DON SCHUMACHER RACING PRO STOCK TEAM MOVES TO BROWNSBURG, ENGINE PROGRAM TO TEXAS BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 7, 2006) - After nearly two years of operating out of a separate building in Indianapolis, the Don Schumacher Racing Pro Stock operation is...
DON SCHUMACHER RACING PRO STOCK TEAM MOVES TO BROWNSBURG, ENGINE PROGRAM TO TEXAS
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 7, 2006) - After nearly two years of operating out of a separate building in Indianapolis, the Don Schumacher Racing Pro Stock operation is in the process of moving to the 100,000-sq.-ft. DSR facility in Brownsburg, Ind., with the engine-building operation going to David Nickens' shop in Texas.
Constructed in 2004 and opened in February of 2005, the Brownsburg, Ind., compound will now house all nine DSR Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Stock car teams, as well as the Even Knoll-owned Funny Car team managed by DSR, which will move in at the end of the month.
The Team Mopar/Valspar and Team Mopar/SRT Dodge Stratus engine program will be guided by DSR Pro Stock crew chief and longtime engine builder David Nickens out of his Conroe, Texas, shop.
"I think this is a very efficient move to consolidate all the teams in one location," says Don Schumacher. "It brings all of my teams under one roof, where they can take advantage of the fabrication shop, machine shop and the other assets and equipment all of the teams benefit from on an everyday basis.
"And having the Pro Stock engines maintained and developed at Nickens' Texas shop allows for David to use his time more effectively to continue to improve the power of these strong Mopar engines."
Adds Nickens, "I think it will give us a lot better handle on the engine program, having it function in one place, which will make a huge difference for us. We're excited about that. We just have to get to working on finding some power and get into a position to be on top and looking down at the other teams.
"The Team Mopar guys in the Brownsburg shop will do a great job over there. We talk to them every day, several times. We'll keep them posted on the things that need to get done, and I don't think we'll miss a beat by doing that."
Assistant crew chief Terry Adams, who will continue to commute to Brownsburg and the events from North Wilksboro, N.C., agrees. "David will be able to keep his eye on everything, and put so much more of his time into it. A Pro Stock engine program is a 24/7 thing, and now that he will be able to do that, he'll take it to the next level,"