Billy Musgrave scored the S1 Pro Stock Honda victory at the SuperNationals (Photo: eKartingNews.com)Since its debut in 2013, the Aluminos brand has been racing for the top step of the podium. A SuperNationals victory that year helped to solidify the brand. The 2017 season helped to take the chassis to the next level, with focused testing and development. All the effort equated into a number of regional victories and championship, along with solid wins at the SKUSA Pro Tour program. The season concluded with the SKUSA SuperNationals 21 in Las Vegas with one of the largest tents the team has welcomed in the last decade. The highlight was the victory in the S1 Pro division by Billy Musgrave to give the Aluminos brand its second SuperNats triumph.
California ProKart Challenge champion Jason Pettit was the provisional winner in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Honda division (Photo: eKartingNews.com)Another victory was on the docket for Aluminos in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Honda category. Jason Pettit, the 2017 California ProKart Challenge S2 champion, set fast lap in qualifying and secured the pole position for SuperSunday with a heat win and two runner-up finishes. Pettit was challenged early, fending off one driver before coming under attack late in the main event. Pettit reached the checkered flag first, only to be awarded a three position penalty for a jump start infraction. The penalty took away the win, however, it still put Pettit fourth overall for his first podium finish at the SuperNationals.
John Crow not only earned the California ProKart Challenge title in S4 Super Master, he finished third at the SuperNationals 21 (Photo: eKartingNews.com)Completing the podiums in Vegas is S4 Super Master Stock Honda driver John Crow. After an issue with his original chassis in practice, the former SuperNationals winner swapped over to a MRC / Aluminos customer kart and was fast in its first session. Crow remained at the front of the field all week, qualifying third, holding the position through the heat races, and staying there all 16 laps on SuperSunday to claim his second straight podium in the category.
Aluminos had three drivers in the top-10 in the S4 Master division, Mike Mantel and Jimmy McNeil (Photo: eKartingNews.com)Local and regional competition is a focal point of the Aluminos values. Fun and friendly atmosphere is a major asset of racing with Aluminos, and it can be found at the local level in addition to the major events the race team and brand attends throughout the year. Aluminos has helped a number of drivers at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center, the home circuit for the operation, get into karting or just enjoy a weekend at the track in the local championships. Along with sprint racing, Aluminos has developed a great Arrive-and-Drive program in road racing. The Northern California Karters organization travels throughout the state, competing on major road courses. Aluminos has garnered a number of victories over the past two years, and is looking forward to continuing their support of racers at these events in 2018.
The Aluminos Cadet chassis is the newest model for the brand (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)Aluminos provides shifterkart and TaG packages for Arrive-and-Drive opportunities for a number of events throughout California. The Aluminos operation can tailor a program around each customers’ needs, while also providing tent space or technical assistance.