DON SCHUMACHER RACING PLANS SECOND ANNUAL U.S. NATIONALS OPEN HOUSE BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 21, 2007) - The Don Schumacher Racing race shop will once again be the place to be on the opening Friday of the 53rd running of the U.S. Nationals at ...
DON SCHUMACHER RACING PLANS SECOND ANNUAL U.S. NATIONALS OPEN HOUSE
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 21, 2007) - The Don Schumacher Racing race shop will once again be the place to be on the opening Friday of the 53rd running of the U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
On Friday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 100,000-sq. ft. facility at 1681 East Northfield Drive, Brownsburg, Ind., will open its doors to welcome racing fans to tour and meet the eclectic, diverse and colorful DSR NHRA drivers and riders at the second annual DSR Open House benefiting Riley Hospital for Children.
Last year, 5,000 fans attended the inaugural DSR Open House, which raised over $14,000 for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis through voluntary donations and a silent auction raffling unique race items and sponsor products. An even larger number of fans is expected this year.
Riley Hospital for Children is also planning to have its Mobile Intensive Care Unit on display.
The Indy Hi-Winders Car Club, a staple of the event with its Car and Motorcycle show, returns this year to spend the day at DSR, the U.S. Army will have its interactive Rock Wall, H2 Hummer, and personalized dog-tag machine for fans to enjoy. Mopar and Dodge are planning to have a variety of classic and concept vehicles on display, including a Super Stock Challenger, 1970 Challenger by Matt Delany, and the One Lap of America Dodge Viper.
DSR team drivers/riders Jack Beckman, Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Angelle Sampey, Gary Scelzi, and Tony Schumacher will grace the Mopar Stage at noon, and will sign autographs soon thereafter until 1 p.m.
An exciting new feature added to the 2007 Open House will be Vintage Nitro cars of the 1960s and '70s coming to life in a "Cacklefest," which will also include Don Schumacher's 1970 Stardust Funny Car.
Team owner Don Schumacher, who won the U.S. Nationals as a driver in 1970, is proud of the event. "Last year's initial event was a success in my mind. It was very well received and attended by the fans, and it is my hope that this year's event will be even more successful and we will be able to make a larger contribution to Riley Hospital for Children. My staff pours its heart into the Open House, and the DSR sponsors really step up to help make it happen," he said.
"We expect it to be even bigger and better this year."