LONG POND, Pa. (April 11, 2016) – In conjunction with National Pet Day, Pocono Raceway President & CEO Brandon Igdalsky has announced the creation of the Pocono Raceway Bark Park, the first dog park at a national motorsports facility.
The Pocono Raceway Bark Park will be housed in the infield at Pocono Raceway, near the Infield Fan Center along Earnhardt Road. The 100-feet by 100-feet facility will be open to all dogs in the infield and feature a secure gate, obstacles and size-appropriate exercise areas.
“We know our fans like to travel with their dogs and we wanted to be the first to provide a fun and safe atmosphere for them,” said Igdalsky.
The Pocono Raceway Bark Park is free of charge and open to all fans who have secured an infield camping spot.
Fans who have purchased an infield camping spot can buy a limited-edition Pocono Raceway dog tag. The dog tag will allow fans an extra two hours of access and entry into the “Best in Show” contest. The “Best in Show” contest will be held at the Pocono Raceway Bark Park with the winning dog announced during the Infield Block Party Saturday night of each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend and having a photo taken with Pocono Raceway’s beloved mascot Tricky The Fox.
The Pocono Raceway Bark Park will be open for those four-legged fans with dog tags from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. The park will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In addition, Pocono Raceway is giving away a free dog house and $200 gift card for dog food to a lucky canine owner. To register for your chance to win, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/barkpark. The deadline to enter is July 31 with the winner announced shortly thereafter.
To purchase your dog tag and camping spot, please call 1-800-RACEWAY.
Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2016 racing season, including a NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the inaugural time on June 4. The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race is set for June 5, the Pennsylvania 400 NSCS race on July 31 and the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 21. The Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck race is scheduled for July 30 and two ARCA Series Presented by Menards races with General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on June 3 and the ModSpace 150 on July 29 offered as well.
Tickets for all races are now on sale at www.poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.