updated 4/26/2011 10:16:42 AM ET 2011-04-26T14:16:42

FAIR LAWN, N.J., April 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandvik Coromant, the market leading producer of cutting tools, announces its technical sponsorship of National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) champion, Don Schumacher Racing (DSR). DSR based in Brownsburg, Ind., fields teams in two NHRA nitro categories, including three Top Fuel dragster teams and four Funny Car teams.

As part of the two year agreement, Sandvik Coromant will provide strategic tooling solutions and technical training to DSR's staff. Sandvik Coromant and DSR programmers and operators are working together to reduce component processing time with tooling provided by Sandvik Coromant.

The first tooling solutions recommended by Sandvik Coromant was the CoroMill® 790 shoulder milling cutter for non-ferrous materials, designed for high security demands and high precision work. Additionally, the CoroMill® Century has already been implemented at the DSR facility. The CoroMill Century face mill for non-ferrous materials is a light weight aluminum body cutter. It is also available in durable steel bodies for high speed machining.

"This is an exciting opportunity and partnership for us," said Bjorn Roodzant, Director of Communications at Sandvik Coromant U.S. "Don Schumacher Racing is built on industry leadership and innovation. We are proud to be partnered with an organization that shares our vision for advancing technology."

"We have watched the relationship grow between Sandvik Coromant and our programmers and machinists and know that Sandvik Coromant will provide the vital tooling and technology support we need to operate our CNC machining equipment," said Mike Lewis, Senior Vice President for Don Schumacher Racing. "Our staff is looking forward to collaborating with Sandvik Coromant and developing our partnership even further."

Sandvik Coromant

Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems for the metalworking industry and is represented in 130 countries. 25 state-of-the art Productivity Centers located around the world provide customers and staff with continuous training in tooling solutions and methods to increase productivity. Sandvik Coromant is part of the Tooling business area of the Sandvik Group.

Don Schumacher Racing

Headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., Don Schumacher Racing, the largest organization competing in the National Hot Rod Association professional series, fields three Top Fuel and four Funny Car teams, led by seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher in the U.S. Army dragster. Antron Brown, MATCO Tools/U.S. Army, and Spencer Massey, FRAM/Autolite, round out the Top Fuel roster, with Matt Hagan, DieHard, Jack Beckman, Aaron's/Valvoline, Ron Capps, NAPA AUTO PARTS, and Johnny Gray, Service Central, comprising the Funny Car contingent.

Contact details for editorial inquiries:
Faina Sandler   
Tel: 201-475-5303   
Email: faina.sandler@sandvik.com  

Don Shumacher Racing Contact:
Mike Geylin
Tel: 201-341-1099
Email: mgeylin@kgpr.com

www.sandvik.coromant.com/us

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[Image] Sandvik Coromant and DSR

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