Forgeline Expands Its IMSA Partnership Throughout The 2018 Season

Developing high-quality, lightweight, forged-aluminum wheels is the name of the game for Forgeline Motorsports. The company’s wheels are designed, engineered, and manufactured in-house at the company’s Dayton, Ohio, facility, and these wheels are created for the most challenging applications — like road racing.

Forgeline has been a part of American sports car racing since the 1990s, so expanding our involvement with IMSA is a natural progression for our company. —  Steve Schardt, Forgeline

Many of the top vehicle race teams across North America choose Forgeline wheels for their cars due to their strength, light weight, and open-lug designs, which allow for faster tire changes at the track.

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All of the Mustang GT4s competing in the IMSA American road racing series are currently racing on Forgeline’s one-piece, forged, monoblock GS1R wheels. (Photo Credit: Forgeline Motorsports)

So, it came as no surprise when the International Motor Sports Association announced that Forgeline Motorsports would increase its footprint in this series for the remainder of the 2018 season.

“Forgeline has been a part of American sports car racing since the 1990’s, so expanding our involvement with IMSA is a natural progression for our company,” Forgeline Vice President Steve Schardt said. “The Schardt family has three generations currently racing, and it is our goal to keep sports car racing thriving in the United States. Sports car racing and IMSA have always been a part of Forgeline, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the series.”

The Forgeline-equipped ponies now lead the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series manufacturers’ points tally at 170 points. With only five races remaining in the 2018 North American GT4 Championship season the team is in prime position to take home the overall victory.

Forgeline is clearly a proponent of motorsports, as the company is also a sponsor of the Pirelli World Challenge, NASA, SCCA, CAM Challenge, Goodguys autocross, DriveAutoX, and the Midwest Muscle Car Challenge as well.

As for the IMSA support, you can catch the entire Forgeline team in action this weekend at the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Lime Rock Park.

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Kelly Getz

Kelly is a SoCal car enthusiast and skilled driver. His “get out and drive” obsession began after attending his first high-performance racing school while serving on active duty. Since then, he has attended numerous military and civilian driving schools across the country to help fuel that passion.
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