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Pick your pierogi for the Party in the Poconos 400

April 22, 2013, Staff report,

Fans to select special concession item for June Pocono race

Pierogies are cases of dough filled with something savory (such as meat, cheese or vegetables), boiled and then pan-fried. And if that didn’t get you at hello, then the people of Pocono Raceway are ready to take the pierogi to a whole different level.

Because pierogies are popular in the Northeast, Pocono Raceway is making them part of the Walmart Fan Driven 400 campaign. Fans get to choose from three recipes with the winner being served at the track during the Party in the Poconos 400 at 1 p.m. ET on June 9 at the 2.5-mile triangle in Long Pond, Pa.

Granted, these aren’t your grandmother’s pierogies, but they’re a fun take on the culinary favorite.  So without further ado …

Behind door No. 1 is the Hot Honey Buffalo Wing pierogi, which is fried and shaken in a hot-honey sauce and served with bleu cheese dressing.      

Sounds delightful, but if spice is not your game, maybe you’d prefer the Sweet Cinnamon Sugar pierogi, which is fried and topped with whipped cream.

And finally there is the Loaded Potato Skin pierogi, which is fried, topped with cheese and bacon and served with sour cream.

Decisions, decisions, but it’s all part of this fan-driven event you can participate in on Facebook at The pierogi poll is open until May 6. Then, from May 7-May 27, fans can pick a pace-car design.

The name of the race was already decided upon, with Party in the Poconos 400 beating out Race More, Live Better 400 and Pocono for the People 400.

As part of the fun, Walmart is offering a select amount of grandstands tickets to the June race at $25 apiece. And fans can purchase the Walmart Family Track Pack for the Aug. 4 race at Pocono for $99, and that includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas.


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