SEC, DSR commit 10% of October winnings to Matco’s ‘Tools for the Cause’ fund-raising program to help Susan G. Komen fight breast cancer
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 1, 2015) – Don Schumacher announced today that his Schumacher Electric Corp and Don Schumacher Racing will donate a total of 10 percent from what DSR’s seven teams win during October to Matco Tools’ “Tools for the Cause” program that helps Susan G. Komen raise funds to battle breast cancer.
DSR will compete three times in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in October: this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa.; Oct. 16-18 at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas; and Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.
“Matco Tools has a wonderful program that helps Susan G. Komen® fight breast cancer. That disease affects so many people, and we want to help that effort,” said Schumacher, who owns DSR and is chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Schumacher Electric.
SEC, the world’s largest manufacturer of battery chargers, and DSR each will contribute 5 percent of its winnings from the total won by DSR’s seven professional NHRA racing teams.
Through August, Matco’s Tools for the Cause program has raised more than $600,000 for Susan G. Komen® (Komen.org).
Antron Brown, the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion and current points leader in the category, will drive the pink Tools for the Cause dragster in each of the three October races.
“October is a very important month in our series because it’s right in the middle of our Countdown to the Championship playoff, and October means even more to our Matco Tools team here at DSR because it is Breast Cancer Awareness,” Antron said. “My wife’s mother is a breast cancer survivor, and this disease has affected our family as well as many others.”
ABOUT DON SCHUMACHER RACING
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered near Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind., fields seven professional NHRA teams in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. In Top Fuel, the U.S. Army dragster driven by eight-time and reigning world champion Tony Schumacher, the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster driven by Antron Brown and the Odyssey Batteries/Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher dragster driven by Shawn Langdon; and in Funny Car, two-time and reigning world champion Matt Hagan in the Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots 2015 Dodge Charger R/T, 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge of Ron Capps and the Make-A-Wish Dodge driven by Tommy Johnson Jr.