National speedway star Kye Blight among terrific field for Albany Production 5000 event

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Kye Blight will be racing in Albany on Saturday night.
Camera IconKye Blight will be racing in Albany on Saturday night. Credit: Tyler Carr

A terrific field of more than 20 drivers will contest the Albany Production 5000 at Attwell Park Speedway on Saturday night.

Kye Blight, a national champion in the late model division, will be the star attraction in the lucrative race that has $5000 up for grabs for the winner.

Albany speedway star Aydan Trewern and talented competitor Kyle Sayer will provide stiff opposition to Blight in the Production 5000 that has attracted 22 nominations so far.

Defending champion Jake Blight is not racing but three-time 5000 winner Sayer will chase more success at the Albany venue.

Former State and national champion Ron Belfield is also entered, along with top drivers Cody Avins, Beau Riley, Rickie Nuccini, Brendan Higgs and Cody Blight.

Drivers will contest three 10-lap heat races with each preliminary winner collecting $200 and the top six qualifiers competing in a pole shuffle.

The feature race will be held over 25 laps and the winner will pocket $5000, while second place receives $2000 and third $1000.

The meeting will also feature the Junior Sedan Racing Association Series, with more than 25 juniors nominated in both top star and new star divisions.

The V8 pro modifieds are also on the program, including WA champion Brendan McKeagg, as they compete for the Great Southern Cup.

The V8 wingless sprints will also make an appearance, racing in the Southern Blast, and Australian champion Matt Watkins will be in action. Gates open at 3pm and racing starts at 6pm.

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