Van Keppel Customers, Employees Enjoy NHRA Races

Sat June 07, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Junior Brown and his wife, Candance, of Quapaw Quarries in Stillwater, Okla.; Brian Loderhose, vice president of product support of Van Keppel; and Laine Rieger, sales representative of Van Keppel.
(L-R): Junior Brown and his wife, Candance, of Quapaw Quarries in Stillwater, Okla.; Brian Loderhose, vice president of product support of Van Keppel; and Laine Rieger, sales representative of Van Keppel.
(L-R): Junior Brown and his wife, Candance, of Quapaw Quarries in Stillwater, Okla.; Brian Loderhose, vice president of product support of Van Keppel; and Laine Rieger, sales representative of Van Keppel. Dan Samford (L), vice president of Herzog, and Tony Pedregon (C) visit with Van Keppel customers and employees at the NHRA Drag Races. Brynn Benthal (L), director of marketing of Van Keppel and Todd Carlile, president of J & R Sand, Liberal, Kan. Carlile was the winner of the four tickets auctioned off for Sunday’s Finals at the NHRA Drag Races courtesy of Van Keppel. Proceeds from Dave Workman (L), Midstates Materials and Ben Schmidtlein, G.W. Van Keppel Co., enjoy the suite provided by G.W. Van Keppel Co. It was a fun day at the races and enjoying themselves (L-R) are Troy Miller, G.W Van Keppel Co.; Clint Golay and son, Garrett; and Doug Herrman of G.W. Van Keppel Co. The G.W.Van Keppel Co. suite was a great place to see the drag racing. (L-R) are Tim Gibler, Capital Sand; David Bolerjack, Van Keppel Co., his wife, Dee; Chet Mackney, Capital Quarries; his wife, Jean; and Joan Dulle. It was a great day for a family outing at the races. (L-R): Wendy Trout; Garrett Golay; Wendy’s daughter, Sabry Trout; Golay’s grandfather, Chris; and Ben Schmidtlein of  G.W. Van Keppel Co. (L-R): Joel Hardy, G.W. Van Keppel Co.; Chad Heitman, Eagle Materials; and sons, Peyton and Logan and wife Jenny. (L-R): Doug Herrman, G.W. Van Keppel Co.; Scott Rogers and Jesse Clark of Cornejo & Sons; and Troy Miller, G.W. Van Keppel Co.

G.W. Van Keppel customers and employees enjoyed another great year with their own private suite at the NHRA Kansas Nationals in Topeka, Kans., May 23 to 25.

“We have a great time at the drag races every year and this year was the same, if not better. We love hosting this event for our customers and we are happy to see them come out and enjoy a nice day of drag racing with their family,” said Brynn Benthal, director of marketing of Van Keppel. “Everyone had a great time watching some amazing races, getting the opportunity to walk around the pits, hear and feel the loud roar of those engines from down on the starting line and also getting to meet Tony Pedregone, driver of the Herzog Funny Car. It’s a great time for our employees and our customers and we look forward to next year!”