Roland, LeeBoy Drag Race Honors Co-Worker’s Memory

Fri July 19, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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This race was dedicated to the memory of Bill Mitchell who served more than 30 years in the construction industry in St Louis, Mo.
This race was dedicated to the memory of Bill Mitchell who served more than 30 years in the construction industry in St Louis, Mo.
This race was dedicated to the memory of Bill Mitchell who served more than 30 years in the construction industry in St Louis, Mo. Steve Helton, Roland Machinery Co., speaks with a fan at the drag races. Roland Machinery Co. treated more than 160 customers at the day at the races. The driver for the LeeBoy car is Quain Scott who ran a 3.75 and two 3.70 and got a speed of 204.26 mph. It was a day to remember Bill Mitchell. (L-R) are Ray Roland, CEO, Roland Machinery Co.; James and Christina Jesuit, Roland Machinery Co.; Quain Scott, driver of the LeeBoy car; Mary Ann Mitchell, wife of the late Bill Mitchell; and Mary Beth Roland and R (L-R): Jim Evans, Roland Machinery Co., Mary Ann Mitchell and Bob Hagen, also of Roland Machinery Co. Touring the starting line of the Gateway Motorsports drag strip are the father and son team, Rick (L) and Alex Surmeier of Surmeier & Surmeier.

Roland Machinery and LeeBoy treated more than 160 customers to a day at the ADRL Gateway Drags II event on June 15. The race took place at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill.

The race was dedicated to the memory of Bill Mitchell who served more than 30 years in the construction industry in St Louis, Mo., 23 of those years of which were spent working with Roland Machinery, where he was the general manager.

Quain Scott, who rode the LeeBoy Equipment Pro Extreme Corvette in the drag race, and Roland Machinery put a sticker on the back fender to give tribute to Mitchell, who passed away in June, 2012.

Scott qualified 4th with 3.707 seconds at 204.26 mph then lost in the third round of the finals. In the standings Scott is currently in 3rd place only 109 points out of first place.