BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 25, 2009) - For the fourth straight year, Don Schumacher Racing is teaming up with its NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series sponsors and drivers to provide another spectacular Open House for NHRA fans and supporters at its Brownsburg, Ind., race shop before the U.S. Nationals on Friday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With over 5000 attendees expected to go through the doors, the Indy Hi-Winders Car Club will highlight the event with its popular Car and Motorcycle Show, as DSR aims to exceed a four-year event total of $75,000 in funds voluntarily raised for Riley Children's Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children of Indianapolis.

Visitors will get to tour the expansive 100,000-square-foot racing facility and receive an early opportunity to meet their favorite DSR drivers, all six (Tony Schumacher, Cory McClenathan, Ron Capps, Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan, Matt Smith) of whom will be signing autographs at noon.

As always, attendees will have the chance to win unique racing collectables through the traditional $5 raffle. DSR will also up the ante this year with two amazing prizes available by auction. A custom "The Sarge" Tony Schumacher Impact! Racing helmet in a unique gold chrome paint scheme for the 55th running of the U.S. Nationals will be up for bid, as well as an equally amazing Las Vegas Race Weekend with DSR package provided by The Stratosphere Hotel and Orbitz.

"We have fans visit our Open House from all over the country," said DSR owner Don Schumacher. "It means the world to my family, my employees and me to have so much support from racers, fans, sponsors and volunteers for our efforts to showcase DSR and raise money for Riley Hospital for Children. Our goal is to make it bigger every year."

"We are grateful for the ongoing support and generosity of Don Schumacher Racing," said Greg Williamson, assistant vice president of development at Riley Children's Foundation. "Each year they devote tremendous energy and time to this open house for the benefit of Riley Hospital for Children. They show their commitment to children in the funds that they donate as well as in how they include children in this event and the race. We are honored to have them as our partner in caring for Indiana's children."

DSR has donated $50,000 to Riley Children's Foundation in three years, thanks to voluntary donations and its race-themed auctions featuring helmets, autographed crew shirts, tool boxes, collectables and artwork.

For the third year there will be a "Cacklefest" featuring Nostalgia Dragsters and Funny Cars, including the Wonder Wagon FC, Super Nova FC, Nanook Fuel Altered, Rat Trap Fuel Altered, and the Chi-town Hustler.

Visitors can plan on eating lunch on the premises, with a $5 lunch meal offered. All proceeds go to Riley Hospital for Children. For further information, contact Don Schumacher Racing, 317-858-0356.

Don Schumacher Racing hosts its fourth annual Open House benefiting Riley Hospital for Children

Don Schumacher Racing
1681 East Northfield Drive
Brownsburg, IN
(two miles West of O'Reilly Raceway Park)

Friday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

-credit: dsr