Gallery | Clipsal 500

Adelaide offered up the perfect day for the 44,000 racing fans who headed to the track to catch first day of the 2014 Clipsal 500 on March 1.

High adrenalin was on offer for the four-day racing extravaganza which served up action on and off the track as the V8 Supercar Series began round one in the festival state.

James Courtney was crowned the winner of round one after taking race three line honours for team Holden.

The Clipsal 500 offered some dramatic moments with Will Davison, team Mercedes, losing his front wheel and passenger side door in an 11th-lap smash with Nissan's James Moffat.

The yellow flag was raised not long after when Holden's Jason Bright corkscrewed into the wall.

Craig Lowndes,  driver of the #888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden, celebrates on the podium with James Courtney, driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team, after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

Craig Lowndes, driver of the #888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden, celebrates on the podium with James Courtney, driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team, after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

Jason Bright driving the #8 Team BOC Holden is involved in a crash during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Jason Bright driving the #8 Team BOC Holden is involved in a crash during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Jason Bright drives the #8 Team BOC Holden during practice for the Clipsal 500 which is round one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit.. Picture: Getty

Jason Bright drives the #8 Team BOC Holden during practice for the Clipsal 500 which is round one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit.. Picture: Getty

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Craig Lowndes drives the #888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden during practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Craig Lowndes drives the #888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden during practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Craig Lowndes drives the #888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden during qualifying for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Craig Lowndes drives the #888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden during qualifying for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Chaz Mostert driver of the #6 Pepsi Max Crew Ford sits in his car prior to practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Chaz Mostert driver of the #6 Pepsi Max Crew Ford sits in his car prior to practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Adelaide hosts the Clipsal 500 during the first round of the V8 Supercars championships. Picture: Getty

Adelaide hosts the Clipsal 500 during the first round of the V8 Supercars championships. Picture: Getty

 Scott McLaughlin driver of the #33 Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo prepares for practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Scott McLaughlin driver of the #33 Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo prepares for practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Scott McLaughlin driver of the #33 Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo. Picture: Getty

Scott McLaughlin driver of the #33 Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo. Picture: Getty

 Jamie Whincup drives the #1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden during practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Jamie Whincup drives the #1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden during practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

James Courtney, driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden, with Nick Percat, driver of the #222 Walkinshaw Racing Holden, and Scott McLaughlin, driver of the #33 Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo, prior to the Clipsal 500

James Courtney, driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden, with Nick Percat, driver of the #222 Walkinshaw Racing Holden, and Scott McLaughlin, driver of the #33 Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo, prior to the Clipsal 500

Tim Slade driver of the #47 Supercheap Auto Racing Holden sits in his car prior to practice for the Clipsal 500 which is round one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit. Picture: Getty

Tim Slade driver of the #47 Supercheap Auto Racing Holden sits in his car prior to practice for the Clipsal 500 which is round one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit. Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars 2014 season in Adelaide. Picture: Joanne Fosdike

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Jamie Whincup driver the #1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden celebrates with engineer David Cauchi after winning race one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

Jamie Whincup driver the #1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden celebrates with engineer David Cauchi after winning race one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Craig Lowndes, driver of the #888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden, celebrates after winning race two of the V8 Supercars Championship  at the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Craig Lowndes, driver of the #888 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden, celebrates after winning race two of the V8 Supercars Championship at the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Mark Winterbottom, driver of the #5 Pepsi Max Crew Ford, is seen prior to qualifying for race three of the V8 Supercars Championships Series in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

Mark Winterbottom, driver of the #5 Pepsi Max Crew Ford, is seen prior to qualifying for race three of the V8 Supercars Championships Series in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

Clipsal 500 action as the #8 Team BOC Holden of Jason Bright flips on to its roof after a rollover during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series. Picture: Getty

Clipsal 500 action as the #8 Team BOC Holden of Jason Bright flips on to its roof after a rollover during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series. Picture: Getty

 The #8 Team BOC Holden of Jason Bright is removed from the track after a rollover during race three of the Clipsal 500.

The #8 Team BOC Holden of Jason Bright is removed from the track after a rollover during race three of the Clipsal 500.

 James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship  at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates with the fans after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates with the fans after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates with the fans after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit on March 2, 2014 in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates with the fans after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit on March 2, 2014 in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit on March 2, in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit on March 2, in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

General view of the start of race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

General view of the start of race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three after race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three after race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three after race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race three after race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

The car of Jason Bright of the #8 Team BOC Holden during is pictured during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

The car of Jason Bright of the #8 Team BOC Holden during is pictured during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

Grid girl pictured before race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit. Picture: Getty

Grid girl pictured before race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit. Picture: Getty

Jason Bright driver of the #8 Team BOC Holden sustains a heavy crash during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

Jason Bright driver of the #8 Team BOC Holden sustains a heavy crash during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series in Adelaide. Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Clipsal 500 grid girl pictured before race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series in Adelaide. Picutre: Getty

Clipsal 500 grid girl pictured before race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series in Adelaide. Picutre: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

Round one of the V8 Supercars Championship series underway at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide: Picture: Getty

The #2 Holden Racing Team Holden of Garth Tander is repaired after it hit the wall during practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

The #2 Holden Racing Team Holden of Garth Tander is repaired after it hit the wall during practice for the Clipsal 500. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race 3 during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit on March 2. Picture: Getty

James Courtney driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates after winning race 3 during race three of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Adelaide Street Circuit on March 2. Picture: Getty