Alumi Craft Dominates Class 10 At Parker 425 Heger And Tuls On The Podium
February 9, 2017
A huge field of 35 angry class 10 cars took the start at the first race of the season in the Best In The Desert series; the BlueWater Resort Parker 425. After three laps on a course that most called punishing, the results were eye opening. Alumi Craft class 10 racers took 1st and 3rd place as well as 7 out of the top 10 positions.
Race winner Brock Heger has an amazing story. It was only his second race in the car, but his record stands at 2 for 2. Two wins in two starts. Heger drives with car owner Eric Dollente. At Heger’s first race, in the SNORE series, he was leading when Dollente told him to stay in the car and take it to victory. In Parker, the same scenario took shape. Despite starting towards the rear, Heger had worked his way into the lead on corrected time. Dollente told Heger again to forego the driver’s change and go for the win. Heger really wanted Dollente to share the driving so he stopped for a driver’s change instead.
“We started 27th so I knew we had work to do,” said Brock Heger, “After we won the Rage at the River, people said there was not a lot of competition there. I think we proved ourselves in Parker. We crossed the line 2nd but won the race on corrected time. The driver who crossed the line ahead of us started first. The first lap was tough driving into the sunrise. I had to do everything possible to stay on course; you don’t want to get off into the rocks. We have the points lead so we are going to race the Mint 400 and decide if we want to chase the championship. I am so glad that Eric and I took this win together and it’s cool to follow in the footsteps of my Dad who has also won this race.”
Third place TJ Tuls used a strategy that is unusual for a race with so many cars. He cruised on the first lap to learn the course and then put the hammer down for the 2nd and 3rd laps. “We were picking guys off on lap one,” said TJ, “Once we made our way from the back to the faster guys it was tougher to get around them. We had a single flat tire that my co-driver Josh Montoya changed quickly. It was just before the Midway pit so we stopped to put a spare on the rack. We just had fun all day; the car was flawless. We were hitting some stuff really hard on the last lap; the chassis is just bullet proof. The course got really rough but we did not let up. We averaged 56 miles per hour on the last lap.”
Also competing in an Alumi Craft car was the Australian team of Danny Brown. Danny and Andrew Brown and teammate George Apted definitely earned the long distance award and just missed landing on the podium with a 4th place finish in the unlimited open wheel class 1500 cars. “We are so happy with how the car performed,” said Danny Brown, “We had great support from both Alumi Craft and their pit teams before and during the race. We will be back to race again next year for sure.”
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