Hendrickson has joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in a multi-year partnership that will see Hendrickson become an associate sponsor of the team’s NTT IndyCar Series program. As part of the deal, Hendrickson will also create a purpose-built engineering support trailer to be used throughout the season beginning with the Indianapolis 500.
“The addition of a third trailer devoted exclusively to our engineers will enable us to maximize information sharing between our most important assets – our human capital,” said Bobby Rahal, team co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Michael Lanigan. “In addition to using the state-of-the-art trailer to its full extent, we are looking forward to sharing technology.”
The engineering support trailer features a single wheel Intraxx suspension that maximizes the interior dimensions and usable space for the race team. It debuted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the team prepares for the Indianapolis 500 on May 26. The team won the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice as the driver.
“For Hendrickson, advanced technology and innovation continues to drive our product development engineering process,” said Gary Gerstenslager, Hendrickson president and CEO. “We look at all industries for inspiration and new ideas, and IndyCar has always been at the top of the list. The opportunity to partner with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on their Engineering Support Trailer and to share technology was an easy decision for Hendrickson.”
The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 26.