The PRI Show 2016 is packed with racing parts, innovation, and stuff that is simply downright awesome. The fine people at WELD Racing have new 17-inch spindle mount heels in the V-Series, Alumastar, and Full Throttle designs that will make drag racers very, very happy.
Weight is a massive concern in the sport of drag racing. Not simply to make your car ultra-light but managing exactly where that weight is. Think of a dragster. If the goal is to get maximum weight transfer to the rear tires on the hit of the throttle and you have a pair of heavy wheels hanging all the way off the front end of your car, you are really hampering your ability to get that weight on the back tires when the car leaves the starting line.
These wheels weight 8.8lbs a piece. Compare that to what you are running on your door slammer to digger now and you may very well be shocked at how much you have to gain by making the switch. Not to mention the fact that these are awesome looking and are made to the world-class quality that WELD Racing is known for.
Lighter, Stronger, Faster – New 17-Inch Front Runners from WELD
WELD Racing Introduces New 17-Inch V-Series, Alumastar, and Full Throttle spindle mount front drag wheels
Kansas City, MO. – Meeting the needs of the drag racing community, WELD has introduced an ultra-light 17×3.5-inch version of its WELD Racing branded V-Series, Alumastar and Full Throttle spindle mount front drag wheels.
These 17×3.5-inch diameter spindle mount wheels are a fully forged one-piece design and are available in either polished or black-machined accents. These wheels are SFI-certified and weight only 8.8 pounds.
“Racers and chassis builders told us they loved the design of our V-Series, Alumastar and Full Throttle styles wheels but wanted to up-size to a 17-inch diameter while still being lightweight to maximize its use in competition,” said Chris Bovis, vice president of marketing for WELD. “With innovative engineering and design changes, our engineers were able to achieve an ultra-low weight of 8.8 pounds in the 17X3.5-inch size that makes them lighter, stronger and faster.”
The 17×3.5-inch WELD Racing branded V-Series, Alumastar and Full Throttle spindle mount front drag wheels and are sold exclusively through Racecraft Inc. (www.racecraft.com – 507-243-4104) and are in stock and ready to ship.
WELD, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is the technology and manufacturing leader in the performance wheel market. Since 1967, WELD has been a pioneer in wheel engineering and manufactures the highest quality forged race wheels for dirt, oval and drag racing, along with wheels for performance street cars and trucks. Each WELD wheel is precision engineered for maximum performance on the street, off road and at the track. Amassing more professional race wins than any other wheel company validates WELD’s precision and quality. Every race and street wheel is subjected to the same quality and design standards. WELD brands include WELD Racing, CCW Forged Performance, WELD Racing XT, and HiPer Technology by WELD products.
For more information about WELD, phone 800-788-9353 or visit www.WELDwheels.com.
WELD is a Granite Creek company. Granite Creek invests in businesses with defensible market niches, recognized brands, strong intellectual property and/or manufacturing process assets led by entrepreneurial management teams in food/agribusiness, medical devices and instruments, and transportation industry sectors.