Weld Wheels tribute car
Unable to find the right combination of strength and performance in wheels that were being made, United States Auto Club (USAC) racer Greg Weld decided to make his own wheels in a Kansas City garage in 1967 and thereby created Weld Wheels.
At the 2017 PRI (Performance Racing Industry) trade show in Indianapolis, Weld Wheels Racing and Andretti Autosport Short Track celebrated their heritage partnership that commemorated the company’s 50th anniversary in the design and manufacturing of race wheels.
Photo of the restored 1967 Dunseth sprint car
courtesy of Roy Caruthers
Part of the Weld PRI 2017 display was the USAC sprint car driven by Jarett Andretti, the 2014 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year and son of legendary racer John Andretti. The car paid homage to Dr. Ward Dunseth’s sprint car which Greg Weld made famous when he drove it to the 1967 USAC Sprint Car Series championship.
PRI photos by the author