Aluminos S1 Pro driver Brad Dunford kicked off the year with first S1 Pro victory at the PKC South opener at Adams (Photo: dromophotos.com)It was a successful 2010 campaign for the Aluminos outfit, based out of Northern California. The professional kart racing team continued their yearly progression of delivering winning results, while once again proving they're a front running effort no matter where they compete. It's a stated goal for Aluminos to offer an environment which provides the best options for drivers at any skill level to learn and excel behind the wheel in a quest to achieve personal higher marks. With team testing already taking place in 2011, the pursuit to improve on the racetrack continues as evidenced with Brad Dunford's breakthrough first win during Round 1 of the ProKart Challenge South series race in the S1 Pro class.
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Some of the marks earned for Aluminos in 2010 includes; two SKUSA Pro Tour championships - Fritz Leesmann (S1 Pro), Fernando Diaz (G1), two SKUSA ProKart Challenge championships - Fritz Leesmann (S1 Pro), Jeff Smith (S4 Masters), multiple SKUSA Pro Tour and ProKart Challenge South/North feature wins in S1, S4, G1, TaG Senior and TaG Master.
“2010 was really successful for Aluminos and its drivers,” stated Aluminos owner Rob Soares. “As a team, we accomplished a lot of solid results. Our main concern, however, is how each driver reflects on their own personal season. Many ended the year with a positive attitude and feeling of accomplishment that they achieved personal goals. Whether it’s to learn the mechanics of the kart, scoring consistent top-five finishes or getting that breakthrough victory, we are here to make sure each driver strives to their fullest. It's a learning process for any driver to grow and improve and we're fortunate to have a stable of drivers that are dedicated and understand this. With that said we do like to have some fun along the way as that can never be overlooked.”
Fritz Leesmann will return with Aluminos after capturing a national and regional title in 2010 (Photo: dromophotos.com)Aluminos has another full schedule of events planed for 2011. The racing season will begin in February as Aluminos will compete at the opening round of the SKUSA ProKart Challenge North at the Dixon Kart Track. Aluminos will contest the third round of the series, May 27-28, at Desert Park Raceway in Reno, NV. For Southern California, Aluminos will campaign the SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge South program, beginning with round two at Willow Springs Kart Track in March through the season finale in August in Santa Maria for the coveted West Coast Shootout. Aluminos will once again compete on the SKUSA Pro Tour with events in Tucson, AZ, Grand Junction, Colorado and the prestigious SKUSA SuperNationals XV in Las Vegas. Adding in some one-off events for 2011, Aluminos will travel to the Pepsi Center Grand Prix in Denver, CO (August 6-7), Rock Island Grand Prix in Rock Island, IL (September 3-4), and the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix in Lancaster, CA (October 7-9).
The driver roster as of today is currently at 14 including the S1, S2, and S4 categories. Leesmann is back with fellow Aluminos driver coach and two-time SKUSA SuperNationals winner Tom Dyer. Brad Dunford will return with Aluminos after an impressive first season in the S1 category with Andrew Vargas joining the squad for 2011. Aluminos will also field two drivers in the S2 division for the first time with Cory Milne and Christian Bird jumping on board with the operation. The S4 contingent has been a strong force for Aluminos with eight drivers committed - Jonathon Allen, Phil Dunford, Peter Workum, Todd Wilson and Mike McDonough. Fernando Diaz, Dave Conyers and Brad Dhesi will be making the switch over from G1 to S4. Larry Fraser will also return, carrying the Aluminos colors for the TaG category.