Team Competitive finished in 5th place out of 17 cars in class-10 this weekend at the Best in the Desert Silver State 300 in Nevada.  Starting just north of Alamo, Nevada The grueling 300 mile timed race travels from the desert floor up to mountain peaks through some of the toughest off road terrain in all of Nevada.Class 10 Car Photo

It was the first ever race in class 10 for driver/owner Greg Parker and the first in nearly 3-years for car builder John Cooley.  Navigating the newly built Alumi Craft car for both drivers was veteran co-driver Greg Atherton.  Cooley piloted the car for the first 148 miles.  Starting 7th he drove methodically through the desert terrain turning the car over to Parker near the halfway mark.

With preparations underway for its season opener Saturday, February 26th at Glen Helen Raceway , the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series announced today that Alumi Craft will be the 2011 Limited Buggy class sponsor. “Alumi Craft is a strong stable name in the off road community with a great product and outstanding customer support.  We are excited to have them join us in our effort to spotlight the grassroots racers.” said Race Director Lee Perfect.  “There will be some great battles in the Alumi Craft Limited Buggy class this year, with a good mix of veteran racers and new talent moving up from the Kart classes. There are a lot of drivers to keep an eye on in this class and the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series will be a fun, budget friendly venue to do it in.  We appreciate that companies like Alumi Craft are willing to support Short Course Off Road Racing at the regional level.”

“Alumi Craft is excited about being partners with Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series as the Limited Buggy class sponsor.  The regional series gives us the opportunity to support all competitors in the class.  We feel that the regional series and the Limited Buggy class itself is a great stepping-stone into professional short course racing.  Short Course racing has become a passion with our company in the past four years.  We are pleased at where Lucas Oil has taken the sport,” said John Cooley, President of Alumi Craft.

About Alumi Craft: Alumi Craft is the premier racecar chassis manufacturer in the off road industry.  Crafting cars from lengths of 4130 Chromoly tubing is our specialty.  We offer a variety of vehicles to accommodate the professional off road racer to the recreational driver.    For the past three years, ALUMI CRAFT has claimed Three Pro Buggy championships and a Super Buggy Championship in Short Course.  The drivers who aided ALUMI CRAFT in achieving the repeat are Rob MacCachren, Chuck Cheek, and Cameron Steele and CJ Greaves.