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JAPANESE SUPER TAIKYU (ENDURANCE) RACE SERIES
Time attack or time trial events has grown to be a very popular competitive event. Many WedsSport enthusiasts participate in time attack events around the globe including the famous Pikes Peak hill climb. Time attack events attracts entrants from all levels, with vehicle preparation ranging from showroom stock to professionally built 800HP monsters. WedsSport wheels are widely used in this discipline and have captured both the world record run and U.S. domestic record run.
Team WedsSport Bandoh Racing - Principal - Masataka Bandoh
Japanese Super GT is the highest level of closed cockpit racing outside of "Prototype" cars in Japan. All Japanese car makers participate in Super GT using highly developed race cars separated into two classes- GT300 and GT500. Bandoh Racing is competing in both the GT300 (Toyota 86) and GT500 (Lexus LC500) class for 2018. Japanese Super GT is the primary testing & development ground for WedsSport racing wheels.
Autocross is where many auto racing champions started! Autocross is a timed competition event mostly staged at large parking lots or fields where drivers negotiate through a course setup with safety cones. It attracts drivers from all skill levels, with participants as young as 8 year old driving go-karts to 80 year old competition veterans. With vehicles ranging from bone stock cars to highly modified open wheel race car, it's affordable and very accessible. It is said to have the closest time margin of any racing competition, with with top cars separated by just .100 sec.
For over 3 decades Weds Co., LTD of Japan has been involved in motor sport racing. Weds being the first Japanese company to ever produce a 3-Piece "Racing Forged" wheel in 1977 for competition use, Weds has found importance and value in motor sport racing. In 1984, the WedsSport brand was created and since then, their wheels have used motor sport racing as part of their research and development. Following Japan's racing tradition, Weds Wheels North America is supporting motor sport racing here in North America through our Co-Op program.
Team GRRRacing - Driver / Principal - Michelle Abbate
Our very own Michelle Abbate drives for and manages Team GRRRacing with her husband (Crew Chief) Anthony and family. Team GRRRacing has entered in USTCC and is currently competing in SCCA Club Racing (Street Touring Class) with her Toyota 86. Michelle is a very accomplished driver and has captured numerous wins at SCCA U.S. Major Tour events.
JAPANESE SUPER GT
We support motor sport culture
The Super Taikyu Series is a touring car endurance racing for commercially available vehicles in which everyone is allowed to participate. It was launched in 1991 in Japan and marked its 25th anniversary in 2016, having been at the top of the participatory motorsports in Asia. It is highly supported by many aftermarket part manufacturers as it provides a solid testing ground for product development.
Here at Weds Wheels, we understand the value of motor sport competition, as it is our passion. Weds continues to support and participate in motor sport racing and continues to research and develop technology, taking what we learn from racing and applying them to our products.
WedsSport Racing Wheel - True motor sport racing engineering.