LONG POND, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE 28 / WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) – With so many sporting events canceled during the pandemic, many NASCAR fans were looking forward to this year’s racing weekend.
But for some fans, it’s their first time there, which makes the race even more memorable. Many newbies are kids who say it’s exciting to see the cars in person and it’s an experience they’ll never forget.
“It’s a real NASCAR!” Chase Douglas of Washington, DC said.
“It’s a dream come true to see the smile on Chase’s face because it’s something he really, really wanted to do,” said Dawn Norman of Washington, DC.
“It’s really exciting. I love it,” said Maurice Douglas of Washington, DC.
Another kid is a super fan, he brought his collection of toy cars with him and couldn’t wait to see them in person.
“On the track, cars will zoom zoom zoom! Jordan Berger of Wyckoff, New Jersey said.
“My husband and I have been coming here for a while so this is our first time bringing Jordan and it’s so great to see him through his eyes,” said Heather, Jordan’s mom.
It wasn’t the first time everyone has participated in the race, but they say it’s different from previous visits.
“It’s nice to be back on the track and trying to see who wins and to love meeting the riders again,” said Madison Kipp of Athens.
“It’s really cool to see the cars of my favorite racing drivers come up in person and take pictures. And it’s probably an experience I’ll never forget, ”said Zachariah Zappulla-Roamer of High Bridge, New Jersey.
Now not all kids want the same pilots to win, but they are all happy to have the experience close to their lives.