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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: April 10, 2018 04:07 PM
From: Representative David M. Maloney, Sr.
To: All House members
Subject: “Pocono Raceway Day” in Pennsylvania

In the future, I intend to introduce a resolution recognizing April 16, 2018 as “Pocono Raceway Day” in Pennsylvania.
As you know, Pennsylvania has an extensive and rich history of motorsports of all types. The Commonwealth has benefited economically from the longtime investments of a range of businesses that are involved in the production and engineering of many motorsport vehicles used in racing today.
Pennsylvania is one of two states having the most National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) fans and there are approximately 20 Chapters of Official NASCAR Members Clubs located in this Commonwealth.
In terms of Racetracks, Pennsylvania ranks among the top five states in the country and is home to Pocono Raceway, a family owned and operated racetrack serving thousands of stock car fans since 1968. Pocono Raceway is the Commonwealth’s largest raceway, boasting the hosting of one INDYCAR event and two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events each year.
Pocono Raceway is committed to operating an environmentally conscious raceway through the implementation of the Pocono Raceway Green Project. Pocono Raceway’s 25-acre solar farm provides enough energy to power the entire facility and surrounding neighborhoods, offsetting nearly 2,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. The Pocono Green project also includes innovative recycling efforts, composting programs, and even grazing sheep, all to keep the beautiful Pocono community a clean and attractive environment for thousands of visitors each year.
Please join me in recognizing April 16, 2018 as “Pocono Raceway” Day in Pennsylvania.

Introduced as HR833