Rage Win And SNORE Championship For Alumi Craft Racer Richard Glaszczak
December 15, 2015
Every racer wants to end the season on a high note. For Alumi Craft racer Richard Glaszczak, it was his goal to get the win at the SNORE series Rage at the River race in Laughlin, Nevada while wrapping up the season long points championship in class 10. Rage at the River is a two-day, heat-race style event that runs a tough infield section of course filled with tight turns and man-made jumps before heading out into the desert on each lap. The desert section has unmolested terrain filled with whoops and ruts. The combination pounds the cars, especially at the frantic pace it takes to stay out front.
“It was important for us to qualify in the front row,” said Glaszczak, “They started three cars wide on each row so we wanted to run top three in qualifying, which we did. We were off the line in second, but took the lead in the desert before heading into the infield section. We stayed in front and settled into a comfortable pace.”
Richard won the first day which assured he would start up front on day two. It was the second win on the day for the team. Richard’s son Kelton raced the car in the sportsman class; finishing in under an hour and besting 14 other vehicles in his heat. Kelton backed it up with the same results on day two for a perfect sweep on the weekend. With three wins in the bank, it was up to Richard to bring the car home for the victory, one more time. He got the hole shot at the start, leading into the desert section of the course. Being the final heat of the season, the competition was desperate to knock the Alumi Craft out of the top spot.
“I was running hard out front,” said Richard, “I stayed on the gas off a jump and broke second gear when it landed. Another car got around me, but I got it in third gear and made it to the finish in second place. My transmission guy had been telling me to bring it in three races ago but we planned to do a major overhaul at the end of the season, so we decided to hold off. After I got to my pit, I found out that the winning car got disqualified. He was so desperate to beat us that he came into the finish line too hot; hitting a barrier and endangering the course workers. It was great to win our 4th race of the season and take the points championship; our Alumi Craft ran perfect all weekend.”
With a championship on the line, Richard Glaszczak had enough confidence in his Alumi Craft class 10 car to let his son Kelton race it in the sportsman class; doing double duty on the tough Rage at the River course. Champions know that to run consistently out front, you need a fast and reliable car; one that holds up in the toughest conditions and is engineered to be trouble-free. Alumi Craft race cars are known for innovative design and quality craftsmanship.
Race wins and championships don’t come easy. When you are driving at the limit, you want a car you can count on. That’s why top contenders rely on Alumi Craft’s experienced professionals to be meticulous in every detail during the design, fabrication or race preparation of their cars. 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.