Howell Tractor & Equipment Gets In on Indy 500 Action

Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC held an event during Indianapolis 500 Qualifying on May 21st for its customers and friends.

📅   Fri June 03, 2016 - Midwest Edition


Customers of Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the RLL team garage. This is Graham Rahal’s backup car.
Customers of Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the RLL team garage. This is Graham Rahal’s backup car.
Customers of Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the RLL team garage. This is Graham Rahal’s backup car. 
Spencer Pigot, driver of the #16 car, Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan, stands in the garage area. 
The #15 car, driven by Graham Rahal, is ready to head out to practice before qualifying begins.
Customers walk around the world-renowned Gasoline Alley.
The #16 car driven by Spencer Pigot — with major sponsors Manitowoc, Grove, Potain and Mi-Jack — is ready to run a few practice laps before qualifying begins.
The steak and shake pit area of the #15 car driven by Graham Rahal. (L-R): Rich and Maria Smith of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock enjoy the Mi-Jack tower terrace suite #34 with host Phil Linoski, area manager, Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC. 
Mark Dehnert (L), area manager, Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC, welcomes Dan Tippet of Reyes Group to the Mi-Jack suite. 
Dan Cooper of Mervis Industries brought his, daughter Amy, to the Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC time trials event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 
Inside the “The Mi-Jack Diner” are Ted Roth (front), president of Erman Corporation, and (L-R) his wife, Christine; and Lynn and Alan Johnson, Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC. 
(L-R): Dave Prentice, Phoenix Services; Michelle Tosto and Mike Schwartz, Utility Services; Tom Ellis, president, Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC; Jack Lanigan, president of Lanco group of companies; and Gray Bowser, Phoenix Services, get ready for the Indy 500 time trails at the Mi-Jack suite.
Amanda and Darren King of Phoenix Services watch the cars speed around the track at speeds exceeding 225 mph.
(L-R): Mike Abraham and Jim Bracken, both of Brackenbox; Mark Dehnert, Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC; and Michelle Tosto and Mike Schwartz, Utility Services, share a laugh before the race. 
(L-R) are Roxann and Derrick Kloc, both of Reliable Asphalt, and Alan Johnson of Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC.
Mike Spradlin of Reyes Group takes in the qualifying day at the Indianapolis 500 motor speedway.

Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC held an event during Indianapolis 500 Qualifying on May 21st for its customers and friends.

Guests watched as Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) drivers Graham Rahal, #15, and Spencer Pigot, #16, competed on the famous oval as they set the starting grid for this year's historic 100th running of the world-renowned Indy 500 on Sunday, May 29th.

Rahal, whose father is legendary racer Bobby Rahal, has been competing professionally since 2003 and made his debut in the IndyCar Series in 2008.

In 2015, Pigot clinched the Indy Lights Championship by sweeping the final two races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. He won a scholarship to compete in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the Verizon IndyCar Series and in November signed with team Rahal Letterman Lanigan.

During qualifying, attendees were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the RLL team garage, Pit Row and Gasoline Alley. Entertainment included tickets to the historical Speedway Museum, food and beverage service throughout the day, interactive games, exhibits and live music.

All guests of Howell Tractor and Equipment were accommodated and entertained in the Mi-Jack Products suite. Mi-Jack Products is an affiliated company of Howell Tractor and Equipment run by President Mike Lanigan who also is co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan with Bobby Rahal and David Letterman. Howell Tractor has been an equipment industry leader since opening its doors in 1943. They are renowned for their world class service, parts availability and 24/7 customer care.

For more information, visit www.howelltractor.com and www.mi-jack.com.