• The Speedway Sedans Australia, National Super Sedan Title takes place this weekend with one of the biggest fields in recent years assembling at the Borderline Speedway, Mt Gamier.

    Gary Higgs is one of five West Australians in the field and is feeling confident of a strong showing, after competing exclusively on the East Coast for the first three months of the season.

    The preparation for the title was hampered somewhat by a spectacular crash at Hobart Speedway in January, which forced the team to abandon plans to race in the South Australian Title, also at the Mt Gambier venue, with the team bringing the car back to Western Australia for a complete health check.

    The damage to the car was not as bad as first thought, which enabled Higgs to make an unscheduled start in the fourth round of the Super Sedan Summer Series, at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway in February.

    After a slow start to the night, Higgs was able to charge through the field in the Feature Race, to finish third behind son, Dustin Higgs and fellow veteran Kevin Bell. In a race that was reduced by five laps due to time, Higgs potentially would have won the main event, such was the speed and set up of the car in the concluding stages.

    Higgs is really looking forward to the challenge this weekend against the Nations best.

    “It is really unfortunate we weren’t able to compete at Mt Gambier in the SA State Title, so it will be critical to get plenty of track time at the practice day, to provide us with plenty of data for race night”, said team owner Dustin Higgs.

    The car was brand new off the show room floor in November 2019, with Higgs immediately putting the car on the podium, with two heat wins and five top ten finishes to his credit prior to the crash at Hobart.

    OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS
    A1 Matt Pascoe QLD
    V0 Lucas Roberts VIC
    V2 Peter Nicola VIC
    V3 Mick Nicola VIC
    W4 Lee Aylett WA
    Q4 Leigh Williams QLD
    Q7 Steve Jordan QLD
    V7 Trent Susol VIC
    N7 Wayne Dick NSW
    S8 Dave Gartner SA
    T8 Steve Latham TAS
    W8 Chris Pavlovich WA
    W9 Kemble Aylett WA
    N11 Mark Sommers NSW
    V11 Anthony Nicola VIC
    S12 Kym Hammerstein SA
    Q12 David Musch QLD
    N14 Mark Towers NSW
    V14 Brent Coleman VIC
    Q15 Gavin Northfield QLD
    V16 Ash Bergmeier VIC
    N21 Darren Anning NSW
    S22 Paul Blenkiron SA
    T22 Callum Harper TAS
    V22 Jason Picone VIC
    V23 Mick Nicola Jnr VIC
    N23 Andrew White NSW
    V24 David MacKenzie VIC
    S34 Kym Leyson SA
    V34 Jamie Collins VIC
    Q36 Darren Kane QLD
    W36 Phil Barton WA
    Q39 Bob McCosker QLD
    V41 Ben Faulkhead VIC
    Q44 Trent Wilson QLD
    S47 Ryan Alexander SA
    N47 Daryl Moon NSW
    V56 Neil Witnish VIC
    N57 Tyson Moon NSW
    S63 Kym Cottrell SA
    Q63 Justin Smithwick QLD
    V71 Lionel West VIC
    Q77 Sam Roza QLD
    W81 Gary Higgs WA
    S87 Robby Marchant SA
    S93 Kym Jury SA
    S99 Steve Schwarz SA

    Gary Higgs is proudly supported by:
    Marri Park Tavern & Golf Course
    Higgs Organic Blends
    Ford Transit Specialists WA
    Empire Graphics

    Photo courtesy of Angryman Photography
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