Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bodine Bobsled Challenge Scrapped For 2011

The Associated Press is reporting today that the Bodine Bobsled Challenge will not take place next year. In each of the last five seasons, the event pitted drivers from NASCAR and the NHRA against each other at Lake Placid, New York’s Mt. Van Hoevenberg course to raise money for the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project and the United States Olympic bobsled team.

The program was instrumental in designing and building the four-man bobsled that carried American Steve Holcomb to the gold medal in Whistler, Colorado last February; the second gold medal for the team since 2002. Bo-Dyn president Phil Kurze told the AP today that he hopes to continue the event in future years with a different format.

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