The Pocono Raceway Fan Council was created to improve the overall fan experience for race fans both at and away from the track. During race weekends members of our current Fan Council are positioned all around ‘The Tricky Triangle’ with the goal of helping other fans with any questions they may have during their visit. Leading up to our 2019 event season we will feature members of our Fan Council via these blog posts to help everyone get to know our great members of the Pocono Raceway Fan Council. For more information on our Fan Council Click Here.
Meet Our Fan Council: Rob from Johnstown, PA.
Name: Ed Sheets
Hometown: Johnstown, PA.
Family: Parents- Ray & Dawna, Brother- Zachary.
Occupation: Income Maintenance Caseworker.
Favorite Driver, and why: Chase Elliott, because he took over for my previous favorite driver, Jeff Gordon, and he has a history of success at each level of racing he has run. He is also great to his fans.
Question: How many years have you served on the Pocono Raceway Fan Council?
Answer: 2019 Marks my second year on the Fan Council.
Question: What was the main reason you wanted to join the Pocono Raceway Fan Council?
Answer: To share ideas and help to make the Pocono Raceway experience even better for everyone.
Question: What has been the most rewarding part of being on the Pocono Raceway Fan Council?
Answer: Having the opportunity to show my fellow fans why Pocono Raceway is such a special place. As a fan council member, I have had the chance to meet some great people, both on the council and on race weekends.
Question: How did you become a fan of racing/ Pocono Raceway?
Answer: I have been a fan of racing since I was little, but I didn’t start really watching it until the early 2000s. I always wanted to attend a NASCAR race in person but didn’t get the chance until I won tickets to Pocono Raceway in 2011. I had a blast during my first visit to ‘The Tricky Triangle,’ and I have been coming back every year since.
Question: What is your favorite Pocono Raceway memory?
Answer: When I got to see Jeff Gordon win in my first ever visit to Pocono in 2011. I was lucky enough to see him win in 2012 as well.
Question: Why should someone who has never been to a NASCAR/IndyCar race do so at Pocono Raceway?
Answer: Pocono Raceway is the perfect place to catch a NASCAR race. The prices are affordable, the track offers activities for everyone, and it’s a great place to spend a weekend with family and friends.
Question: What advice would you give to a first-time Pocono Raceway visitor?
Answer: Be sure to purchase a pit/paddock pass. It gives you up-close access to the cars and drivers, which is great, especially if it’s your first race experience. Also, be sure to visit the Fan Welcome Center during race weekends.
Question: If you were the host of a legendary #PoconoStyle tailgate in the infield who are 3 NASCAR/IndyCar personalities (past or present) you would invite?
Answer: Ryan Blaney, Kenny Wallace, Chase Elliott.
Question: Besides being a race fan, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
Answer: Traveling, attending concerts and other sporting events, playing video games, hanging out with friends.
Question: Anything additional you would like to share?
Answer: Hope to see you at Pocono this summer!