Katanning speedway star Kye Blight began his new campaign in winning fashion as he powered to an impressive victory in the third round of the Pro Dirt Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night. Blight, driving a Paul and Alice Stubber-owned machine, made his first appearance in the late model ranks this season and it was one to remember as he came from position three on the grid in the 30-lap feature race to taste victory. Two second-place finishes in the heat races earlier in the night were enough for a second-row start and Blight had a terrific early battle for spots in the final. At the halfway point of the race, lapped traffic began to play a part among the leading cars, and this was where Blight pounced. Brent Vosbergen was leading the race but on lap 18 got caught on the low line and Blight sailed past on the outside. Blight persisted with that line and raced away to a comfortable margin, going on to take the chequered flag 4.225 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Vosbergen finished in second place and Warren Oldfield was third while Jay Cardy and Jamie Oldfield rounded out the top five. Blight said post-race that it was a real thrill to be back behind the wheel. “Paul came to me on Thursday and said ‘mate drive my car this weekend’ and I nearly fell over backwards,” Blight said. “They have great equipment, great crew and it was an honour to drive that 31. “It was a lot of fun “I started making a run at him (Vosbergen), got some heat in our tyres and then (the car) really took off.” Parts failure prevented the Australian champion from piloting his usual No.1 machine in the event.