Although he well and truly knows what it’s like to be standing on the top step of the podium, Kye Blight last Saturday night recorded a career first as he won his first ever Pro Dirt Series Late Model feature race at Kalgoorlie Speedway.
Blight started the thirty lap feature event from position four and was able to make his way into the lead straight away, passing the front row of the Oldfield brothers Jamie and Warren, to go on and lead every lap and claim the victory.
Jamie Oldfield held down second place for the first eight laps until both Warren and Jay Cardy passed him on lap nine.
Warren would hold down second for the rest of the race, but Jamie would repass Cardy for third on lap twelve before Cardy got him back the next lap.
Jamie would then retire with a damaged nose cone, joining Ken MacPherson on the infield as the only two cars who would not make the distance, while Brad Ludlow and Jarrin Bielby were unable to make the start.
The top three cars of Blight, Oldfield and Cardy were the only three who would go on to finish on the lead lap as fourth placed Paul Joss followed by Michael Holmes, Jayden Meckenstock and Lionel Kirkby were one lap down, with Morgan Melvin and Jed Rogers rounding out the nine finishers two laps down.
Despite a late start and some rough conditions, the team at Kalgoorlie did a good job considering the conditions and in the end it was a great show.
This was shown by having four different winners in the four heats, with wins shared by Jay Cardy, Jamie Oldfield, Kye Blight and Warren Oldfield.
The next event for the thunder and lightning Late Models will be round seven of the Racin’ Tyres and Accessories Pro Dirt Series, to be held on Saturday the 19th of December at the Perth Motorplex.
In the meantime, the Late Models would like to thank all the series sponsors for this season, including Able Finance, Palice Property Group, Barry Wright Racecars, Bunbury Tyre and Exhaust, Auto Panel and Paint, JLD Property Group, Moyle Race Engines, XLI,Cardy Racing Components, Snap-On Kalgoorlie, Ultratune Morley, Global Testing Services, Speed Torque, Stix FM, Empire Graphics, Western Process Controls, Collie Machine Shop, Dirt Track Nutters, Rocket Chassis, Hoosier and Maxima Racing Oils.
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Cardy Race Components 8th Place – Morgan Melvin.
Pole Position – Warren Oldfield
Hard Charger – Jayden Meckenstock
Heat One – 10 laps: 1. Jay Cardy, 2. Jarrin Bielby, 3. Michael Holmes, 4. Lionel Kirkby, 5. Paul Joss, 6. Jayden Meckenstock (9), 7. Jed Rogers (9). Total Time: 2.57.489. Winning Margin: 2.170. Fastest Lap: 16.759 Jay Cardy.
Heat Two – 10 laps: 1. Jamie Oldfield, 2. Warren Oldfield, 3. Brad Ludlow, 4. Kye Blight, 5. Morgan Melvin, 6. Ken MacPherson. Total Time: 2.46.567. Winning Margin: 2.390. Fastest Lap: 15.704 Jamie Oldfield.
Heat Three – 10 laps: 1. Kye Blight, 2. Michael Holmes, 3. Jamie Oldfield, 4. Jay Cardy, 5. Morgan Melvin, 6. Jayden Meckenstock (9), 7. Jed Rogers (9). Total Time: 2.44.238. Winning Margin: 6.752. Fastest Lap: 15.646 Jay Cardy.
Heat Four – 10 laps: 1. Warren Oldfield, 2. Brad Ludlow, 3. Paul Joss, 4. Ken MacPherson, 5. Lionel Kirkby, 6. Jarrin Bielby (7). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 5.341. Fastest Lap: 15.551 Warren Oldfield.
Feature – 30 laps: 1. Kye Blight, 2. Warren Oldfield, 3. Jay Cardy, 4. Paul Joss (29), 5. Michael Holmes (29), 6. Jayden Meckenstock (29), 7. Lionel Kirkby (29), 8. Morgan Melvin (28), 9. Jed Rogers (28). DNF: Jamie Oldfield (13), Ken MacPherson (1). DNS: Brad Ludlow, Jarrin Bielby. Total Time: 8.42.230. Winning Margin: 3.602. Fastest Lap: 16.081 Kye Blight.