Pro-Forged wheels equipped with Race Grip assist in winning results at Bradenton.
KEARNEY, MO – Mar. 7, 2019 – Race Star Wheels, manufacturer of elite drag racing and street performance wheels, experienced a successful weekend with their sponsored drivers at NMRA’s opening event in Bradenton, Florida. The Race Star team finished with two wins, one runner-up, and two semi-final appearances. The event also served as a proving ground for Race Star’s new Race Grip technology which is a design feature in select Pro-Forged series wheels.
“First and foremost, I am really proud of the entire Race Star team,” said L.B. Davis, owner of Race Star Wheels. “It is also great to see the expanded presence of our wheels at an NMRA event. We love supporting this organization and their racers. We work very hard to design and manufacture a winning wheel, and our wheels with Race Grip certainly performed this weekend!”
Race Star’s new Race Grip technology is available on select Pro-Forged wheels. The Race Grip design eliminates the use of screws while preventing tire slippage. Non-bead lock wheels in the Pro-Forged 63 series, except for the 15” and 17” front runners, are Race Grip equipped. Additionally, the new non-bead lock RSF-1 Pro-Forged 17”x10, 17”x10.5 and 17”x11 wheels are Race Grip equipped.
Larry Geddes took the win in the Open Comp class, racing his 1990 Mustang on Race Star’s new Pro-Forged 15”x10” polished non-bead lock wheels equipped with Race Grip and 15”x3.5” front runners. “When I took the wheels out of the box, I immediately noticed the difference in how they’re built on the inside,” said Geddes. He used an alignment mark to ensure that the wheel was not slipping as he completed numerous passes over the weekend. He concluded, “No slippage at all, it’s great. Works really well.”
Clair Stewart II, who joined the Race Star team this year, reached the finals in the Coyote Stock class racing his 1991 Mustang on the same Pro-Forged wheel set-up as Geddes. For Stewart, he reflected on the transition from using tubes and screws in his wheels in the past to currently using Race Star’s wheels with Race Grip. “Once we put the tires on the Race Star wheels this year and got them seated in after a pass or two, the wheels have held really nicely and it takes a lot of rotating mass off the car. We’re really happy with it,” said Stewart.
The Race Star team also includes Kent Nine and his 2006 Mustang in the Limited Street class which also utilizes the same Pro-Forged set-up. He reached the semi-finals and said, “We’re super happy with the car!” Additional event highlights for the Race Star team include Miles Wagoner’s win in the Super Stang class and John Mummery’s semi-finals appearance in the Modular Muscle class.
More information on the Pro-Forged wheels can also be found at a participating dealer: https://racestarindustries.com/pro-forged-dealers/
About Race Star Industries:
Race Star Industries designs and manufactures performance street and drag wheels at the highest quality. Used by winning race teams around the world, Race Star offers a variety of wheels with excellent fitment and enhanced style. Their lightweight wheel designs are credited for helping race cars achieve faster times at the strip. More information is available at racestarindustries.com.
Christina Kwan, Kwan International