Reigning Supercars champion and series leader Scott McLaughlin will channel his Tasmanian go-karting success in a bid to break his Symmons Plains curse.
With 14 starts across six years in Tasmania, McLaughlin has only managed to hit the podium twice with seconds in 2017 and 2018.
"In go karts, I had a couple of wins [in Tasmania] and unfortunately I haven't won here before in the race car," McLaughlin said.
"We had a good result the last few years with a couple of podiums but it's important that we put our heads down.
I've been all around Tassie racing, it's pretty coolScott McLaughlin
"Triple-Eight are really strong here and the Holdens were really strong last year. I don't see much different happening this year but it'll be interesting. I think we are holding some good guns and we'll be ready to go."
Previously succeeding in the go-kart arena in Tasmania 13 years ago, McLaughlin hopes his winless streak comes to a rapid end.
"I raced the Tassie state champs in both Hobart and Launceston, with a couple of other ones and actually won in Hobart and Smithton.
"I've been all around Tassie racing, it's pretty cool."
McLaughlin's Holden rival, Jamie Whincup is the most-successful active driver at Symmons Plains with 12 race wins across his career, with no other driver winning more than three.
Both Whincup and 2019 endurance team-mate Craig Lowndes came away victorious last year with McLaughlin finishing behind Lowndes in the Sunday race.
McLaughlin has won five of the six races so far in the 2019 season with the only blemish coming following a pre-race incident with Cam Waters which ruled them both unable to compete.
The Symmons Plains Supercars championship round kicks off on Friday with two practice sessions followed by a 50-lap race on Saturday and an 84-lap race on Sunday.
The round is supported by Formula Vee, Aussie Racing Cars and Sports GT races.