OPINION

O’Mara, Palmesano: Keep voting for WGI as America’s ‘Best Nascar Track’

Tom O'Mara, Phil Palmesano
Watkins Glen International raceway.
N.Y. Senator Tom O'Mara
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning)

WATKINS GLEN — State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) are encouraging 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, “Let’s keep running hard over the next several weeks and vote daily 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 5, at noon.

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

The Glen is currently running in second 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-2021/watkins-glen-international-watkins-glen-n-y/