February 6, 2019 – Dayco Products, LLC is proud to announce the latest development to their race series of products, the Dayco Racing supercharger belt. Specifically engineered for Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars, the all new Dayco Racing blower belt is engineered with carbon and designed specifically for supercharged nitromethane engines. This standard 11mm pitch, 84mm wide and 145 teeth belt was developed using real-world track data.
Dayco engineers have formulated a winning combination. Using a hybrid carbon cord encapsulated in custom rubber compounds and adding their patented low friction PTFE tooth fabric, Dayco racing blower belts are designed to withstand some of the highest dynamic loads in racing and bring home the win. This new technology will be applied throughout Dayco’s other products where maximum performance is required.
In addition to their latest development, Dayco is excited to announce their partnership with Don Schumacher Racing (DSR), the NHRA’s winningest organization and the only one to have won national event titles in each of NHRA’s four professional categories: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle. Dayco and DSR have agreed to a two year contract in which DSR will exclusively be using the Dayco Racing supercharger belt.
“We value this partnership and the opportunity to work with such a dedicated organization within the racing industry. This will play a key role in our research and development, as we continue to move forward with innovative solutions, making this a win-win for both Dayco and DSR,” said Yann Taurel, vice president of industrial aftermarket sales.
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered near Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind., fields seven professional NHRA teams in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and has won 333 NHRA national event titles and 17 world championships.
“We’re excited about our new partnership with Dayco and are proud to announce that Don Schumacher Motorsports will be the exclusive distributor for the Dayco Racing blower belt. We worked with Dayco to help develop this new belt and our teams were pleased with the performance. Don Schumacher Racing and Don Schumacher Motorsports look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with such an innovative company,” said Don Schumacher, owner Don Schumacher Racing and Don Schumacher Motorsports.
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About Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) is the winningest team in NHRA Drag Racing history, having claimed more than 330 NHRA national event titles and 17 world championships since opening its doors in 1998.
Headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana, DSR fields seven professional teams competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series. In Top Fuel, the Matco Tools dragster driven by three-time world champion Antron Brown, the Mopar/Papa John’s Pizza/Pennzoil/FireAde dragster driven by Leah Pritchett and eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher’s machine. In Funny Car, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge driven by 2016 world champion Ron Capps, the Mopar Express Lane/Pennzoil/Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat piloted by Matt Hagan, and in Terry and Doug Chandler’s ‘giving cars,’ 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge, and Tommy Johnson Jr. behind the wheel of the Make-A-Wish Dodge.
DSR also campaigns two Factory Stock Showdown entries. The Sportsman duo is piloted by Pritchett, the 2018 Factory Stock Showdown Series champion, and former Pro Stock racer Mark Pawuk.