This Fan Spotlight features one of our Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital Kids Club Members, Gabe. He is 9 years old and provided the answers to the questions below. If you are interested in learning more about of Kids Club please click here: Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital Kid’s Club
NAME: Gabe (Age 9)
HOMETOWN: Stroudsburg, PA
FAMILY, KIDS & PETS: Family: Mom (Sara), Dad (Doug) and Sisters (Cate and Sophie). Pets: Cats (Charlie, Eliza, Clara, Ava, Persephone, Boy Cat, Sadie and Benji). Dog (Kylo).
FAVORITE DRIVER: Chase Elliott
FUNNIEST TRACK STORY: When the real fox ran across the track during the race and brought the caution flag out. No wonder the mascot is a fox named Tricky.
MOST MEMORABLE TRACK STORY: When Ryan Blaney won the“Axalta presents the Pocono 400″ in 2017. It was very exciting to see Blaney hold off Kevin Harvick to get his first win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
HOW MANY RACES HAVE YOU BEEN TO: About 10
FAVORITE PART OF POCONO RACEWAY: The cool events they have for Kids Club members
WHEN/HOW/WHY DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN RACING: When I was 2 1/2 years old my favorite movie was “Cars 2.” Then my Papa started watching real races on TV with me.
ADVICE FOR POCONO RACEWAY FANS: When they go, it’s really fun. If you get a pit/paddock pass you can get driver autographs. If you have a child you could sign them up for the Kid’s Club.
FIRST JOB/FIRST CAR: My first ever cars were Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Sr (of course, referring to the small matchbox type cars).
WHAT DRIVER WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET AND WHY: Chase Elliott because he is my favorite driver. He looks really cool.
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