NHRA pro racers to hit a different lane June 5, join bowlers to raise money for Riley Kids

May 08

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 2, 2012) – There is a winner and a loser in each drag race and bowing match.

But on June 5 when some of world’s top professional drag racers join with the Indianapolis bowling community and race fans at Royal Pin’s Western Bowl in Indianapolis, there won’t be any losers.

And the big winner will be the Riley Hospital for Children and Riley Children’s Foundation.

The fourth annual DSR Bowling for Children fundraiser presented by NAPA will be at Royal Pin’s Western Bowl center at 6441 W. Washington St. near Indianapolis.

“DSR drivers compete fiercely against Morgan Lucas, Brandon Bernstein, Shawn Langdon, Tony Pedregon and all our NHRA rivals but, for one night in June, we’ll all be on the same team in supporting the kids and families who trust Riley Hospital for Children to provide unequalled medical care,” said Mike Lewis, senior vice president of DSR.

“We are proud to contribute the proceeds from our two annual DSR fundraising events to the Riley Hospital Foundation.”

DSR also has an open-house and car show at its Brownsburg headquarters during the U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Clermont.

In six years, DSR has raised over $150,000 for the Riley Children’s Foundation.

Leading the roster of sports celebrities at the event will be NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series stars, including:

Don Schumacher Racing’s Antron Brown (Matco Tools/Aaron’s Dream Machine Top Fuel Dragster), Ron Capps (NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car) and Spencer Massey (FRAM/Prestone Top Fuel Dragster); Morgan Lucas Racing’s Brandon Bernstein (Lucas Oil/MAV TV Top Fuel Dragster) and Morgan Lucas (Geico Top Fuel Dragster); Al Anabi Racing’s Shawn Langdon; and Screamin’ Eagle Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec.

The Riley Children’s Foundation receives all proceeds from the tournament that will feature the fun No-Tap scoring format where nine pins down on the first ball also scores as a strike.

The event begins with dinner at 6 p.m. followed at 7:15 p.m. with driver introductions and bowling begins 15 minutes later.

All entries include VIP access to the Hall of Fame private room for dinner, soft drinks and time to mingle with the NHRA stars for autographs and photo opportunities. A cash bar will be available.

A silent auction will feature a variety of drag racing memorabilia and merchandise including a xxx-inch TV donated by Aaron’s.

The entry fee is $50 per bowler, and teams of four or individuals are welcome. Non-bowling spectator admission is $10 and one child 12 and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. Bowling shoe rental is an additional $3.

Sponsorship packages are available:
- A DSR show car appearance (Indy area)
- Four-person team entry
- Lane Sponsorship
- Four-person team entry
- Lane Sponsorship
- Lane sponsorship

For information and interest in sponsorships:
317.340.8866 or

To register:
Go to Royal Pin’s Western Bowl
6441 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.
Checks should be made to Riley Children’s Foundation

About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Museum Home.
As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the car 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 358,00 times.
Riley Hospital’s partnership with IU Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital for Children the leader in pediatric car in the state and region.
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