Aluminos driver Jason Pettit became a first-time winner in the S2 Semi-Pro class (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
NorCal-based karting operation Aluminos continues to pad their resume with race wins and championships, and the 2017 season is already off to a great start. The team is focused on running their own Aluminos chassis on the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour and the California ProKart Challenge, while the chassis added a S1 Pro Stock Honda win to its resume at NOLA Motorsports Park at the hands of Hunter Pickett, who topped a stacked field at the SKUSA WinterNationals in March. The Aluminos tent was packed at the recent PKC race at the Streets of Willow in Rosamond, CA on the March 31-April 1 weekend with 17 drivers representing the brand.
The Aluminos chassis carried drivers to four podium finishes on the Streets of Willow event, including wins in S1 Pro, S2 Semi-Pro and S5 Junior Stock Honda. MRC’s Billy Musgrave is campaigning the chassis this year and topped the S1 Pro class, while Hunter Pickett and Callum Smith steered the kart to top-five finishes as well, taking fourth and fifth respectively. Add in the sixth place finish by Clinton Schoombee, and four of the top-six finishers were on the Aluminos chassis. Jason Pettit stood on top of the podium in S2 Semi-Pro, placing sixth overall in an impressive performance for his first category victory. Brad Dunford finished fourth in S2 and 12th overall, making it half of the top-12 carrying the Aluminos colors.