July 4 and July 6 Open to Public

July 4 IndyCar Test & July 6 Fireworks Open to Public

LONG POND, PA (June 28, 2013) – Pocono Raceway announced today the July 4 IZOD IndyCar Series test session, in preparation for the July 6-7 Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco race weekend, will be open for fans to attend for free. Additionally, the Raceway will host a Fireworks Spectacular, which benefits the Tunkhannock Township (PA) Volunteer Fire Department, on Saturday, July 6.

The IndyCar Series test, featuring all cars entered in Sunday’s 400-mile race, is scheduled for 9 am – 5 pm on Thursday, July 4. Gates will open at 8 am and fans will have access to select Grandstand seats. Fans may enter through Gate 7, located off of Route 115, or Gate 5, located off of Long Pond Road. Once on track property, parking attendants will direct fans on where to place their vehicles. Select concessions will also be available. Coolers are permitted (must be 12 x 12 or smaller), but glass is strictly prohibited. All cooler, bags and individuals are subject to search.

The Pocono Raceway Fireworks Spectacular, taking place on Saturday, July 6, is open to the public to attend with a $5 donation, per vehicle, to benefit the Tunkhannock Township Volunteer Fire Department. Those attending will also have access to Pocono Raceway’s Infield Concert Stage and Block Party, featuring live entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy. The public may enter as early at 7 pm ET through the Gate 1 Tunnel. Once inside the Raceway, fans will be directed on where to park in a designated infield lot. The fireworks are set to begin at approximately 9:15 pm ET. All vehicles in the designated lot, attending the fireworks, must exit the infield by 1 am ET on Sunday, July 7. Coolers (must be 12 x 12 or smaller) are allowed. All vehicles, coolers and individuals are subject to search.

Tickets to the Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco on Sunday, July 7, start at $25, for adults. All Kids Grandstands tickets are half price. To purchase tickets, please visit www.poconoraceway.com or call 1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929).


  1. Don Snyder |

    Thank you very much for the info and hopefully we will be able to attend. I appreciate your efforts to keep all fans in the loop (triangle) via electronic media and commend your efforts on behalf of all of those Pocono Fans who are fortunate to receive your updates. Keep up the good work and don’t forget your sun screen and insect repellent.

    • Pocono Raceway |

      There will be rides from Family & Grandstand RV, yes. If you do not hold a camping ticket, then no. Additionally, we are opening our Infield for a limited time on Saturday for a $5 donation to the our local fire department. You can enter at Gate 1 Tunnel and enjoy the concert stage and block party, plus the fireworks on Saturday!

  2. Tom Hamm |

    For the July 4th test will it just be selected grandstands on the outside of the track or will there be access to the pitlane grandstands and roaming (first & tunnel turn) for photographers?

    • Pocono Raceway |

      Only the Grandstands will be open for the test session. The paddock, infield (unless you are an RV/camping ticket holder) and pits are closed to the general public on Thursday, July 4. If you are an approved and credentialed media member (and the deadline to apply for credentials has passed), you can then access paddock and pits.

  3. shelly hornack |

    how much is it for water fill up and waste removal and how often do they come around for that or is there a phone # to call will they accept credit cards for that service?

    • Pocono Raceway |

      We believe it is somewhere around $20, but we are not 100% positive. Upon your arrival, you will receive information in an infield welcome bag with their number. We also do not believe they accept credit cards, so please have cash with you. Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

  4. Becky |

    Hi, one of the above replies mentions entertainment On Friday. Is there anything else happening on Friday? Or is it just Thursday and Sat fireworks?

    • Pocono Raceway |

      Fridays activities are only open to RV/Camping patrons. Fireworks are on Saturday and they are open to the general public for a $5 donation to our local Fire Department. Enter the Gate 1 Tunnel starting at 7 pm. For more information, please see the notes above.

  5. Frank |

    Did not know that you could purchase camping tickets for the Indy race. If we were traveling to come to the track would we be able to bring our RV into the infield for the fireworks and then leave when over?

      • Pocono Raceway |

        Yes…just head to RV/Camping Registration, located on the left hand side of Long Pong Road after you turn off Route 115. Hope to see you this weekend.

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