Speed And Consistency Keys In Championships For Alumi Craft Racers Matthew Owen And Adam Ollerton
November 16, 2015
When it comes to varied race courses, Australia has incredible diversity, and it’s all tough. Fast ranch roads that have drivers crushing the gas pedal against the firewall, deep sand, pine forests that leave no room for error and the brutal melon holes of Goondiwindi are all as unique as they are challenging.
Matthew Owen took full advantage of his Alumi Craft’s solid performance and predictable handling to achieve consistent results towards his championship in the ARB Off Road Racing Series. “We switched the car to a V8 late last year,” said Owen, “We had some issues, including our gearing, in round one at the Griffith 400, but we finished. All five races that we ran were completely different.”
Matthew continued, “Round one was fast; as quick as you can go. Round two ran around a salt lake. It was our wildcard race, the track was all sand. The pine forest in round three gets scary at high speed. Three foot round trees on both sides would make any mistake turn out badly. Then we race the melon holes; not one race is the same. We got the V8 sorted but haven’t touched the shock tuning at all. We will tune them over Christmas to make the car better. We are excited about next year because there is untapped potential still in the car.”
Adam Ollerton had some of the same issues at the Griffith 400. “This was our very first race in the new Alumi Craft,” said Ollerton, “The car was only geared to 130km/h so the long straights at Griffith meant we were on the rev limiter for most of the race.” Ollerton would get to know the rev limiter well as he continued to run up front all season in his Alumi Craft single seat buggy.
He took his first victory at the Colo Park, Day/Night Challenge round. “It was a great event, being my first night race I have ever done,” said Ollerton, “It was great to get my first outright win after being so close at Milbrodale. The team have done an extremely good job this year.” Ollerton’s speed in the Alumi Craft resulted in the New South Wales ProLite Championship and the NSW Off Road Warehouse Short Course Masters title.
Alumi Craft racers like Matthew Owen and Adam Ollerton prove again and again the superior performance provided by their meticulously crafted cars. No matter the terrain, single seat or two, or which side the steering wheel is on, 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.