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    Alumi Craft Racer Mike Valentine Rebounds From Crash To Win LOORRS Reno Round 14


    Reno, NV

    Alumi Craft racer Mike Valentine was putting a gap on the field in round 13 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series when disaster struck. He had been diligently scanning the track at Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada for any signs of ruts or holes to avoid during the race but must have missed something. “We jumped out into the lead in turn two of lap one,” said Valentine, “After running out front all race, the car suddenly did a snap roll on lap 8. It wasn’t a bicycle were I could have saved it; it was so quick, I could not catch it. After sitting upside down for a while, they flipped me back over and we finished the race in 9th.”


    Despite the tumble, Valentine’s Pro Buggy was nearly perfect afterwards. The engine cylinders filled with oil while he was upside down and bent a rod when he fired it up, but the only damage to the chassis was a couple dents in the roof panel. By properly engineering their cars, Alumi Craft can build a lightweight chassis that is still incredibly strong. Had Valentine needed it, Alumi Craft trackside support would have assisted him in getting back on the track. Alumi Craft knows what it takes to compete. That’s why they travel to the races to support their drivers. Whether its parts, technical help or set-up tips, Alumi Craft is always there.


    In round 14, Valentine was right back at the front; this time in turn one of lap one. “I just put my head down and went to work,” said Valentine, “I had a gap on the field until a late race caution came out. I got the holeshot again and held everyone off to take the win! From here on out, we will be going for wins. We are in the points hunt for the championship. If we keep winning, our points tally will take care of itself.”


    Racers everywhere prove the Alumi Craft advantage every weekend. The superior performance provided by their meticulously crafted cars gets results. Whether you are racing in the desert, prerunning, or competing on the track, Alumi Craft is committed to providing you with a competitive, safe and reliable vehicle that exceeds your expectations. If you demand the best, give Alumi Craft a call at 619-596-9841 or go to: http://alumicraft.info/ to find out more about our race products and services.

    Photography By: Bink Designs