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Bobby Rahal is the Co-Owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in Hillard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Indiana. He worked his way up through the racing ranks starting with SCCA’s feeder series in Formula Atlantic, then to European Formula Two. During an 18-year career spanning F1, Can-Am, Le Mans/IMSA, and CART, Bobby notched three CART championships, including a win at the 1986 Indy 500. He won at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring. With 264 race starts for five teams he took 18 poles and scored 24 wins including back-to-back CART championships. Today Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has won races in CART/Champ Car, the IndyCar Series, the Indy Racing League, Indy Lights, and the American LeMans Series.
“I only race to win. I never raced to just be there.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
While racing in Formula Atlantic, his first pro racing days against his main rival, Gilles Villeneuve, he was very competitive but due to many challenges he almost quit racing.
Deciding to get in to the automobile dealership business and creating a racing team.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A 1972 BMW 2002 tii
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
“Don’t crash.” – Bobby’s father
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