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American Ethanol Sponsored Tours Announce Race Day Event Sponsors for 2017 Racing Season (Part I of III)

April 27, 2017

American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance inaugural campaign on Saturday, May 27th at Thunderbird Raceway


Rochester Hills, Michigan (Thursday, April 27th, 2017): The 2017 racing season in the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) as well as for the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance (AEMODT) is riding a wave of anticipation and excitement not scene in recent memory. Both American Ethanol sponsored tours have been getting full-time commitments from some of the most prominent teams in the Great Lakes region of the United States and even from across the border in Canada. As the season draws closer for both tours, Race Day Event Sponsors have been announced.


Both tours have a plethora of sponsors who are a major part of the 2017 racing season. In addition to race day event sponsors, there are a slew of contingency sponsors that have stepped up their support not only with AELMT, but also within the inaugural season of AEMODT racing. Listed below are the Race Day Event sponsors (Part One of Three) and all of them apply to both tours. Much like with the Race Day Procedures and Order of Events, both tours will have the same support from those sponsors to keep both tours as consistent as possible in all facets.


American Ethanol: Title sponsor of both tours. AE is a partnership between Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association. American Ethanol approached NASCAR with a new fuel option and after extensive testing, NASCAR adopted Sunoco Green E15 for use in all three of their national racing series in 2011. E15 is a high-performance fuel, providing the same drivability with increased engine performance. It’s a 15% Ethanol and 85% Gas blend, made with American ethanol from corn grown in our nation’s heartland. The race teams and engine builders were heavily involved in the transition process, and have since reported high praise for the fuel, which boosts horsepower while reducing emissions. For more information, go to:


Carbon Green BioEnergy: Located in Lake Odessa, Michigan, Carbon Green BioEnergy is a biofuels production company. Producing Ethanol, Dried Distillers Grains, and Corn Oil. Carbon Green BioEnergy LLC produces 55 million gallons of ethanol per year. CGBE is the driving force behind both AE Tours and it was Growth Energy Board Member and Carbon Green BioEnergy’s CEO Mitch Miller’s vision which birthed the existence of the Late Model Tour. For more information, visit their website at: E85: Founded by Carbon Green BioEnergy, was formed to educate, promote and supply Clean Burning, High Octane, and Renewable fuel to consumers at a Price that saves them money all while supporting their local economy. The YellowHose Program, a fuel made from a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, has averaged a $0.70 spread to regular unleaded over the past three years, earning it the title of Michigan’s Affordable E85. CGBE strives to educate the public and their local communities about the many benefits of higher level blends of ethanol. For more information and to find one of the 43 YellowHose locations in Michigan, go to: or or download the YellowHose mobile app.


Growth Energy: Located in Washington D.C., Growth Energy represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America in ways that achieve energy independence, improve economic well-being and create a healthier environment for all Americans now. Growth Energy is accelerating the use of renewable fuel, increasing energy security, creating U.S. jobs, and improving the environment by displacing conventional gasoline with low-carbon ethanol. To learn more about Growth Energy, log onto their website at::


Michigan Corn Growers: Comprised of two organizations, the Michigan Corn Growers Association and the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, the Michigan Corn Office is located in Dewitt, Michigan and works to further the needs of Michigan's corn farmers. The Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is a grassroots membership organization with a long and rich history and was officially launched in 1972. MCGA now has more than 1,200 members and six county chapters. Today, MCGA focuses on policy work both in Lansing and in Washington D.C. that will enhance the economic viability of corn farmers through fair and just regulations, trade agreements and legislation. For every bushel of corn grown in Michigan and sold, one penny comes to the CMPM and is used for research, education, market development and new uses. For more information, go to:


Poet Biorefining: Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Poet Biorefining started as a single, humble refinery and is now one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products with 27 plants in seven different states (MI, IN, OH, MN, IA, MO, SD) throughout the United States. With products like their Dakota Gold distillers grains, Voila corn oil and JIVE asphalt rejuvenator, they are using that same innovative spirit to develop natural, renewable food sources and alternatives to petrochemicals. While the scope of our vision has grown, we remain focused on reducing the reliance of the United States on foreign energy, to revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels. For more information log onto their website at:


Iroquois Bio-Energy: Located in Rensselaer, Indiana, Iroquois Bio-Energy Company is a 50 million gallon per year fuel ethanol producer. Annually, IBEC processes 18 million bushels of high quality, Indiana produced corn into 50 million gallons of fuel ethanol as well as 144,000 tons of high protein dried distiller’s grains with solubles. IBEC is a proud member of the Jasper County community providing 35 quality manufacturing jobs to the local economy. At IBEC, they strive to provide the utmost satisfaction in customer care while offering a high quality, consistent product to their end users. To learn more, go to:


The AEMODT inaugural season opener is on Saturday, May 27th, the Tom Sprague owned and promoted 1/3 (0.333) mile semi-banked dirt oval of Thunderbird Raceway located in Muskegon, Michigan will serve as hosts of the historic first ever race. The Allstar Performance Shootout, which is expecting a stellar field of cars on hand as the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend officially kicks off the inaugural season for the AEMODT.


To learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions, email MCRP President, Scott Menlen at: or call the MCRP office at: (248) 747-6277. You can also go to the MCRP website at: The Facebook Fan Page for MCRP is at: and click on “Like” today. Don’t forget to “Follow” MCRP on Twitter at:


For more information about the 2017 racing season for the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance, please visit their website at: You can also follow the tour on Facebook by going to: and click on “Like”.

The AEMODT Twitter account will be the primary source for race day updates throughout the 2017 racing season. Be sure to go to: and click on “Follow”. Coming soon, and in addition to the Live Twitter Race Day Updates, information on how to listen to AEMODT races throughout the upcoming season on the MCRP Broadcasting Network, the new Broadcasting wing of MCRP. Finally, and throughout the 2017 racing season, Live Timing & Scoring from every race in 2017 will be available for absolutely free from your mobile device by purchasing the Race Monitor Mobile App or online at: