One Week of Voting Left to Help the Glen Take Checkered Flag as America’s ‘Best Nascar Track’
Area legislators urge residents to keep voting online
July 11, 2017
Watkins Glen, N.Y., July 10—With one week to go in the voting, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) are urging area residents to finish strong and keep voting for Watkins Glen International (WGI) in USA Today’s 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 17, at noon. WGI remains in the lead among the 20 nationwide finalists for the 2017 designation. The Glen won the designation the last time USA Today conducted the competition in 2015. In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said, “Let’s finish strong and keep voting every day to help Watkins Glen International once again take the checkered flag as the best NASCAR track in America. 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 in America” competition, visit O’Mara’s Senate website www.omara.nysenate.gov or go directly to the USA Today website: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-nascar-track-2017/watkins-glen-international-watkins-glen-n-y/. Voters can vote once every 24 hours from every Internet-capable device they have.