Blight raring to rally after setback

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Katanning hard charger Kye Blight has vowed to bounce back after a luckless run in the opening round of the Late Model USA Invasion Tour, as the series heads south this weekend.

Blight, a former State champion in both production sedans and modified sedans, had terrific speed in the first round of the USA Invasion Tour, held at Perth Motorplex last Friday and Saturday night.

After qualifying for the 40-lap feature race on the third row, the young gun had moved into fourth position and was making his presence felt before crashing into the concrete fence on lap 29, which ended his night.

“We were one of the fastest cars out there both nights (in Perth),” Blight said. “We were really fast up top in the dirt but came unstuck and got in the fence on Friday night.

“It was a case of wrong place, wrong time because that damage caused Saturday night’s crash.

“I junked it big time.”

Blight is among the 19-strong entries for the third and final round of the series that will be held at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway this Saturday night, following the second round in Collie on Friday.

Having raced numerous times here in Albany and won a stack of feature races along the way, Blight was confident of bouncing back.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to Albany — we have a lot of people there that support us and come watch,” he said.

“You aren’t kidding; I want to bounce back, I’m keen to go well especially in Albany.”

The field will be desperately trying to defeat American gun Steve Francis, who won the opening round last Saturday.

Joining him will be fellow Americans Jason Fitzgerald and Devin Moran, Brad Blake, Marc Giancola, Jamie Oldfield, Craig Vosbergen, ex-Albany resident Michael Holmes and Mt Barker’s Chris Pavlovich.

The Forrest Windscreens Street Stock Rumble will be held on the same night.

The race starts at 6pm.

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