Carrick Speedway proved to be a dream first street stock state title for Nathan Russell.
The Hobart driver won the event on Saturday night after having started the 30-lap final from very deep in the 20-car field.
Corey Bauld had started on pole and would lead the first few laps until Luke Williams found plenty of grip up high on the track and passed him on lap five.
Troy Russell was running third and was in a fierce battle with Dale Riley Jr, as Steve Harvey worked hard to challenge the rival pair.
Several cautions occurred early, keeping the leaders bunched up whereby Riley Jr suffered a left rear puncture and his race had ended just several laps later.
Amid all the commotion, Nathan Russell kept powering his way forward and moved up to fourth by the halfway mark of the race.
Entering the last ten laps, Russell started his run home.
He first passed Harvey and then two laps later Bauld.
Five laps out from home, Russell hit the front and was never going to relinquish the lead to the finish line.
Williams came home second from Harvey in third.
Travis Mills had certainly enjoyed his long trip from Echuca on the Victorian/NSW border, taking home the Tasmanian speedcar crown to add to his home state championship.
He had his work cut out early, even though he started from pole position.
He trailed Mitchell Freeman for several laps until making an outside passing move in turns three and four before driving right away from his main threat.
Mitchell Freeman had to fend off Luke Redpath, who would succumb to a brake problem and fall behind the leaders.
Alistair Freeman took over third, as Redpath held out Bek Henri to the line.
The king of Carrick for Tassie sixes had promoters scratching their heads over a proverbial name change.
Claire Johnston had a stellar evening, winning a heat and qualifying on pole position.
Johnston had simply drove away from the large field, as Caide Bryant and Dwaine Sonners fought hard over the minor placings.
She had established a commanding lead until a mid-race stoppage, ironically caused by the result of her father Peter Johnston losing a wheel.
This condensed the field for the restart, but she then held out a determined Sonners to win her first feature race and was awarded driver of the night for her efforts.
The AMCA race was won by Rohan Blair in a flag-to-flag demonstration of ability to withstand maximum pressure, as Jake Briggs was rarely more than a car length in arrears.
Briggs settled for second, but the fight for third was intense, as Andrew Ryder passed Rodney Bassett on the run to the line.
The super sedans were dominated by Callum Harper, who used the race as a shakedown ahead of next weekend’s grand prix.
David Nicholls had a lonely race out in space for second place, with Robert Bird third after a race long duel with Adam Beechey.