May 7, 2021 – Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) and Dayco are pleased to announce they have expanded their partnership through the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season, and the relationship has evolved to include DSR as the sole trackside distributor of Dayco’s supercharger belts for Top Fuel and Funny Car teams at all NHRA events, and via DSR’s performance e-boutique, www.dsr.parts
DSR excels at sending its fleet of championship-winning race cars down the dragstrip at mind-blowing speeds – and, being able to rely on the most superior parts and pieces in the industry is a necessity. Supercharger belts are no exception. The Dayco supercharger belt was specifically engineered using real-world on-track data 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 NHRA’s top-tier teams.
Since adopting this belt ahead of the 2019 NHRA season, DSR has added 26 Wally trophies to its current win count of 359, including 11 from the team’s undefeated 2020 Funny Car run, and captured the 2020 Funny Car series title.
“Whereas past belts were often replaced every run, the Dayco belt lasts three, four, even more than five runs sometimes,” said Todd Okuhara, crew chief on the Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel dragster piloted by Leah Pruett. “The quality, lifespan, and dependability make these, by far, the most superior and reliable belts that we’ve ever run.”
Using a hybrid carbon cord encapsulated in custom rubber compounds and a patented low friction PTFE tooth fabric, Dayco racing blower belts utilize a standard 11mm pitch, are 84mm wide, and have 145 teeth, making them ideal for 330-mile-per-hour racing.
“We’re excited to extend our partnership with the DSR team for our third straight year,” said Tom Tecklenburg, VP of Aftermarket, Dayco NA. “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 Funny Car and Top Fuel teams win on the 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 racetrack.”
Dayco’s belts were once again put to the ultimate test last weekend at Atlanta Dragway when Antron Brown powered his Matco Tools/Toyota dragster to a winning pass of 3.752-seconds at 325.22-miles-per-hour to be crowned the NHRA Southern Nationals Top Fuel champion.
In addition to the belts developed for nitro-burning machines, DSR utilizes Dayco’s serpentine belts for its 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 Leah Pruett and Mark Pawuk when the Factory Stock Showdown Series resumes in Houston, May 21 – 23.
Race teams can purchase Dayco’s supercharger nitro belt through Don Schumacher Racing Performance by visiting www.dsr.parts
Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture and industrial applications.
Through our expertise in transferring power quietly and efficiently, Dayco has emerged as the leading global system solutions provider for hybrid electric vehicles. Dayco’s 100+ years of experience in drive systems allows us to equip all customer applications around the world with the most effective drive systems to meet customer specific performance requirements. Dayco’s world class global distribution network services the aftermarket industry with a full offering of kits and products to meet each local market’s need. We accomplish this with a dedicated global team that respects one another, shows humility through continuous learning and acts like owners in everything we do.
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