Thursday, October 04 2007 @ 01:25 PM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
The winners of the annual Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel “Hottest Shoe” Awards for stock car racers at Barre’s Thunder Road have been decided. Braintree’s Kip Stockwell (American-Canadian Tour Late Model), hometown driver Nick Sweet (NAPA Tiger Sportsman), and Hinesburg youngster Bobby Therrien (Allen Lumber Street Stock) each posted to most feature event wins in their respective divisions in 2007, and have earned bonus checks from Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, to be given at the annual ACT/Thunder Road Awards Banquet in January.
Stockwell with his $150 Lenny's "Hot Shoe Challenge" check in July
Stockwell posted three 50-lap victories in his first full season of racing at Thunder Road since 1997 in the ACT Late Model division. Stockwell took his first win of the year on Pepsi Fireworks Night in July, earning a $150 Lenny’s “Hot Shoe Challenge” bonus. He took the Lenny’s “Double Dip” bonus of $75 for his second win of the season on Calkins Portables/Pelletier Quick Lube Night in August, and locked in his third win on NAPA/Make-A-Wish Night the following week. Stockwell’s “Hottest Shoe” bonus will be $500.
Other ACT Late Model drivers collecting bonuses from Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel in 2007 were Scott Payea, Joey Becker, Dennis and Trampas Demers, Marcel Gravel, Eric Williams, Phil Scott, Dwayne Lanphear, John Donahue, and Patrick Laperle, as well as 2007 Thunder Road Rookie of the Year Chip Grenier and the “King of the Road,” Track Champion Dave Pembroke.