The season opener at Carrick Speedway certainly delivered plenty of excitement for the strong crowd.
With 30 races in eight different classes it was a night of non-stop entertainment with several drivers breaking through for their first ever feature wins.
Luke Redpath showed early dominance in the wingless sprints establishing a commanding lead early in the final.
A caution at third race distance saw Troy Lewis out and the field bunch up for the restart.
Paul Goodluck was extra busy trying hard to fend off Brad Whitchurch who passed Goodluck with three laps to go settling for second behind Redpath.
The modified action was intense as always, however, the race was marred with a massive crash for Craig Cross in his first meeting in a borrowed car.
Cross lost a wheel in turn one on lap ten and barrel rolled into turn two.
Trent Quillerat controlled the race from the start with Jakobe Jetson, Paul Quillerat and John Moles.
Moles would retire on the last lap bringing out the caution setting up an exciting two lap dash for victory.
Trent Quillerat held out Jakobe Jetson and a hard charging Lachlan Oliver who finished third.
The Formula 500 final was controlled by Dylan Beveridge until turn three on the final lap when Adam Burr made a fantastic passing move that enabled him to get to the chequered flag 26 thousandths of a second ahead of Beveridge.
Rick Weatherill drove superbly for third.
The long-awaited AMCA showdown between Andrew Ryder and Darren Brooks lived up to expectation with Ryder winning from Brooks while Rodney Bassett pick-pocketed Rohan Blair at the line to steal third.
The junior sedan new stars was an enthralling battle between Taylah Jetson and Sharni Farrell with the two girls trading positions in traffic causing plenty of nervous moments for their parents.
Jetson took the win from Farrell ahead of Harry Auton.
Jetson is a mere 11 years old, two years younger than Farrell in car 35.
Ebony Tubb had a wild rollover as the chequered flag was coming out and walked away, sadly the car didn’t fare so well.
The top star race for juniors was an enthralling battle early with Paige Allison and Cody Gay neck and neck until Allison managed to break clear.
She established a commanding lead and took her first feature win ahead of Gay.
Lucas Dickenson worked his way into third with his best drive to date.
The Tassie sixes had numerous stoppages a third of the way into the 20-lap final.
Once they managed to restart a great battle ensued which eventually ended when Peter Johnston won his first feature by holding out a determined Dwayne Sonners.
Meanwhile, Paul Howard worked his way up from the back of the pack to claim a hard-fought third place.
The season opener at Latrobe Speedway is on Saturday night.