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Wing, Cheese, Celery Race

WCC Race

 

Carrot & Beef on Weck join the WCC


When you are replacing a legend like Celery, one new mascot just won't do.

On Opening Day, Celery introduced Carrot as the new WCC Race competitor, but it was Beef on Weck that claimed victory in the first race of the year, presented by 716 Food and Sport. And so, as we enter a new era in the race's history with some very distinct story lines. Can Carrot carry on the legacy of its racing vegetable predecessor, Celery? And will the salty and seedy Beef on Weck be able to prove to Bisons fans that it is the dish that is truly Buffalonian.

 

 

2018 WCC Standings

 

5

Chicken Wing
2018 Wins

2

Bleu Cheese
2018 Wins

1

Atomic Wing
2018 Wins

0

Carrot
2018 Wins

6

Beef on Weck
2018 Wins

Career Wins: 197
Career Wins: 145
Career Wins: 115
Career Wins: 0
Career Wins: 6


2011: Chicken Wing 41 wins, Bleu Cheese 26 wins, Celery 0 wins
2012: Chicken Wing 30 wins, Bleu Cheese 21 wins, Atomic Wing 10 wins, Celery 0 wins
2013: Bleu Cheese 25 wins, Chicken Wing 24 wins, Atomic Wing 16 wins, Celery 0 wins
2014: Chicken Wing 21 wins, Atomic Wing 20 wins, Bleu Cheese 20 wins, Celery 0 wins
2015: Chicken Wing 23 wins, Atomic Wing 22 wins, Bleu Cheese 21 wins, Celery 0 wins
2016: Chicken Wing 28 wins, Atomic Wing 27 wins, Bleu Cheese 15 wins, Celery 0 wins
2017: Chicekn Wing 25 wins, Atomic Wing 19 wins, Bleu Cheese 15 wins, CELERY 1 WIN!!!


The ShoveWCC Race History


For the first two years in WCC Race history, bragging rights belonged solely to Wing. A 41-win campaign in 2011 from the Wing still stands as a WCC single-season record. In 2012, even the addition of Atomic Wing couldn't keep Wing from claiming victory.

The 2013 season may go down as the most talked about WCC year in history. An amazing late-season run of victories propelled Bleu Cheese to its first season title, snapping Wing's two-year Championship run. And Atomic emerged as a serious threat to not only your stomach, but to the other competitors, as well.

But this season was about Celery. The scene was set: Saturday, August 3....as the Bisons honored Celery with its own Bobble Head and thousands of fans came to Coca-Cola Field to cheer on their fan-favorite. It looked almost certain that Celery would end its two-plus year drought. But, alas..."The Shove" will forever go down as one the most memorable events in Buffalo sports history.

WATCH: "The Shove" as it happened on August 3, 2013.

2014 went right down to the wire, but in a season where Chicken Wing was the first to reach the milestone 100th win, it also took home its third WCC Title by only one win over Atomic and Bleu Cheese. Then, after another season victory in 2015, Chicken Wing officially reached 'Dynasty' status.

The 2016 was a season that began and ended with some major news. First, upset that the Bisons didn't continue the WCC Bobble Head series with one of its likeness, Atomic Wing came out swinging. An 18-game win streak to begin the season had some thinking Chicken Wing's dynasty was over. But on May 19, it was revealed that Atomic had used an 'Illegal Condiment,' a special hot sauce that gave it an unfair advantage. Atomic was handed a three-race suspension and its victories now carried and asterisk.

Chicken Wing rebounded to win the series for a third straight year and fifth in the race's six-year history...But that's not the whole story. On Fan Appreciation Night, Celery shocked Bisons and food fans around the world, announcing its retirement from the WCC Race following the 2017 season.

CeleryAnd that brings WCC Racing fans to 2017. While Chicken Wing, the eventual season winner, and Atomic racked up the wins, the stalk of the town was Celery's last season. The vegetable was showered with gifts from visiting teams and given the hero's fairwell. But the losses still mounted up. As the season moved to August, Celery announced that August 30 would be its last race, adding to the stress of each and every race that remained. Still winless after 449 attempts, Celery finally made history. With a near sell-out crowd at Coca-Cola Field and an entire region behind it, Celery earned it's first victory in the last race of it's career.

WATCH: Celery's first career victory!