The stars of the IndyCar Series are returning to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA for the ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race. Sunday, August 21st, defending champ, Ryan Hunter-Reay, will battle it out for the checkered flag along with Graham Rahal, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Josef Newgarden, and all of the Verizon IndyCar stars. As part of the opening ceremony, Team Fastrax™ will perform an amazing patriotic aerial display with their fan favorite 2,000 sq. ft. American Flag and three red, white and blue streamers.
John Hart, owner of Start Skydiving, and member of Team Fastrax™ said, “We are honored to be performing our patriotic American Flag skydive at such a thrilling event. With only four races left in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the ABC Supply 500 is set to be a very competitive race, and it’s sure to be an exciting weekend.”
According to the raceway website, Pocono is in the Magic Triangle – New York, Philadelphia and Pocono Raceway are all 90 miles away from each other – with New York as the #1 TV market and Philadelphia as the #4 TV market. Pocono is within 200 miles of 60 million people and when you consider that the average race fan travels 300 miles, they are in the highest population density of any other race track. Their unusual triangular configuration is conducive to many lead changes especially with the longest straightaway and the widest main straight with the longest and widest Pit Road. All of these features give Pocono uniqueness – a very enjoyable difference.
Team Fastrax™, officially sponsored by Selection.com®, a leading provider of criminal background checks and pre-employment screening services, is the most ambitious professional skydiving team in the world. The parachute demonstration team has a roster of more than twenty-nine active members, with a collective of more than 300,000 skydives. Team Fastrax™ has performed exhibition skydives all over the world, for audiences large and small, as a patriotic display or as a product promotion.
For more information on the race, or to purchase tickets, visit the Pocono Raceway website.