Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen split the wins at the Watpac Townsville 400, but those performances – as good as they were – weren't really the weekend's big talking points.
The first ever wet race at Reid Park on Sunday, in particular, had plenty to dissect; a clash between McLaughlin and David Reynolds, Jamie Whincup's crash and Nick Percat's pitlane fire to name a few topics.
A powerhouse finding form again and young talent standing tall were among the other features of the second leg of Supercars' northern swing.
Rivalries are great. Think back to any given era of what's now Supercars and chances are you'll think of a battle along the lines of Ford vs Holden, Brock vs Moffat or Johnson, or Skaife vs Ambrose or Ingall.
McLaughlin vs Reynolds might not ever reach those heights, but it's been simmering away nicely in recent weeks and has the potential to be pretty tasty.
Podcasts, because everybody has one these days, have fanned the flames amid McLaughlin's dominant run.
On Friday in Townsville, McLaughlin said discussing podcast comments made by himself and Reynolds were "flogging a dead horse", but 48 hours later they were the story.
Reynolds looked down the inside of McLaughlin's Mustang into Turn 2 on the opening lap of Sunday's race in greasy conditions, and the pair made contact as a result.
McLaughlin picked up a puncture but got back to 11th and Reynolds lost four laps with steering damage, ultimately classified 20th.
Post-race, neither driver backed down about blaming the other, while stewards took no action.
At the original scene, BJR crew were accompanied by Walkinshaw Andretti United and Erebus mechanics in springing into action, while Triple Eight and DJR Team Penske personnel tended to Percat's Holden.
"There's no team hat on at that stage," T8's Mark Dutton said of the all-in response, which also included the dedicated pitlane fire marshals.
Job well done by all.
With a little help from my friends
Beyond the on-track mayhem, the big Townsville talking point was of Chaz Mostert's looming 2020 move to Walkinshaw Andretti United.
Losing a second star driver in as many years, following Mark Winterbottom's end-of-2018 exit, looks likely to be a big blow for Tickford Racing.
Especially as Mostert has led the line for the team for the last three years, and at 27 has a long future ahead.
But that will be eased somewhat by another of its homegrown talents, Cameron Waters, continuing to step up.
Tickford's torrid 2018 could hardly come at a worse time for Waters, who was one of the breakthrough drivers of '17 including taking his maiden victory at Sandown.
He is currently three spots behind Mostert in the standings – fourth to seventh – and Mostert has the team's only win.
But Waters is far from being overshadowed at the rejuvenated Ford squad.