Posted by: lori on May 30, 2011
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NASCAR CHAMPION TODD BODINE SET TO DO BATTLE WITH THE FRIENDLY SKIES
Mooresville, NC (May 27, 2011) – Anyone close to Todd Bodine is acutely aware of his fierce competitive nature and that his on-track intensity betrays his reserved off-track demeanor. And so it would seem natural that someone as accomplished as Bodine would continually seek something greater.
For a guy who has accomplished so much on the NASCAR circuit, where does he turn to find a challenge? Having notched Truck Series championships in 2006 and, most recently, 2010, Bodine is looking beyond the racetrack. In fact, his sights are set on something much higher…literally.
On Saturday, May 28th, and Sunday, May 29th, Bodine will wheel a Germain Racing GEICO Toyota Tundra against nationally renowned aerobatic pilot, Tim Weber, and his GEICO powered Extra 300s airplane at the Millville Army Airfield Museum in Millville, New Jersey. Weber will fly overhead while Bodine attempts to reach speed from a standing start.
With 650 horsepower under the hood of his GEICO Tundra, Bodine would appear to have the edge in the power department, as Weber’s airplane packs just 365 horsepower, but has a maximum speed of 250 miles per hour. For the obvious reasons, this weekend’s showdown will provide the expected excitement.
Having raced at America’s greatest venues, Bodine is looking forward to adding the tarmac in Millville, NJ, to his distinguished resume.
“I’ve raced against some of the top racecar drivers in the world, but I’ve never raced against an airplane,” Bodine said with a smile. “GEICO has been an associate sponsor on my truck the last two years and I appreciate the opportunity they’re giving me to do something so exciting. I was happy to be able to give them a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship last year, so this event will only help to continue to shed light on our Truck Series program, as well as the other cool programs GEICO incorporates into their marketing strategy.”
The Millville Wheels and Wings Air Show takes place this weekend, May 28th and May 29th, from 10:00 AM (EDT) to 5:00 PM (EDT) each day. For more information, please visit: www.millvilleairshow.com.
For more information about Todd Bodine, please visit: www.TeamOnion.net
For more information about the GEICO Racing programs, please visit: www.geicogarage.com
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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International