Pocono Raceway

1234 Long Pond Rd
Long Pond, PA 18334

Phone: (570) 646-2300

Official Web Site: http://www.poconoraceway.com

Home of the "Pocono 500" and Pennsylvania 500," Pocono Raceway has long been recognized as one of NASCAR's most competitive speedways. Pocono Raceway is located in the beautiful Pocono Mountain Resort area of Northeastern Pennsylvania and just 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia. Pocono Raceway is the Home Track of the Hooked On Driving Northeastern Region.

Renowned for its unique NASCAR championship Tri-Oval concept; the Pocono Raceway also offers several other very challenging road course circuits that Hooked on Driving will utilize in our programs:

North Road Course:
This 1.5-mile road course utilizes Pocono's North infield road course and Turn 3 of the tri-oval. The course has nine turns and 2 straights, the longest being approximately 1,700'. The course varies in width from 30' to 60'.

South Road Course:
This 1.2-mile road course utilizes the south infield road course and Pocono's high banked turn #1 of the tri-oval. The course has 10 turns, including a hairpin and three short straights. The course varies in width from 30-90'.

East Road Course:
This 1.4-mile road course utilizes the East infield road course and Long Pond straight of the tri-oval. This course has 13 turns, including a hairpin and 4 straights with the longest straight being approximately 1,545 feet. The course varies in width from 30-90'.

2.5 Mile Road Course:
This international road racing circuit has accommodated the most exotic sports cars in the world, including IMSA and GTP cars. The course features eight turns; two S's and a straightaway up to 3,055 feet long. Course set-up can be varied using the chicane and the south infield road course.

The Pocono Mountains offer four seasons of endless fun and a tremendous variety of diversions, such as luxurious resorts, family attractions, outdoor adventures, bed and breakfasts, and more. The Pocono Mountains is famous for its resorts, natural scenic beauty, 150 lakes including Lake Wallenpaupack, and the quaint, historical towns in the four-county area. The Poconos in Pennsylvania have so much to offer to the adventurous soul. Combined with its unique cultural heritage, the Pocono Mountains region is the favorite four-season playground in Northeastern Pennsylvania featuring amazing outdoor recreation including skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, hiking, fishing, boating, water parks & family play parks.

Pocono Raceway Hotels

Best Western Inn Blakeslee

Phone: 570-646-6000
Website: http://www.poconobestwestern.com

Closest to the track - the Best Western Inn is conveniently located off of Interstate 80 with easy access to key area attractions and activities including The Pocono International Raceway, Golfing and much more. The hotel features an extended complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor heated pool with a sauna, an exercise area and high speed wireless internet service.

Ramada Inn
Route 940, Lake Harmony, PA

Phone: 570-443-8471

The Ramada Pocono is conveniently located off I-80 Exit 277 and Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 95. The award winning Stable Restaurant offers dinner seven nights a week. The Garden Terrace Restaurant overlooking the heated indoor pool serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week. The Cooper Penny Lounge is the perfect place to relax. The Ramada Pocono is an Interior Corridor Hotel offering Free Parking, Free USA Today Newspaper, Free In-Room Coffee, and Free Incoming Faxes. All rooms are equipped with coffee makers, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, Cable TV and in-room safe. The indoor recreation facility at the Ramada Pocono includes the unique snowman-shaped swimming pool, saunas, nine-hole miniature golf course and electronic games. In the Lounge we have a pool table, big screen TV, dance floor and entertainment.

Pocono Area Restaurants

Phone: 570- 443-4480
OUR FAVORITE! This restaurant is popular for its Italian-American menu as well as the brick walls and exposed pipes and valves that serve as reminders of its earlier function as a coal-fueled power plant. A bit pricey but the great menu, outstanding service, and different atmosphere make it well worth the visit. Reservations recommended.

Stable Restaurant
Phone: 570-443-8471
The award-winning Stable restaurant is located inside the Pocono Ramada Inn and offers a menu of steaks, seafood, and Italian dishes in a rustic log cabin atmosphere.

Murphy's Loft
Phone: 570-646-2813
Our favorite place for lunch and close to the track, this authentic log cabin restaurant and the bar was constructed in 1934 of native spruce, harvested entirely from the woods out back of the building. Murphy's Loft offers a varied menu of steak, chicken, seafood, burgers, and salads. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served on Saturdays and Sundays.