BARRE, VT - Barre's own Lenny's Shoe and Apparel has teamed up with Thunder Road to renew the Lenny's Hot Shoe Challenge Award, which awards extra money to racers for feature victories at the “Nation's Site of Excitement.”

The Hot Shoe Challenge Award will give a cash bonus of $150 to a Late Model driver who wins their first race of the season, as well as $100 for Bond AutoTiger Sportsmen and $50 for the Allen Lumber Street Stocks. For the driver's second win, they will receive half the amount of their first. Checks and an embroidered Lenny's hat are given during the pre-race ceremonies of the next event.

"Lenny's Shoe and Apparel is pleased to again be partnering with the ACT Tour and Thunder Road in sponsoring the Lenny's Shoe and Apparel Hot Shoe Challenge Award,” said Mark McCarthy, Vice President of Lenny's Shoe and Apparel. “"Lenny's recognizes the impact the ACT Tour and Thunder Road have on the stock car racing landscape here in central Vermont, and throughout the Northeast, and is proud to be associated with such a great organization,” he finished.

Lenny's also awards a year-end bonus to the driver in each division with the most wins. In the Late Models the bonus is $500, in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen it is $250, and in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks it is $100.

"Lenny's knows that it is the drivers and their teams who commit their time and resources to make Thunder Road the site of excitement that it is week in and week out, and we are proud to be able to recognize and reward these sportsmen for their efforts in our own small way," McCarthy added.

Lenny's Shoe and Apparel has been with Thunder Road since 2003.

The next event at the Nation's Site of Excitement will be on Sunday, May 26 for the 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic where the Thunder Road Late Models will be featured in a 100-lap race. It will also serve as the first race of the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series, and will include a special 50-lap feature for the Devil's Bowl Dirt Modifieds as well as regular point counting events for the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks.

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May 17, 2013 — Lenny's

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