LONG POND, Pa. (March 1, 2017) – Following the success of last year’s College Tour, Pocono Raceway is again partnering with four universities in advance of the 2017 racing season.
The Pocono Raceway College Tour will visit East Stroudsburg University (March 25), Neumann University (April 8), Centenary University (April 22), and the defending champion, Kutztown University (April 29).
Working in conjunction with their sport management-related clubs, those universities are taking part in a ‘3 turn’ competition with the winner earning $500 toward their club, school, or choice of charitable organization as well as access to a Skybox during the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, June 10.
In this year’s College Tour, groups will be given the opportunity to hone their skills in area marketing, sales, and event planning through a carefully crafted series of challenges. Each school also has a specific hashtag to utilize on social media throughout the College Tour. The Pocono Raceway Fan Council, along with selected Pocono Raceway staff members, will keep track of each school’s progress through a predetermined points system based on each ‘turn’ of the competition.
Those college students in attendance at events will also be introduced to ID.me, a verification system that allows students exclusive pricing to events at Pocono Raceway and a host of other special offers.
Pocono Raceway will host seven national motorsports events during the 2017 racing season, including a NASCAR XFINITY Series race on June 10. The Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race is set for June 11, the Pennsylvania 400 MENCS race on July 30 and the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 20. The Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck race is scheduled for July 29 and two ARCA Series Presented by Menards races with General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on June 9 and the ARCA Racing Series 150 on July 28 offered as well.
Tickets for all races are now on sale at poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.