Blight eager to bounce back after persistent engine problems

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Cameron NewboldGreat Southern Herald
Kye Blight in action on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex.
Camera IconKye Blight in action on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex. Credit: Richard Hathaway

Katanning’s Kye Blight endured more engine dramas in the second round of the Late Model Racing WA Pro Dirt Series held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

The first three meetings of Blight’s season have been hampered by motor problems, and these prevented the current Australian champion from really firing a shot in the Powerpalooza Grand Opening event.

Blight enjoyed a brilliant last speedway season, winning seven consecutive feature races on his way to capturing the WA Late Model Championship to go with his Aussie crown.

On Saturday night in the second round of the Pro Dirt Series, Blight finished second in his qualifying group with a best time of 16.293sec. that was only beaten by Paul Stubber’s 16.045sec.

However, the engine woes prevented Blight from taking his place in his heat race later on the night, and the same problem kept him out of the 30-lap feature race.

Brad Blake went on to win a thrilling final over Warren Oldfield and Kodee Brown.

Blight sits second on the Pro Dirt Series points standings after two rounds.

The next round of the series will be the King of Kwinana event at the Motorplex on Saturday, November 14.

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