POWERade Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. isn't wasting any time to return to
racing in 2008 as the 51-time national event winner was chosen to be a part of
Team NHRA at the third annual Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, Jan. 3-5, in Lake
Placid, N.Y. Coughlin and four fellow drag racers will take on Team NASCAR in
the fundraising event, which raises money for the United States Olympic
"I'm as excited as a kid on that
first day of snow," said Coughlin, who lives in Delaware, Ohio. "I've done my fair share of sledding
over the years, even recently with my son Jeggie III, but this is a considerable
step up in equipment."
Coughlin was asked to participate by
defending event runner-up Morgan Lucas, a Top Fuel driver on the POWERade Drag
Racing Series. Sponsored in part my Lucas Oil, the Bodine Bobsled Challenge
supports Bo-Dyn Bobsleds, which has designed and built American-made bobsleds
for the U.S. Olympic Bobsled team since 1992.