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Verizon IndyCar Series, Pocono Raceway Announce Two-Year Extension

LONG POND, Pa. (August 10, 2016) – Pocono Raceway President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky today announced that the Verizon IndyCar Series will visit ‘The Tricky Triangle’ in both 2017 and 2018. Exact race dates will be announced in the near future. The ABC Supply 500 is scheduled for August 21 at Pocono Raceway and 2018…

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Verizon IndyCar Series Test On August 4 Open To Fans

LONG POND, Pa. (July 28, 2016) – The Verizon IndyCar Series test session at Pocono Raceway on Thursday, August 4 will be free and open to the public and fans are encouraged to attend to get a preview of the upcoming ABC Supply 500 race weekend scheduled for August 20-21. Verizon IndyCar Series drivers from Andretti…

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Pocono Raceway Expands Spectra By Comcast Spectacor’s Services To Include Food Services & Hospitality

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LONG POND, Pa. (March 22, 2016– Pocono Raceway is expanding its partnership with Spectra by Comcast Spectacor at the 2.5-mile raceway to now include Food Services & Hospitality, according to President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky. Details of the contract were not announced.

As part of the new arrangement, Spectra, which has provided Ticketing & Fan Engagement services to Pocono Raceway since 2007, will oversee all food and beverage at the raceway this summer and will assume concession responsibilities beginning in 2017, Igdalsky said.

Spectra plans to enhance the guest experience with their Everything’s Fresh™ philosophy, which means the freshest, highest quality ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible and served fresh to guests.

Spectra Food Services & Hospitality operates at more than 140 facilities throughout the United States and Canada including professional raceways, National Football League stadiums, Major League Baseball parks, as well as other sports stadiums, arenas, convention centers, casinos, fairgrounds and cultural facilities. Spectra Food Services & Hospitality operates at the Iowa Speedway, the Portland International Raceway, the O.Co Coliseum, home of the Oakland Raiders and the Oakland Athletics, as well as Everbank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“Spectra is truly a wonderful partner that enables us to enhance our guest experience,” said Igdalsky. “While we are always looking to do more for our fans, we felt food and beverage was an important component of the race experience. Spectra has an outstanding reputation for their quality of food and service. They are the industry experts and will help us maximize opportunities for our guests with incredible offerings.”

“At Spectra, we pride ourselves on transforming events into exciting experiences for our guests,” said Glen Brandeburg, President and COO, Spectra Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality. “With the addition of our Food Services & Hospitality division at Pocono Raceway, we’re able to create new and exciting opportunities for our clients that ultimately benefit their customers. Pocono Raceway is a terrific partner and we look forward to creating significant wins for our client and their guests.”

The combination of Spectra Food Services & Hospitality and Ticketing & Fan Engagement help to enrich the Pocono Raceway fan experience by offering great package opportunities. For example, Pocono Raceway offers the “Tricky Track Pack” as a family or group experience that includes 4 Sunday grandstand tickets, four hot dogs, and four Coca-Cola products for just $99. This enables fans to seamlessly purchase the “Tricky Track Pack” in advance through the Pocono Raceway ecommerce site, powered by Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, and get an incredible value and a rich combined live entertainment and concessions experience on race day.

“Spectra has been an amazing partner on the ticketing side of the business and we anticipate the same with food and beverage,” said Igdalsky. “Any time we can make things better for our guests and improve their experience at Pocono Raceway, we want to take advantage of that. Mountain Concessions has been a great partner and we would like to extend our sincerest thanks for all of their incredible service. Famularo Catering, as well, has been great to work with.
“This unbelievable partnership extends far beyond Food Services & Hospitality and Ticketing & Fan Engagement, as Spectra is a part of Comcast,” Igdalsky added. “When you look at what Comcast is able to do as a company, including serving as the entitlement sponsor of a NASCAR XFINITY Series race here in June and their expertise in the live-event space, we have a partner that offers us something that cannot be replicated.”

Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement provides Pocono Raceway with ticketing, marketing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) services to enhance all fan interactions with the raceway. Pocono Raceway leverages Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement’s online ticketing and eCommerce platforms, access management, and marketing services that include Marketing Automation and Salesforce CRM, Google Search Marketing and display ad retargeting.

Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2016 racing season, including a NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the inaugural time on June 4. The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race is set for June 5, the Pennsylvania 400 NSCS race on July 31 and the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 21. The Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck race is scheduled for July 30 and two ARCA Series Presented by Menards races with General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on June 3 and the ModSpace 150 on July 29 offered as well.

Tickets for all races are now on sale at poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWA

Vintage Indy Cars Returning To Pocono Raceway

Vintage Indy Cars Returning To Pocono Raceway
Vintage INDYCAR Celebration Set For August 20-21


LONG POND, Pa. (March 7, 2016
– For the third consecutive year, the Vintage INDYCAR Celebration is returning to Pocono Raceway, Chief Operating Officer Nick Igdalsky announced today.

Pocono Raceway will host the ABC Supply 500 on August 21 and Vintage Indy Cars will be included in some of the weekend’s festivities.

“We continue to try and find ways to add experiences for our fans and this is another opportunity,” said Igdalsky. “Our fans will have the chance to see some incredible cars on the track and see some of the tremendous history INDYCAR. With this being the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, it will be great to revisit some of those great cars.”

Gary Mondschein, editor of The Classic Racing Times, is helping to promote the events. Vintage Indy Cars will load in Friday, August 19 with track exhibitions sets for Saturday and Sunday. Following Saturday’s last session, the group’s annual Awards Dinner will be held.

Vintage Indy Cars will also be part of a planned car show that includes race cars, street rods and classic cars.

“Our first two events had a great showing and we expect even better this year,” said Mondschein. “The early response has been positive and our objective continues to be providing the best possible experience on one of the greatest racetracks in the world.”

Dick Simon, who started the Indianapolis 500 on 17 occasions, will serve as Grand Marshal of the Vintage INDYCAR Celebration and be available for autographs.

“I am so honored to represent the Vintage Indy Cars at Pocono Raceway and be part of such a great event,” said Simon. “I ran the first Pocono 500 back in ’71. I’ve got some great memories of Pocono Raceway and always enjoyed my time in the mountains of Pennsylvania. I am anxious to get back.”

Grand Marshals, Honorary Starter and Special Guests Set to Attend ABC Supply 500

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LONG POND, PA (August 18, 2015) – Pocono Raceway announced today Jeff Smith, Managing Partner of ABC Supply Co., Inc. in Reading, PA, and Tom Wills, Managing Partner of ABC Supply Co., Inc. in Wilkes-Barre, PA will serve as the Grand Marshals for the ABC Supply 500 at “The Tricky Triangle” on Sunday, August 23rd. David Beattie, President of Bay Roofing in Fairfield, NJ, will serve as the Honorary Starter. Additionally, the United Stated Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band Herald Trumpets will perform the National Anthem. The green flag for the ABC Supply 500 is scheduled for 2:30 pm.

Pocono Raceway will be hosting several special events through the ABC Supply 500 race weekend, including:

Pocono Vintage Festival with INDYCAR – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) will host multiple events starting on Thursday, August 20th, on the 1.37-mile Southeast Road Course. SVRA Vintage and Historic Sport Racing, Formula and Sports Cars will use the interior road course, while vintage and historical oval racing cars in attendance will run exhibition laps on Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile Superspeedway throughout the weekend. The Vintage Festival will also feature car shows, located in the Paddock area. For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/svra.

The Guess Who Concert at the Infield Block Party and Fireworks Show – The public is invited to attend to The Guess Who concert and the Infield Block Party on Saturday, August 22nd. Tickets are $20, per adult, and $10, per child, ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Gate 1 Tunnel entrance starting at 5 pm. The Guess Who will be on stage starting at 6:30 pm and will be followed by local entertainment, courtesy of 40lb Head. The annual Pocono Raceway Fireworks Spectacular is scheduled to start at approximately 9:15 pm. Advance tickets are available by visiting the Pocono Raceway Main Ticket Office, located off Long Pond Road, between the hours of 9 am – 5 pm, Tuesday-Friday. The Infield Block Party is complimentary for all RV and Camping guests attending the ABC Supply 500 race weekend. For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/infieldblockparty.

INDYCAR Driver Autograph Session – The stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series will participate in a driver autograph session from 9:15 – 10:15 am on Sunday, August 23rd. This event will take place at the INDYCAR Fan Village, located in Pocono Raceway’s Fan Fair. The autograph session will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The INDYCAR Fan Village will open, allowing for fans to get in line, starting at 8 am. Note: A Sunday Grandstand Gate Admission Ticket is required for entry into Fan Fair.

For full schedule of events, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/schedule.

The ABC Supply 500 race weekend, taking place August 20th – 23rd, will feature the Verizon IndyCar Series and vintage/historical cars associated with the SVRA. Event tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at $20 for adults. Kids, ages 12 and under, are admitted free to all events on Thursday through Saturday, with accompaniment of an adult ticket holder. Tickets to the INDYCAR race on Sunday start at $25 for adults and $12.50 for children, ages 12 and under. To purchase your tickets today, please visit www.poconoraceway.com or call 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).

Please note, the Grandstand will not be open until Saturday, August 22nd. Fans attending events on Thursday and Friday will be directed to the Gate 1 Tunnel, located off Tunnel Road, for entry. Additionally, One-Day Sunday Infield tickets are not available for Sunday’s race.

The Guess Who to Perform Live at Pocono Raceway: Part of INDYCAR and SVRA Weekend, August 20-23

LONG POND, PA (August 7, 2015) – The Guess Who, on behalf of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), will perform a live concert at Pocono Raceway’s Infield Block Party on Saturday, August 22nd. In addition to the concert, the Infield Block Party will feature multiple activities for all ages, food and beverage vendors and more.  This event will take place during the ABC Supply 500 race weekend, which features the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, at “The Tricky Triangle” from August 20th-23rd.
All RV and Camping guests, staying during the ABC Supply 500 race weekend, will receive free admission to The Guess Who concert and activities at the Infield Block Party. Public tickets for the concert and Infield Block Party are $20 for adults and $10, for kids ages 12 and under. Access to the Infield, for concert attendees, will begin at the Gate 1 Tunnel entrance, located off Long Pond Road, starting at 5 pm. Advance concert ticket purchases are available at the Pocono Raceway Main Ticket Office, located off Long Pond Road, between the hours of 9 am – 5 pm, MondayFriday. For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/infieldblockparty.

The Guess Who are Canadian Music Hall of Famers whose hits “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight/ New Mother Nature” each reached No. 1 on the United States Billboard Top 100 list in 1970. Other hits from the band include “Shakin’ All Over” (1965), “These Eyes” (1968), “Laughing” (1969), “No Time” (1970) and “Hand Me Down World” (1970).

The Guess Who concert and Infield Block Party times are subject to change. Also, this is a weather-dependent event, with no rain date currently scheduled. RV and Camping guests must have their camping wristband on in order to attend. All vehicles and attendees are subject to a search.

ABC Supply to Sponsor ABC Supply 500 INDYCAR Race at Pocono Raceway on August 23

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LONG POND, PA (April 1, 2015) – Pocono Raceway, host of multiple, national motorsports events each year, and ABC Supply Co., Inc., one of the largest building products distributors in the United States, today announced the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway will be renamed the ABC Supply 500. The ABC Supply 500 race weekend at ‘The Tricky Triangle’ is scheduled for August 22nd-23rd.

“ABC Supply is a true industry leader and their love of racing couples our own,” said Pocono Raceway President/CEO, Brandon Igdalsky. “They have been involved in motorsports for over 10 years now and we are thrilled to welcome them to our extended Raceway family. We cannot wait to work with them to promote the ABC Supply 500 this year.”

“For a decade now, our racing program has brought thousands of our associates and customers together to celebrate and cheer for our team,” said ABC Vice President of Operations, Mike Jost.  “This year we are excited to have the chance to increase awareness of both ABC Racing and INDYCAR in general with our sponsorship of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.”

ABC Supply Co., Inc. is also a partner of A.J. Foyt Racing and The Milwaukee Mile. The Wisconsin-based company is a sponsor of the No. 14 and No. 41 entries of INDYCAR drivers Takuma Sato and Jack Hawksorth, as well as the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 Verizon IndyCar Series race on July 12th.

“It means a lot to me that ABC Supply is sponsoring the INDYCAR race at Pocono Raceway this year,” said legendary driver and current team owner, A.J. Foyt. “ABC Supply has been a great sponsor for me and for INDYCAR for the past 10 years, so I’m glad to see them align themselves with Pocono. Pocono Raceway has always been one of my favorite tracks because I really enjoyed racing there. The owners, the late Doc Mattioli and his wife Dr. Rose, were and continue to be really good friends of mine. Their grandsons, Brandon and Nick, have done a great job following in their footsteps with all they have done at the track in recent years. I think the fans will see another fun and competitive Indy race there this year.”

Tickets for the August 23rd ABC Supply 500 start at $25.  Kids, ages 12 and under are eligible for half-price grandstand tickets starting at $12.50. For tickets and more information, visit www.poconoraceway.com or call 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).

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