O'Mara and Palmesano: Vote online to help The Glen take the checkered flag as America's ‘Best NASCAR Track’ and remember that Sunday, July 1 is 'Military Appreciation Day' at WGI (active military and veterans receive two complimentary tickets to the race)

June 28, 2018

Senator O'Mara praises The Glen's "Military Appreciation Day" as a "great celebration of American heroes."

Let’s keep voting again this year to help Watkins Glen International once again take the checkered flag as America’s best NASCAR track.

Watkins Glen, N.Y., June 28—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) are urging area residents to keep voting every day for Watkins Glen International (WGI) in USA Today’s 10 Best online Readers’ Choice competition to decide “America’s Best NASCAR Track.”

The area legislators stressed that anyone can vote once a day, every day, on every Internet-capable device they have until the contest closes on Monday, July 23, at noon.

This is the third consecutive year that WGI is in the running for the “Best NACAR Track” designation, which it won in 2016 and 2017.

In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said, “Let’s keep voting again this year to help Watkins Glen International once again take the checkered flag as America’s best NASCAR track.  It’s a great opportunity to help keep the Finger Lakes region on the national map and to show our pride in The Glen as a favorite destination for visitors from across the country, a cornerstone of our leading tourism industry, and a driving force for charity, community service and economic development."

The local legislators have long singled out The Glen for its unique contributions to American motorsports.  WGI events annually generate over $200 million in economic activity across the region and account for more than 2,000 local jobs. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend in August is one of New York’s largest sporting events and attracts fans from all 50 states, as well as 16 different countries.        

To vote in the “Best NASCAR Track” competition, visit the following USA Today website: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-nascar-track/.

O’Mara and Palmesano also shared a reminder that Sunday, July 1, will be “Military Appreciation Day” at The Glen and the track is offering complimentary tickets to active duty military personnel and veterans of the United States Armed Forces for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen race.

According to WGI, guests who bring their military ID to Gate 4A, Gate 5, or the ticket office from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday will receive two tickets, compliments of WGI. Guests should enter the facility from Lots 3 and 5 to participate.