Going Green on Race Weekend!

LONG POND, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Tis the season for races at the Tricky Triangle! The first race weekend of the year is here.
Eyewitness News Reporter Brianna Strunk  tell us about what's happening around the track.

 With the drop of a can, Bill Lowden made it into the Pocono Raceway for free.

 
"I think it's a nice thing. A lot cheaper for a family to come in." Said Bill Lowden of Nazareth

Fans who recycle a Monster Can on Friday get free admission to the grandstands and the fun around them.
 
Marissa Lowden, visiting from  Nazareth loves being at the track.
"Wery very excited! We get to spend time with our family and friends."

 

The Lowden family says it's a great way to draw in fans. Without the one-day Monster promotion, they wouldn't be here.

 
"I probably wouldn't have come today. I probably would have came up tonight and came in tomorrow to watch the bush race. But probably wouldn't have made it out without that." added Bill Lowden.

 All you have to do is bring in an empty monster can of any size. It's part of the track's green initiative.

 "You know, we started with our recycling efforts in 2003, 2004, and by 300 we announced we were doing our solar farm and we kind of ramped it up from that point." Said Brandon Igdalsky, President and CEO of Pocono Raceway

Starting this weekend, you'll find new compost bins dotting the track.

 
"So we're taking some of that waste and instead of putting it in the landfill, it's becoming dirt. It will be used at farms around the area."  added Igdalsky

 Pocono raceway also donates leftover food to local organizations helping the hungry.
The goal is to get rid of all trash cans within the next five years, to use only recycling and compost bins.


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