Statement from Bobby Rahal on the Passing of Longtime Team COO and Friend Scott Roembke

HILLIARD, Ohio (September 9, 2012) — The following quote is attrib­uted to Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Michael Lanigan regarding the passing of team Chief Oper­ating Officer Scott Roembke today.  Scott was surrounded by his family when he passed away.

This is a very sad day for all of us at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Scott was truly passionate about motor racing and partic­u­larly Indy car racing and was wealth of knowl­edge about the sport. He was a great leader, a confi­dant of mine and a dear friend. Scott’s passion was directing winning Indy cars and RLL and many drivers were the bene­fi­cia­ries of his strategic genius.  Scott was self­less when it came time for the better­ment of the Sport and the Sport is now poorer for his passing. Our prayers and sympa­thies are with his wife Darcy, son Chris and the entire Roembke family. Scott will always be a part of our team, now and in the future.”

Scott began his profes­sional racing career in 1986.  After growing up a passionate race fan in suburban Indi­anapolis, Roembke real­ized his life­long dream when he joined Patrick Racing as the logis­tics manager and worked closely with the legendary Jim McGee.  He later assumed the role of Assis­tant Team Manager for Patrick Racing.  Late in 1991, he joined Rahal-Hogan Racing as General Manager and in 2000 was promoted to Chief Oper­ating Officer, a title he held at the time of his passing.  Under Roembke’s guid­ance, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has become recog­nized as an industry inno­vator and one of the premier teams in open-wheel and sports car racing.