IRL: Rahal Letterman Racing announces new partnership

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ROPER WHITNEY HILLIARD, Ohio . . . Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR), one of the leading open-wheel race teams in North America, announced today a multi-year partnership with Roper Whitney of ...

RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ROPER WHITNEY

HILLIARD, Ohio . . . Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR), one of the leading open-wheel race teams in North America, announced today a multi-year partnership with Roper Whitney of Rockford, Inc. as the team's Official Supplier of Sheet Metal Fabricating tools.

Roper Whitney was established in 1910 as a manufacturer of sheet metal fabricating machinery, punch and dies, and handtools. Their manual floor and bench brakes compliment a complete line of CNC operated folders. The Autobrake and Gemini folders are offered in numerous lengths and gauges with many different back gauges from 40" to 10', U & L shaped sheet supports. Shears are also offered in manual or powered configurations in a variety of sizes.

Roper Whitney brings together the finest brand names in metal working like PEXTO, Connecticut, and AutoBrake to deliver a complete solution. Based in Rockford, Illinois, Roper Whitney manufactures most of its products in the USA.

"We are pleased to begin this partnership with Roper Whitney," said Bobby Rahal, the 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner and the founder of Rahal Letterman Racing. "Roper Whitney has been an industry leader in sheet metal fabrication for nearly a century. These are the kind of like-minded partners that we seek here at Rahal Letterman Racing."

"Roper Whitney is elated to be partnered with Rahal Letterman and their team of professionals. We look forward to the beginning of a wonderful relationship between our two great American companies." said Cindy VanderWaal, Sales and Marketing Manager for Roper Whitney."

Roper Whitney of Rockford, Inc. is a manufacturing company that has been providing sheet metal fabricating tools and machinery since 1910. The Roper Whitney line of products includes over 200 different items most of which are produced in the Rockford, Illinois facility. The Roper product line is sold worldwide by over 800 distributors. With a tradition of honesty and integrity Roper Whitney stands firm on its reputation for supplying products that are built to last.

Rahal Letterman Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal and CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman, has been a leading open-wheel racing operation for more than a decade compiling 19 victories, 28 poles and one series championship (Bobby Rahal in 1992 in CART) and an Indianapolis 500 championship (Buddy Rice in 2004). In 2006 Rahal Letterman Racing will campaign three cars in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series. Buddy Rice and 2005 Indianapolis and IRL IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year Danica Patrick will team with rookie driver Jeff Simmons who will pilot Honda powered Panoz cars with primary sponsorship by Argent Mortgage Company and Ethanol.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Buddy Rice , Jeff Simmons , Danica Patrick