Alex Lloyd knows something about perseverance. He vaulted from 22nd to 10th place in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 22, a comeback that required hard work from Lloyd and his BSA Motorsports team.
Lloyd's latest comeback, though, came thanks to the hard work of Scouts and Scouters like you.
For his performance at Sonoma, Lloyd was nominated for the "Firestone Tire-ific Move of the Race." And as we told you last week, he needed the help of the Scouting community to win the award, which was decided purely on fan votes.
Well, you responded, bigtime. He trailed for the first day after voting opened, but once the community of Scouts and Scouters across the country stepped up, Lloyd catapulted into the lead. And on Saturday, he was presented with the award as a token for the impression he left on fans like you.
Lloyd even thanked his fans on Twitter, posting this message: "Want to thank everyone who voted me for the Firestone Tire-rific award from Sonoma. I appreciate all your support!!"
The award presentation was part of the pre-race ceremonies at Saturday's PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 in Chicago. In that race, Lloyd and the BSA No. 19 car suffered a cut tire early and a gearbox problem late. After losing 37 laps while his team repaired the car, Lloyd returned to the field looking to score as many points as possible to keep his Rookie of the Year lead in tact.
After Saturday's result, he still holds an 11-point lead over seven other rookies.
Lloyd finished 21st overall and led three laps, the first time he has led this season. Lloyd is back in action this Saturday in the Meijer Indy 300 in Kentucky. Catch the action at 8 p.m. (ET) Saturday on Versus.