Day 1: The Local Roads + Pocono Raceway
After getting to know the other attendees and their builds, we departed from Turn 14 Distribution’s HQ and headed to Reading. The first leg of the drive included roads used by the SCCA for multiple hill climb events – at the top of the mountain was the Reading Pagoda.
From there, the group headed 70 miles north to Pocono Raceway, which was rented out specifically for The Drivers Project.
Pocono is a historical and current NASCAR track, but its not your average oval configuration – it’s known for its “Tricky Triangle,” which is partially utilized on the 1.5-mile long North Course we ran on. The cars put the new Falken Azenis RT-600 tire to the test, plus driving instructor Ross Bentley, was on-site for personal coaching and driving tips.
All of the drivers got 20-30+ laps in and, in high humidity and 85°F heat, had zero cooling issues. #COOLEDbyCSF
At the end of the day, we gathered for some epic group photos and made our way to the Raddisson Lackawanna Station hotel in Scranton, PA.