Katanning brothers endure tough weekend at WA Production Sedan Title

Cameron NewboldGreat Southern Herald
Jake Blight in action.
Camera IconJake Blight in action. Credit: Peter Roebuck

Katanning brothers Cody, Jake and Kye Blight all competed in the rescheduled 2019-20 WA Production Sedan Title held at Bunbury Speedway at the weekend, the event moved from earlier this year because of COVID-19.

Both Kye and Jake reached the 40-lap championship decider on Sunday night but neither could complete the gruelling final.

After a strong run in the heat races, late-model star Kye began the feature race from position four in his father Darren’s car.

Kye Blight.
Camera IconKye Blight. Credit: Peter Roebuck

Jake had also enjoyed a terrific run over the preliminaries and would start seventh in the 22-car field.

Kye, the 2008-09 State champion in the production division, was the first casualty of a dramatic final, a broken rear suspension cradle forcing him to retire to the infield on the first circulation.

Jake’s State title run came to an end on lap 16 when he broke a brake caliper mount.

Jake Blight.
Camera IconJake Blight. Credit: Peter Roebuck

Only four cars would complete the gruelling 40-lap journey as Bunbury’s Mick Hamon survived a race of attrition to defeat Albany’s Ron Belfield by 0.593 seconds.

Joe Wilson crossed the line in third but was disqualified post-race for a technical infringement, elevating Jamie Graham into the final spot on the podium.

After the opening night of heat racing Kye was the equal-top point scorer with 108 points, the same as Kyle Sayer while Jake sat in 13th place.

Cody was down in 54th place on points after night one and did not race on the second night.

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