to e-book a Shootout berth after a late effort from Jack Le Brocq fell 0.001s in need of tenth spot.
The Prime 10 Shootout kicks off at 12:05pm native time.