Thunder Road SpeedBowl
"Lenny's Shoe and Apparel Fan Choice Award to Jeff French"
Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel representative, Carol Wheeler, presented the inaugural Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel Fan Choice Award on Sunday, April 30th at Thunder Road Speedbowl (Barre, VT) to NAPA Tiger Sportsman driver, Jeff French of Northfield, Vermont. The contest was held in conjunction with the track’s annual car show on Main Street in downtown Barre, Saturday, April 29th. At the show, fans were asked to vote for their best appearing car from across the four divisions in attendance and deposit their selections at either of the two Lenny’s Show & Apparel locations in Barre.

Many drivers received votes, but French’s nearly 16% was the highest of any driver. Obviously his #06 black and red Friendly’s Restaurants sponsored-machine, attracted a lot of attention. French, a third year NAPA Sportsman driver, was presented with a $75 gift card from Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel as well as a trophy during the traditional Class Day festivities.

French, the first winner of the award, was very excited to be the recipient an award chosen by the fans; “It’s great that Lenny’s provides fans with this opportunity. There are so many great looking cars here; I’m a little shocked that out of all of the cars mine was the one chosen. Thunder Road has the greatest fans in the country, and the opening day attendance certainly proves this.”

As a reward for participating in the Lenny’s Fan Choice Award contest, the clothier posted a $50 gift card, which would be presented to one voting fan by blind draw.

During Sunday’s pre-race ceremonies, Wheeler pulled the entry coupon of Floyd Westover from Taftsville, VT. Westover, listed ACT Tour driver, Fred LaGoy’s car as his favorite at the Car Show but he follows NAPA Tiger Sportsman driver, Joe Steffen of Essex Junction, VT on a weekly basis. Westover was very pleased to receive the gift card and stated, “I’m glad I entered the contest!”

The next event at Thunder Road Speedbowl is on Sunday, May 14th for the Casella Mothers Day 100. The NAPA Tiger Sportsman Series will be the headlining division for the Casella event. Ten lucky moms will be chosen based on their child’s essay to be an honorary official at the ¼ mile oval on Mother’s Day. The honorary mom’s will receive a prize package along with the job opportunity of a lifetime!

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