Josef Newgarden knows the pressure is on.
Gates open at 7 a.m. and admission is free. All professional drivers competing in the event will participate in a public autograph session from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The 1-hour, 45 minute endurance go-kart race for teams comprised one professional driver and three amateur drivers begins at 12:45 p.m. (ET).
The event has raised more than $165,000 to establish The Sue Wheldon Fund, which has supported a New Investigator Research Grant and early-stage programs of the Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as well as the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter’s care and support programs.
Professional drivers and sponsors scheduled to participate in this year’s event include: Newgarden (Big Machine Records); Dixon (Target); Power (Indianapolis Motor Speedway); Andretti (Bell Helmets); Hinchcliffe (Novitec 1); Carpenter (Machine of Awesome); Chaves (American Honda), Sage Karam (Comfort Revolution); Sebastian Saavedra (Firestone 1); Sarah Fisher (Firestone 2), Briscoe (Novitec 2); Jay Howard (Motorsports Graphic Designs), James Davison (Dan Wheldon Foundation/Bill Simpson 1); Pigot (Dan Wheldon Foundation/Bill Simpson 2); Jack Harvey (Performance Tire Service); Matthew Brabham (AFS/Stellricht).
“I’m hoping we get a lot of people out to New Castle Motorsports Park,” added Newgarden, who is also scheduled to compete in the Robo-Pong 200 event at NCMP on Sept. 20. “It’s such a cool event even though I’ve lost the last two years. You’ll see a lot of INDYCAR stars racing on Saturday and we do this every year to honor Dan (Wheldon), but this year we’re also honoring Justin and helping his family, so I hope everyone comes out.”