SKUSA: Team Aluminos San Diego WinterNats preview

ALUMINOS SQUAD TO RETURN TO SKUSA WINTERNATIONAL COMPETITION GP Racing-backed squad ready to head to San Diego for round two SAN RAMON, CA (January 30, 2008) -- The emerging Team Aluminos kart racing team (www.aluminos.com) will hit the road...

ALUMINOS SQUAD TO RETURN TO SKUSA WINTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
GP Racing-backed squad ready to head to San Diego for round two

SAN RAMON, CA (January 30, 2008) -- The emerging Team Aluminos kart racing team (www.aluminos.com) will hit the road this week to compete in the second round of the Superkarts! USA WinterNational Championship Series, which will take place on a temporary circuit on February 1-3 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. After a strong debut in the series opener in early January, one which was highlighted by a pair of top-five finishes, the team will again put a quintet of drivers under the Aluminos tent, looking to continue their quest for their respective championship titles. The new squad, which runs Italian-made GP karts, will be directly supported by the owners of the chassis manufacturing firm as GP Racing's Beppe Cavaciuti and his son Gian will personally make the trek to the U.S. West Coast to lend their assistance and expertise.

Aluminos owner Rob Soares will also bring his veteran support team, which includes veteran national frontrunner Tom Dyer, noted engine builder and tuner Vince Mandarino and George Tavares. During the Friday preceding the race, Dyer will work with the team drivers on-track and will then pour over, with the drivers, the information they have logged via their data acquisition equipment.

"It has always been our focus to offer a program that will give our customers the best chance possible to improve and succeed," offered Soares. "Led by Tom Dyer, our staff is dedicated to bringing the absolute best out of all five of the drivers we'll have under the tent this weekend."

At this event, Aluminos' five pilots will compete in four of the six divisions that are on the docket for the second round of the series. In the headline S1 class, Aluminos will welcome Scott Rossi into the tent for the first time, as the rookie senior is expected to vie for the win. Coming off a stellar junior career, Rossi will be looking to log seat time in preparation for the upcoming year of national racing and a race win in San Diego will certainly be the goal.

Blair Chang and Kurt Brunner will take to the track in G1 division, flying Aluminos colors, with Chang coming off a solid third place finish at the opening round at Fontana. Brunner improved greatly throughout the initial weekend thanks to Aluminos' support staff and will be gunning for a top-five.

In the Stock Honda classes, Brad Dunford will put his GP up against the competition in the competitive S3 category. Aluminos will also be rep'd in the tough TaG Senior division, as Harley Owen will look to improve on his strong fourth place finish at the opener.

-credit: ta

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Drivers Blair Chang , Tom Dyer