Drag Illustrated Issue 176, May / June 2022 - Page 82


■ DSR Performance , Don Schumacher Racing ’ s ( DSR ) performance aftermarket division , has launched the DSR 1150 . An earth shattering 1150-horsepower crate engine based on the current generation ( GEN III ) HEMI . This game changing crate engine has unparalleled performance levels and is designed to run on 93 octane unleaded fuel . The DSR 1150 has been engineered using technology and data developed from the championship-winning DSR Challenger Drag Pak program that has competed and won in the ultra-competitive NHRA Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown Series and NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars Class . In paying homage to the infamous Chrysler HEMI engine that ruled the streets and strips in the 1960s and early 1970s , the modern DSR 1150 displaces 426 cubic-inches ( 7.0-liter ) and is the highest horsepower pump gas OE production-based crate engine sold on the market today . The DSR 1150 retails for $ 37,950 and is sold direct through DSRperformance . com and exclusive dealers .
“ The performance aftermarket is a natural expansion for our brand and motorsports technology ,” said Chad Osier , President of DSR Performance . “ The DSR 1150 is a pure All-American crate engine that gives racers , enthusiasts , and car builders a new level of performance . We ’ ve meticulously engineered the DSR 1150 to deliver industry leading horsepower and durability , all in a plug and play platform . This is just the beginning for DSR Performance and customers can look forward to
more exciting products this Fall .”
A brainchild of DSR Performance and A . J . Berge , co-crew chief of the DSR Drag Paks and owner of HEMI Tuner Performance , the team set out to create a GEN III HEMI based crate engine that ’ s durable for multiple applications . The DSR 1150 was designed for enthusiasts , weekend drag racers , and custom car builder looking to take their Restomod projects to the next level . The DSR 1150 has superb driving manners while producing mindblowing performance .
■ Red Line Synthetic Oil will be flowing through Tony Schumacher ’ s Scag Power Equipment Top Fuel dragster starting with this weekend ’ s NHRA SpringNationals near Houston , thanks to a newlyformed partnership between Red Line Oil and drag racing ’ s winningest organization .
Red Line Synthetic Oil taps into its extensive motorsports knowledge to create high-performance products for both race cars and street vehicles , and Don Schumacher Racing is thrilled to be able to take advantage of Red Line ’ s vast portfolio and incorporate its lubricants throughout its fleet of vehicles . In addition to Schumacher ’ s 11,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragster , DSR will also utilize Red Line ’ s motor oils , gear oils , and additives in its race haulers , tow vehicles , service vehicles , and within its championship-winning Factory Stock Showdown Series program .
“ Our primary goal at DSR has always been and continues to be , delivering race wins and championships for our partners , and highquality motor oil and lubricants are a key part of that equation ,” said Megan Schumacher , Vice President of Don Schumacher Racing . “ Red Line Oil has a long history in NHRA Drag Racing , and is wellknown throughout the pits as being a superior product . We ’ re thrilled to be able to put their products to use starting with this weekend ’ s event in Baytown .”
When Schumacher , a three-time SpringNationals winner , pulls up to the starting line for qualifying on Friday night at Houston Raceway Park , his machine will be equipped with Red Line 70 weight nitro oil , gear oil , assembly lube , and supercharger oil . The DSR Factory Stock team will incorporate Red Line ’ s engine oil and drivetrain lubricants into its Drag Pak program when the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown Series rejoins the NHRA tour for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Concord , N . C ., May 29th .
“ At Red Line Oil we always talk
about family and passion ,” said Mark Beatty , Brand Director at Red Line Synthetic Oil . “ What we do is not about having a job ; it ’ s about our customers , it ’ s about teamwork , it ’ s our passion . Joining up with the DSR team , welcoming them into the Red Line Oil family is exciting to say the very least . They are family now and we ’ re here to protect them with our family of lubricants .”
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