SEMA 2011: Weld’s Expands Line of Racing Wheels, Late Model Bead-loc


V Series Now In Polished

Before if you wanted a V-series front, it only came in black. Now, Weld is offering the V Series polished as well for the spindle or lug bolt patterns

Weld Racing Wheels has been making a big push on their street tire line as of recent, but got back to their roots for their new racing wheels they released at SEMA. First up is Weld’s new Sportsman Drag Series wheel.  The cost savings comes with Weld’s welded modular construction versus the typical bolt together style found in the Pro Drag Series.  “This is a way for people to get Pro Series wheel technology for a budget price,” said Gregory Smith of Weld Wheels.

The Sportman wheels come in a double bead-loc or non bead-loc with knurled ends.  The knurling on the back end of the wheel eliminates the need for rim screws.  The bead-locs are available in a variety of color combinations – silver or black centers and black or gold bead-loc plates.

Also for you higher offset wheel guys, like F-body Camaros and S197 Mustangs, Weld now has a single bead-loc wheel for you.  Typically anything higher than a 4.5-inch back space on a 15×10 rim leaves no room for an inside bead-loc, but Weld’s 15×10 7.5-inch back spacing utilizes a single outer bead-loc along with Weld’s knurling technology on the inside of the rim to eliminate the need for an inside lock!

Weld's late model 15x10 7.5 inch back spacing bead-loc rim.

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In 1995 Mark started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series at the track until 2007 until he moved to California and began working as a writer for Power Automedia. He was the founding editor for its first online magazines, and transitioned into the role of editorial director role in 2014. Retiring from the company in 2016, Mark continues to expand his career as a car builder, automotive enthusiast, and freelance journalist to provide featured content and technical expertise.
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