The inaugural Sultans of Slide NSW Flat Track Cup has been hailed a resounding success.
A few hundred spectators turned out at Yarragundy Speedway on Saturday for Australia's first taste of 'Sultans of Slide'.
It was Queensland rider Max Whale who returned from America to dominate the meeting, taking out the main 450 class and the multi cylinders.
The new event was designed to re-inject excitement into dirt racing and Motorcycling NSW chief executive David Cooke was delighted with how the event went.
"It was great, we had a great time," Cooke said.
"It was a huge success. It was something we thought we would try, a bit of a new thing and everyone seemed to like it.
"Everyone likes to see the Harleys and Indians go around the track so it was good."
Cooke also paid tribute to Wagga Motorcycle Sports Club for their efforts in getting the inaugural event off the ground.
"The Wagga Motorcycle Club did an amazing job to prepare the new track," he said.
"It had been a long time since the speedway had been raced on and these tracks can get very dry and hard when they're not raced on. To prepare it took a lot of hard work, volunteer work, and a lot of money to get it up to speed but they did a great job."
Cooke believes the success of the first round in Wagga will only benefit the remaining rounds.
The series heads to Appin this weekend and concludes in Kempsey.
"We're off to Appin this weekend and there should be really good interest now after that event," Cooke said.
"It should only go bigger and better from here."
Among the locals to perform well was Billy Clark, who finished third in the junior 65cc class.
Sam Drane won the 65cc class, while Tom Drane took out the Junior Lites division.
John Kennedy finished on top in the 85cc.
While Whale dominated the senior ranks, Daniel Yarnold scored a clean sweep in the 250 class to take out that division.
Aaron Statham finished the meeting strongly to end up on top in the clubman.