Morgan Lucas will again be going for the Gold in the third annual Geoff
Bodine Bobsled Challenge at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid,
N.Y. against some of motorsports’ greatest drivers on January 3–5, 2008.
After finishing second to seemingly perennial Bodine Bobsled champion,
Boris Said last year, Lucas is excited about re-sharpening his runners
and honing his skills for the second time of his young racing career
attacking the 18-turn tricky course.
“It’s such a thrill to know I’ll be back at the Bodine Bobsled
Challenge,” said Lucas, readying himself for the uniquely steering
package consisting of handles and precise timing. “It was so much fun
driving the bobsled, but what really made it special was getting to
know all the NASCAR guys.”
After watching the 1992 Winter Olympics, Bodine became interested in
helping the U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team create and design their own sleds
instead of relying on the old or outdated bobsleds purchased from other
countries. Bo-Dyn Bobsleds (“Bo” for Bodine, "Dyn" for Chassis
Dynamics) was created later that year by Bodine and his friend and
chassis builder, Bob Cuneo of Chassis Dynamics, located in Oxford,
Conn. Bodine founded the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc. to help create a
winning bobsled for the U.S. teams. The U. S. National Team first used
Bo-Dyn sleds in 1994. Ten years after Bo-Dyn's inception, the U.S.
team won three medals in Bo-Dyn Bobsleds during the 2002 Winter Olympic
Games in Salt Lake City, including a gold medal in women’s bobsled.
The women’s team also captured a silver medal in the 2006 Winter
Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. This past season saw the U.S. bobsled
team win two World Cup season-ending gold medals and two silver medals,
as well as 17 World Cup medals (seven gold, nine silver, and one
bronze) and two World Championship medals.