Author Topic: Team Shelby Grand National - Open Track at Pocono - July 30, 2020 -UPDATED  (Read 486 times)

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Open Track at Pocono - with the Team Shelby East Coast Nationals...


Yes, there will be an Open Track opportunity in July. Asking all members in the area to show up, support our friends at Team Shelby and represent SAAC on the track and in the show field

This year's event will start at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. They will be driving the North Course,which incorporates both the infield AND turn 3 of the tri-oval.
There will be multiple run classes broken down by skill level.
To ensure a professional track operation, they have joined with Hooked on Driving Northeast, who will be managing the track event.

The overriding theme of this years event will be "Ford v Ferrari", and as such, there may be some surprise competition at the track.
If things work out, there may even be a few vintage Fords and Ferraris to recreate some of the competition from back in the mid 1960's.
If not tracking your car, but still attending the track, they are planning a car show in the infield, where again the finest Fords will go nose to nose with the most fabulous Ferraris.


Gary Patterson and Tracey Smith from Team Shelby have thrown down a challenge! They want YOU to take some laps in your car at the world famous Pocono Raceway during this event. It’s the opportunity to experience your car the way it was intended, safely at speed.

And to back up their challenge, they will give the next 20 people who sign up for the track a $50 gift card to Carroll Shelby’s Store! But you must register within the next 72 hours to get this incredible offer from the President of Shelby American and the International Director of Team Shelby.

So head “back to the track” and sign up today at

https://www.hookedondriving.com/event-details/Ford_vs_Ferrari_at_Pocono_July_30th_2020
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Re: Team Shelby Grand National - Open Track at Pocono - July 30, 2020
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 09:32:30 AM »
So who is interested in going?

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Re: Team Shelby Grand National - Open Track at Pocono - July 30, 2020
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 08:22:06 PM »
Last Saturday, Gary Patterson and Tracey Smith issued a challenge to Team Shelby member to 'take it back to the track' by registering to drive their cars on track at the famous Pocono Raceway complex.  Many other groups picked up the challenge and helped spread the word.  I was humbled to see support from Shelby American, Superformance, our friends at SAAC, Shelby Legendary Cars,  Carroll Shelby Racing and countless Shelby/Ford car clubs, etc.

As we have come down to the final hours of this challenge, it pains me (more than you can imagine) to say that, even with all the support anyone could ask for, we came up short of the finish line.  We do not have enough participation to make the track portion of our event economically feasible.  Alas, there will be no track day for this years East Coast Grand Nationals.

So you are probably wondering what will you do on Thursday instead?  Thursday is now your opportunity to choose what YOU want to do!

There are so many options available at the Mount Airy Resort and surrounding Pocono area that you will have a difficult time picking just one or two things to do.  The resort offers a full Spa, indoor/outdoor pool, golf, and or course a Casino. Tours of wineries, cideries and a distillery are nearby.  Some of the ski areas offer Alpine Slides down their mountainsides.  If you want to go “cowboy”, there is trail riding (both on horses and ATV's) and a shooting range.

So venture off by yourself or team up with friends for your own mini-adventure.  The day, and the choice, is yours!  All other aspects of the Mount Airy / Pocono Package remain intact. To ensure CDC compliance, we moved our Thursday evening dinner from the Banquet Hall to the more private Club House on the golf course; I consider it an upgrade to our evening and the views are beautiful.  The Friday Poker Run into Carlisle is unchanged and details will be in our electronic Event Survival guide.

I look forward to seeing you in the Pocono's as we demonstrate the resilient, tenacious spirit of Team Shelby.  NOTHING will quench our passion or stand in the way our our friendships.

Bill Caron
Northeast Regional Director, Team Shelby

ps - If you were one of the attendees who registered for the track, you have my heartfelt thanks for supporting the event. Please contact HOD directly with questions concerning reimbursement.

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Re: Team Shelby Grand National - Open Track at Pocono - July 30, 2020
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 08:38:59 AM »
Can't join you all!! Canadian border still closed.