Bundaberg racer Zack Small was sixth in the 250cc ranks on the Mega Motorcycles FC250 and finished 11th in the All-Powers feature race aboard his FC 350.
"It was good to see where we were out with all of the fast riders there, it was a confidence builder," Small said.
"I‰Ûªve been training through the whole start of the year and haven't really been able to see what that added up to, so it was good. Racing U19s again this year, I hurt my ankle in Toowoomba and had a few DNFs throughout the year as well so I had pretty bad luck last year.
"Paul from MPE is doing my suspension and and the bike in general is unreal. Peter from P2P is doing my fitness programs and I‰Ûªm definitely fitter and have a better bike than last year so hopefully it all pans out to be a good year," the 18 year-old concluded.
Kaleb Barham nursed a broken finger on the day, but you could have been forgiven for not noticing as he edged out Brad Polsoni in both motos to win the 125cc class from Polsoni and Jesse Bishop, and also finished 10th on the 250.
"The weekend was really good for me, I ended up cleaning up the 125s, winning both motos, then in the 250 I had a good first moto then in the second the finger was a bit sore but I ended up tenth," the SD3 Toowoomba Motorcycles Husqvarna rider said.
"The competition side of it wasn't too bad, I'm used to racing all those boys except Jake Moss, so it was good to bang bars and get back into it again. The Husky is a really good bike; we‰Ûªve got a few things to tweak before round one, but I‰Ûªll try to let the finger heal up a little bit. Bt's not a huge issue; if I had to ride with it at round one I certainly would. I rode with a broken shoulder blade for a round last year, so this is nowhere near as bad.‰Û