Taking a day of from driving 8,000 horsepower cars down a two-lane track, NHRA Top Fuel drivers were found slinging bowling balls down the lanes of Brownsburg Bowl to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital Tuesday night.
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) teamed up with NAPA to host the third annual NAPA Bowling for Riley charity event. DSR has raised more than $120,000 for Riley in the past five years, with the charity bowling event and U.S. Nationals Open House.
Raising money for Riley is personal for DSR driver Larry Dixon, whose son was treated at the hospital for an infection in his knee.
"The way I see it, they helped save my son," said Dixon. "So I get to have some fun, hang out with some fans, and raise some money which is a great thing."
But don't think because they traded in race-suits for bowling shoes that the athletes have left their competitive drives on the blacktop. Some of the drivers are contributing their own donations by pooling money in friendly contests.
"We're all pressing each other for gambling," said DSR Top Fuel Driver Antron Brown. "And whoever wins, we're giving the winnings to Riley Children's Hospital."
Drivers rotated along each of the lanes to spend one-on-one time with their fans. Along with the action on the lanes, the event included a silent auction and door prizes that were given away during the event.
Top Fuel Drivers switch from fast lane to bowling lane for Riley
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) teamed up with NAPA to host the third annual NAPA Bowling for Riley charity event.
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