Twin Tiers Idol to Sing National Anthem at Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

Wellsboro Native, 17-year old Taylor Acorn to Perform at WGI

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Twin Tier Idol Winner, Taylor Acorn, set to perform the National Anthem prior to the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen.


Watkins Glen, NY – Watkins Glen International is proud to announce that Twin Tiers Idol winner, Taylor Acorn of Wellsboro, PA, will perform the American national anthem prior to the start of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Sunday, August 14.  Her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” will be the climax of pre-race ceremonies leading up to the drop of the green flag on the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at 1:00 p.m.

The 17-year old Acorn will not only be performing for the almost 100,000 fans in attendance at Watkins Glen International on Sunday but also a national TV audience on ESPN.  This will provide an excellent opportunity for her to prepare for an audition on the 2012 season of the hit TV show American Idol.  She received an all-expenses paid trip to the audition in Houston, TX, for winning this year’s Twin Tiers Idol competition and will depart on August 26.   The Twin Tiers Idol competition started with 40 contestants on June 8 and Acorn survived six rounds over the course of eight weeks before being named the winner on July 27.

Tickets for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend, August 11-14, are on sale now!  Don’t miss all the action of the Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide and Watkins Glen 200 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series races on Saturday, August 13, followed by the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, August 14.  Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or visiting the official website  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 – Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page,, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.


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