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    Alumi Craft Racers Battle Each Other For Wins In Lucas Oil Short Course Series

    Alumi Craft Racers Battle Each Other For Wins In Lucas Oil Short Course Series

    Chandler, AZ

    After weather forced the cancellation of the first event of 2017 in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, competitors were anxious to get on the track when racing resumed at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona. After two rounds of racing, it was apparent that the dominating performance shown by Alumi Craft racers last season was still going strong. Alumi Craft Pro Buggy racers took the first two spots and 4 out of 5 in the top five on both days of racing. Defending champion Darren Hardesty Jr. showed amazing consistency by finishing in second place both days, but his performance was eclipsed by fellow Alumi Craft racer Elliot Watson who qualified 1st both days and took back to back wins.

    Alumi Craft, Elliott Watson, Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Buggy

    In fact, Alumi Craft cars dominated all weekend with strong finishes from Kyle Aarup who finished 3rd on Saturday, Sterling Cling with a 5th and 4th place finish, and Broc Dickerson who took 5th place on Sunday.

    Kyle Aarup, Alumi Craft Pro Buggy, Bink Designs
    Alumi Craft, Sterling Cling, Lucas Oil Off Road, Bink Designs
    Broc Dickerson, Alumi Craft Pro Buggy, Bink Designs

    “During practice on Friday, the track was rutted and loose,” said Watson, “I didn’t feel comfortable in the car at first. By the time qualifying started, we were dialed in. I had a tough battle with Hardesty and Cling but we weren’t going to let the wins slip away. It’s going to be a tough season with those guys, every podium counts. I have a lot of confidence in my Alumi Craft car, FOX Shocks, and BFGoodrich Tires. You have to trust the car when you are pushing so hard. After each race we check everything over but most of the time we just have to clean it up and it’s ready to go.”

    Eliott Watson, Darren Hardesty Jr, Lucas Oil Off Road

    “We are happy to get on the podium with a pair of 2nd’s but we would rather win,” said Hardesty, “We made some subtle changes in the off season to increase our speed in the corners. I was going to run my own race but when Cling tried to dive under me I had to protect my position. I went to the inside and Watson went around me on the outside. We are really looking forward to the next race in Mexico. It’s not an easy track but we are up for the challenge.”

    Alumi Craft Pro Buggy, Darren Hardesty Jr., Bink Designs

    The domination shown by Alumi Craft Pro Buggy cars speaks loudly about their speed and consistency. Alumi Craft racers have the confidence to push their cars and trucks, even when the conditions are at their worst. Every vehicle they build benefits from years of refinement and the proper application of technology and materials. Alumi Craft has an impressive record in competition, but they also build the most reliable and best performing pre-runners and sand cars available. Regardless if you are doing course reconnaissance, racing for a championship, or just having a blast with your friends, Alumi Craft is dedicated to providing you with a fun, safe and reliable vehicle that exceeds your expectations. If you demand the best, give Alumi Craft a call at 619-596-9841 to find out more about our race products and services.

    Photography By: Bink Designs