May 11, 2013
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing employees weren’t going to let a chance to dunk their boss pass by. So one by one, they paid $10 to take their turn at knocking Sarah Fisher into the water.
While Josef Newgarden waited his turn to throw, he snuck up to hit the button on the dunk tank, sending his team owner into the water.
It was all in good fun, and for a good cause, which was the goal of the Indy Family Foundation’s inaugural Festival on Main on May 10 in Speedway, Ind.
The street fair featured live music, food and beverages, a custom car and motorcycle show, a special KidZone as well as other family-oriented activities. Even a little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the attendees.
“That was a load of fun, but I had to do it because (James) Hinchcliffe did it and so did Sarah,” said Newgarden, who along with Fisher, Hinchcliffe, Ed Carpenter and Pippa Mann took shifts in the celebrity dunk tank. “The water was freezing, but people were enjoying it, so it was a pleasure to do it.”
Proceeds from the event are directed to the Indy Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that aids those in the motorsports community who find themselves in financial need due to hardship caused by illness, injury or death.
“Heather (Carpenter) and the group that put this together – Kathleen (Thompson), Beth Boles, Megan (Krisiloff) and Lindy (Thackston) have done such a great job, especially for the weather,” Ed Carpenter said. “Everything going on is great and I’m happy to be part of it and raise money for Indy Family Foundation.”