Black Rock and Watkins Glen to hold Flagging Competition

Watkins Glen, NY (January 26, 2000) - Black Rock Speedway president, Lin Hough, and Watkins Glen marketing director, Roger Curtis, announced that Black Rock and The Glen will be teaming up for the 2000 season for the annual Junior Flagger ...

Watkins Glen, NY (January 26, 2000) - Black Rock Speedway president, Lin Hough, and Watkins Glen marketing director, Roger Curtis, announced that Black Rock and The Glen will be teaming up for the 2000 season for the annual Junior Flagger competition at Black Rock Speedway. In this year's, the participating local area youth will not only have the opportunity to flag a race at Black Rock, but they will also be competing for the chance to present the Reisbeck Cup to the winner of this year's Global Crossing @ The Glen NASCAR Winston Cup Series race, August 10-13, at The Glen.

The Junior Flagger competition will be held for children ages 7-11 and will take place weekly beginning April 21st and running through August 4th. At each event three children will be drawn to flag a specific heat, with one overall winner chosen at the end of each night. Children wishing to participate can register at Black Rock Speedway.

In addition to the flaggers, one winner will be selected from the "Racing in to Reading" program from the Dundee Central School. The child who reads the most books by the program deadline will be selected as the winner.

"Over the past few years, we have watched some of the children at Black Rock trying to imitate the flagman," said Lin Hough, president of Black Rock. "The Junior Flagger competition offers them a chance to really 'flag' a race. Now with Watkins Glen sponsoring the competition, it will become even more exciting for everyone involved."

Rock 'n Road ticket packages that include admission to an entire season of racing at Black Rock Speedway and both NASCAR weekends at Watkins Glen are now available. For ticket information, contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481 or the Black Rock Speedway ticket office at 607-776-9022. Tickets and additional information on the Rock 'n Road ticket program can also be found by logging onto the official Watkins Glen website at or visiting the Black Rock Speedway website.

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