Brad Dunford scored his first SKUSA Pro Tour victory in S1 at the SummerNationals (Photo: SKUSA - On Track Promotions)
Created on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 23:25
The Aluminos operation continues to build the success of its drivers and reach goals each weekend out. The recent trip to the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals at Grand Junction Motor Speedway in Colorado was no different. Focused on driver development while providing optimal equipment for each customer, Aluminos helped guide drivers to four victories on the weekend - sweeping the S1 and S2 categories - while a host of others produced their best results on the season.
Aluminos fielded three drivers in the S1 Pro Stock Moto category - Tom Dyer, Brad Dunford and Canadian Don McGregor. Dyer and Dunford qualified third and fourth to begin Saturday and fought through the heat races looking for a way to advance. Dyer clocked in the fast lap of heat one while Dunford did so in heat two. Starting the main event second and fourth, Dyer grabbed the lead and fought off early challenges. A sudden impromptu dust storm resulted in challenging track conditions, making it an inconsistent and tricky track to drive. Excelling in these variable conditions, Dyer stretched out to a sizable lead, while teammate Dunford reeled in the second place kart, ultimately assuming the spot. On Lap 13 of the 20-lap event, Dyer slowed on the course with a rare detached fuel line. He was able to assess the situation and reattach it, but only after falling down to the tail of the lead lap, eventually finishing in sixth at the checkered flag. Dunford, still pushing, assumed the lead to keep the Aluminos colors up front. Pressured to the checkered flag, Dunford kept up a consistent pace - posting the fast lap of the race en route to piloting his Aluminos machine for the first SKUSA Pro Tour victory of his career. McGregor put two Aluminos entries into the top-five, placing fifth after improving on each session on an unknown track.