Dear Race Fans,
Since Monday, we have received many phone calls, tweets, posts and emails regarding our updated re-entry policy. Sitting at home last night, I wanted to clarify the policy and why we came to this decision.
The updated policy reads as: “For the safety and security of our fans, re-entry back into Pocono Raceway is restricted.”
- The key word to understand here is re-entry is restricted. This is not a zero-tolerance policy. There will be situations and circumstances which will arise which will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Gate Supervisors at the Grandstand Gate Check-Ins throughout our race weekend. If you have a situation during race weekend where you need to exit the ticketed areas, our friendly Gate Supervisors will be there to discuss it with you.
- This policy update is something we did not develop overnight. I sat through meetings with the Department of Homeland Security and other local/national agencies regarding our events. Their insight and suggestions lead to us instituting an update to our existing re-entry policy. Although there is no imminent threat to Pocono Raceway, given the times we live in and the fact so many individuals attend our outdoor sporting events, this policy has been updated to ensure all fans will be safe.
- This is the norm for most major sporting venues including the NFL, MLB, NHL, SEC Conference and the Big 10 Conference.
- This policy is not meant to penalize you, our fan. Rather it is meant to provide you a safe environment to enjoy the great racing action and the whole Pocono Experience.
The one thing we do ask is for your patience as the updated re-entry policy is put into action this weekend. We know many questions and circumstance will arise and, again, this is why the language of the updated re-entry policy says “restricted” and not “prohibited.” We will be handling every situation on a case-by-case basis.
I want you, your family and your friends to enjoy your time with us at “The Tricky Triangle,” as you have for so many years. We have been in family run business for 40-plus years now and the overall fan experience continues to improve every year. We firmly believe this policy update will not hurt your experience at our venue. It is in place to ensure fans can come to Pocono Raceway, enjoy all the activities and return home safely.
I look forward to seeing you this weekend.