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Win an Adventure Excursion in the Pocono Mountains

Image Courtesy of Skytop Lodge

Image Courtesy of Skytop Lodge

Check out the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Spring Bucket List for a chance to win the adventure of your choice. The list of fun activities includes fabulous and diverse offerings.

1) Get behind the wheel before the professionals! Pocono Raceway, home to the infamous “tricky triangle”, offers a Stock Car Racing experience. Before the first Race Weekend in the Pocono Mountains this June, get behind the wheel of a 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car beginning in May. The car reaches up to 160 miles per hour allowing drivers to feel the rush that until now was only known in the racing world.

2) Did you miss your chance to drive a team of dogs through the snow? No worries, dryland dog sledding is also available in the spring. Skytop Lodge allows guests to drive the same first class team of dogs that have participated in the Iditatord, with a golf cart while dryland dog sledding through the Pocono Mountains.

3) Experience the rush of skydiving this spring! Jumpers will experience the thrill of free-fall from 13,500 feet above the Pocono Mountains. As the canopy opens, skydivers will float to the ground while enjoying the views of the mountains, the Delaware Water Gap and the New York City Skyline.

4) As the landscape begins to green, soar down the mountain while ziplining. The zipline adventure at Kittatinny Canoes is over 3,000-feet-long and reaches speeds of over 50 miles per hour as it zips through and over trees 150 feet above the ground.

5) Catch the region in bloom from the CBK Mountain TreeTop Adventure Course. The exhilarating obstacle courses are set in the natural mountain environment with over 100 aerial obstacles including ziplines, suspended bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs and much more.

6) The Big Day Out at Pocono Whitewater occurs most weekends April through October. The day begins with a mountain bike ride between the 1,000 foot walls of the Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail to the famous Glen Onoko. The adventure continues with a scenic hike to an abandoned railroad tunnel with beautiful overlooks of the Lehigh River. From there, adventurers will whitewater raft the bends and rolls of the Lehigh River. Accomplishing the bike, hike and raft in one day will score any outdoor thrill seeker bragging rights.

7) The Leigh River Gorge provides a picturesque setting for a bike challenge. Pedal 25 miles through an abandoned railroad bed and follow the river through the Leigh Gorge State Park. This scenic journey takes riders past fantastic rock formations, tumbling waterfalls and plentiful wildlife.

I’m having a hard time deciding between all the great activities. I’ve driven the Monster Mile at Dover, but I haven’t had the chance to challenge the Pocono Raceway. Some of my friends have driven it, and say the course is fast and exciting. I watched the 2014 Iditarod, since I’ve been to Alaska and visited the race start, but I’ve never had the chance to try dog sledding. Adventure courses and ziplining are always fun, especially if I travel with friends. (Not that I’m competitive or anything.)

To enter, go to https://www.facebook.com/PoconoTourism, and look for the contest entry. Comment on their Facebook page about the activity you’d like to try. If you enter by 9:00 p.m., March 18, 2014, you have an added chance to win a prize from Naturally Kneaded Massage & Wellness.

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A Good Deal Supports a Good Cause

Dover International Speedway’s annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

Donors will receive a free pace car ride around the Monster

Our good friend Gary Camp sent us this information of interest to all NASCAR fans.

Carrying on a tradition established more than five years ago, Dover International Speedway will honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. The event will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

The Monster Mile and Blood Bank of Delmarva first teamed up in 2006 for this event, and its success has made it an annual occurrence since.

Photo Credit: Blood Bank of Delmarva

All donors will be offered the opportunity to take a pace car ride around the one-mile, concrete oval with Track Historian George Keller, who has not missed a NASCAR race weekend or other motorsports event in Dover since the track opened in 1969. In addition, 94.7 WDSD-FM will broadcast its morning show from the blood drive, with Sky Phillips and the Wake-Up Crew live and on-site from 5 to 10 a.m.

The 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Sept. 11 is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rollins Center Ballroom at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. To make an appointment, call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit http://www.DelmarvaBlood.org. Although appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors are welcome and will be taken if time permits.


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Danica Patrick added to Monster Mile Club

Patrick joins Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman for exclusive question-and-answer sessions

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My friends at Dover International Speedway sent word that Danica Patrick, driver of the GoDaddy.com Chevrolet in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, will appear for a question-and-answer session in the Monster Mile Club at 11 a.m. before the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Joining Patrick on the schedule for the morning’s Q&A sessions are two-time Dover winner Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Best Buy Ford, and three-time winner at the Monster Mile Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

Patrick, one of the most recognizable figures in all of sports, is running a full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule for the first time this season in the No.7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, as well as a limited, 10-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule in the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet. The Sunday, Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Monster Mile serves as one of those 10 races.

Fans in the Monster Mile Club will have the opportunity to hear all about Patrick’s experiences in both series this year, a recap of her performance in the Sept. 29 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race from the day prior, her plans to jump into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full time in 2013 and much more.

The Monster Mile Club opens at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 with a continental breakfast. Trackside Access begins at 8:30 a.m. with the hosted question-and-answer sessions with Patrick, Kenseth and Newman following later in the morning. An all-you-can-eat lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until the start of the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at 2 p.m., at which point the Monster Mile Club will close.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on Sept. 28-30, 2012 with the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Sept. 29 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Sept. 28 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.