BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 28, 2018) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that OGIO, makers of the world’s most uniquely innovative golf bags, backpacks, duffle bags, and travel gear will be the official travel gear provider of the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series program in a multi-year deal.
“Our race team and crew are constantly on the go and we depend on having innovative travel bags, gear bags and backpacks while we are on the move,” said Tom Knox, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. “OGIO is able to provide RLL with a one-stop solution for our entire race team travel needs and they help us transport the team gear and equipment necessary to win the race with style and functionality. We are proud to be aligned with the OGIO brand and look forward to having a travel partner on the road.”
“OGIO is honored to be trusted by one of the premier race teams in the world for their travel gear,” said John Polkis, general manager of OGIO. “Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing demands durable and highly functional bags and we are confident that our products will stand up to the test. We are thrilled to be a part of the RLL team and look forward to celebrating with Graham and Takuma in the winner’s circle this season.”
The 17-race 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season begins March 11 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Graham Rahal won the event in 2008 and won pole in 2009 – both feats earned him the distinction of being the youngest in series history to do so. Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato has returned to the team as Rahal’s teammate for 2018. His highest start in St. Pete is pole in 2014 and highest finish is fifth in 2011. For more details about the Series, please visit www.indycar.com.