ProKart Challenge South CalSpeed Report

Italian Nicola Galloni enjoyed the podium in TaG Senior in only his second event with Team AluminosIt was yet another successful weekend for the Team Aluminos squad at the recent Superkarts! USA ProKart Challenge South event, which was held at the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, CA this past weekend. With the series bringing in some of the best drivers that the West Coast has to offer in shifter and TaG racing, the six Aluminos drivers on hand were up to the challenge, hanging with the finest pilots in their respective classes, highlighted by an outstanding drive by Nicola Galloni in TaG Senior.

In his second event with Team Aluminos, Galloni utilized an Aluminos-prepped GP Kart to run in TaG Senior, putting his entry third in the qualifying session behind two nationally-ranked American pilots. At the start of Heat #1, the Italian fell one spot and remained in fourth for the 12-lap sprint. Trouble would strike in Heat #2 as he would be unable to complete a lap due to contact with another driver. Starting from the rear of both the TaG Senior and TaG Masters field with the DNF, Galloni put on a show by driving to the front of the field. Up to fourth by the halfway mark, Galloni put his efforts on moving into a podium position as third place was in sight. Looking for a way by for a couple of laps, he finally made his move on the final circuit and made it stick to place third.


ProKart Challenge North Report - Round 3

Marc Elliott and Brad Dunford enjoyed front row starting spots for Heat #1 after qualifying 1-2 in the S3 category It was a successful weekend for Team Aluminos at the third round of the ProKart Challenge North series, held at the Jim Russell Karting Center at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. With four drivers flying the Aluminos GP kart colors at the June 14 event, which saw the race run the popular track in the reverse direction, each driver found their way to the podium in their respective class to cap a successful outing. Team driver coach and engineer Tom Dyer got back behind the wheel with a late entry and was second in TaG Senior, Sergio Machado was also second in S4, while Marc Elliott and Brad Dunford stood second and third on the S3 podium. All in all, it was a big weekend for the popular team.


Team Aluminos Reaching the Goals of Their Customers

NorCal-based operation providing positive and powerful performance on and off the track
SAN RAMON, CA – Now five months into the karting season, the ’08 campaign has been a non-stop journey for the Aluminos staff and drivers. Beginning with the SKUSA WinterNational Championship Series, the Aluminos trailer has traveled many miles to and from events, all in hopes of bringing the best experience possible to all the team’s drivers. Whether it’s the next rising star or the Monday morning businessman who’s looking to get the need for speed fix, Aluminos provides equally for all.

During the winter months, Aluminos hosted Canadian driver Scott Rossi under its team tent. The 15-year old was making the transition from the Junior to Senior ranks over the winter and Team Aluminos prepped an S1 machine for two of the three WinterNational events. In his opening weekend, Rossi and Aluminos stood on top of the podium twice, finishing the program second in the overall standings. Before making his first national start, Rossi returned twice for a few more refresher courses with Team Aluminos.


ProKart Challenge North Round 2 Report

The Team Aluminos kart racing squad continued its support of the ProKart Challenge program this past weekend, competing at the second round of the organization’s Northern series at the Infineon Raceway Karting Center. The Sonoma, CA facility is home turf for the Team Aluminos squad and while they remain focused on the continuing development of the GP Kart and their in-house engine work, they were also able to take advantage of zero travel time to relax and enjoy the sport they love. Three drivers flew the Aluminos colors on the weekend, including owner Rob Soares, who went ‘head over heals’ in an effort to win his main event.

Soares earned the top qualifier honors in the TaG Masters Heavy division, only to be removed from the classification for missing a neck brace. Despite the questionable ruling, Soares focused on the task at hand, moving from the tail of the field to the front. He did just that, advancing to P1 by lap three, reaching on the tail of the lead group from the TaG Masters Light division. Trouble erupted, however, as the driver ahead of Soares got on the binders too early heading into a corner and contact was made. The result sent Soares up and over, with the kart coming down on top of him. After kicking the kart off, Soares walked back to the pits with a sore hand. Unfortunately, the PKC officials removed Soares from the results again with the call of rough driving.


Contact Us

Aluminos, Inc.
29699 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476

P: (925) 786-7865
Email Us