WA champion Kye Blight needed only two practice session's at Attwell Park Speedway last night to set the quickest time in official practice of the Australian Modified Sedan Title.
Blight, an Albany Speedway Club member, came into this weekend's event with some engine issues but they were clearly sorted when he set a sizzling 17.775 second lap in session 16.
Blight's only other appearance during practice was in session 9 when the youngster recorded a 18.091 which was third in that respective 6-lap session behind Aydan Trewern and Mark Carlin.
WA driver Clint Noakes set the second quickest time of the afternoon, with his 17.863 second lap in session 8 while fellow Albany driver Trewern was also on the pace with a 17.929 second lap in practice session 5.
The only other driver to break into the 17 second bracket was Queenslander Ross Bullimore who recorded a 17.932 second lap in session 10.
Others to impress during practice which lasted 22 sessions were Carlin, who won the last modified sedan national title held here in Albany, Greg Worling, Neville Bylund, Laurie Dowsett, Christopher Hayden and David Smith.
There was plenty of drama however with young WA competitor Jake Blight crashing into the turn 4 fence, veteran John Purser losing a wheel, Shane Macdonald and Mick Hamon heading infield with smoke emitting from their cars and Trevor Mills finishing his last two sessions on the infield.
The first 15 qualifying heats will be held tonight along with the opening night of the Bill Gibbings Memorial for Super Sedans.
Gates open at 3pm and racing will kick off at 5.30pm.
WA champion Kye Blight