All for Riley Kids
Sept. 1 set for 12th annual DSR Open House to benefit Riley Hospital for Children
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug.14, 2017) – Don Schumacher Racing, the biggest and most successful team in professional drag racing, will host its most special day of the year on Sept. 1 (Friday) when it opens its doors to the public to support Riley Hospital for Children with its 12th annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as the nitro kickoff for the NHRA U.S. Nationals at nearby Lucas Oil Raceway over Labor Day Weekend.
The DSR Open House presented by Pennzoil attracted more than 4,000 fans last year to DSR’s 145,000-square-foot facility and raised a record $65,000 that pushed DSR’s total contributions to over $500,000 for the Riley Hospital for Children.
Open House activities include:
* A meet and greet with DSR’s seven winning drivers (Tony Schumacher, Antron Brown, Leah Pritchett, Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr.) along with hall-of-fame owner Don Schumacher
* Expansive silent auction courtesy of DSR with racing memorabilia, products and services donated by friends and sponsor;
* Behind-the-scenes access to the DSR drag racing facility including tours of its fabrication and machine shops;
*One of the largest indoor car shows in Indiana featuring 200 of the Midwest’s best custom and muscle cars, and motorcycles;
* Cacklefest featuring nostalgia dragsters that will delight fans with the sounds of vintage nitro horsepower;
* Papa John’s Pizza will be selling pizza with all proceeds going to Riley Hospital; Food trucks also will be on site with a portion of sales going to Riley;
A new feature this year will be a performance by the Gordon Pipers bagpipe and drum marching band that features Scottish/Celtic culture and music. The Gordon Pipers have been one of the most popular elements of Indy 500 pre-race festivities and perform at Indianapolis Colts games and other major Indy events.
Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only comprehensive children’s research hospital in Indiana. Our mission is to raise funds statewide to support Riley Hospital funding priorities: pediatric research and patient care, maternity and newborn health and family support programs. Riley Children’s Foundation also funds Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center.
For more information: RileyKids.org
Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered near Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind., fields seven professional NHRA teams in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
In Top Fuel, the U.S. Army dragster driven by eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher, the three-time and reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Matco Tools/U.S. Army/Mello Yello dragster driven by Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett in the Papa John’s Pizza dragster.
In Funny Car, the Riley Kids 2017 Dodge Charger R/T driven by Tommy Johnson Jr., reigning world champion Ron Capps and NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge, two-time world champion Matt Hagan in the 80th Anniversary Mopar/Express Lane Dodge and 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in Doug and Terry Chandler’s Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge.
DSR has won 313 NHRA national event titles and 16 world championships. Follow Don Schumacher Racing at ShoeRacing.com, on Twitter at @shoeracing and Facebook.com/shoeracing
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