Reigning SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour S4 champion Gian Cavaciuti is competing in the United States aboard an Aluminos chassis (Photo: eKartingNews.com)Aluminos LogoThe Aluminos name is well-established in the sport of karting here in the United States, and the last two years has been about developing their own chassis brand. Reaching its inaugural victory at the 2013 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. Aluminos has continued to win races and help drivers reach the podium from the local level to the biggest stage of the sport. That type of success has been on display during the first half of the 2015 season.
Carlos Calderon earning his first TaG Master victory with Aluminos (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
The Aluminos chassis is available in all sizes, including the Estoril Cadet model. During the California PKC weekend, two drivers carried the Aluminos colors. Ethan Tavares has been inside the top-10 of the new TaG Cadet Rookie category all season, earning another solid result. Sebastian Mulder joined him for his first SKUSA event, placing ninth in the main event. Aluminos has always represented well in the Masters category, featuring some of the best in the country. Former S2 standout Matt Alcorn has returned to karting, joining Aluminos for the first time. He was among the contenders for a podium finish in his SKUSA S4 Master debut until contact in the final took him out of the running. Former SKUSA Pro Tour G1 champion Fernando Diaz earned his best result of the season in seventh. Jeremy Hillhouse made his SKUSA debut in TaG Master alongside Calderon, just missing the top-five by one position.
Will Preston earned his first S2 Semi-Pro win at the California ProKart Challenge with the Aluminos squad (Photo: eKartingNews.com)Recently, the Aluminos operation traveled to the Thunderhill Raceway Park for the Northern California Karters road racing event on May 30. A handful of drivers joined the team in Willows, California, an hour north of Sacramento. Three of the drivers making up the Aluminos contingent left with victories. Both Mike McDonough and Dave Conyers left with heat race wins in the Super Stock CR125 category, while Jonathon Allen earned a victory in the Formula 125 Limited Heavy.
Longtime Aluminos driver Jonathan Allen was among a handful of team drivers to win at the Northern California Karting Road Racing event at Thunderhill (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)Drivers can be part of the Aluminos operation at any of the events in 2015. Locally with the Sanzura Games Karting Championship, regionally at the California ProKart Challenge, and travel with the team on the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour. Upcoming is the Sanzura Games event on July 11-12 at Simraceway. The sixth annual SummerNationals are set for July 24-26 at the New Castle Motorsports Park, with Aluminos gearing for more podiums at the SKUSA Pro Tour. In August, the California PKC program returns to action at the historic Adams Motorsports Park on August 28-29.