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Wing, Cheese, Celery Race

WCC Race

716 Food and Sport
The WCC Race


It's a race that's truly Buffalonian.

The Wing, Cheese, Celery Race (or WCC Race) at Coca-Cola Field is presented by 716 Food and Sport. The rivalries, the trash talking, the sometimes less then ethical racing...it's a competition that leaves you wanting more, and needing a wet nap.

Wing, Bleu Cheese and Celery take the debate over Buffalo's favorite meal onto the field for the fans of Buffalo. Every night at Coca-Cola Field, the three race around the warning track in order to capture bragging rights. On really intense nights, Atomic stops by to add even more heat to the competition.

The ShoveFor 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 has emerged as a serious threat to not only your stomach, but to the other competitors as well. An increased win total for the hottest of racers has Atomic looking for years to come.

And then there's 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. But Atomic does has a pair of 2nd-place finishes.

The 2016 was a season that began and ended with some major news. First, upset that the Bisons didn't continue the WCC Bobblehead series with one of its likeness, Atomic Wing came out swinging. An 18-game win streak to begin the season had some thinking Chicken Wings 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 asterick.

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.

So now the stage is set. 2017 will be Celery's fairwell tour. One more season to get #JustOneWin!

 

2016 WCC Standings

 

28

Chicken Wing
2016 Wins

15

Bleu Cheese
2016 Wins

0

Celery
2016 Wins

*27

Atomic Wing
2016 Wins

Career Wins: 167
Career Wins: 128
Career Wins: 0
Career Wins: 95


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



WCC Racers

 

Chicken Wing

Height: 6'0"
Calories: 120


Scouting Report
The main entree. The Chicken Wing dominates
the field with a BBQ style that's big, bold and quick.
Has many different recipes for success,
racing out to early leads or his classic comeback.
Has a saucy demeanor and sometimes can get
a little 'crispy' after losses.

Follow @BisonsWing on twitter

Atomic Wing

Height: 5'11"
Calories: 130


Scouting Report
You can count on the Atomic Wing to really heat up
a race. Might not always be on the menu,
but when Atomic comes to play, you know
it'll pack a punch and leave you sweatin'.
A twist on the classic wing, Atomic
is dangerous and fantastic all in one.

Follow @BisonsAtomic on twitter

Bleu Cheese

Height: 5'6"
Calories: 80


Scouting Report
Bleu Cheese
can absolutely smother the competition.
With the mold of a champion, Bleu Cheese
serves as a creamy rival to Chicken Wing.

Uses a trademark spin to
pull off upsets over the wings.
Can sometimes "crumble" when winning

Follow @BisonsBleu on twitter

Celery

Height: 6'4"
Calories: 5

Scouting Report
The healthy option, Celery has a lean physique,
but a stalky stride that hurts its speed.
Celery can sometimes get big leads,
only to fail in the 'crunch'
Still looking for Win #1, Celery
will also be good to the hearts of Bisons fans.

Follow @BisonsCelery on twitter