RIP Will Preston

The karting community is currently mourning another one of its family members who has passed away too soon. Will Preston, 24, of Danville, California was a line technician at Kevin & Connors Auto Shop after graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Science Mechanical Engineering. Will passed away in a motorcycle accident last week.

Will Preston (third from left) celebrating with Team Aluminos at the 2015 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix (Photo:

Preston was a long-time member and test driver for the Aluminos karting team, competing for several seasons in shifterkart divisions. Will’s biggest victory came at the 2015 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix in the S2 class, and then later that year placing on the podium with a fifth-place finish at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. His karting resume included many events at the California ProKart Challenge and SKUSA Pro Tour, along with club and regional events in Northern California.

There will be a Life Celebration of Will Preston on Friday, March 18 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm PT at the Magee House – Hap Magee Ranch Park – 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA 94526.

Flowers and expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at: 720 Brookside Drive, Danville, CA 94526.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Will’s memory to: OR Friends of the Japanese Tea Garden at

Aluminos Grabs Major Victories to Close Out 2018 Season

Billy Musgrave ended the season with victory at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix and scored the Pro Shifter win at the SuperNationals (Photo:

Success continued throughout the 2018 season for the Aluminos chassis in North America. The hours and days of hard work put in between race weekends, testing and development paid off with a solid finish to the season for the brand. Two of the biggest events for Aluminos come at the end of the season with the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix in southern California and the annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 22 in Las Vegas, as each provide their own unique challenges and excitement, and both ended with Aluminos raising trophies in victory.

“The success we have is due to the people who surround what we do,” stated Aluminos owner Rob Soares. “The people involved in the development of the chassis love what it is we stand for. We work hard, play hard, and have a true passion for the sport of karting. We want to provide the best product possible, and the results continue to show that. But it truly begins with the talented people like George Tavares, Tom Dyer, the crew at Musgrave Racing Company, and all the drivers and families that work with us throughout the season.”


Aluminos Finishes 2017 Strong with Victory at SKUSA SuperNationals 21

Billy Musgrave scored the S1 Pro Stock Honda victory at the SuperNationals (Photo:

Since its debut in 2013, the Aluminos brand has been racing for the top step of the podium. A SuperNationals victory that year helped to solidify the brand. The 2017 season helped to take the chassis to the next level, with focused testing and development. All the effort equated into a number of regional victories and championship, along with solid wins at the SKUSA Pro Tour program. The season concluded with the SKUSA SuperNationals 21 in Las Vegas with one of the largest tents the team has welcomed in the last decade. The highlight was the victory in the S1 Pro division by Billy Musgrave to give the Aluminos brand its second SuperNats triumph.

A year ago, Aluminos and Musgrave Racing Company (MRC) formed a working relationship. The hard work and dedication from both entities paid off. Musgrave tied for fast lap in the qualifying session, and remained at the front of the field with two runner-up results and a win in the heat races to earn the pole position for SuperSunday. From there, Musgrave led all 20 laps of the main event, never putting a wheel wrong, scoring his first SuperNationals S1 victory. Kiwi driver – and first SuperNats winner for Aluminos – Matt Hamilton proved to have the speed as well, posting a sub 1:00 lap time in the Final aboard his Aluminos en route to a fourth place finish. It was his third straight podium in S1 after winning S4 in 2013.


Two Victories for Aluminos at California ProKart Challenge in Monterey

Hunter Pickett scored his first S1 Pro Stock Honda victory at the California ProKart Challenge event in Monterey (Photo:

The 2017 season continues to be a successful year for the Aluminos chassis in North America. Two victories in the headline category at the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour has been the highlight, however, the hard work and dedication that has helped to develop the Aluminos chassis is done at the regional and local level. The operation traveled to the California ProKart Challenge event at the Monterey Bay Karters facility in Marina, California on September 1-2 where two more victories were added to the 2017 total, including the chassis’ first championship of the season.

The Aluminos brand has now won four of the five S1 Pro Stock Honda features at the 2017 California ProKart Challenge, thanks to Hunter Pickett and Billy Musgrave. The two drove to a 1-2 finish in Monterey, tightening up the championship chase between the two of them. Musgrave – vice champion in the 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour championship chase – set the pace throughout much of the day aboard his MRC Aluminos. Pickett powered his Aluminos past Musgrave in the main event with fast laps of the race, staying out front to earn his first California PKC victory of the season. The two enter the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix as the favorites to leave with victory under the lights on September 30.


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