Bert Vosbergen Memorial won by super sedans star Dustin Higgs for second straight year

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Dustin Higgs on his way to victory.
Camera IconDustin Higgs on his way to victory. Credit: Jason Sutton/Dirt Track Nutters

Dustin Higgs stormed to a second-straight Bert Vosbergen Memorial victory which came as rain began to fall at Albany’s Easter Showdown meeting on Sunday night.

After winning the inaugural Bert Vosbergen Memorial last year at Attwell Park Speedway, Higgs again reigned supreme as he edged out Rob Knox for the title.

Higgs and Knox were the only two drivers to finish on the lead lap, with the 30-lap final run as light drizzle began to fall on the track.

Kyle Larson in hot laps.
Camera IconKyle Larson in hot laps. Credit: Jason Sutton/Dirt Track Nutters

However Higgs controlled the race from the outset and went on to win by 1.681sec. over Knox while Brent Vosbergen finished in third place.

The top five was rounded out by Tristan Green and Adam Campbell while young gun Lee Aylett failed to finish, retiring after 19 laps.

On Saturday night Vosbergen and Higgs were the two superior drivers, both winning two heat races while Terry Green and Knox won a heat race each.

Judy Vosbergen, wife of Bert, presents Lee Aylett with best presented.
Camera IconJudy Vosbergen, wife of Bert, presents Lee Aylett with best presented. Credit: Jason Sutton/Dirt Track Nutters

Aylett, Vosbergen, Knox and Higgs won the four heat races on the Sunday night in the lead-up to the main event.

The blue-ribbon event is run in Albany in memory of late WA super sedan legend Bert Vosbergen.

His grandsons Aylett and Brent Vosbergen both raced at the event in his honour.

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