LONG POND, PA (May 22, 2015) – The second-annual Pennsylvania Hauler Parade, in advance of the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway, will take place on Thursday, June 4. Race fans are encouraged to come out and watch the parade in Harrisburg and follow the rest of the day’s events on Twitter by using #haulerPArade.
Hauler Parade Details (all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time):
- 10:00 – 11:30 am: Fan Event Before Parade – Race fans are invited to check out the haulers in person at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, located in Harrisburg, PA. Haulers will leave the Farm Show Complex at 11:45 am.
- 11:30 am: Motorsports Day Celebration – Welcome address by Pennsylvania Representative and Pennsylvania Co-Chairman of the House Motorsports Caucus John Payne and Pocono Raceway President/CEO Brandon Igdalsky. This portion will be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.
- 11:45 am: City Bound – Harrisburg Police and Fire vehicle, along with the Pocono Raceway Chevrolet SS Pace Car, will lead the haulers from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex towards the city of Harrisburg.
- 11:55 am: Parade Lap Around The Capital – The Parade route will begin on Commonwealth Avenue, approach the Capital Fountain slowly, turn right onto Walnut Street, make a right onto North Third Street, turn right onto Forster Street and then exit the city towards Interstate 81 North.
- 12:15 pm (approx.): Long Pond Bound – Haulers will be escorted by Harrisburg Police and Fire vehicle, and Pocono Raceway Pace Car, to Interstate 81 North.
- 2:00 pm (approx.): I-80 Interchange – Haulers arrive at Interstate 80 East interchange.
- 2:25 pm (approx.): 3 Mile Countdown – Haulers will take exit 284 (Blakeslee) off Interstate 80 East onto Route 115 South.
- 2:30 pm (approx.): Welcome to Pocono – Haulers arrive at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.
Fans are encouraged to take photos, share them with us and join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram by using #haulerPArade on Thursday. Be sure to follow @poconoraceway for live updates. Also, for those in the Harrisburg area, tune into BOB 94.9 as they will broadcast live from the hauler parade.
Tickets to the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 are available starting at $45 for adults and $22.50 for kids, ages 12 and under. Purchase your tickets by visiting www.poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).