This Friday and Saturday night, Latrobe Raceway will feature a huge field of 22 high-quality drivers entered for one of Australia's most sought-after super sedan races.
The time-honoured grand prix always attracts a stellar field, and even though there was doubt for entries from several teams due to COVID-19, the depth of field that will contest the 50-lap final ensures that the racing will be intense.
In the past four years current Australian champion Matt Pascoe and former Australian champion Callum Harper have both tasted victory on alternate years.
It's always a war on wheels when these two hard chargers race as witnessed last year when they battled side by side for much of the first half of the race.
With his car still in Queensland, it looked like Pascoe would be unable to enter, however fellow competitor Darryl Moon has stepped up in the spirit of the sport and loaned Pascoe a spare car to guarantee his presence on the track.
Harper always rises for the big occasions and this is one of his favourite races.
Past winner Lachlan Onley of New South Wales was a late nomination and would dearly love to take home the win.
Current Tasmanian champion David Nichols is always a contender and the seasoned veteran shows no signs of slowing down.
Another veteran is Victorian Mick Nicola who has won the Australian Championship three times, however is yet to add this event to his impressive resume.
Popular South Australian Kym Jury has unfinished business on the Apple Isle and is out to challenge for the win.
Victorian star Jamie Collins returns as well and will be a force to be reckoned with.
Local stars who have been in top form this season include Adam Beechey, Wayne Dillon, Steve Latham, Nathan Howells and Laura Davidson who will no doubt be capable of challenging for victory should they have a good run through the heats.
Friday night's racing will feature three adrenaline-fuelled rounds of heats and with this level of competition no one can afford to cruise on the opening night.
All drivers will be charged up in a bid to gain maximum points.
Saturday will consist of the customary pole shuffle ahead of the 50-lap final.
The massive programme also includes over 40 street stocks, Formula 500s, junior sedans, Tassie sixes and wingless.
Racing is from 6pm on Friday while Saturday has speedway karts from 4pm with the main track action from 6pm.