Team Aluminos driver coach Tom Dyer jumped back into the seat to score his second S3 feature win of the season (Photo: Tony Leone - sixspeedphotos.com)
Created on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 02:26
Wrapping up the final round of the ProKart Challenge North program, the Team Aluminos squad returned to the Jim Russell International Karting Center in search of final victories. Closing out the 2009 PKC regular season, which has seen the Northern California based operation accumulate multiple race wins, podium finishes, as well as a class championship while competing in the PKC North and South series. At the North finale, six drivers flew the Aluminos colors with led by Aluminos driver coach Tom Dyer climbing back behind the wheel in preparation for the SKUSA SuperNationals in November.
Dyer started off the weekend as the driver to beat, posting the quick lap during the timed qualifying session to earn the pole position by nearly four tenths of a second for the opening heat. Dyer’s run at the front was short lived as contact from behind in the initial lap of the first heat sent him off track and out of the contest unable to continue with a damaged kart. Excellent and quick repair work by the Aluminos team helped Dyer to pick up where he left off in qualifying as he had to start from the tail of the sixteen kart field in heat two as a result of the heat one DNF. Dyer, posting the fast lap of the race, carved his way forward to end up fifth in the eight lap stint. Starting fifth for the final, Dyer got a great jump at the drop of the green flag. Coming around for the first lap, Dyer found himself in the lead and pacing the field. Pressured by fellow GP driver and defending class champion Jason Toft, the two swapped the lead on several occasions until Dyer locked in the position on lap 17, edging out his opponent to the line by 0.177-seconds for his second victory of the season, while showing the way with the fastest lap of the race.