LONG POND, Pa. — Pocono Raceway President Brandon Igdalsky was recognized Wednesday night as the Greater Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year during its annual awards dinner.
Igdalsky was chosen the recipient of this award by vote of the Chambers Nominations Committee. In his position as Raceway President, Igdalsky oversees all aspects of the Raceway’s operation, from day to day activities to long range goals and planning.
He totally revamped the raceway’s ticketing operations by installing upgraded computer systems and implementing procedures to better serve the raceway’s present and future customers. While his role varies day to day, he personally handles much of the email, social networking and online marketing for the track.
Igdalsky also spearheaded a plan to develop an alternative energy source for the raceway, and in 2008 he began the initial planning for a solar farm on raceway property.
Ground was broken on the project in May of 2010 and three megawatt Pocono Raceway solar farm, consisting of 39,960 ground-mount photovoltaic cells on 25 acres of raceway property, was dedicated on July 30.
It has since become the primary electric energy source for the raceway while adding enough electricity to the local power grid to sustain the energy needs of 1,000 homes.