DSR Performance and Dayco North America Continue Exclusive Product-Driven Partnership - Engine Builder Magazine

DSR Performance and Dayco North America Continue Exclusive Product-Driven Partnership

DSR Performance has announcced it has extended its B2B partnership with Dayco North America in 2022 by remaining the exclusive distributor of Dayco’s 11mm blower belt for Top Fuel/Funny Car applications.
 
As the retail arm of Don Schumacher Racing, drag racing’s winningest organization, DSR Performance specializes in offering the highest-quality parts and pieces for racing and street vehicles – and blower belts are no exception. The Dayco Racing 11mm blower belt was specifically engineered using real-world track data that enables it to withstand the rigors of 11,000-horsepower Top Fuel and Funny Car racing. 
 
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.
 
In 2019, DSR began exclusively running Dayco’s blower belts, and the switch proved to be effective as the Brownsburg, Ind.-based team went on to win back-to-back NHRA Camping World Series championships in 2020 and 2021. It is the ‘belt of choice’ for many of NHRA’s top tier teams and was a key contributor to Ron Capps’ 2021 Funny Car championship campaign.
 
“We run Dayco belts because we know we can rely on them to get the job done and we get more runs out of these belts than any other belt we’ve tried. Dayco’s manufacturing is second-to-none with unmatched consistency from belt to belt. Knowing we have such a reliable product on the cars makes us all more confident knowing the belt is going to perform so well,” said Todd Okuhara, crew chief of the Maynard Family/Scag Power Equipment Top Fuel dragster driven by eight-time series champion, Tony Schumacher. 
 
Dayco’s drag racing product portfolio also features belts for Sportsman cars, including Factory Stock Showdown vehicles. David Davies, Mark Pawuk, and Warren Walcher all rely on Dayco’s serpentine belt, a product specifically developed for the 2021 Drag Pak 3.0 engines that are found under the hood of DSR’s contingent of Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Paks. 
 
“Our racing belts are built to handle some of the highest dynamic loads in racing,” said Jay Buckley, Director of Product Management for Dayco North America. “We love watching DSR and other teams performing so well, knowing our belts are helping them cross that finish line.”
 
The Dayco Racing 11mm blower belt is sold exclusively by DSR Performance and can be purchased by visiting www.dsr.parts or trackside at any NHRA Camping World Series race.

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