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Gates Poly Chain Belts Power NHRA

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

posted by Brent at 8:58 AM

Gates is excited to be sponsoring two of the premier NHRA drag racing teams in 2013 - John Force Racing and Don Schumacher Racing. The two teams will be fielding both funny car and top fuel racing teams in 2013.
The 2013 season sees the debut of Brittany Force in a Top Fuel car - the first time that John Force Racing has fielded a Top Fuel car. We'll be following the teams and challenges through the upcoming season. The Poly Chain belt used for the Top Fuel and Funny Car supercharger drives is a special construction that allows it to handle the extreme shock loads, torque reversals, and speeds on the unique application. The extremes of the supercharger application help us as application engineers to understand the limits of our product, and push capabilities even further. Things that we learn about harsh loading and belt performance are then used to improve belt constructions and application expertise on demanding industrial applications. There aren't many industrial applications that get from 0 to 300+ MPH in less than 4 seconds though....

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