Irwindale signs Ultra Wheel

Irwindale, Calif. - - Ultra Wheel, one of the country's preeminent custom wheel producers, has been named as "The Official Wheel" of Irwindale Speedway for 2003 season. "Jim Smith and his Ultra Wheel Company have been with us since the beginning...

Irwindale, Calif. - - Ultra Wheel, one of the country's preeminent custom wheel producers, has been named as "The Official Wheel" of Irwindale Speedway for 2003 season. "Jim Smith and his Ultra Wheel Company have been with us since the beginning here at Irwindale," said General Manager Bob DeFazio. "They're truly the best in the business, and they are great supporters of short track racing."

Ultra Wheel will be the title sponsor on two very special nights of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Presented by Dodge at Irwindale this season. Those nights, March 29 and July 19 will carry the company's name in the title as well as on the Fox Sports West2 TV broadcast of the event.

The very popular Ultra Wheel Super Truck division consists of technically-identical (chassis, motor, tires, bodywork, weight, etc.) racing trucks which compete under strict "Spec" (specification) rules. The idea is to control the costs of racing while promoting strong and fair competition among a large number of racers.

Currently there are over 900 such "race trucks" in competition across the country. Fans love the closeness of the racing and the opportunity to see some great new talent on their way up the ladder of racing success. "Needless to say, we're very pleased to be able to welcome the Super Truck competitors to full weekly racing series status here at Irwindale, and are really looking forward to honoring their best at our 2003 Champion's Banquet in November."

Ultra Wheel has been producing spectacular custom wheels for cars, Trucks, and SUVs for nearly 20 years now. All of their wheels are manufactured in a 6.5 acre plant in Buena Park, California. Ultra Wheel rims vary in sizes from 14 to 22 inches and come in over 50 different styles.

State-of-the-art tooling, leading-edge quality and the latest manufacturing methods are employed at Ultra Wheel. Ultra Wheel's in-house engineering, robotics, in-house chroming, and mold shop, means that new wheels can be designed, produced, and delivered to sales points within 30 days. Ultra Wheel's motto: "Quality through technology" has been proven by its reputation as one of the best of the best in a very competitive business.

The Ultra Wheel Super Trucks will race in a twelve race championship series at Irwindale Speedway during the 2002 season: Opening Night March 29, April 12, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 28, July 5, July 19, August 9, August 30, September 6, and on October 11. For more information on the Super Trucks fans are directed to: www.spectruck.com

Beginning its fifth year of operation on March 29, 2003, Irwindale Speedway ("LA's Half-Mile Super Speedway") will present more than thirty nights of championship NASCAR and USAC racing this year.

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