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Dillon Welch Hosts Open House At Nine Racing

Open House Crowd

A crowd of over 200 people visited the Nine Racing team facility in Brownsburg, Indiana, on Wednesday, January 25, as driver Dillon Welch hosted an open house to family, friends and sponsors.


Dillon Giving Tour

Dillon Welch describes what it is like to drive a midget race car to fans who attended his open house at the Nine Racing team shop on Wednesday, January 25.



Race car driver Dillon Welch presented a check for almost $3,200 to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana at his open house on Wednesday, January 25, at the Nine Racing facility, in Brownsburg, Indiana. He raised the money last summer during a bowling tournament that he organized.


Brownsburg, Indiana (January 27, 2012) — Fun, food and philanthropy were the themes as race car driver Dillon Welch hosted an “open house” at the Nine Racing midget team facility in Brownsburg, Indiana, on Wednesday evening, January 25, 2012.

More than 200 people toured the race shop, walked through the haulers and got up close with the race cars. Some even squeezed into the seat normally occupied by the 18-year-old Welch. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse catered the event.

“It was a great opportunity for friends, family, sponsors, and prospective sponsors to get a closer look at our racing program,” Dillon Welch said. “Everyone was very impressed and they really enjoyed the opportunity to see firsthand how all the cars are prepared and all that goes on behind the scenes in the Nine Racing facility.”

The open house evening also featured a pair of special announcements, including a check presentation by Dillon Welch to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.

“I host a bowling event each summer here in Indianapolis,” the Carmel High School senior explained. “I then give those proceeds to a local charity and I was so happy to help the Alzheimer’s Association.”

Additionally, Dillon announced a partnership with Sheltering Wings, a central-Indiana facility that provides a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

“Racing for Wings is an educational program we’ve designed emphasizing the signs and dangers of bullying and date violence,” Dillon said. “It’s another opportunity for me to use my platform as a race car driver to make a positive impact in the community.”

Winning races and making a difference in the community are Dillon’s two primary goals. He took some steps toward accomplishing those goals Wednesday night.

Dillon Welch will soon climb back into his #9 pearl white midget when the USAC National Midget Pavement Series opens the 2012 season with a two-day event at Ace Speedway in North Carolina, March 30–31.

Dillon’s sponsors include St. Vincent Sports Performance, Leisure Sports Inc., Z-Line Designs, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Row Printing, CASE Design/Remodeling, Validated Custom Solutions and BioStorage Technologies.

Nine Racing’s 2012 sponsor lineup includes K&N Engineering, Eibach Springs, Weld Racing, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Penske Racing Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, ASE, Earl’s Performance Plumbing, SSi Decals, PJ1, and Hoosier Racing Tire.

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