We have long said we have the best fans in motorsports at Pocono Raceway. Whether you have been coming to races for years or 2018 was your first time, we want to hear from you! If you would like to be featured, please e-mail Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we hear from one of our great fans, Elizabeth from Manchester, New Jersey. Enjoy!
Name: Elizabeth Kelshaw
Hometown: Manchester, New Jersey
Family: Husband, Mike. Daughters, Sarah and Gina, her husband Gary and their daughter, Gabby.
Occupation: Legal assistant
Question: How many times have you visited Pocono Raceway?
Answer: I’ve been coming to the Pocono Raceway since 2009.
Question: What is your funniest story at Pocono Raceway?
Answer: I have many great stories but one that stands out and it’s embarrassing more than anything. When I was on pit road during a Saturday practice session for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, I met my favorite driver, Elliott Sadler. I wasn’t paying attention and he accidentally wrote on my face with the sharpie! He apologized and he was so nice!
Question: How/when did you get interested in racing?
Answer: My daughter was into it when she was in high school, I watched a race with her and I got hooked! Loved the 48 car and Jimmie Johnson ever since!
Question: What is some advice you would like to give to possible first time Pocono Raceway fans?
Answer: Arrive early and definitely get the pit/ paddock passes, it’s so worth it!
Question: What driver would you like to meet and why?
Answer: Jimmie Johnson! I’ve got an autograph a few times from him but would love to actually meet him and talk to him. I have so much respect for him and everything he stands for.
Question: Any additional experiences or stories at Pocono Raceway you would like to share?
Answer: I have enjoyed coming to Pocono every year. I call it my happy place! I just love it.