by | Feb 25, 2024 | SSA Super Sedans, WA

Official Release Sunday 25th February 2024

Zac Pascoe has stormed through the field to claim the South East Open and round eight of the National Super Sedan Series at the Tyres & More Esperance Speedway for the first feature win of his career.

Queensland and Tasmanian Champion Brad Pascoe kicked the night off with a win in the opening heat of the night. Pascoe led home his Dad Matty Pascoe in second, and Dusty Higgs in third.

Western Australian Champion Dustin Higgs dominated the second heat, leading the way from National Champion Trent Wilson in second and Matty Pascoe in third.

Higgs secured pole position for the twenty five lap main event after winning the Dash. Higgs would be joined on the front row by Brad Pascoe, with Wilson and Matty Pascoe to launch from row two, and Dusty Higgs and Zac Pascoe from row three.

Dustin Higgs jumped to the lead from the outset, Brad Pascoe settled in second, with Wilson in third, Matty Pascoe in fourth, and Dusty Higgs in fifth.

Wilson applied pressure to Pascoe in second, drawing level on a couple of occasions, but couldn’t quite make the pass stick as Pascoe found his groove and began to reel Higgs in for the lead.

The opening caution was out after six laps for a spinning Stephen Larson.

Higgs resumed in the lead and put a couple of car lengths between himself and the chasing pack.

Zac Pascoe began to make the moves on the bottom of the track as he took fifth from Dusty Higgs.

A lap later Matty Pascoe went to third with a pass on the inside of Wilson.

Zac continued to make the bottom work taking fourth from Wilson with twelve laps remaining.

Up front the battle for the lead was heating up as Higgs and Brad Pascoe caught lap traffic.

Pascoe drew level with Higgs at the stripe with nine laps remaining. Higgs fought back around the outside to re-take the lead.

The lead pair split a lap car with Pascoe choosing the right line to take the lead with eight laps to run.

Higgs fought back and threw a big slider into turns three and four to briefly take the lead back. Higgs couldn’t pull the car up and Pascoe crossed over to re-take the lead with seven laps to go.

Higgs entered turn one way too hot and nearly spun falling to fourth elevating Matty Pascoe to second and Zac Pascoe to third.

Zac was ultra fast on the bottom of the track and blasted by his dad in turns one and two with four laps remaining.

Zac set out after his brother Brad for the lead and two laps later he completed his ascension to the front in turns one and two and took the lead with two laps remaining.

Zac drove away in the closing stages to secure the first Super Sedan victory of his career. Brad crossed the line second, ahead of Matty in third completing an all Pascoe podium.

Wilson crossed the line fourth ahead of Dustin Higgs in fifth, and Dusty Higgs in sixth.

Glynn McBeath was next across the line in seventh position, ahead of Lukas Lampert, Larson, and Andrew Kennedy rounding out the finishers.

Official Result

A Main – 25 laps

1. Q6 Zac Pascoe, 2. Q1/T1 Brad Pascoe, 3. N1/V1 Matty Pascoe, 4. A1 Trent Wilson, 5. W1 Dustin Higgs, 6. W81 Dusty Higgs, 7. W42 Glynn McBeath (24), 8. W17 Lukas Lampert (24), 9. W96 Stephen Larson (24), 10. W13 Andrew Kennedy (24).