Bodine Bobsled Challenge news 2009-12-11

Three more drivers added to Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge CHESTER, Conn. - Whelen Engineering, modified tour title sponsor for NASCAR and presenting sponsor of the Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge in Lake Placid, N.Y., has ...

Three more drivers added to Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge

CHESTER, Conn. - Whelen Engineering, modified tour title sponsor for NASCAR and presenting sponsor of the Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge in Lake Placid, N.Y., has announced its three driver entries into the Bodine field that will compete Jan. 8-10.

Donny Lia, George Brunnhoelzl III and Phillip Morris, via their 2009 Whelen Engineering championships, have been invited to drive bobsleds in next month's Bodine Challenge. The event raises awareness and funding for Geoff Bodine's Made-in-America initiative that designs and builds bobsleds for the United States men's and women's teams.

These drivers will join Joey Logano, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year, on the NASCAR team that will race against NHRA star Morgan Lucas, Shawn Langdon, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and others on the bobsled track in Lake Placid. The formats pit the drivers against the clock, and a NASCAR versus NHRA competition.

Lia, of Jericho, N.Y., captured the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Lia won four times on the year and grabbed the season-long title for the second time in three years.

Brunnhoelzl III, originally from W. Babylon, N.Y. before moving to Mooresville, N.C., won his first career NASCAR title on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour after taking the checkered flag five times.

Morris, of Ruckersville, Va., took the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion title, courtesy of nine wins in 28 starts. It was his third series championship in the last four years.

The Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project Inc. accepts donations at www.bodinebobsled.com.

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