Rochester Hills, MI (Wednesday, January 10, 2018): Merritt Speedway officials have announced the date for the 4th Annual Merritt Showdown Presented by Don’s Auto Clinic. Both the American Ethanol Late Model Tour and American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance will highlight this special event.
The American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) has been a part of the Merritt Showdown since its inception on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Eric Spangler won the inaugural race. Dona Marcoullier claimed the victory in 2016. It took two days to complete the race one year ago due to Mother Nature. Eric Spangler drove to victory lane on a Thursday evening to collect the largest prize, at the time, in AELMT history; $10,000.
2017 was also the year the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance (AEMODT) made its maiden voyage to Merritt Speedway for the Showdown. Jacob Poel has the honor of scoring the first ever AEMODT victory at “Northern Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track”.
More information about the 2018 Merritt Showdown will be released at a later date.