LONG POND — Packed grandstands and engines revving, It`s the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway!
Thousands of fans come to Monroe County for the race. Some for the first time, but many know their way around the place.
“I’ve been going to racing since I was 7 years old and I’m 66 to give you an idea and he’s been going since he was a tot,” said Louis Lepine from Connecticut.
“I’ve been coming here since 1996,” said Jeremy Kunkle from Allentown
The biggest part of the weekend is the race itself, the GoBowling.com 400, but those who camp out said the second best part is the food!
Kunle said, “I eat better here than i do all week long!”
“This morning is omelets to order, cheese, ham, peppers, onions, some potatoes. Night time it’s steaks, chowder, crab cakes. All old fashion, we do it from scratch,” said Chris Lepine.
Scott Luvan from Temple came prepared saying he brought, “Probably 20lbs of king crab. 500 clams. So everybody ate pretty good. ”
“We did a friend turkey Saturday, we did tacos in a bag on Friday night. Today were going to have something people don’t know about, it’s called hobo bags,” said Kunkle.
When it comes to race weekend food, there`s no cutting corners.
People said that spending $800 on just the grub is not unheard of!
“It cost more than coming to the race, buying the food,” said Lepine.
Fans said it`s the price you pay for a weekend of friends, racing and great food.