August 23, 2016
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 23, 2016) – Pennzoil joins with Don Schumacher Racing to make this year’s 11th annual DSR Open House to benefit Riley Hospital for Children the best ever with a goal of raising enough to push DSR’s contribution total to Riley Kids to nearly $500,000 over the past 11 years.
One of Indiana’s biggest indoor car shows organized by the Indy Hi-Winders Car Club will be held Sept. 2 (Friday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DSR headquarters (1681 E. Northfield Drive, Brownsburg) to help kick off the 62th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park and only 2 miles from DSR.
Pennzoil, the “The Official Oil Technology of DSR,” will provide special Open House t-shirts to the first 500 guests attending the free event.
Returning to the event that draws about 5,000 NHRA fans annually will be popular features including autograph sessions with the best current and former drag racers of all time, a big nitro Cacklefest, silent auction with live and on-line participation, various displays and some of the area’s most popular food trucks.
Also available will be tours of the DSR racecar shop that has been expanded by 25,000 square feet that provides even more room for custom cars and motorcycles, muscle cars and hot rods.
Race fans can tour the DSR fabrication shop and see the expanded machine shop.
All eight DSR drivers will be joined by owner Don Schumacher for an hour-long autograph session beginning at 1 p.m.
As an added feature, DSR will honor NHRA’s salute to “50 Years of Funny Cars” with drag racing legends Tom “Mongoose” McEwen, Ed “Ace” McCulloch, Don Schumacher and DSR crew chief and hall-of-famer Mark Oswald participating in an entertaining panel discussion about the early days of “floppers” that will be hosted by legendary drag racing announcer Bob Frey.
DSR’s support for Riley, Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, will be extended for a third year by running the #RileyDreamRacer Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car with driver Tommy Johnson Jr. that is funded by Terry Chandler.
About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 230,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. RileyKids.org
ABOUT DON SCHUMACHER RACING
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered near Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind., fields eight professional NHRA teams in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. In Top Fuel, the U.S. Army dragster driven by eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher, the 2012 and 2015 NHRA Top Fuel world champion Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster driven by Antron Brown, the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher dragster driven by 2013 world champion Shawn Langdon Leah Pritchett in the Papa John’s Pizza dragster.
In Funny Car, the Riley Kids Dodge Charger R/T driven by Tommy Johnson Jr., two-time world champion Matt Hagan in the Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots 2016 Dodge, 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge of Ron Capps.
DSR has won 283 NHRA national event titles and 14 world championships.