Tuesday, October 18 2005 @ 09:54 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Three competitors at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl will get bonus money in their banquet checks thanks to the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Hottest Shoe Award program. Late Model driver Dave Pembroke of Montpelier, VT will receive an additional $500, NAPA Sportsmen racers, Shawn Fleury and Pete Ainsworth will split $250 and Allen Lumber Street Stock competitor, Joe Small will find an extra $100.
The “Hottest Shoe” Awards will be presented at the January 14 Banquet of Champions and are given to the drivers who post the most feature wins in their respective divisionsat the high-banked, quarter-mile oval. Pembroke posted three wins in the 18 events, Fleury and Ainsworth each had two in their 18 point counting races, and Small amassed a win record of four in the 19 raced for the 4-cylinder class.
The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Hottest Shoe Award grew out of the clothier’s weekly “Hot Shoe Award” which rewards drivers when they post their first feature win of the season at Thunder Road. The Late Models receive $150 for carrying the checkers, NAPA Sportsmen $100, and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks $50. During Thunder Road’s 2005 race season 15 Late Model drivers, 16 NAPA Sportsmen, and 11 Allen Lumber Street Stocks garnered a weekly Hot Shoe bonus. Each “Hot Shoe” also received a commemorative embroidered hat, as well as his cash bonus during the pre-race ceremonies at the next race event.