Alumi-Craft-Crandon-9-6-13Crandon, WI – Every fall the Traxxas TORC series heads to Crandon International Off-Road Raceway for their World Championship weekend. The event is loaded with special events including a parade through the middle of Downtown Crandon. Winners on the weekend are crowned World Champions and receive a trophy, prize money and a Champions ring along with worldwide recognition. The World Championship is separate from the Traxxas TORC series season-long Championship. Alumi Craft racers won them both.

To take the Traxxas TORC season Championship in the Pro Buggy class Luke Johnson only had to take the green flag on Saturday to clinch the title. Luke started his first season in the Pro Buggy class by taking his Alumi Craft to five wins in a row. He was battling for the lead in his sixth race when he got tangled up with another car that dropped him to seventh at the finish. He bounced back from that race with another three wins in a row making it eight wins on the season.

Cooley-Off-Road-Lucas-Oil-7-2-13Geoffrey Cooley is back on the top of the podium taking the victory in round 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. After finishing third in the points championship and taking the Rookie of the Year title last season, Alumi Craft racer Geoffrey Cooley was looking to make a serious run at a championship in 2013. He started off with a podium and a win but then hit a spell of bad luck. He has been running solidly in the top 5 but that’s not up to his standards.

“Our Competitive Metals / Alumi Craft has the latest technology. With great support from Jackson Motorsports Group, MasterCraft Safety, Impact, Redline Performance, BFGoodrich Tires, Harmon Racing Cells, McDowell Transaxles, FOX Racing Shox, USA Wheel, ProAm, Brink Designs, CBR, Kartek and Bink Designs we expect to be out front,” says Geoffrey, “We started the season out strong but we had some bad luck. Our strategy has changed; we have to go all out for the win.”

Dave-Mason-Jr-Lucas-oil-6-28-13Tooele, UT – Alumi Craft racers have been hugely successful in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Geoffrey Cooley, John Fitzgerald and Bradley Morris have all stood on the podium multiple times this season. At the previous rounds 7 and 8 in Tooele, Utah, John Fitzgerald added another third place finish and Geoffrey Cooley took his second win of the season.

Alumi Craft racers standing on the podium has been a common sight in the ultra-competitive Pro Buggy class but nobody has been more successful than points leader Dave Mason. His record is just plain amazing. He has been on the podium every race this season in his Competitive Metals / Mickey Thompson Tires / Alumi Craft; eight podiums in a row. His consistent finishes have kept him at the top of the championship points standings.

Mike-Johnson-Alumi-Craft-Baja-500-6-5-13Ensenada, Baja California, MX – Alumi Craft takes another victory at the Tecate SCORE Baja 500, their second Baja 500 win in a row. Alumi Craft racer Mike Johnson dominated the field of 22 class 10 cars during the grueling 500 mile race. Every Alumi Craft car that entered finished the race giving them four positions total in the top ten.

“We couldn’t be happier with our Alumi Craft chassis,” said Mike Johnson, “The package we have with Radar Tires, FOX shocks, Dave Folts Transmission and Danzio power is perfect. I have a 2008 Alumi Craft prerunner that I am really happy with. When my partner Mike Majesky and I were looking to get into class 10 we knew we wanted an Alumi Craft. I think they are well above everyone else in quality and design. I like the lightweight feel with no sacrifice in the strength department which comes from their applied knowledge of car building.”

BITD-Alumi-Craft-5-7-13Alamo, NV – Chip Prescott and Ben Himel won the second race in a row driving their Alumi Craft Class 10 car to victory at the Best in the Desert Silver State 300 in Northern Nevada. The two won the brutally tough Mint 400 just over one month ago, one of the roughest races in memory. The race took a huge toll on all the competitors including Chip and Ben. They hit a boulder while blinded by the thick dust that blanketed the course. The impact peeled back the bottom skidplate and damaged the brake master cylinder. Even with the damage, the two remained competitive and went on to take the Class 10 victory.

At the Silver State 300, they would start seventh. Their plan was to get out early and avoid the dust that imperiled them so greatly at the Mint 400. At the drop of the green flag, their plan went out the window. “We wanted to get out in clean air as soon as we could,” said Chip, “The dust was really thick on the fast graded roads so it was difficult to close on the car ahead. We had to wait for sandy washes or hard-packed sections to close and pass other cars. Fortunately for us, we can maintain a fast race pace in our Alumi Craft and still have more to give when we need it. The minute the dust would clear, we would put the hammer down.”

Geoffrey-Cooley-Lucas-Oil-3-20-13Chandler, AZ – Geoffrey Cooley came to Firebird International Raceway for the first two rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series with the hopes of starting the season off with some positive results. He had a good season last year reaching the podium several times, taking third place in the championship and the Rookie of the Year title.

It was his consistency last year that paid off for him and it looks like that consistency is back only he’s stepped up his game. During Friday practice, he ran fourth fastest. In qualifying Saturday, he was third quickest. In round one, Saturday afternoon he finished on the podium in second behind his Alumi Craft competitor Bradley Morris. His Alumi Craft and Competitive Metals teammate Dave Mason was in third, for an Alumi Craft sweep of the podium.

Alumi-Craft-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-3-19-13Chandler, AZ – The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2013 season opener at Firebird International Raceway delivered great results for Alumi Craft Race Cars. The word is out; if you want to run out front, get an Alumi Craft. The 16 car field included eight Alumi Craft cars that performed flawlessly all weekend. New Alumi Craft racers to the Pro Buggy fray are Veteran buggy racer John Fitzgerald, Dillon Reimer and Sterling Cling.

Qualifying on Saturday saw Bradley Morris second fastest followed by Geoffrey Cooley, Larry Job and Dave Mason Jr. rounding out the top five. The qualifying session went well but the main event would be the true test. Saturday’s race results saw a repeat of qualifying order but with Dave Mason Jr. and Larry Job switching positions and John Fitzgerald moving into the top five. The order was the same but not the placing. Bradley Morris took the win and Alumi Craft racers took all top five finishing positions.

Alumi Craft racers Andrew Meyers and Ross Savage took their second win of 2013 beating 36 other class 1000 cars on a brutally tough Parker, Arizona racecourse. The Parker course is comprised of deep never-ending sand interrupted by harsh rocky sections that pound the cars for 425 miles.

“Ross drove the first part of the race,” said Andrew Meyers, “He was the 32nd car to leave the line and passed 18 other cars in the first 30 miles. On the second lap, we went 180 miles without stopping which put us into 5th. After a quick two minute driver change and a full tank of gas, we ran trouble free to the finish. Our Alumi Craft is so predictable in the corners and was working great in the high speed sections; we were able to put the hammer down.”

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About Alumi Craft Race Cars
For those who demand the best, Alumi Craft delivers. Since 2004, Alumi Craft racers have earned countless wins and twelve points championships; four in short course and eight in the desert. Rob MacCachren, Chuck Cheek, Cameron Steele, Luke McMillin, CJ Greaves, Matt Cullen, Darren Hardesty, Darryl Smith, Gunnar Peterson and owner John Cooley have all won championships behind the wheel of an Alumi Craft race car.

Matt Cullen and Chuck Sacks drove their Alumi Craft / F&L Racing Fuel class 10 car to an impressive victory at the SCORE, Baja 500 in Ensenada, Mexico. The Baja 500 course makes a huge loop that covers just about every type of terrain that Baja has to offer. There are miles of sandy whoops, deep silt beds, rocky trails, narrow mountain roads with sheer cliffs and dry lakebeds that dare drivers to bury the throttle. In order to run fast and stay out front, you need skilled drivers and a car that excels in any terrain; like Matt’s Alumi Craft.

Matt and co-driver Mike Lombardi started fourth off the line but quickly moved up through the other Class 10 cars running first on the road before they reached Ojos Negros. Their Major Performance built, Honda power plant was churning out serious horsepower and their Fox Shox were soaking up everything in their path. They had a great run to mile 209 where they handed the car off to driver Chuck Sacks and his co-driver Layton Bowles.

Chuck and Layton continued to build a solid lead. Poised to embarrass many of the faster vehicles, an errant rock forced them to make a lengthy pit stop. The rock nicked the power steering filter, causing it to leak profusely. After repairs, they quickly got back up to speed; extending their lead over the rest of the class 10 field. They crossed the line 20 minutes ahead of 2nd place Mikey Lawrence.

“We had a great day,” said Matt, “The car was flawless. At one point, we were running ahead of several unlimited cars and Trophy Trucks in 8th place overall. Dave Willey performed an awesome prep job and our BFG tires from Parkhouse tire were perfect.”

Alumi Craft race cars have long been known for innovative design and quality craftsmanship. Race wins and championships don’t come easy. When you are driving at the limit in the heat of competition, you want a car you can count on. That’s why champions rely on Alumi Craft’s experienced professionals to be meticulous in every detail during the design, fabrication or race preparation of their cars. Alumi Craft is committed to providing you with a competitive, safe and reliable vehicle that exceeds your expectations. If you demand the best, give Alumi Craft a call at 619-596-9841 to find out more about our race products and services.