Vote to designate WGI as America’s ‘Best NASCAR Track’ by July 6

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) are encouraging area residents to begin 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, “Let’s all get behind the wheel and keep voting to make sure that Watkins Glen International takes the checkered flag once again this year as America’s greatest NASCAR track.  It’s an opportunity to help keep the Finger Lakes region on the national map and to demonstrate 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 area legislators stressed that anyone can vote once a day, every day, on every Internet-capable device they have until the contest closes 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 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: