The wheels go round and round……..
While prowling the aisles of the massive Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis, the author found three interesting wheels to share with our readers.
Keizer Puller Series
The Keizer Wheels booth featured this massive 38-inch diameter wheel for use on pulling tractors. The 3-piece modular wheel is forged from 6061 t8 aluminum alloy with a solid billet 6061 aluminum wheel center.
Photo courtesy of the Extreme Pleasure Pulling Team
The heat treated Keizer pulling series wheel is used by the “Extreme Pleasure” International 1066 limited pro stock tractor team from Rock Valley Iowa, which is also a distributor for Keizer Wheels. Check out the Keizer Pulling Series at http://www.extremeperformancepulling.com or http://keizerwheels.com
BBS Forged Magnesium wheel
The cost is approximately $20,000 for a set of four
The BBS America booth proudly displayed the BBS RE-1640 forged magnesium wheel which won the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) 2016 Best New Wheel & Related Product category award for the second year in a row, This 20 X 9.5 front wheel for the Porsche GT3 RS weighs just 15.9 pounds. BBS developed forged magnesium wheels for Formula One competition use by the Ferrari team in 1991.
BBS Forged Aluminum Wheel
BBS America also displayed their R1-AL forged aluminum Firestone-shod wheel used by Alexander Rossi and the Andretti Herta Autosport team to win the 2016 Indianapolis 500-mile race. This INDYCAR wheel is a 15-inch diameter forged aluminum one piece wheel with back milled spokes. BBS America was also partnered with Andretti Autosport when won the 2014 Indianapolis ‘500’ with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay.
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All photos by the author except as noted