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Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC Hosts Guests at Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend During Indy 500 Qualifying

Wed May 30, 2018 - Midwest Edition #11
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(L-R): Alan Johnson of Howell Tractor and Mike Lanigan, president of Mi-Jacks and co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, welcome John Sicinski of Illinois Marine Towing to the Howell Tractor Pole Day.
(L-R): Alan Johnson of Howell Tractor and Mike Lanigan, president of Mi-Jacks and co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, welcome John Sicinski of Illinois Marine Towing to the Howell Tractor Pole Day.
(L-R): Alan Johnson of Howell Tractor and Mike Lanigan, president of Mi-Jacks and co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, welcome John Sicinski of Illinois Marine Towing to the Howell Tractor Pole Day. (L-R): Phil Linoski of Howell Tractor, Mark Dokey of Heavy Metal Recycling and Tom Ellis of Howell Tractor discuss some event highlights. 
Mark Dehnert (L) of Howell Tractor, Mark Schwartz of LRS Recycling and Michelle Tosto of LRS Recycling enjoy the event offerings. 
(L-R): Mary and Phil Linoski, both of Howell Tractor, welcome Brad and Anna Ward and their children Zachary, Mason and Alex to the event. 
Penny Jennings and Warren Howard, both of Omni Source, share in some event refreshments. 
The #34 Mi-Jack Suite offers a wide view of the track. 
(L-R): Bryce and Stacey Pickering of SDI, Phil Linoski of Howell Tractor, Tammy Mangold of Howell Tractor and Mark Pavuk watch the racers from front of the suite. 
Mark Dehnert of Howell Tractor welcomes Jon Gallagher of Gallagher Asphalt and Nancy Pham to the Mi-Jack #34 suite. Takuma Sato, driver of the #30 car, signs autographs in the garage area. 
Lucille Dust of RPM tours answers questions about how many tires the teams go through on race day for customers touring the garage area. 
A number of guests sit at the famed finish line of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mike Myslicki of Sennebogen gets a feel for the weight of the tires while touring the pit area for Car #15, driven by Graham Rahal. 
The pit crew for Car #15, driven by Graham Rahal, preps the car prior to the time trials. 
(L-R): Phil Linoski of Howell Tractor, Eric Ruzkowski of Mid States Rail and Mike Morton of Howell Tractor enjoy the Mi-Jack suite. 
(L-R): Mark Dehnert and Tom Ellis, both of Howell Tractor, welcome Mike Spradlin and his daughter Francesca to the Howell Tractor Pole Day. 
(L-R): Gary Bowser, Zig Zurawski, Tammy McHargue and Dave Prentice, all of Pheonix Services, have fun at the Mi-Jack #34 Suite.

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Howell Tractor & Equipment LLC hosted guests at the Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend: Pole Day event during Indianapolis 500 qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind.

During the event, guests enjoyed the Mi-Jack hospitality suite while watching the racers on the track. Admission to the Indy 500 Car Museum and access to Gasoline Alley and Pit Row were included with guests' tickets. Mi-Jack Products is the parent company of Howell Tractor and Equipment run by President Mike Lanigan, who also is co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Bobby Rahal and David Letterman.

Guests watched as Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) driver Graham Rahal, #15, and Takuma Sato, #30, competed on the famous oval as they set the starting grid for this year's 102nd running of the world-renowned Indy 500 on Sunday, May 27.

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

Sato, born in Tokyo, Japan, rejoined RLL in August 2017.

RLL also partnered with the Scuderia Corsa racing team, which entered the Indy 500 for the first time in 2018 with Oriol Servia driving the #64 car.

The all-day event included two tours, an in-suite lunch, several practice and qualifying rounds and the Verizon P1 Award Ceremony.

As for the race, Will Power took the checkered flag on May 27. Rahal finished 10th, Servia finished 17th and Sato, who was the defending Indy 500 champion, finished 32nd, crashing on lap 47.

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