Tony Schumacher (Don Schumacher Racing) won the NHRA Top Fuel championship. The championship is Tony's 6th - no driver has ever before won 6 Top Fuel championships.
Robert Hight (John Force Racing) won the NHRA Funny Car championship.
Gates Poly Chain belts are used to drive the superchargers on both the top fuel and funny cars, driving from the crankshaft to the supercharger (blower).
Poly Chain Belt on Supercharger Application
The supercharger NHRA racing application is incredibly harsh. Extremely rapid acceleration and deceleration, torque pulses, torque reversals, and very heavy shock loading make the application very tough for any belt. The Gates Poly Chain belt handles the conditions and gets the cars down the track, providing the power transmission to drive the supercharger and pump up the car's HP.
Did you know that the same belt technology, Poly Chain GT Carbon, is a standard industrial power transmission product from Gates? You can use the proven toughness and durability of Poly Chain GT Carbon on your challenging industrial applications - if it can handle the NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car demands, it can handle your requirements!