Back at the end of June we brought you a complete writeup on Weld Racing’s revolutionary new forged one-piece wheel, the Delta-1, and now we can tell you the wheel wins with the champions. NHRA superstar Pro Stock driver Jason Line mounted a set onto his Summit Racing Camaro and took them to the winner’s circle at zMAX Dragway on September 16th.
The wheel is the only one of its type on the market, a one-piece drive wheel that according to Weld Racing, offers the lightest weight, stiffest structure, and lowest rotational weight of any wheel in the class. “We are pleased to deliver the first NHRA Full Throttle win for Weld’s new DELTA 1 wheel,” said Jason Line, two-time Pro Stock Champion. “The reduction in weight has helped improve acceleration and consistency while still looking good. We look forward to the rest of the season and more success with Weld Racing and their DELTA 1 wheels.”
The design of the Delta 1 wheel was conceived by Weld Racing’s VP of Engineering, Scott Rider, all the way back in 2003. the project was placed on the back burner for a while and didn’t start to really take shape until 2008. Even then it took three years and countless man-hours of development, CAD-design, and manufacturing advances before the company was able to make the wheel a reality.
The company, rightfully so, is proud of their new product. “This is a milestone for Weld Racing”, said Rider. “It’s not often that a single bolt-on product will improve every performance aspect of your race car, from reaction time, to elapsed time, to top speed, to safety. Jason Line’s victory at zMAX proves that point.” We have to agree. When will this technology trickle down to the street-legal market?