Borg-Warner Automotive Morse TEC Chain Drives Indy 500 And Coca-Cola 600 Winners to Championship Performances
2 June 1999Borg-Warner Automotive Morse TEC Chain Drives Indy 500 And Coca-Cola 600 Winners to Championship Performances
CHICAGO, June 2 -- Sunday marked a dual championship day for Borg-Warner Automotive . The company's Morse TEC group designed and produced the high-durability timing drive chain on the winning cars driven by Kenny Brack in the Indianapolis 500 and Jeff Burton in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Coca-Cola 600. Indy 500 third- and sixth-place finishers Billy Boat and Robbie Buhl also drove cars with engines equipped with the Morse TEC HY-VO(R) 9600 rocker joint chain, as did NASCAR third-place finisher Mark Martin. "The Borg-Warner team shares in the success of the Roush Racing program and the winning of the Borg-Warner Trophy and the Winston Cup race," said Bob Corn, one of the three owners of Roush Industries. "The engine programs enhanced reliability, while increasing horsepower and efficiency as an added bonus." The Roush team did the high-performance work on the Aurora engines in cars driven by Brack and Boat, owned by A.J. Foyt. Roush is also the owner of NASCAR Winston Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 winner Jeff Burton. Borg-Warner Automotive Roush Industries and Borg-Warner Automotive Morse TEC combined efforts to develop the new-generation multi-indexing timing chain set, the latest application of a design that is typically used on Borg-Warner Automotive front-wheel and four-wheel drive transmission and transfer case chain applications. The 9600 chain is twice as strong as a standard production-style roller chain and three times as strong as a timing belt, addressing the durability challenges that race teams have with traditional timing systems. In addition, the efficiency and low friction of the 9600 rocker joint chain at the high RPM of race engines provides more horsepower as well as fuel economy advantages. Borg-Warner Automotive Morse TEC is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of automotive chain systems and components for engine timing, automatic transmission and four-wheel drive applications. Chicago-based Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc. is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates 54 manufacturing and technical facilities in 13 countries serving worldwide vehicle manufacturers. Customers include Ford, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Caterpillar, Navistar and VW.