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    Top Two Spots In SCORE Overall Points Chase Go To Alumi Craft Racers

    Alumi Craft Class 10, SCORE Baja 1000, Raphael Navarro IV, Off Road Racing, SCORE Class 10 Champion, Bink Designs

    Ensenada, Baja California Mexico

    An intense battle for the class 10 championship in the SCORE International Desert Racing Series elevated Alumi Craft racers Rafael Navarro IV, and Todd Winslow to the first and second spots in the SCORE overall points championship. It is the first time in 20 years that a class 10 car took the overall points title and the first time ever that a pair class 10 cars have occupied the top two overall spots. The fact that both cars come from the same builder is not surprising to anyone familiar with Alumi Craft’s handiwork.

    Total points available at each race in the series are determined by the number of entrants in each class. The more competitors entered in your class, the greater the challenge, and the more points awarded. Since class 10 is so hotly contested, there were sufficient points up for grabs. The pair of Alumi Craft racers ran so consistently up front, they out-scored competitors in all other classes. Winslow had two victories and was leading the points going into the final race of the season, the Baja 1000. Navarro was entirely consistent with four straight second place finishes. His strong performances gave him the class 10 and overall points titles; Winslow was right behind him in second place in both categories.

    Alumi Craft Class 10, SCORE Baja 1000, Raphael Navarro IV, Off Road Racing, SCORE Class 10 Champion, Bink Designs

    “The pair of championships we won were not easy, we were going for wins,” said Navarro about his four straight second place finishes, “Our Alumi Craft chassis was perfect right out of the box but we were working on an R & D project this season; getting our six-speed sequential transmission dialed in. We also had our share of typical problems; alternators get filled with silt, flat tires, and getting stuck behind bottlenecks on the course. The bottlenecks are especially frustrating because our Alumi Craft is so light, we never get stuck. I probably just jinxed myself but it’s true. We can come to a stop in the silt, and just drive away. We don’t even have the latest updates from Alumi Craft on our car but it’s a super-fast and reliable package. It’s the perfect Baja machine. We have a lot of respect for the Winslow crew. We tried to get rid of them all year but couldn’t. That’s why we love class 10 so much; the competition is intense. We can’t wait to defend our number one plate next year in San Felipe; it’s our home town race. We really want to get some wins next year.”

    Raphael Navarro IV, Alumi Craft Race Cars, SCORE Class 10, Pete's Camp Racing, BFGoodrich Tires, Baja Designs, Bink Designs

    “We took it down to the wire,” said Todd Winslow, “We ran into some bad luck at the thousand but had plenty of good luck too. We have not been doing this long but I think we have it dialed in now. The way the championship played out it shows a lot about class 10. We are really looking forward to next year. We are also proud of the fact that we did it all in-house. Some teams bring in ringers to drive at the Baja 1000. We stuck with our own team; just a Father and Son with co-drivers also behind the wheel. We stuck with what got us there. We are looking forward to a rematch next season. They have to get around us, but we have to get around them first. We know they will be hungry to get some wins.”

    Alumi Craft Race Cars, Todd Winslow, SCORE Baja 1000, Bink Designs, Class 10

    Alumi Craft class 10 cars showed their dominance by out-scoring everyone else in the SCORE World Desert Championship. In the desert, on the track, and around the World, Alumi Craft provides race proven performance that wins races and points championships. Alumi Craft is committed to providing you with a competitive, safe and reliable race vehicle, prerunner or play toy 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