TranSystems Inc. Joins RLL Racing as an “Official Team Partner” of ALMS and IndyCar Programs

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 13, 2013) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Tran­Sys­tems Inc., a global engi­neering trans­porta­tion firm, has become an “Offi­cial Team Partner” as well as an asso­ciate sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal in the IZOD IndyCar Series for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

All along I have said that one of our goals is to attract the best compa­nies in the world to our team and Tran­Sys­tems certainly qual­i­fies as one of them,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan.  “Having met with Brian Larson, their CEO, on several occa­sions it’s clear that this is a well-led company being directed by a guy with a passion for his busi­ness and what the future can bring. We look forward to working with him to achieve the goals that he has set forth in this program. We welcome Tran­Sys­tems with open arms and look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

It’s a plea­sure indeed to join forces with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” added Brian Larson, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Tran­Sys­tems “RLL brings exactly what we were looking for to craft a part­ner­ship in the racing world: a storied history, a forward lean, a commit­ment to both ALMS and IndyCar and, with Mike Lanigan, a solid under­standing of our busi­ness world. Those syner­gies are what drove us to join RLL.” Larson went on, “You know, it was Bob Whyte,” (CEO of Inte­grated Perfor­mance Tech­nology), “who intro­duced me to Scott Atherton,” (Pres­i­dent of ALMS,) “as we looked to expand our motor­sports foot­print. Bob was instru­mental in helping us maxi­mize our invest­ment to cover both ALMS and IndyCar as well as iden­tify several strong B2B oppor­tu­ni­ties. Our nine year asso­ci­a­tion with IndyCar has seen tremen­dous bene­fits including a part­ner­ship with Racing For Kids that has raised over $250,000 and the Team USA Schol­ar­ship led by Jeremy Shaw and the Road Racing Driver’s Club. With RLL we’ll be augmenting all of those efforts – busi­ness and social; it’s a natural fit all around.”
In November 2012, the team announced that Graham Rahal, 24, had signed a multi-year contract to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series for the team.  TBC Retail Group, who has spon­sored Graham since 2010, is the primary sponsor of the No. 15 Honda-Dallara-Firestone entry while Valvo­line is a major asso­ciate sponsor.  Since then, the team has announced part­ner­ships for the IndyCar Series program with Norm Reeves Honda Super­store and Battery Tender, the addi­tion of an Indy car entry for Mike Conway in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and announced a full season IndyCar Series program on February 5 for James Jakes that will be spon­sored by Acorn Stair­lifts.
The 10-event 2013 Amer­ican Le Mans Series season begins on March 16 with the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring Inter­na­tional Raceway. BMW Team RLL will attempt to earn their third consec­u­tive GT class victory this year. The 16-event IZOD IndyCar Series season begins on March 24 with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Peters­burg. Graham Rahal became the youngest winner in IndyCar Series history when he won the event in 2008. He came back the next year to become the youngest pole winner in series history at the same event.
About Tran­Sys­tems Inc.
Tran­Sys­tems is a global trans­porta­tion consulting firm engaged in infra­struc­ture and facility plan­ning, design and construc­tion enhancing the move­ment of goods and people across today’s inte­grated trans­porta­tion infra­struc­ture. Its approx­i­mately 1,000 profes­sionals in 42 offices throughout the US perform a broad range of services to all sectors of the trans­porta­tion market­place. Service areas include archi­tec­ture and engi­neering, strategic plan­ning and manage­ment, supply chain, real estate and secu­rity consulting. Tran­Sys­tems’ ability to meet the broad list of chal­lenges facing its clients anywhere in the world rests firmly on the modal exper­tise, tech­nical disci­plines and consulting services gath­ered into one inte­grated busi­ness entity.
About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Browns­burg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Cham­pion and 1986 Indi­anapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan.  In 2013 the team will begin their 22nd year of open wheel compe­ti­tion and attempt to add to their 20 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice — their 29 poles and 1992 series cham­pi­onship.  The team also competes in the Amer­ican Le Mans Series as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manu­fac­turer and Team Cham­pi­onships in the GT cate­gory in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 — Manu­fac­turer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Cham­pi­onship and third in the Manu­fac­turer Cham­pi­onship.

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