STUART HALL scored an emphatic victory in the Northern Rivers AMCA Sedan Classic at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
Hall dominated the 30-lap main event, leading runner-up Matt Hardy and third-placed Steve Potts to the chequered flag.
Hardy led for the first five laps of the feature race before Hall asserted his authority.
Hall took advantage of his front row starting position, clearing away to a good lead by the middle stages.
Hardy and Potts never gave up the chase and at one point closed the gap on Hall, setting up an exciting finish.
The top three were never seriously challenged for the major places.
At one point there was little between the trio which made for an absorbing contest.
Potts, who started from position five, looked strong throughout but just could not get an advantage over the two drivers at the headof the field.
Earlier, the pole shuffle for the top eight cars from the qualifying heats was highlighted by Matt Hardy's performance.
Hardy progressed from position seven to start on the front row of the Northern Rivers Classic.
Other main event winners on the night were Tony Brealy (lightning sprints), Aaron Ackley (wingless sprints), Scott Owen (street stocks), Mark Kelly (four-cylinder sedans) and Mitchell Haynes (junior sedans).
The demolition derby was taken out by modified production sedan driver David Jacobi.
The action at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway will continue next Saturday night with the NSW Late Model Sedan Championship, highlighted by the appearance of American drivers Devin Moran and Steve Francis.