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a family affair for fans

Looie Mattioli - How did I end up here?
After many of life's twist and turns, Looie Mattioli is the
Chairman of the Board of Pocono Raceway. As she looks back
on her life she keeps asking "How the heck did I get here?

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Looie Mattio

ooie Mattioli, proud
mother of three and
grandmother of five,
learned very early on in
her career that she was
unemployable. After college, she would get a
great job and remain at
it for a few weeks, but
Please enjoy this film about the life and times
quickly became frusof 'Doc' Dr. Joseph Mattioli - Great Pennsylvanians
trated and disillusioned by
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her managers, bosses, etc.
Consequently, she would go to lunch and never return - "not something I'm proud of!" Looie knew that
she had to work for herself which is why see believed she was 'unemployable.'" "At least when I fail, I have
no one to blame but myself." Slowly, learning as she went, she started one business at a time.
Looie never desired to participate in the family businesses, having had to work in them as a kid and
because she believed she had to make it on her own.
"My father was a dentist and my mother a podiatrist in Philadelphia., When I was about ten-years-old,
my father started investing in businesses that he ran in addition to his dental practice. By a quick turn of
fate, he invested in Pocono Raceway. After a few years he was not happy on how things were progressing
and took over the business. He had never been to a car track. No clue on how to run one, but that didn't
stop him."
Her father (known as Doc) and mother came from very humble beginnings; not poor, because Looie
believes that is a state of mind. Doc was determined to provide for his family. No excuses. The Raceway
was a tough deal but with the confidence and mentorship of the France family he preserved. Now in its
50th year...
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