O’Mara And Palmesano Encourage Support For Watkins Glen

June 23, 2020

Joint Statement From Senator O’Mara And Assemblyman Palmesano:

Watkins Glen, N.Y., June 23—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today reminded area residents to keep voting for Watkins Glen International (WGI) in USA Today’s 10 Best online Readers’ Choice competition to decide America’s “Best NASCAR Track.”

In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said, “Two weeks to go! Let’s all stay behind the wheel and keep voting for Watkins Glen International as America’s best NASCAR track. It’s an opportunity to keep the Finger Lakes region on the national map and to demonstrate regional 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 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 6, at noon.

This is the fifth consecutive year that WGI is in the running for the “Best NACAR Track” designation, which it won in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The Glen is currently running in the lead in this year’s contest.

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, go to: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-nascar-track/.