BROWNSBURG, Ind. – The Gehl brand, part of Manitou Americas, Inc. has returned as an associate sponsor of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s IndyCar Series program.
Manitou Americas, Inc. is a producer of Gehl, Manitou, and Mustang branded equipment for construction, agriculture, mining, energy industries and beyond. In addition, Gehl will enter into their ninth season of involvement with Graham Rahal, whom they have had a personal services contract with since his 2006 Atlantic Championship season where he was runner up to the champion. Gehl was an associate sponsor of the race team from 2006-2008.
“We are very excited to expand our relationship with Graham and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team in 2014,” said Dan Miller, CEO of Manitou Americas and President of the Compact Equipment Division. “Graham has been a part of the Gehl brand for over nine years. Over the years, we have developed a strong relationship with Graham that has extended to our dealers and customers. And now, with him driving the Army National Guard IndyCar, our partnership with Graham and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan racing team will further enhance the excitement of our customers and dealers and we are honored to be part of it.”
“Our partnership with Gehl began in 2006 and here we are nine years later and we couldn’t be happier to continue with them in 2014,” added Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. “They have been a pretty consistent presence for us over the years so to have Gehl back, and to work with their customers is going to be great as it is every year. Their involvement in racing also extends to playing a major role at events like the Long Beach Grand Prix and other tracks in North America. We are pleased to continue our relationship with such a great company.”
In addition to its relationship with RLL and driver Graham Rahal, Gehl has been active in motorsports for many years. Gehl has been the “Official Construction Equipment” of the Grand Prix of Long Beach for more than 24 years and Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI for over 25 years. Other race venues Gehl has been involved with include the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Denver Grand Prix, Infineon Raceway, and The Milwaukee Mile. Gehl was also an “Official Supplier” to the Champ Car Safety Team for many years.