Rahal Letterman announces Partnership with Bell Microproducts for its ALMS Program HILLIARD, Ohio -- Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today a partnership with Bell Microproducts, a value-added distributor of a wide range of high-tech ...
Rahal Letterman announces Partnership with Bell Microproducts for its ALMS Program
HILLIARD, Ohio -- Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today a partnership with Bell Microproducts, a value-added distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services, as the principal sponsor of its 2007 American Le Mans Series GT2 entry. RLR's Bell Microproducts Porsche GT2 entry will make its debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March, and will be piloted by veteran sports car drivers Ralf Kelleners and Tom Milner.
Bell Microproducts, of San Jose, California was founded in 1988 and has forged a position as one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology. Recognized world wide as an industry leader, Bell Microproducts celebrated a significant corporate milestone when it sold its 50 millionth hard disk drive last month.
"I feel we have laid a strong foundation for our ALMS program and I anticipate this program will be a cornerstone of Rahal Letterman Racing for a long time to come," said Bobby Rahal co-owner of Rahal Letterman Racing. "To announce a partnership with a leading company the stature of Bell Microproducts would be a banner day for any organization, but for us to be able to combine that partnership with our recent announcement of our ALMS driver duo of Ralf [Kelleners] and Tom [Milner] serves to demonstrate the high level of dedication and resources that we are devoting to our newest program. Nobody at RLR is underestimating the enormity of the task that competing in GT2 will comprise, but it is our intention to bring a championship caliber program to the track for our debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring."
"I am very excited to be associated with Rahal Letterman Racing," said Don Bell, CEO of Bell Microproducts. "The partnership between Bell Micro and RLR builds on the success we have achieved over the last two seasons. Our program provides an incredible opportunity for Bell Micro to build and strengthen its customer relationships. Our partnership with RLR will bring this to the next level."
About Bell Microproducts Inc.
Bell Microproducts [NASDAQ: BELM] is an international, value-added distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services, including storage systems, servers, software, computer components and peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognized specialist in storage products, this Fortune 1000 company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.
Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at www.bellmicro.com.
About Rahal Letterman Racing
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 competing 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 2007 Rahal Letterman Racing will campaign two cars in the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series and make its debut in the American Le Mans Series by entering the GT2 category.