OffRoad Division Manager Greg Mulkey to Drive with Teraflex Curt Hildebrand
GARDEN GROVE, CA JANUARY 29, 2012: Two industry product icons will be in one jeep racing the 2013 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge: Greg Mulkey from Raceline Wheels and Curt Hildebrand from Teraflex Suspension. This is the first career race for both, and have no doubt earned the opportunity to experience the thrill of a victory. They will be driving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport with Arkansas registered street legal tags. “This Jeep is a stock jeep…on steroids,” laughed Mulkey. “Curt and I have worked together on different projects for years so it is even more fun that it will be the two of us out racing together.”
Of course the Jeep isn’t quite as stock as when they started working on it a mere 3 weeks ago. The list of changes includes, but not limited to: KM2 BFGoodrich Tires mounted on the new Raceline Liberator Wheels with Staun equipped beadlocks. The suspension system is a brand new R&D version of the current pre-runner suspension design by Teraflex with King 2.5 Shocks. This JK is going to boost 12” of travel in the front, 15” of travel in the rear and 9” of up travel in both the front and the rear. Although they don’t anticipate it’s use, the Jeep rounds off it’s white outfit with a very attractive WARN Winch matching the bold Raceline Wheels graphics.
“When you see it your just going to say ‘WOW’ and it runs so smooth too,” said Mulkey. “Last weekend I got to drive it for the first time and it is super solid, fast and even jumps! Then we had to run it on the road for about 80 miles and it was as smooth as can be. It needs a little more dialing in and we will be there ready to take the green flag for the win.”
Greg Mulkey is driver of record with Curt Hildebrand as the codriver of #4633. This is part of a two race car team with John Williams. If you won’t be at King of the Hammers, the jeep will be at Tierra Del Sol and Moab Easter Jeep Safari. There are also plans to race Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park and Ultra4 Glen Helen Grand Prix.
At this year’s King of the Hammers, Raceline Wheels has announced a $5,000 bounty for a Raceline Wheels user to win the Ultra4 race on Friday. They have also announced a $1,000 bounty for either the Stock or Modified Class winners using any Raceline or Allied wheel. For the fourth year in a row, Raceline will be hosting the Volunteer dinner on Thursday night, with the drivers dinner immediately following. For the first time ever, Raceline Wheels will be hosting a Checker Flag Party at the main fire on Friday night with a band playing from 8pm-midnight. For more information on all of these programs please go to www.facebook.com/racelinewheels.
About Raceline Wheels®
Founded in 1996, Raceline Wheels® are competition proven wheels with multiple championships in many different racing disciplines. Raceline Wheels® has had great success transferring this knowledge from racing to the street, bringing the same high quality products to a full line of wheels for everyday vehicles. Headquartered in Garden Grove, California (Orange County), Raceline Wheels® is a wheel industry leader in performance, craftsmanship, engineering and innovation. Owned by Allied wheel Components, Inc., Raceline Wheels® distributes its products through an independent distributor system in the United States and through international distributors in more than 30 countries. For more information on Raceline Wheels®, log onto www.racelinewheels.com.