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Win gives Higgins US rally championship lead

Manx driver David Higgins, the defending Rally America national champion, won the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Missouri, the United States, by 8m 51s at the weekend.

Icy and snowy conditions couldn't prevent Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew grabbing a hard-fought victory, giving Higgins his first 100 Acre Wood Rally victory in three attempts.

It was reported as being one of the more slippery events in recent memory.

The victory has also given Higgins the lead in the championship standings after two rounds, as he continues his bid to claim back-to-back titles.

Next up is the Oregon Trail Rally in Portland, Oregon, May 3-5.

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