USA Bobsled and Skeleton signs deal with A2 Wind Tunnel
American bobsledders and skeleton racers will continue to use a wind tunnel as part of their training for the new season and the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing after the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USABS) signed a new agreement.
USABS has penned a deal with the A2 Wind Tunnel and Aerodyn Technologies in Mooresville, North Carolina, which it claims will enhance athletes' preparations for the upcoming campaign.
Athletes are at the A2 Wind Tunnel, which opened in 2006, this week ahead of the 2021-2022 season.
"We are excited to announce our partnership with the A2 Wind Tunnel," said USABS chief executive Aron McGuire.
"USABS is always looking to provide a competitive advantage to American athletes.
"Hundredths of a second play a critical role in bobsled and skeleton, so working in a wind tunnel to test our equipment and riding positions can make a difference in our team's results on the ice."
The A2 Wind Tunnel facility is used for development by the motorsports industry, and aerodynamics certification and endurance testing for industries including bobsleigh and skeleton.
"Our family at A2 Wind Tunnel and Aerodyn Technologies is proud to continue to be a part of USABS, and now we’ve made our partnership official," said A2 Wind Tunnel general manager Geoff Eaker.
"We really enjoy hosting the team and doing our part to contribute to the success of USABS.
"The energy that surrounds the team of family, competition, friendly rivalry and cultivating international relationships is something we love to be a part of."