Pennsylvania is the 4th largest state in the nation for number of race tracks including over 540 racing events taking place annually and home to nearly one-hundred businesses that rely on the racing industry.

I have been selected by my colleagues to head up the legislative Motorsports Caucus. I have met with representatives of racing venues from all across the Commonwealth to coordinate efforts and participated in a Capitol press conference with senators and other House members to promote Motorsports. 

My mission is to help promote a wholesome and all-American sport that benefits Pennsylvania economically.

For example, a study by East Stroudsburg University (ESU) found that Pocono Raceway contributed $257 million to the income of Northeast residents, created 2,700 new jobs and generated $23 million in local, state and federal tax revenue in 2013 alone.

There is a trickle down impact as well, more than 35,000 automobile enthusiasts who were drawn to Pocono also attended other events.

The ESU study examined the wages paid by the raceway and purchases of supplies, equipment and security services and payments to local contractors as well as local spending by hundreds of thousands of racing fans and others who attend events at the raceway.

An estimated 215,000 racing fans attended races at Pocono in 2013.

The average fan spent $448 while attending Pocono Raceway events, the study found. 
Motorsports are enjoyed by millions of Americans and it is an economic boon to Pennsylvania that should be embraced by policymakers to maximize job creation here.

Rep. Maloney at the Capitol with Floyd "Chip" Ganassi Jr., a former racing driver and CEO of Chip Ganassi Racing which operates four different racing teams in the IndyCar Series, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and Tudor United SportsCar Championship, World Endurance Championship and in Global Rally Cross. Overall, he runs 14 cars with 18 drivers across six different touring Series. 

Chip joined Rep. Maloney and several other racing team owners to promote motorsports in Pennsylvania. A member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, Chip is the only team owner in history to have won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and most recently the 24 Hours of Le Mans - six of the biggest races in the world.