PPG Automotive Refinish is congratulates the USA four-man Olympic bobsled team on winning the gold medal in the recent winter Olympic games held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The victory, achieved in the PPG-painted Bo-Dyn Night Train bobsled, was the first men’s four-man gold medal Americans have earned since the games of 1948.
The U.S. team led by driver Steve Holcomb with pushers Justin Olsen and Steve Mesler and brakeman Curt Tomasevicz raced to two heat records and then went on to win the event, limiting the German and Canadian bobsledding teams to silver and bronze medals, respectively.
The team’s Night Train sled was a result of NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine’s efforts to provide USA bobsled athletes with sleds designed with advanced racecar technology. Bodine got involved with bobsledding in 1992 when he noticed American athletes were competing with European-made sleds. He was determined to create a “Made in America” sled that would be competitive and capable of taking the USA Bobsled team to the medals podium.
PPG got involved with Bodine right from the start by providing sleek coatings that looked great and withstood the challenging conditions of bobsledding. The Night Train sled featured Deltron DBC9700 black and DCU260 clearcoat.
“This was a big, big win for the team, the U.S. and PPG,” said NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine. “PPG has supported this team with great product and technical assistance for 18 years. They’re a key part of our success and we’re thrilled they’re part of this.”
The USA team is now a consistent medal winner on the World Cup circuit, and the PPG-painted sleds and their technology are recognized worldwide. Their signature quality is how quiet they are compared to other sleds when racing down the run.
Night Train sled and USA Bobsled