Lightweight And As Strong As Steel, Aluminum Is Ideal For Racing
From stock cars to late models to modifieds to DIRTcar to sprint cars, auto racing is experiencing a surge in popularity. Revenue for broadcast alone in the motorsports industry is projected to grow revenue in excess of $6.5 billion by 2022. It’s even added a new format to the mix, a series called Formula E, electric auto racing.
Owing to television and the Internet, the enormous fan following of race drivers and their vehicles (and even pit crews) have put all aspects of automobile racing to the forefront. Each season brings improvements on materials and design, not just in terms of quality but also in look and feel.
Important to the drivability and the speed of each race car, regardless of the type of track or off-road surface, are the type of materials used for the body and the parts on the vehicle. The best choice, as it’s lightweight and durable, is aluminum.
WRISCO® is an industry leader with over 40 racing finishes available in a variety of gauges and sizes, as well as a full line of aluminum sheet. WRISCO offers both 0.40 and 0.50 racing painted aluminum sheet for both automobile bodies and trailer skins.
In addition, WRISCO has:
- custom prefinished painted aluminum sheets;
- anodized aluminum sheets (in clear, bronze, and gold);
- mill finished aluminum sheets (available in .024, .032, .040, .050, .063, .080, .090, and .125); and
- aluminum diamond tread bright anti-slip sheets ready for shipment.
WRISCO also offers one-inch extruded aluminum tubing (.125 gauge), one-inch flat bar (.125, .1875, or .250 thickness), extruded angle (1″ x .062 or .125, 1″ x .125, or 2″ x .125), and sheet-matching painted pop rivets.
WRISCO is a proud sponsor of motorsports and the auto racing industry, having exhibited and supported the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI) since it began in 1988. Additionally, Wrisco is the title sponsor of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series® Annual WRISCO Industries Winternationals.
At WRISCO, we take immense pride in being the industry leader in aluminum and stainless steel products with over 100 years of supplying unmatched quality for our customers.