Don Schumacher Racing Indy fundraiser summary

DON SCHUMACHER RACING RAISES OVER $19,000 AT FOURTH ANNUAL U.S. NATIONALS OPEN HOUSE BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 8, 2009) -- Over 4,000 fans attended the fourth annual Don Schumacher Racing Open House on Friday, Sept. 4, all of whom helped raise...

DON SCHUMACHER RACING RAISES OVER $19,000 AT FOURTH ANNUAL U.S. NATIONALS OPEN HOUSE

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 8, 2009) -- Over 4,000 fans attended the fourth annual Don Schumacher Racing Open House on Friday, Sept. 4, all of whom helped raise over $19,000 for Riley Children's Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children. The event was held in advance of the 55th annual U.S. Nationals at Raceway Park at Indianapolis, the 18th of 24 events of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Live auctions, raffles, and voluntary donations held at the 100,000-sq. ft. facility in Brownsburg, Ind., which houses all six DSR NHRA teams, pushed the four-year total north of $80,000.

The gold chrome U.S. Nationals Tony Schumacher helmet fetched $2,800 with a winning bid from Brad Myers, of Elkhart, Ind. Myers also submitted the winning bids for the DSR Stratosphere-Orbitz Las Vegas race package ($1,200), and to be an honorary crew member on the FRAM Tough Guard team with driver Cory McClenathan on Friday in Las Vegas ($450). Myers' personal auction contribution reached $4,450, and the total for the auction portion of the fundraising effort for Riley Children's Foundation was $7,450.

Visitors were treated to a car show courtesy of the Indy Hi-Winders Car Club, and a thunderous "Cacklefest" of vintage Nitro cars led by the Justin Grant-owned Don Schumacher Wonder Wagon replica 1970 Funny Car.

"We at Don Schumacher Racing are always happy to open our doors for the U.S. Nationals fans," said team owner Don Schumacher. "More importantly, with the support of the NHRA fans and our sponsors, families and volunteers, we are thrilled that we are able to contribute to the Riley Children's Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children each year. It means a lot to our employees, who take great pride in this event."

-credit: dsr

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Series Charity , NHRA
Drivers Tony Schumacher , Cory McClenathan , Don Schumacher , Justin Grant