Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Turner Woodard and The Stutz Business and Arts Center will be an associate sponsor for the No. 16 Verizon IndyCar Series entry of reigning Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil May 29.
“We are thrilled to welcome Turner Woodard and The Stutz to the race team for the 100th Running of the Indy 500," said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with former late night talk show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan.
Orlando, Florida native Pigot, 22, earned back-to-back championships the past two seasons. In 2014 he won the Pro Mazda championship with six wins, five poles and seven podium finishes as well as the Winterfest Championship. In 2015 he earned six wins, four poles and 10 podium finishes en route to the Indy Lights Series title which led to a three-race, IndyCar Series program with RLL in 2016.
In his IndyCar Series debut, Pigot ran as high as 12th place in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Pigot finished in 11th place in The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14. Pigot will start from the middle of row 10 in the Indianapolis 500.
“We have been a part of Spencer’s racing career as a sponsor the past three years, so without a doubt we intended to continue our support of Spencer for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500,” said Stutz owner Turner Woodard. “Having the opportunity to be associated with such a first class team as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing makes it even more special.”
About Turner James Investments, Inc.
Turner Woodard, owner of Turner James Investments, is an Indianapolis native who has successfully carved his niche in commercial development through "adaptive reuse," altering a building or property originally used for one purpose into something new that is productive and beneficial. Turner James Investments, is a holding company that owns The Stutz Business Center, The Stutz II & Wasatch Lake.
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, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2016 the team will compete in their 25th year of open wheel competition and attempt to add to their 22 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice -- their 29 poles, 87 podium finishes and 1992 series championship. The team also competed in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-2013 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 and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. In 2014, BMW Team RLL moved to the GTLM class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and earned six podium finishes including four second-place finishes. In 2015, the team earned three wins, two poles and a total of eight podiums to finish second in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships. In 2016, BMW Team RLL will attempt to add to their 13 wins, 20 poles and 57 podium finishes.