Steve and Kate Mezzapeso met at Pocono Raceway in 2013 while standing in line to pick up their tickets at the Will Call window. Soon there after they started dating and eventually got married in late 2017. After hearing their story we decided to work with our friends at Cove Haven Resorts to set them up with an unforgettable weekend in the Pocono Mountains. Watch the video below and read their Fan Spotlight feature to learn more about how two Dave Blaney (now Ryan) fans fell in love at Pocono Raceway.
A love Story #PoconoStyle- The Tricky Chronicles (S3:E8)
Name: Kate and Steve Mezzapeso
Hometown: Kate- New Wilmington, PA. Steve- Struthers, OH
Pets: One dog named Blanee.
Question: Who is your favorite driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series?
Kate & Steve: We were both long-time Dave Blaney fans and we are now a fan of his son, Ryan Blaney.
Question: What is your most memorable track story?
Kate: I was there for Ryan Blaney’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Pocono in 2013.
Steve: Of course, it is the will call window where I met my beautiful wife.
Question: How many races have you been too?
Kate: Eleven NASCAR race weekends and a handful of dirt track events.
Question: What is your favorite part of Pocono Raceway?
Kate: The solar farm is really cool. I am also a little partial to the will call window because that is where I met Steve.
Question: When/How/Why did you get interested in racing?
Kate: An old acquaintance turned me on to it and I was hooked from there.
Steve: Dave Blaney is from the area where I live and even owns the local dirt track (Sharon Speedway).
Question: Do you have any advice for Pocono Raceway fans?
Kate: Get there early, plan out your day with driver appearances and always have a sharpie ready.
Steve: Rent a scanner and listen to your favorite driver or the radio broadcast. It really adds to the experience.
Question: What was your first job?
Kate: A steel mill on breaks during college.
Steve: An ice cream stand.
Question: What was your first car?
Kate: 1999 Chevy Malibu
Steve: 1979 Monza Station Wagon
Question: What driver would you like to meet and why?
Kate: Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace.
Steve: Ryan Blaney is great guy and he is always great with his fans.