Holcomb sets pace at 2-man bobsled team trials

TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer Published:

Olympic gold medalist Steven Holcomb and brakeman Chris Fogt won the second race of the U.S. two-man bobsled team trials series Sunday night in Park City, Utah.

Holcomb and Fogt finished two runs at the 2002 Olympic track in 1 minute, 37.20 seconds -- a faster time than what Holcomb posted when he won a World Cup race on the same course last season.

Nick Cunningham and Dallas Robinson were second in 1:37.55. Cory Butner and Chuck Berkeley were third in 1:37.62, and Codie Bascue and Adam Clark took fourth in 1:38.29.

The order of finish for the drivers was the same as the first race in the series, which occurred in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Oct. 12. Holcomb competed even though he is already assured a spot on the national team this season based on past performances.