Race Star Wheels has announced the expansion of partnerships with racers and teams across several classes for 2019.
From grassroots racers to an NHRA race team, Race Star’s wheels have been a contributing factor to winning results at all levels of drag racing. Their intense focus on designing for performance combined with high quality manufacturing yields a solid platform for race cars to effectively launch.
“As cars continue to get faster and produce more horsepower, we knew that our wheel had to rise to the level of today’s racing advancements along with an eye towards the future,” says L.B. Davis, owner of Race Star Wheels. “I am extremely proud of the work that we’ve put in to developing the Pro-Forged wheel line and even more excited to have these wheels available to racers this year.”
Race Star is expanding on their partnership with KB Racing’s NHRA Pro Stock teams. Champions Jason Line and Greg Anderson will race the Pro-Forged Pro Stock 16”x16” and 15”x3.5” wheel set-up on their cars in 2019. Line found himself in the Winner’s Circle last season on the Pro-Forged wheel combination while Anderson will debut the new Race Star wheels at Winternationals.
“We are thrilled to have a partnership with KB Racing. They are a class organization,” said Davis. “Jason Line and Greg Anderson are tremendous representatives of the sport of racing and we are so happy to have them support and endorse the brand of Race Star.”
Kent Nine will debut Race Star’s new Pro-Forged 15”x10” polished wheel along with the 15”x3.5” black with machined accents front runner on his 2006 Mustang in the Limited Street class this season.
“We’re really excited to be back with Race Star for the 2019 NMRA season!” said Nine. “I love the design of the new Pro-Forged wheel and it’s light!”
Clair Stewart will also run the new Pro-Forged set-up. His 1991 Mustang runs in the Coyote Stock class and will feature the 15”x10” polished non-bead lock and 15”x3.5” polished lug mount wheels.
Larry Geddes, NMRA’s Sportsman of the Year nominee in 2018, will be equipping his 1990 Mustang with the Pro-Forged 15”x10” polished non-bead lock and 15”x3.5” polished lug mount wheels.
“The first thing I realized was how incredibly lightweight they are,” Geddes notes.
Mid-season, three Race Star ambassadors will make a change to their wheel set-up. Miles Wagoner and his 2016 Mustang will make the switch from the Race Star 95 Recluse wheels to the new RSF-1 Pro-Forged 17”x10.5” and 18”x5” wheel combination in the Super Stang class. John Mummery and Krystie Wagoner will also start the season with their existing Race Star set-up and make a switch to new wheels by mid-season.
“Dominator” Joe Woods of Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws and No Prep Kings has fitted his 1967 Dodge Dart with Race Star’s Pro-Forged Pro Stock 16”x16” and 15”x3.5” wheels in a new black finish with machined accents.
“We look forward to seeing all of these great racers and teams sport our new wheels this year,” said Davis. “With our expanded presence at race tracks, we encourage everyone who may see us on the midway to visit us and see for themselves how our new wheels can put them in the winner’s circle.”
For these and other developments, go to racestarindustries.com.