We have long said we have the best fans in motorsports at Pocono Raceway. Twice a month we will utilize this space to share their stories in our Fan Spotlight. If you would like to be featured, please e-mail Kevin at email@example.com.
Name: Lisa & Chase W.
Hometown: Needmore, PA
Occupation: Lead Sales Associate at Dollar General, a mother of one!
Family, Kids, Pets: James (fiance), son – Chase (son) and four furry cats – Bear, Calleigh, Ike & Harvey.
Question: What is your most memorable story at Pocono Raceway?
Answer: For the longest time it was when I got Dale Jr.’s autograph in 2015, but seeing the huge smile and joy on my son’s face from last year made it a weekend I’ll never forget!
Question: What is your funniest story at Pocono Raceway?
Answer: Don’t really have a funny story, everything was more of amazing & wonderful.
Question: When and why did you get interested in racing?
Answer: It was in 1998 when I went to my aunt’s house for Thanksgiving and my uncle was watching NASCAR. It caught my eye and I’ve been watching ever since. My son started watching two years ago when he realized he had the same first name as Chase Elliott! So, you can probably guess his favorite driver.
Question: What is some advice you would like to give possible first time Pocono Raceway fans?
Answer: Enjoy the moment, Pocono has the best there is to offer! Fan Fair is not just for adults, but kids as well. My son really enjoyed the bounce houses and the mini go-kart track. The experience is amazing! I also suggest the 100-Level for tickets to the race. You are so close to the cars you can smell the burning rubber, hear and feel the engines roar past at 200 mph. It’s a thrill.
Question: What driver would you like to one day meet and why?
Answer: I would love to meet Dale Jr because he’s the one I’ve watched since 1998. The things he does off the track is an inspiration. He seems so laid back like he’s one of us, just a fan who was living a dream of racing cars! My son would love to meet Chase even. I know at first he would be very shy, but he he would love to meet him to tell him they share the same name.
Question: What is one cool fact or talent about yourself you would like to share?
Answer: Fact – I love NASCAR and my new driver is Alex Bowman. Talent – I don’t think I really have any unless being supportive, caring and kind-hearted are talents!