Kiwi driver Matthew Hamilton scored Aluminos chassis its first SpringNationals victory (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)Success continues for the Aluminos brand as it nears the one-year anniversary. Securing a victory at the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals last season in its national stage debut, the Aluminos chassis was at the top of the podium in Las Vegas for the SKUSA SuperNationals thanks to New Zealand driver Matthew Hamilton. The Kiwi driver returned to the United States, helping Aluminos complete the tri-fecta, earning a win at the SKUSA SpringNationals event at the Dallas Karting Complex. The entire Aluminos squad showed speed throughout the May 2-4 weekend in Caddo Mills, Texas, setting up for another solid SKUSA Pro Tour campaign in 2014. Later during the month of May, the Aluminos brand earned two more checkered flags at the recent Red Line Oil Karting Championship event in Sonoma, California.
Brian and Cory Milne will head up the new Aluminos Denver operation to service the Rocky Mountain market areaThe Aluminos chassis brand has built a solid reputation in less than a year, hitting the United States karting scene by storm. The northern California-based operation is now expanding their efforts east, partnering up with S1 Pro driver Cory Milne and his father/tuner Brian Milne to open a Denver-based shop – Aluminos Denver. The new business officially opened April 1 after a culmination of several months of discussions between Aluminos owner Rob Soares and the Milnes.
Stephan Gaudreau drove to an Aluminos victory at the Red Line Oil Karting Championship opener (Photo: dromophotos.com)Enjoying success from season to season is nothing new for Team Aluminos. Though the 2014 season is young, Aluminos and its chassis brand is already putting up strong results to start the year. At the end of March, the northern California karting team contested the opening round of the Red Line Oil Karting Championship at the SimracewayPerformanceKartingCenter in Sonoma. Aluminos drivers put in a solid weekend of racing to kick off the growing regional series in strong fashion. Led by Stephan Gaudreau’s win in Rotax Masters, Team Aluminos recorded a podium finish in Micro Max along with a host of top-10 performances.
Fritz Leesmann joins Team Aluminos for 2014 (Photo: dromophotos.com)The winter months between the old and new karting schedules are often referred to as the ‘silly-season’, where drivers often look to join new operations and move to new equipment. For the prominent teams like Aluminos, there is no real ‘off-season’, as work continues from the last race of one season through to the opening event of the new year. Included in the tireless preparation that Team Aluminos has put in over the last few months is the addition of long-time associate and friend Fritz Leesmann to the driver roster for the 2014 season. The two-time Superkarts! USA Pro Tour S1 Pro Stock Moto champion is set to pilot the new yet very successful Aluminos chassis during the upcoming SKUSA Pro Tour season, including the SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII in Las Vegas come November.