A wet Saturday night saw the Vodafone Springs Speedway opening night event moved to Sunday where weather allowed for an action-packed start to the season.

Jamie Larsen survived the carnage in the sprint car feature race to take the chequered flag in the 1NZ car by 1.8s from Keaton Dahmn.

Dean Brindle was third with Michael Pickens fourth.

Pickens, Brindle and Larsen each won a heat earlier in the night but the biggest action was a crash by Jamie McDonald. The Aucklander was the big loser of the meeting where most of the other big names had strong results.

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It was a chaotic opening night at Vodafone Springs Speedway. Photo / James Selwyn Photos
It was a chaotic opening night at Vodafone Springs Speedway. Photo / James Selwyn Photos

Michael Pickens picked up where he left off last summer by winning the midget feature while regulars Brock Maskovich and Shayne Alach finished second and third respectively.

Scott Baker took out the TQ midgets feature race while the F2 midget feature was won by Corbin Anderson.