Watkins Glen International (WGI) and the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce are jointly sponsoring a fan competition they are calling the "Taste of the Glen by 'Insert Your Name Here' Race Day Recipe Contest." According to the Chamber Facebook page, cooks who believe they have a great race day recipe are invited to share it with a chance to have the recipe served to international race media at the WGI Media Center along with naming rights of the contest.
As part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It 355 at The Glen weekend August 8 - 10, the winning recipe will be provided to the media on Friday, August 8 as part of the Chamber of Commerce's promotion of things to see and do in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.
All submissions must be made by August 1, 2014. The winner must be present with the Chamber at the WGI Media Center, Friday August 8, to serve the media lunch and promote the recipe.
Rules of the Contest include: "Liking" the Watkins Glen Travel & Tourism Facebook page and the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page and uploading the race day recipe by August 1 to a form on the Watkins Glen Chamber website.
Bonus Points will be awarded for using race sponsor products and pairing a race day recipe with a Finger Lakes beverage.
Sponsors include: Cheez-It, Sahlen’s, McDonald’s, Yancey’s Fancy New York Artisan Cheese, Continental Tire, Hazlitt Red Cat, Gatorade, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Great Western Champagne, Zippo, Bully Hill, and Welliver.
If readers have any questions about rules or would like more information, they are invited to contact Drew Guild, Tourism & Marketing Manager, at 607.535.4300 or by email.