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Lenny's Shoe & Apparel and the Lenny's Outlet Store, located in Barre, Vermont is calling all stock car racing fans to choose the winner of the "Lenny's Fan Choice Award". Fans can vote for their favorite American-Canadian Tour or Thunder Road Speedbowl car on Saturday, April 29th at the annual car show located in downtown Barre.

Mark McCarthy, the Vice President of Lenny's Shoe & Apparel commented on the new award "The downtown Barre Car Show is such a great event because it brings the drivers and the fans together, and we see the "Lenny's Fan Choice Award" as an extension of that." Lenny's will draw one fan's entry and award the winner a $50.00 gift card to use at any of the four store locations. The driver whose car is chosen for the "Lenny's Fan Choice Award", will receive a gift card in the amount of $75.00 to use at any Lenny's store (Barre, Williston, St Albans). The Barre car show will feature the heroes of the ACT Late Model Tour as well as Thunder Road's Late Models, NAPA Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and the PowerShift Warriors.

McCarthy continued, "Fans can show support for their favorite drivers, and both drivers and fans have an opportunity to win some great prizes from Lenny's," he concluded, "Lenny's is very pleased to offer this award, and we hope it will add even more excitement to an event that so many race fans look forward to." The Lenny's Shoe & Apparel located on North Main Street and the Lenny's Outlet Store in downtown Barre welcome race fans to stop by and drop off their vote for the "Lenny's Fan Choice Award".

The April 29th car show, which will close a portion of Route 302, Main Street, in Barre City, will kick off the 47th stock car racing season at the track fondly known as the Nation's Site of Excitement. The annual car show will feature a pit stop competition at 10:30 am and a race car parade at noon. The parade, which will feature a police escort from the Barre City and Town departments, will stretch the entire 2.5 mile route from downtown to the a high banked, quarter-mile asphalt oval. As is traditional at parades, fire trucks will signify the conclusion of the event.

Following the car show festivities the drivers and crews begin their work in earnest as they make preparations for Sunday's ACT Tour season opening Merchants Bank 150. The race is also the launch of the 2006 point battles for the track's weekly NAPA Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stock, and PowerShift Junkyard Warrior divisions.