Did you know that automobile races were first held on public streets? Since conditions were not always safe for this practice, people began to race on horse tracks instead. This led to modern raceways specifically designed for racing cars.
Today, you can enjoy high-speed car races as they unfold before your eyes. The Pocono Raceway events coming up will provide a spectacle you don’t want to miss!
The Pocono Raceway, also known as the “Tricky Triangle,” was first constructed in 1968. Over the years, it has come to enjoy a reputation as a unique track. It is one of the few NASCAR courses not owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. or the National Speedway Corporation.
The Pocono Raceway has the racetrack plus three separate infield sections that connect to the main track, allowing for more lap options during non-race weekends. Each turn on the main track is modeled after turns on other tracks throughout the U.S., making these turns difficult since they are all different from each other. The stretches between the turns also differ in length, which compounds the challenge.
In addition to the races it hosts from the IndyCar Series and NASCAR, the Pocono Raceway is home to other kinds of entertainment.
Various sports car companies enjoy the use of this track, like Signature Car Collection from whom you can rent a sports car.
You have a choice of riding along as a professional commandeers the car for a heart-racing experience similar to the real thing, or you can take the wheel yourself. If you’d prefer something smaller-scale, consider go-kart racing!
The Poconos Raceway hosts exciting races every year, and this year is no different. See below for a schedule of upcoming 2019 Pocono Raceway Events!
Upcoming 2019 Poconos Raceway Events
Friday, May 31st, 2019
General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 | ARCA Menards Series
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons | NASCAR Xfinity Series
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Pocono 400 | Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Friday, July 26, 2019
Pennsylvania 150- ARCA Menards Series
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Gander Outdoors 150- NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Gander Outdoors 400- Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Vintage Indy Celebration and IndyCar Series Qualifying
Sunday, August 18, 2019
ABC Supply 500 – IndyCar Series
You’ll want to purchase tickets ahead of time because these races are popular and sell out fast! For a more detailed schedule of events, take a look at the Pocono Raceway’s website.
Fuel Up at Mountaintop Lodge
After you get your fill of fast-paced entertainment, come back and relax by the tranquil waters of Lake Naomi at Mountaintop Lodge. We are minutes away from the racetrack and tons of other things to do in the Poconos, yet our location enjoys the quiet privacy and solitude you’d expect from a lodge nestled in the Pocono Mountains.
Stay in the cozy Poconos room for a rejuvenating experience. The decor strikes a balance between bright and rustic and offers a comfortable place to unwind. Wake up in the morning to bright sunshine streaming in through the window that overlooks the backyard.
Start your day off right and treat yourself to our complimentary gourmet breakfast. Afterward, sip a cup of fresh-brewed coffee from the onsite coffee and pastry shop while you take in the views from the large lodge porch.
Be sure to browse all of our rooms and take a look at our specials before you book your vacation to the beautiful Pocono Mountains today!