The women's bobsled competitors will make their 2014 Sochi Olympics debut in the first two heats of the event on Tuesday at the Sanki Sliding Center in Russia.
All teams have already familiarized themselves with the Sochi track after their training runs over the past few days, but Tuesday's competition will separate pretenders from contenders as the pressure mounts for all teams.
USA teams are expected to go all out to earn a place at the podium and they are on pace to fulfill the goal after impressive performances in the final training runs.
Elana Mayers and Lauryn Williams of USA-1 Team ruled the first of two training runs on Sunday, while Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans of USA-2 Team ended up fourth, The Greubel-Evans tandem then dominated the final training run, while the Meyers-Williams duo struggled to sustain their momentum, finishing in fourth place.
USA-3 team is also expected to have a fair share of the spotlight as former Summer Olympian Lolo Jones makes her Winter Olympic debut as she teams up with Jazmine Fenlator.
Jones and Fenlator struggled in the final training runs on Sunday, finishing 10th and eight, respectively. But despite their so-so performances on Sunday, Jones, a former Olympian hurdler, remains confident about their chances as she tries to silence her critics, who questioned her inclusion in the team few months before the 2014 Winter Games.
"My job is the same as it's always been," Jones said in a Boston Herald interview. "I want to go to the Olympics and I want to win a medal. That goal has never changed. If I have to take a whole bunch of crazy bad Twitter replies or hate mail or people saying I get more publicity, I don't care."
The USA teams will look to score podium finish, but standing on their way is the Canadian pairing of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse. Canada won the event during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Germany, who also has three teams in the event, could also give USA and Canada a run for their money on Tuesday's race. The final two runs will be on Wednesday.
The first run will start at 10:15 a.m. EST and fans can catch the event through live stream at NBC Olympics Live Extra. Full TV schedule are available here, while final results will be available here.