American Le Mans Series Motegi Racing introduces Technomesh Wheel to ALMS

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    CERRITOS, Calif. (August 17, 2012) -- Motegi Racing is introducing its Technomesh forged aluminum wheel to American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón competition, with the No. 27 Dempsey Racing Trina Solar/GNC Beverages/Motegi Racing Lola-Judd P2 entry at the Series’ Road America Road Race Showcase, Aug. 18, in Elkhart Lake. Wis.
    The Motegi Racing Technomesh forged aluminum wheel is now available to ALMS entries as an option to teams seeking a competition wheel other than cast magnesium.

    “We’re pleased to offer an alternative product in the series,” said Jose Matiauda, who operates the competition and high performance arm of Motegi Racing. “We have great confidence in the qualities of a forged aluminum product for the P2 class of endurance sport car racing, and it is an honor to work with IMSA on the evaluation of our wheels in the ALMS.”

    [​IMG]The wheel has gained widespread use among sports car racing series and is recognized for its rigid, lightweight structure and pleasing look.* Motegi Racing offers these wheels to ALMS teams at a price in keeping with the Series-mandated price cap of $1,100 per front wheel, and $1,200 for the rear.

    *“Dempsey Racing has been able to expand to ALMS P2, only because of the support of our great partners like Motegi Racing,” said Dempsey Racing team co-owner and driver/actor, Patrick Dempsey. “We wouldn’t be competing at this level without their support, and it will be even better to now race in P2 with actual Motegi Racing wheels.”

    The Road America ALMS race marks the fourth outing for the Dempsey Racing’s P2 team, which is undertaking a development season in Series competition. The Dempsey team drove to its first ALMS podium finish at Lime Rock (Conn.) Park last month, and at the most recent ALMS round two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the Dempsey squad placed fourth in class.
    Dempsey Racing, co-owned by Dempsey and P2 car co-driver Joe Foster, is based in Flowery Branch, Ga. (greater Atlanta area).* The team races in support of the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Dempsey’s hometown of Lewiston, Maine, and the Team Seattle Guild to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital Heart Center.

    Through technical partnerships with leading professional racing teams, Motegi Racing Competition and High Performance Tuning wheels are designed and engineered for performance. The Aftermarket division creates wheels for street use. Motegi Racing is owned by Wheel Pros, one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

    The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón ”“ ”“ is based on the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans and is North America’s premier sports car racing championship. It features multiple classes of purpose-built prototypes and production-based GT cars that race on the same track at the same time. The ALMS holds events annually throughout North America on premier urban street circuits and top permanent natural terrain road courses. As the Global Leader of Green Racing, the American Le Mans Series enjoys a leadership role in motorsports for the furthering of alternative fuel technology and use. It also illustrates deeper the Series’ relevance to its list of prestigious manufacturers and affluent consumer base. The ALMS is the only motorsports body in the world that allows multiple street-legal alternative energy sources - E10 and E85 cellulosic ethanols, isobutanol, clean diesel and hybrid technologies.

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