Alumi Craft Racer Connor McMullen Hustles At Laughlin For Class Win & 3rd Overall

Alumi Craft Racer Connor McMullen Hustles At Laughlin For Class Win And 3rd Overall

Laughlin, NV

The Best In The Desert (BITD) Laughlin Desert Classic is a super popular race for competitors and spectators. There are two days of all-out, high-speed action on a smaller-sized 17-mile circuit. The sprint format divides the elite racers from the rest of the bunch. Once again, Alumi Craft Racer Connor McMullen prominently distinguished his talent by scoring the class win on both days and a combined time as 3rd fastest overall in his 6200 Class Spec Engine Unlimited Car.

McMullen’s Alumi Craft Racecar is powered by a sealed V8 that is restricted to certain limitations. Despite being underpowered, Connor ran faster than all but the top two Trick Trucks, beating out 15+ other unlimited class vehicles. He was actually in contention for the overall win but suffered from a single flat tire on the first lap during Day 1.

McMullen’s total combined time on course was 2 Hours, 6 Minutes, and 9.509 Seconds. Justin Lofton, the event’s overall winner, beat out Connor by just over a minute flat. McMullen started out the weekend fast on the pole with the quickest time in Group A, knocking out Sam Berri in his 1500 Unlimited Buggy and 2nd fastest qualifier overall.

Connor reported a flawless weekend in his Alumi Craft. “We qualified first in class and second overall, just a single second behind the four-wheel-drive Trick Truck. Saturday’s race went great until the end of Lap 1. About three miles from the finish, we got a rear flat and had to drive to the hot pits and change it before we went across the finish line. That set us back for over three minutes. Sunday’s race went smoothly. We ended up winning the overall on the second day fifteen seconds ahead of the lead Trick Truck. Our 6200 was amazing, no issues whatsoever, not even a loose bolt.”

Another major win for Alumi Craft was the Class 1000 car of Preston Brigman. Splitting driver duties with Trevor Rasmussen, they earned the Class 1000 overall win for the weekend. On Day 1, Preston was twenty-three seconds faster than the #2 finisher of Bret Jeffers, also racing an Alumi Craft. On Sunday, Jeffers charged just a little harder to take the race victory, but Trevor did an excellent job and was able to keep it close enough on time to end up with the overall win for the weekend.

“We’d like to thank Brent Fox and FX Construction for allowing us to go out and race this last weekend,” Preston commented. “Mach 1 Race Prep helped us in the pits, and Alumi Craft makes the most awesome race cars. Because of the great quality and the prep, we were able to race Vegas to Reno in August, bring the car home, lighten it up and it was ready to go for Laughlin. You don’t get those kinds of results unless you are driving a high-quality vehicle.”

Racers who demand the top performance out of their equipment count on machines like Alumi Craft Racecars. Winners and champions like Connor McMullen know they can push their Alumi Craft harder to get to the finish line the quickest. If you need a competitive and fast vehicle capable of winning, call Alumi Craft Racecars for an expert consultation on what it takes. Give Alumi Craft a call at 619-596-9841 or go to: to learn more about our race products and services.

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About Alumi Craft
Alumi Craft is the premier race car chassis manufacturer in the off road industry. Crafting cars from lengths of 4130 Chromoly tubing is our specialty. We offer a variety of vehicles to accommodate the professional off road racer to the recreational driver. Since 2004, Alumi Craft racers have earned countless wins, eight prestigious Lucas Oil Challenge Cup champions, four Crandon World Championships, and fifty-seven points championships; twenty-six short course and thirty-one in the desert. Darryl Smith 4X, Darren Hardesty Jr. 4X, Michael Meister 4X, Gabriel Torres 3X, Brock Heger 2X, Trey Gibbs 2X, Matthew Owen 2X, CJ Greaves 2X, Rob MacCachren 2X, Luke McMillin 2X, Gunnar Peterson 2X, Eliott Watson 2X, Conner McMullen 2X, Michael Hester, Nick Carolan, Todd Winslow, Broc Dickerson, Chris Browning, Rafael Navarro IV, John Fitzgerald, Adam Ollerton, Aaron Ampudia, Roger Starkey Jr., Nathan Martino, Geoffrey Cooley, Mike Valentine, Andrew McClelland, Luke Johnson, Andrew Myers, Roger Starkey, Mitchell DeJong, Mike Porter, Randy Minnier, Cameron Steele, Matt Cullen, Chuck Cheek, Darren Hardesty, and owner John Cooley have all won championships behind the wheel of an Alumi Craft race car.

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