RS1 First and Third at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
IMSA United SportsCar teams traveled north to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, on July 12, for the latest round of Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge door-to-door endurance racing. And Forgeline customer Rennsport One (RS1) took a pair of Porsche Caymans to the podium, earning both the win and third place in the hyper-competitive ST class.
Luis Rodriguez Jr. started the race in the #17 Porsche Cayman on Forgeline GA3R wheels, but the final stint was up to racing phenom Spencer Pumpelly, who had worked his way into the race lead, with 36 minutes remaining. However, on the race’s final restart, Spencer lost the lead to the #26 Mazda MX-5 of Andrew Carbonell. The two cars engaged in an intense side-by-side battle and exchanged the lead several times, throughout the remaining laps. But when the checkered flag finally waved, it was Spencer who narrowly took the win, handing RS1 their second win of the 2015 season (and their first win since the season opener at Daytona)!
Not far behind was another of Rennsport One’s three ST cars, the #19 Porsche Cayman on Forgeline one piece forged monoblock GS1R wheels, driven by Connor Bloum and Greg Strelzoff. Their third place finish meant that RS1 enjoyed both ends of the podium and capped off an incredibly successful weekend for Rennsport One and the Forgeline motorsports program!
We are very proud of the efforts displayed by all of the Forgeline teams at Mosport, and we thank them for trusting Forgeline to carry the load.
IMSA United SportsCar returns to action on July 24-25, when the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge and TUDOR Championship teams meet at Lime Rock Park for the Northeast Grand Prix.
New Black Chrome PVD Finish Shown on the Forgeline One Piece Forged Monoblock SE1 Wheel
Our new “Black Chrome PVD” finish is a unique combination that starts with a polished surface finish and then gets combined with a Black PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating. This unique finish provides an appearance very similar to black chrome, but with the benefits of a much more durable PVD coating (which is less susceptible to corrosion and chipping than real chrome)!
Black Chrome PVD is an optional finish upgrade available on all one piece forged monoblock wheels. See more at: http://www.forgeline.com/products/accessories-finishes/center-and-monoblock-finishes/optional-finish/c-black-chrome-pvd.html
Sonny and Debbie Freeman’s 1967 Corvette on Forgeline MS3C Wheels
Sonny and Debbie Freeman’s Arctic White ’67 Corvette earned the Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year title, at the 2015 Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals, in Columbus, Ohio! This car was built by Mike Goldman Customs, Inc. and sits on a Roadster Shop chassis with handmade rocker panels, rear pan, full belly pan, wiper grates, one-off grille, one-off nickel bumpers, and all nickel trim. It’s powered by a 700HP Mast Motorsports 427 c.i. V8 and rolls on Continental tires wrapped around 18×8 & 19×10 Forgeline MS3C wheels finished in Matte Graphite with a custom extra-wide pinstripe.
We extend our congratulations to the Freemans and to the team at Mike Goldman Customs, Inc. Thank you for choosing Forgeline wheels for your amazing award-winning creation!
See more at: http://www.forgeline.com/customer_gallery_view.php?cvk=1419
Forgeline Heritage Series FF3
Our new FF3 Heritage Series wheel is a basic 5-spoke design that mimics the simple blocky styles that were popular in the late 1990s. It features a flat face profile, spokes that taper to a narrower width at the rim register, chamfered edges, and our small engraved center cap. Though it looks like a throwback to another era, the FF3 is a modern 3-piece wheel that is manufactured from fully forged 6061-T6 aluminum centers using the latest engineering and manufacturing technology.
The FF3 is built with true forged 6061-T6 aluminum centers, aircraft-quality ARP stainless steel hidden fasteners, and heat-treated rim sections. The FF3 is available with a stepped lip outer in 17-inch, 18-inch, 19-inch, and 20-inch fitments and features a standard powder coated center finish with a polished outer rim. But since each wheel is custom built-to-order, Forgeline can also offer special features like custom offsets, center locking hubs, and a large choice of finish combinations.
Learn more about the GA3C (including sizes and pricing) at: http://www.forgeline.com/products/heritage-series/ff3-17-18-19-20.html
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Happy Independence Day!
Please note that Forgeline Motorsports will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open for business as usual on Monday, July 6. Please enjoy your holiday safely!