The scenic countryside and picturesque surroundings of Lake Placid,
site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, has offered the NHRA Top Fuel aces
Morgan Lucas and J.R. Todd an Olympic sensation unlike any have ever felt before
– riding in a competitive Olympic bobsled.
They are among the drivers featured in Geoff Bodine’s Bobsled
Challenge. The event, run in conjunction with U.S. National Bobsledding
Championships, also features NASCAR drivers and is a fundraiser for Bodine’s
Bo-Dyn Bob Sled Project and the U.S. Bobsled Team as they prepare for the 2010
XXI Olympic Winter games in Vancouver, B.C.
“It’s a great feeling and the whole thing is that I want to make it from A
to B without wrecking and ending up on my head,” said a laughing Lucas after his
first runs Frida. “So far we’re seven for seven. It’s just a blast and you
can’t keep the smile off my face when you reach the bottom. It would be a great
second job outside of drag racing. I have never had to turn before in a race
car and you feel a great sense of accomplishment and pray that your skis are
down. It’s fun and I’ve been enjoying myself. It’s been neat hanging out with
J.R. and meeting all the NASCAR guys.