Don Schumacher Racing is pulling out all the stops for next week’s 32nd annual Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis, not far from DSR’s Brownsburg headquarters. The largest NHRA Mello Yello team competing in both Top Fuel and Funny Car will take part in PRI’s opening breakfast Thursday morning at the city’s convention center, with seven drivers on the dais talking racing with motorsports broadcaster Ralph Sheheen. The November 12th breakfast is open only to PRI attendees.
The team’s drivers scheduled to appear include 2019 runner-up and 2012 Funny Car champion Jack Beckman, three-time Top Fuel champ Antron Brown, 2016 Funny Car titleholder Ron Capps, two-time flopper champ Matt Hagan, Funny Car ace Tommy Johnson Jr., Top Fuel’s (and 2018 Factory Stock Showdown champ) Leah Pritchett and eight-time dragster champ Tony Schumacher, who will show off their skills as speakers as well as racers.
This super seven all have plenty to discuss as PRI prepares to kick off, but they might be a bit tired after taking part in one of DSR’s primary charitable fundraisers the night before. DSR once again hosts its “This is How we Roll” bowling event that benefits Riley Children’s Foundation.
The DSR team has a long history with Riley Hospital for Children and this annual bowling event, scheduled for the evening of December 11th, is one of the team’s two primary fundraisers for the local hospital. DSR has raised more than $690,000 for Riley since 2005; the goal is to break the $700,000 mark at this year’s bowling event, held at the 80-lane Royal Pin Western Bowl, 6441 W. Washington Street in Indianapolis.
The public is invited to bowl and mingle with the full complement of DSR racing stars as well as other NHRA and INDYCAR standouts. Racers who have cleared their schedules for this wonderful and fun gathering include 2019 NHRA Auto Club Road to the Future rookie award winner Austin Prock from John Force Racing, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport, INDYCAR’s Carlin racer Charlie Kimball, 2018 Funny Car champ J.R. Todd from Kalitta Motorsports, as well as NHRA’s on-air FOX Sports team Amanda Busick, Jamie Howe and Brian Lohnes.
All are ready to ‘throw down’ for this great cause on any one of Western Bowl’s 80 lanes, as are motorsports personality David Freiburger and Indy’s FOX 59/CBS 4 sports anchor JoJo Gentry. The public is invited to bowl with these racing stars, secure in the knowledge that 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Riley Children’s Foundation. Doors open at 6:30PM, with opening ceremonies starting at 7PM.
Lanes can be reserved by contacting Kassandra Pawuk ([email protected]) or via the online link: https://secure2.convio.net/rcf/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=102825#.XefWD5NKjBI. Admission for non-bowlers is $20 at the door.