HRE Performance Wheels Contingency Program for Pirelli Ultimate Track Car Challenge

Porsche 911 GT3 Track Car

Motorsports seem to get more and more complicated these days with the advent of all kinds of sanctioning, regulations and stipulations. These are put in place for good reason – to keep things competitive – but sometimes you yearn for an event that cuts out the tedious red tape and keeps things simple. The Pirelli Ulitmate Track Car Challenge is that kind of event. Besides some basic classing guidelines, the UTCC allows competitors to “run whatcha brung.” This annual event, sponsored by Grassroots Motorsports, is looking for the fastest track car in the country. Running against the clock, a bevy of heavily tuned and modified cars will sprint around the full course at Virginia International Raceway on July 23, 2010.

HRE Performance Wheels has joined the effort as a sponsor and will be offering serious discounts to any competitor who is looking to outfit their car with the company’s lightweight racing wheels. Included in this proposition is access to HRE’s latest 17 pounds 18-inch wheels. To sweeten the pot, HRE is putting up a $2500 contingency prize to the Overall Winner of the UTCC if he/she wins using their alloys. In addition, the company is also offering $1000 prizes to the winners of 3 other categories if they also run HRE wheels. Not to leave other drivers out in the cold, the top 3 finishers in each category using wheels from other manufacturers can still get discount certs towards future purchases of HRE wheels. 

BMW M3 Track Car


Premium Performance Wheel Company Offers Groundbreaking Contingency Package for Grassroots Motorsports Magazine UTCC Winners 

Vista, Calif. (April 15, 2010) – HRE Wheels is proud to announce a new contingency program for competitors in the 2010 Pirelli Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC) presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. The event – which pits a variety of extreme performance vehicles against the clock and each other at Virginia International Raceway – is a perfect fit with HRE and its focus on engineering and performance. 

This exciting development will allow UTCC competitors to outfit their cars with the latest race-proven lightweight wheels from HRE. Competitors are invited to take advantage of huge discounts available to UTCC racers, and winners will receive an unprecedented contingency package. These discounts are available exclusively to Pirelli Ultimate Track Car Challenge entrants, and orders must be placed before June 1, 2010. 

“HRE Wheels is excited to be a part of the 2010 Pirelli Ultimate Track Car Challenge,” said Alan Peltier, President of HRE Wheels. “We’re getting back to our racing roots in a big way in 2010 with several light weight, high strength competition wheel models offered at special discounts to UTCC competitors, including a 17-pound 18″ wheel we’re just releasing. HRE has equipped record-setting track cars and high-powered sports cars for years, so with the diverse group of competitors bringing their fastest modified cars to race, we’ll be right at home.” 

In addition to discounts on custom wheel sets for UTCC entrants, HRE is also putting a bounty on top performance, offering a $2500 contingency prize to the Overall Winner of the UTCC if he or she is competing on HRE’s. 3 other individual Category Winners using HRE Performance Wheels are also eligible for $1000 prizes from HRE, and 3 top finishers in each category competing while using wheels from manufacturers other than HRE will still be eligible for special discount certificates toward the purchase of a set of HRE Performance Wheels. 

To take advantage of the HRE Performance Wheels racer discount, call (888) 598-1965. 

HRE Performance Wheels designs, engineers and manufactures forged 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance and Lurxury cars and SUV’s in their San Diego, California-based, TUV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.

Source: Grassroots Motorsports


Red Line Oil is also now a UTTC sponsor and will allow participants to take advantage of expert on-site advice provided by Grand Am driver James Clay. 

James Clay

Red Line Synthetic Oil is proud to announce sponsorship renewal of the 2010 Pirelli Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC) presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. The event – which pits a variety of extreme performance vehicles against the clock and each other at Virginia International Raceway – is a natural extension of Red Line Oil’s already-strong relationship with the premier motorsports publication by offering participants on-site technical assistance and product support from one of road racing’s most prolific drivers.

Red Line has also arranged for James Clay – owner and lead driver of the BimmerWorld Grand Am BMW team – to provide insight on lubricant choices for track day/road race applications like you experience in this event. This input will allow UTCC competitors to further develop their cars with the latest race-proven Red Line Synthetic Oil and provide insight from a top-ranked pro driver on his home track.

“We have a long-standing relationship with the Grassroots Motorsports and we appreciate all the hard work and dedication competitors put into their UTCC entries,” said Kelly Kerrigan, Red Line’s Director of Motorsports. “We want to help in any way we can, both through providing the best possible products and offering the help of a veteran driver at one of the most challenging tracks in the country. With Red Line guys like James Clay and Camaro-legend Mark Stielow entered with his latest project, it should be a lot of fun.”

Entries for the event are still open, so Red Line encourages interested racers and project car enthusiasts to visit the Grassroots UTCC site or’s UTCC blog for rules, entry, and class information. Registered participants should contact Red Line about discounted product offers and tech help for product selection.

Red Line Synthetic Oil Corp. manufactures more than 100 quality products for the automotive, racing, motorcycle, marine and industrial markets. Its complete line includes a wide variety of motor oils, gear oils, additives, WaterWetter® and more. For more information, please visit or contact Red Line Synthetic Oil Corp., 6100 Egret Court, Benicia, CA 94510

Source: Red Line Oil