Hurricane Relief Ride Raises Over $8,000


More than $8,000 donated to the American Red Cross of the Poconos, Disaster Relief Fund

Long Pond, PA (September 2, 2011) ― The residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania responded to the urgent need for donations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene by participating in the Pocono Raceway Hurricane Irene Disaster Relief Ride. Pocono Raceway opened the track yesterday to individuals allowing them the unique opportunity to drive their personal vehicles on the famed 2.5 mile superspeedway. A donation of $10.00 per car was collected with all proceeds donated to the American Red Cross of the Poconos, Disaster Relief Fund. A total of $4,120 was raised. Pocono Raceway matched the dollar amount collected bringing the total donation to the American Red Cross of the Poconos, Disaster Relief Fund to $8,240.

“Hurricane Irene was the latest natural disaster to have taxed the resources of the Red Cross and Pocono Raceway was proud to help in the disaster relief effort,” stated Raceway President and CEO, Brandon Igdalsky. “Pocono Raceway would like to thank everyone who participated in the ride for their time and generosity, even though some individuals suffered property damage and were still without electricity days after the storm. The Raceway would also like to thank the Red Cross volunteers for their assistance and the local media for their help in promoting the event.”

Pocono Raceway will also help support the American Red Cross with their sixth-annual 9/11 Remembrance Blood Drive. For full details, visit this link:






  1. John J. Kelhart |

    My wife and I did tne Disaster Relief Ride on 9/01 and it was an awesome experience.

    It truely was “win-win” event. Monies raised for a great cause, while giving us novices a rare opportunity drive on the “tricky triangle”. We applaud all those involved in this event.

    Please consider doing more of these !!!

    John & Charlotte Kelhart
    Northampton, PA

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