June 26, 2015
WATKINS GLEN, NY – State Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R, Corning) released the following statement after today’s announcement that Watkins Glen International was victorious in USA Today’s online competition to decide “America’s Best NASCAR Track”:
“Thanks to everyone who took a turn at the wheel and kept voting, day after day, to support Watkins Glen International as the best NASCAR track in America. It’s a well-deserved national honor for track officials and staff, drivers and crews, most of all, the fans who help make ‘The Glen’ one of the renowned venues in all of sports and an absolute anchor of the culture and economy of our Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions. It was a great ride, and a great show of support for one of our own.”
WGI was chosen out of 20 nationwide finalists for the 2015 designation, running bumper to bumper throughout the final few weeks of voting with Martinsville Speedway (Ridgeway, VA).