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Just one of the Many Items Available for Purchase at Auction January 3

   Motor Racing Network (MRN) donated “Be an MRN Pit Reporter for a Day” for the 4th Annual Whelen Bodine Bobsled Challenge benefit auction and dinner. The event takes place Saturday night, January 3, at the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Resort.
   Cocktails start a 7 pm, followed by dinner at 8 pm, and the auction at 9 pm. Price is $100 per person, and tickets may be purchased at the Olympic Center Box Office.
   The MRN package allows the winning bidder to join the radio broadcast crew at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 9, 2009 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The person will be allowed to work pit road with one of MRN Radio’s award winning announcers, reporting on the strategy of NASCAR’s top drivers and crew chiefs and includes a full access credential for one, an MRN broadcast uniform shirt, a “Big Break Opportunity” to interview a NASCAR driver on national radio and more.
   JEGS Automotive is donating a signed Jeg Coughlin, Jr., helmet, a signed collectable rig, a Jeg Coughlin, Sr. collectable, a 2005 JEGS/Mopar Pro Stock collectable, a 2007 JEGS collectable as well as a / Kenny Wallace late model collectable. There will also be a 2000 NHRA Team Champion jacket. This extra-large jacket was handmade by Jeff Hamilton, and only team members received them. 2000 was the first year Jeg Coughlin, Jr. won a professional title.
   Numerous other items including autographed merchandise from NASCAR and NHRA drivers will be available to bid on.
   The Bodine Bobsled Challenge features NASCAR and NHRA drivers piloting specially-made bobsleds down Lake Placid ’s infamous track in fun races geared to raise money for the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project. In Race 1, all the drivers will be competing against the clock as they take two runs down the track. Race 2 features head-to-head racing between the NASCAR and NHRA drivers, with the winner from each division squaring off in the final heat for bragging rights.
   The Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc., was started in 1992 by NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine, and has built American-made bobsleds for United States athletes competing in the World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Winter Games. Monies raised from the Bodine Bobsled Challenge go directly to this project.
   Fan packages, interactive offerings and event merchandise for the 4th Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge may be purchased online at The television shows of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Bodine events are also available for purchase on DVD at .

What Daytona is to auto racing, Lake Placid is to bobsledding.


SourceEastern Motorsport Press Association / Walt Newcomb
Posted: December 23, 2008

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