What is Racers Know Dave Dusick IV?

In its fourth year, the Racers Know Dave Dusick is a charity event during the first night of Performance Racing Industry focused on having fun and raising funds for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. A hospital close to his heart, the event is the brainchild of the Dave Dusick Foundation’s namesake and founder, Dave Dusick. A survivor of Rhabdomyosarcoma, Dusick now uses the Dave Dusick Foundation’s platform to give back and help children and their families who suffer from a life-altering or life-threatening illness.


When is Racers Know Dave Dusick IV?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

7 p.m. | Doors, Silent Auction and Bar Opens, including the DD Foundation Celebrity Bartender Challenge
7:15 – 8 p.m. | The MacDaddy Band
8 – 8:15 p.m. | Introduction and Welcome
8:30 – 9 p.m. | The MacDaddy Band
9 – 9:05 p.m. | Special Guest Speaker
9:05 – 9:15 p.m. | Keynote Speaker – Jay Frye, President – IndyCar Competition and Operations
10 – 10:15 p.m. | Live Date Auction
10:15 – 11 p.m. | The MacDaddy Band
10:30 p.m. | Silent Auction Ends
11 p.m. | DD Foundation Celebrity Bartender Challenge Closes, Winner Announced
11:15 – Midnight | The MacDaddy Band

Where is Racers Know Dave Dusick IV this year?

We’re glad you asked! This year’s event is hosted at the “Racing Capital of the World,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Join us in the Media Center on the fourth floor, located in the shadows of the famed-Pagoda.

How much are tickets? What do I get?

Tickets ahead of the event are $35 for General Admission, which includes admission to #RacersKDD IV and unlimited access to food stations. The night of the event, general admission goes up to $50 at the door.

Want to purchase tickets now? Head over to RacersKDD.eventbrite.com!

Want more? A VIP ticket includes more! Unlimited access to food stations and entry, a VIP ticket also ensures you receive two drink tickets and a VIP gift!

Remember – all proceeds benefit the Riley Kids! Not only do we KNOW you’ll have a great time, you can rest assured you’re having fun for a great cause at one of the greatest and historical venues in racing.

What do I wear?

At the Dave Dusick Foundation, and for our annual Racers Know Dave Dusick Charity Event during Performance Racing Industry, we want to have fun and we want you to have fun, too! Dress is casual. This isn’t a “black tie” event.

Please note: Some are taking the opportunity to dress up for our event, and you can, but note you don’t have to. We know that many of our supporters are coming straight from Performance Racing Industry and their Happy Hour – so casual dress is ok!


I’ve purchased tickets in advanced? What now?

Fantastic! Thank you for supporting the Dave Dusick Foundation! We can’t wait to see you there!

If you’ve already purchased tickets, you’ll enter Indianapolis Motor Speedway (see the map below) at Gate 6 off of Georgetown Road. Once you’ve parked (which is free!), head on in to the Media Center doors, give one of the fabulous volunteers your name at Registration, get checked in and that’s it! We’ll already have you on the list.

I haven’t purchased tickets yet? What do I do?

That’s ok! You’ll proceed to Registration to purchase your tickets, upon entering IMS’s Media Center (see the map above).

Please note: We are expecting a large crowd, and the line to purchase tickets at the door may be lengthy at times. We will have two lines set up: cash only and credit card registration. Please be prepared to line up/pay accordingly, or purchase your tickets in advanced!

Need a ride the night of RKDDIV?

Never fear! Lyft is here! Lyft is offering 15% using the code ‘RKDD’ the night of the event.

I’m a social media butterfly and want to tweet/post/share what I see. How do I do that?

We love social media!

Heading to the event and want to tweet about it? Tag the Dave Dusick Foundation using @IKnowDaveDusick and #RacersKDD! Prefer Instagram or Facebook? Post your favorite shots from the night using the #RacersKDD and #IKDDNation hashtags and we’ll feature your photos in a gallery on the foundation’s website after the event!