Customer agrees to and accepts the following terms with the purchase of any products by DON SCHUMACHER MOTOR SPORTS INC and associated brands including but not limited to DSR PERFORMANCE and DIRECT CONNECTION.

  • Customer is 100% liable for any damages, bodily harm, and death caused by any DON SCHUMACHER MOTOR SPORTS INC. products including crate engines and engine accessories under the DSR PERFORMANCE AND DIRECT CONNECTION brands.
  • Customers are 100% responsible and liable for installation of DON SCHUMACHER MOTOR SPORTS INC. products including crate engines and engine accessories under the DSR PERFORMANCE AND DIRECT CONNECTION brands.

EPA Terms and Conditions:


DSR Performance (“DSR”) Crate Engines are designed and intended for installation in “Ancient” or “Competition” or ”Racing” Vehicles. Ancient Vehicles are those manufactured in Model Year 1975 or earlier, pre-dating CARB or EPA regulation. Competition or Racing Vehicles are those operated exclusively in events organized by widely recognized public organization with authorizing permits for participating competitors. Competition or Racing Vehicles may only be operated in racing events, trials to qualify for racing events, and practice associated with racing events. Installation and operation of the Crate Engines and/or Accessories in a street driven or licensed Vehicle not described above is likely to be considered an illegal “Defeat Device” or “Tampering”  and not legal for use on public highways.

Accessories are defined as any parts that can be installed on the Crate Engine for product use.

Model Year 1976 or later Competition or Racing Vehicles may not carry a street legal registration or license. The Crate Engines and/or Accessories are illegal to operate in any Model Year 1976 or later vehicle on any public highway, including public paved or unpaved roadways, or in a public park.

Buyer/User acknowledges and accepts that DSR provided clear instruction that Crate Engines and/or Accessories are limited to Ancient, Competition, or Racing applications. Buyer/User acknowledges that EPA and CARB may deem the party (retailer/install/owner/operator) who uses or purposes Crate Engines and/or Accessories in an unapproved manner as the Manufacturer; even the owner/operator may be considered the Manufacturer and causing a violation of EPA and CARB requirements. Violations may be subject to a maximum penalty of $37,500 per California violation per vehicle and U.S. Federal penalties of up to $45,000, revocation of registration by DMV, loss of use on public right of ways, and proof of correction of the tampering. Canadian penalties may also apply.

DSR will store this your response for five years and may be compelled to produce the information below in response to a regulatory agency inquiry, subpoena, or request for information.

Customer Acknowledgment and Declaration:

By purchasing the a DSR Crate Engine, I declare and confirm that DSR Performance has clearly described Crate Engines for installation only in

  • Model Year 1975 and earlier vehicles or
  • Dedicated Competition or Racing vehicles as described in this warning

I affirm and certify that I will install and operate this DSR Crate Engines consistent with EPA and CARB and any local regulations and that I alone am liable for any noncompliant operation and penalties.

I understand that DSR Performance may retain and provide this information in response to a legally enforceable inquiry, subpoena, or request for information.

My completion and acceptance of this information is equivalent to my wet signature.

I, further affirm and certify that all the information and answers to questions herein are complete, true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.