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Race Day - Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 - Merritt Speedway (MI)

June 14, 2017

Today (Wednesday, June 14th) is Race Day! The highest paying event in the three-year history of the American Ethanol Late Model Tour is at the fast ¼ (0.250) mile semi-banked dirt oval of Merritt Speedway, located west of Houghton Lake in Lake City, Michigan. The 3rd Annual Merritt Showdown presented by Don’s Auto Clinic 50-Lap main will pay a cool $10,000 to the winner. In addition, the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance will race in their second ever event and as part of the showdown in the Allstar Performance 40.

Both tours are making their first of three appearances at the Mike Blackmer owned facility. The AEMODT return to Merritt on Monday, July 3rd for the Inaugural Allstar Performance Classic paying a cool $10,000 to Win. The final appearance for AEMODT is on Saturday, September 2nd.


Schedule of Events - Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 – Merritt Speedway - Lake City, Michigan

2:00p.m. - Pit Area Gate Open / AELMT & AEMODT Draw Begins
4:00p.m. - Grandstand Area Gate Open

4:30p.m. – AELMT & AEMODT Drivers Meetings / AELMT & AEMODT Draw End

5:00p.m. – AEMODT Hot Laps

5:15p.m. – AELMT Hot Laps

5:40p.m. – AEMODT Isky Racing Cams Qualifying (2 at a time)

6:00p.m. – AELMT Isky Racing Cams Qualifying (2 at a time)

6:15p.m. – Four-Cylinder Draw Ends

6:30p.m. – Four-Cylinder Drivers Meeting


7:00p.m. – Invocation / National Anthem

AEMODT Heats (10 Laps)
Four-Cylinder Heats (8 Laps)

AELMT Heats (10 Laps)

Intermission / Track Prep

AEMODT Last Chance Race(s) (12 Laps)

AELMT Last Chance Race(s) (15 Laps)

Four-Cylinder Last Chance Race(s) 10 Laps)


AEMODT (Allstar Performance 40)
Four Cylinder Feature (Boyne Machine 25)
AELMT Feature (Don’s Auto Clinic 50)

AELMT Boyne Machine B Feature (20 Laps)

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