Recently IndyCar fan, Michael J., rode his bicycle from Pocono Palace to Pocono Raceway (about 10 miles) to renew his 2018 season tickets. Michael is a both an avid bicyclist and race fan. While at the track Michael was able to go on a track tour, on this tour we took him up to his 2018 seats to check out the view. Michael has chosen to sit in the 300 level for the 2018 ABC Supply 500.
HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY
FAMILY, KIDS & PETS: 2 kids 1 cat (They were aware he rode his bike 10 miles to the track)
FAVORITE DRIVER: Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanan
FUNNIEST TRACK STORY: Actually I came over once when the track was closed for the winter and there was snow on the track, I really wanted to take my bicycle out on the track.
MOST MEMORABLE TRACK STORY: I think it was the last race 7 wide down the fron straight away was amazing
HOW MANY RACES HAVE YOU BEEN TO: Every Indy Car race since 2013 and about 4 NASCAR races
FAVORITE PART OF POCONO RACEWAY: Its very fan friendly, I really like the use of the Solar farm, also everyone is so nice at the track.
WHEN/HOW/WHY DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN RACING: When I was young I had a neighbor who would take me to a whole bunch of small tracks in Connecticut.
ADVICE FOR POCONO RACEWAY FANS: Other than sunblock, I think just more should come they are missing some awesome racing by not being here!
FIRST JOB/FIRST CAR: My first job was working in a supermarket. The first car I wanted was an Alfa Romeo but my mother made me buy my sisters Volkswagen.
WHAT DRIVER WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET AND WHY: I’ve met Al Uncer, Juan Pablo, Will Power and they were all very nice I always seem to meet them down in the paddock area.
WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THESE SEATS THAT MADE YOU WANT TO SIT HERE FOR 2018: There is a lot of action coming off Turn 3, I also think its nice you can see them accelerating, you can see the pits and even see the start finish line.
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