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: Jim from Nazareth, PA.
Name: Jim Pokrivsak
Hometown: Nazareth, PA
Family/Pets: Wife: Monica, Children: Erika, Kira, Kole, Grandchildren: Sadie, Cooper
Occupation: Director of Athletics
Favorite Driver, and why: Kevin Harvick, he is a fierce competitor and seems to put himself in a position to win at the end of every race.
How many years have you served on the Pocono Raceway Fan Council? One.
What was the main reason you wanted to join the Pocono Raceway Fan Council? Be part of the excitement of NASCAR/IndyCar, more specifically at my home track Pocono Raceway.
What is the most rewarding part of being on the Pocono Raceway Fan Council? Learning something new about NASCAR/IndyCar and Pocono Raceway every race I volunteer for.
How did you become a fan of racing/ Pocono Raceway? My father won 2 free tickets to a NASCAR race on AM Radio back in the 1970’s. I then always followed from a distance, but now enjoy every race weekend for NASCAR/IndyCar at the track.
What is your favorite Pocono Raceway memory? Taking my son Kole to his first race when he was about 8 years old.
Why should someone who has never been to a NASCAR/IndyCar race do so at Pocono Raceway? Attend one with an open mind, it’s very exciting!
What advice would you give to a first-time Pocono Raceway visitor? Spend the weekend at/near the track to take in the variety of activities available for the entire family.
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? Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Tony Stewart.
Besides being a race fan, what other hobbies do you enjoy? Hunting and Football.
Anything additional you would like to share? Granddaughter Sadie (4) was on vacation last summer in Florida, attended the Xfinity Series race at Daytona, When she came home she then wanted to come to Pocono to see the race, she also wanted me to buy her a Kyle Busch hat!