Matthew Payne recovered to finish his first Super2 race in 17th after struggling to get his Nissan Altima off the start line.
After showing impressive pace early in the weekend the Kiwi stalled on the line but was fortunate the Super2 and Super3 cars avoided his stranded car, as they headed into turn one.
Payne was able to get the Altima moving but only after the field had gone past him.
The race continued to get worse for Payne as he made his way back through the field, coming together with one of the Super3 cars, sending him into a spin.
Tyler Everingham made it cleanly through the first lap to gain four spots off the line, to take the race lead which he kept to finish first, despite the pressure from Feeney.
Pole sitter Jayden Ojeda fell back in the pack after a first-lap incident with Broc Feeney saw him pushed off track handing Everingham the race lead
Everingham and current championship leader Feeney had a close battle through the second half of the race, with lap traffic helping Feeney close the gap to Everingham.
Nash Morris took the Super3 race win over two seconds ahead of Reef McCarthy in second place.
The Super2 and Super3 fields will be back on track tomorrow for qualifying and their second race, with qualifying getting underway at 12.10 pm and the race set to start at 4.00 pm.