Blight savours triple treat as season closes

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Kye Blight returned to production sedans and made it a winning afternoon.
Camera IconKye Blight returned to production sedans and made it a winning afternoon. Credit: SWB Photography

Mt Barker Speedway Club wrapped up its 2018-19 season at Les Gorman Park Speedway last Saturday afternoon.

Strong fields made the trip to the daylight venue, including star visitor Kye Blight, who made an appearance in the production sedans.

Blight, who has been campaigning a late-model sedan recently, made the jump into the production seat and was a dominant perf-ormer, winning all three events.

He broke the production sedan track record in heat 1, setting a sizzling time of 18.170sec., and was then a comfortable winner of heat 2.

Blight then cruised to victory in the 10-lap final, crossing the line more than five seconds ahead of Mike Kinnear. That pair were the only two on the lead lap, Blight winning the day on points from Kinnear and Shane Davis.

Junior sedan driver Erin Fraser.
Camera IconJunior sedan driver Erin Fraser.

State champion Chris Pavlovich, who last weekend competed in the national title in Moama, was back on his home dirt and won the super sedan division.

Pavlovich won the two heats and the final to top the points ahead of Tony St Jack and Nathan Thiele.

In the junior sedans, Chesta Grinham defeated Erin Fraser and Bella Grinham, while Clint Hadley proved too strong in the street stocks to edge out Michael Herbert and Brad Carroll.

The final meeting also included novelty events, with Pink winning the skulduggery team relay, Amanda Herbert claiming the ladies’ race, while the mechanics race was won by Darren Blight and the super mechanics race went to Jordan Trotter.

Clint Hadley on the inside of Brad Carroll in street stocks.
Camera IconClint Hadley on the inside of Brad Carroll in street stocks.

Albany Speedway Club will round out its season on Saturday night with the open club championships and demolition derby.

Big fields of formula 125s, SSS and junior sedans have entered and there will be a strong contingent in the demo derby, with racing starting at 4pm.

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