Wayne and Judy Jock Say Viva Watkins Glen International and Viva Las Vegas
Long-Time Glen Fans Receive VIP Trip to Las Vegas for NASCAR Awards Ceremony
By: WGI Staff on 11/18/2009
Wayne and Judy Jock will be on-hand to celebrate with the biggest stars of NASCAR during the NASCAR Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, NV on December 4th.
“There is no better way to for us to express our appreciation for Wayne and Judy’s 14 years of support than by offering them this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International. “The loyalty, passion, and support they have shown WGI make them the perfect people to represent all of our fans at one of NASCAR’s biggest and most prestigious events of the year.”
Printup called the Jock’s at their upstate New York residence to share the good news but Wayne did not initially understand the purpose of Printup’s call. The 39-year automotive mechanic originally believed that the historic road course’s president was attempting to sell the package to him and did not realize that the VIP experience was being given to him for several minutes.
“I didn’t believe it at first because it was so shocking and exciting,” said Jock. “We really appreciate it and since we’ve never been to Las Vegas before it makes it that much greater that we were picked. This is definitely something that only happens to you once during your entire life and we didn’t expect it.”
Judy Jock, Wayne’s wife, was not home when he received the exciting news. She was finishing her day as a school bus driver for the Salmon River Central School District. Her reaction was very similar to her husband’s.
“She didn’t believe me at first,” said Mr. Jock. “I had to tell her several times before she finally stopped thinking I was trying to pull a trick on her. Once she realized I was telling her the truth she got very, very excited.”
The Jock’s will be treated to round-trip coach airfare to and from Las Vegas, 5-night accommodations at the renowned Luxor hotel, and $500 spending money. All of this in addition to the highlight of the trip, a pair of tickets to the annual NASCAR Awards Ceremony at the famed Wynn Resort on the night of December 4.
Tickets for the entire 2010 season including the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, August 5-8, and Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen, July 2-4, weekends are on sale now! Fans can take advantage of advanced sale prices and new options by calling the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website, www.TheGlen.com. Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, and is closed Sunday.
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