Another weekend of racing has Alumi Craft racers ruling the roost. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series held their final event of 2015 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, California. Saturday would be the 17th and final round for points. Sunday would be the Challenge Cup race for big bucks and bragging rights during the off season. Alumi Craft short course racers dominated both.
In Pro Buggy round 17, Sterling Cling showed his mastery of the Lake Elsinore track by taking a decisive win. He also won and took a second place podium the last time they raced at Lake Elsinore. Cling first worked his way to the front, and then put a gap on the rest of the field. Alumi Craft racer Mike Valentine joined Cling on the podium after finishing third. The rest of the top five were all Alumi Craft cars. Dave Mason Jr. was fourth and Darren “HotSauce” Hardesty Jr. finished fifth.
With no tomorrow, the Challenge Cup race is known to be a “no holds barred” type race. There are no points implications, and no further rounds of racing to prepare for, so it tends to get ugly. Open wheeled buggies are precision tools. With their lightweight designs and exposed wheels, contact between cars usually ends poorly. Fellow competitor Kevin McCullough took a nasty tumble that also collected round 17 winner, Sterling Cling. Cling was able to stay out on the track. After a full course caution and some attrition, Alumi Craft racer Taylor Atchison was out front and running strong.
He was clicking off clean, fast laps that gave the rest of the field no chance to catch him. It was Atchison’s first victory in the Pro series; a great way to end his season. Just as in round 17, Alumi Craft racers dominated the top five again. Dave Mason Jr. was second, Sterling Cling came back after his crash to finish fourth and Elliot Watson was fifth.
It was an exciting weekend in Lake Elsinore but there was also a SNORE race in Kingman, Arizona taking place. The SNORE 250 would run seven, 30-mile laps, north of Kingman; a stone’s throw from the historic Route 66. Chase Warren, driving his Alumi Craft desert car for the first time, took the win in class 10. The course was dusty and started to get loose after a few laps. Warren has raced UTV’s in the WORCs series before stepping up to his Alumi Craft class 10. “I’m used to the UTV’s four wheel drive pulling us out of the corners,” said Warren, “The course got really soft, it was tough getting through the loose dirt in the corners. This was our first race, it was really fun. The UTV races are 45 minutes, I really like being able to race for four hours. I’ve driven the car in testing but this was our first race. We are really excited; we are planning on running some more races this year and then see what we will do in 2016.”
Alumi Craft racers like Chase Warren, Sterling Cling, and Taylor Atchison rule the roost. They demonstrate the superior performance provided by their meticulously crafted cars whenever they line up to race. 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.