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3rd Annual Merritt Showdown Brings Both American Ethanol Tours Together For The First Time – Modifieds Going For $1,500

June 12, 2017

American Ethanol Late Model Tour & American Ethanol Modified Tour head north to Merritt Speedway on Wednesday, June 14th

Rochester Hills, Michigan (Monday, June 12th, 2017): The American Ethanol Late Model Tour and the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance will make history on Wednesday, June 14th. For the first time ever, both American Ethanol sponsors tours will race together on the same day and it’s one of the biggest shows of the season; the 3rd annual Merritt Showdown presented by Don’s Auto Clinic. The cars and stars of the premier DIRTcar UMP Late Model tour in the Great Lakes/Midwestern United States will chase after the biggest payday in the tours’ three-year history as $10,000 awaits the winner.

 

The 3rd annual Merritt Showdown is also the second race of the 2017 racing season for the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance, the premier DIRTcar UMP Modified tour in the Great Lakes/Midwest United States. The second ever AEMODT race and first Merritt Showdown under the AEMODT umbrella sees Three-time and defending track champion, David Mielke won the inaugural race in 2015 and is off to a fast start in 2017 having won the inaugural AEMODT race at Thunderbird Raceway on May 27th. The 25-year-old also won the first two weekly events at Merritt and is the points leader in both AEMODT and at Merritt coming into the $1,500 to win race. Interlochen, Michigan standout, Joe Rokos comes into the event as the defending race winner of the Merritt Showdown and is third in both AEMODT points and Merritt track points.  

 

Spring Lake, Michigan’s Jacob Poel looks to add his name to the list of Merritt Showdown winners after finishing a close second at Thunderbird in the Inaugural AEMODT event. He’ll have to deal with the likes of QuickCar Racing Products Rookie of the Year points leader, Josh Scott, who was very impressive in his first AEMODT start having finished fourth. Collin Thirlby is another driver looking to go to victory lane after nearly doing so at Thunderbird with a daring cushion pounding run with just a few laps to go in the inaugural AEMODT race. Weekly drivers, who are also AEMODT regulars, will also be ones to watch as Paul Johnson and Chad Bauer are second and fourth respectively in track points. Bauer finished sixth at Thunderbird and is looking to breakout at Merritt. Kyle Novak rounds out the top five in weekly points at Merritt and is looking to bounce back after struggling in the AEMODT opener.

 

There is an optional on Tuesday, June 13th with the Pit Gates opening at 5:00p.m., and Practice going from 6:00-9:00p.m. For Wednesday, June 14th, the Pit Gates open as well as both the AELMT & AEMODT Draws begins at 2:00p.m. Both Draws end at 4:30p.m., with both American Ethanol sponsored tours Drivers Meetings. Hot Laps start at 5:00p.m., with ISKY Racing Cams Qualifying going at 5:40p.m., beginning with the AEMODTS and followed immediately by the AELMT. After Pre-Race Ceremonies, Racing begins at 7:00p.m. In addition to AELMT & AEMODT, the tracks Boyne Machine Four-Cylinders will also be racing for a $1,500 payday. For more information about the 3rd annual Merritt Showdown presented by Don’s Auto Clinic, go the track website at: merrittspeedwaymi.com

 

For more information about the rest of the 2017 racing season for the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance, please visit the website at: aemodt.com You can also follow the AEMODT Facebook page by going to: facebook.com/AmericanEthanolModifiedTour 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 the AEMODT account today at: twitter.com/AEMODT and click on “Follow” for both. 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: MotorCityRacing.co/LiveTiming.

 

To learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions, the event management group for both AELMT & AEMODT, email MCRP President, Scott Menlen at: smenlen@motorcityracing.co or call the MCRP office at: (248) 747-6277. You can also go to the MCRP website at: motorcityracing.co. The Facebook Fan Page for MCRP is at: facebook.com/motorcityracingpromotions and click on “Like” today. Don’t forget to “Follow” MCRP on Twitter at: twitter.com/MCRP_Racing

2017 American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance Marketing Partners

American Ethanol (Title Sponsor) & Allstar Performance (Presenting Sponsor) as well as ARP Bolts, Carbon Green BioEnergy, Dirty Girl Racewear, Growth Energy, Hoosier Racing Tires, Horsepower Innovations, Iroquois Bio-Energy, Isky Racing Cams, Keyser Manufacturing, Lane Automotive, Michigan Corn Growers Association, Motor City Racing Promotions, NUVU Fuels, Pace Performance, Poet Bio-Refining, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Shirtworks Racewear and YellowHose.com.

 

About the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance

Founded on December 6th, 2016, the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance was created as a brand new tour utilizing DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds in the Great Lakes / Midwestern region of the United States. In the inaugural season, the AEMODT will race in 13 events within three states, including one race paying a whopping $10,000 to Win (Monday, July 3rd at Merritt Speedway). The home state of Michigan is well represented with 11 events while the neighboring states of Indiana and Ohio will have one show apiece. Future plans for the AEMODT see the Tour expanded outside of the Great Lakes State with more events in Indiana and Ohio as well as outside those three key states.

 

About American Ethanol

American Ethanol is a partnership between Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association and is a collaborative-effort marketing campaign to increase awareness of the reliability, performance capabilities and affordability of American made E15 Ethanol. Growth Energy, an ethanol industry group, and the National Corn Growers Association formed the American Ethanol partnership which highlights E15, a high-performance fuel, providing the same drivability with increased engine performance as regular gasoline. It’s a 15% Ethanol blend made with American ethanol from corn grown in our nation’s heartland and an 85% Gas blend. After extensive testing, NASCAR adopted the fuel for use in all three of their national racing series in 2011. 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 about American Ethanol, go to: americanethanolracing.com