For those of you who may not know, I am also the host of a radio show called “Race Talk Live with Kate Moss.” Kate has been my radio name for well over 10 years. It airs on CLNS Radio (www.clnsradio.com) on Wednesdays from 7-8pmEST.
This past Wednesday, I was excited to have Pocono Raceway CEO/President Brandon Igdalsky (the Grandson of the patriarch and matriarch of the track, Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rose Mattioli) on to talk about the much anticipated GoBowling.com 400.
I’ll be honest. In the past, I had a “love-hate” relationship with Pocono International Raceway. But, in the last few years, I have grown to appreciate the track, like the changes that have been made, and can say that it’s one of my favorite tracks to see and cover a race.
Pocono is unique in so many ways. Not only are they the only race track that I know of powered completely by massive solar panels, they are the most family-oriented track, too.
Igdalsky told me that there’s much more to come to his facility, and Pocono Raceway’s plans will take another seven years to complete.
On Friday nights when NASCAR is in town, they started having parties in the infield and on Saturday nights, they have a fireworks show.
The family-oriented atmosphere extends into race day with a petting farm behind the grandstands as well as “Tricky’s Kit Kamp,” a playground for children. Something else that Pocono does is allow children 12 and under free admission on Fridays and Saturdays with an adult holding a grandstand ticket accompanying them.
To listen on demand to Race Talk Live with Kate Moss featuring Brandon, click here: