Trewern ready for USA Invasion

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Albany’s Aydan Trewern competes at Perth Motorplex.
Camera IconAlbany’s Aydan Trewern competes at Perth Motorplex. Credit: Peter Roebuck

Albany speedway competitor Aydan Trewern may be racing in a new division but he is already showing he can mix it with the best in Australia.

Trewern reached the A-main in the Australian Late Model Championship at Perth Motorplex last Saturday night, finishing the gruelling 40-lap final in 21st place.

The 2014-15 WA modified sedan champion made the jump to late-model sedans this season and having run only a handful of meetings, will now venture back to his home track of Attwell Park this weekend.

Trewern is among a big field of drivers that will compete in the final two rounds of the USA Invasion Tour on Saturday and Sunday night in Albany, with more than 25 cars expected do battle on the banked venue.

Americans Joe Godsey, Jeff Roth and Hayden Ross will all race at the major meeting while newly crowned national champion Kye Blight, of Katanning, has also entered.

Third place from the Australian title, Warren Oldfield, has also nominated along with multiple former national champion Brad Blake, Broome’s Kodee Brown and New South Wales’ Wade Carter. Wayne Coleman will join Trewern as a local driver for the two-night Albany show and ex-Albany resident Freddy Kinsella is another entry.

Trewern made great progress in the national title after not competing in time trials on Wednesday to recover and be in the final 24 cars to reach the championship decider.

“A guy spun in front of me on the first lap and I had no choice but to make contact,” Trewern said.

“That collision left the panel rubbing on the right rear tyre, so it chewed it out and we went backwards but we finished. Missing time trial with a fuel regulator problem; there is a lot of points involved in that and we started last in our heats and the preliminary on the first night.

“We started 11th in the B-main and there were lots of quick cars in that. We finished fourth, which put us into the A-main and I was pretty stoked with that.”

Trewern said he was keen to impress at home but was focused on improvement.

“I’m really happy to be running around Albany it will be cool to do a few laps there in a late model,” he said. “We’ve only had two meetings prior to this Invasion Tour so we are still trying to find our feet.

“Hopefully we can finish reasonably strong and just finishing the meeting will be a win for us.

“I thank all the people that have made this happen for me.”

Blight, who dominated the national title, was pumped to be heading back to Albany.

Kye Blight won the Australian Late Model Championship.
Camera IconKye Blight won the Australian Late Model Championship. Credit: Peter Roebuck

“I love going to Albany,” he said.

“Most people know it’s one of my favourite tracks and the crowd is always pretty good.

“We are getting the Australia #1 stickers on the car, so that’s pretty cool to roll out for the first time with that on the side.”

Racing starts at 6pm on both nights, with a full support program racing as well.

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