DSR becomes sole trackside distributor of Dayco supercharger belts at NHRA races
DSR will be the official trackside distributor for all Top Fuel and Funny Car teams at events
Don Schumacher Racing and Dayco announced on Thursday that they have not only expanded their partnership through the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season, but the relationship has evolved to DSR becoming the sole trackside distributor of Dayco's supercharger belts for the Top Fuel and Funny Car teams at all NHRA events and on DSR's performance e-boutique www.dsr.parts.
Sending championship winning race cars down the dragstrip at incredible speeds is something DSR excels at, and to do so you need superior parts and pieces and that includes supercharger belts. Dayco supercharger belts were specifically engineered using real world, on track data and that enables it to withstand the rigors of 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel and Funny Car racing, making it the belt of choice for many of the NHRA's top tier teams.
DSR adopted this belt ahead of the 2019 season and since then they have added 26 wins to it's current total of 359 including 11 from the team's undefeated 2020 Funny Car run where they captured the Funny Car championship.
Crew Chief on Leah Pruett's Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster, Todd Okuhara gave the belts a glowing review, "Whereas past belts were often replaced every run, the Dayco belt lasts three, four, even more than five runs sometimes. The quality, lifespan and dependability make these, by far, the most superior and reliable belts that we've ever run."
The Dayco racing blower belt uses a hybrid carbon cord encapsulated in custom rubber compounds and a patented low friction PTFE tooth fabric. They utilize a standard 11mm pitch, are 84mm wide and have 145 teeth, which makes them ideal for 330 mile per hour racing.
Tom Tecklenburg, VP of Aftermarket, Dayco NA had this to say about the partnership, "We're excited to extend our partnership with the DSR team for our third straight year. It's been a win-win for both organizations and we're proud that our belts have played a significant role in helping DSR and other Top Fuel and Funny Car teams win on track. More than 2,500 design, testing and development hours go into every one of Dayco's products. That commitment to innovation excellence is evidenced everywhere that extreme conditions put our products to the test every day - like the race track."
Antron Brown put Dayco's belts to the test over the weekend and proved just how good they are when he drove his Matco Tools/Toyota dragster in the NHRA Southern Nationnals winners circle with a 3.752 at 325.22 miles per hour.
In addition to the belts developed for the nitro machines, DSR utilizes Dayco's serpentine belts for it's two car championship winning Factory Stock Showdown Series team. Dayco has developed a new belt for the 2021 Drag Pak 3.0 engines which will be on the two DSR Drag Pak entries of Mark Pawuk and Leah Pruett when the Factory Stock Showdown Series resumes, May 21st - 23rd in Houston.
Interested race teams can purchase Dayco's supercharger nitro belt through Don Schumacher Racing Performance by visiting www.dsr.parts.