Lake City, MI (June 24, 2018) - The American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance made their second appearance at Merritt Speedway, located in northern Michigan between Lake City and Houghton Lake, on Saturday, June 23rd. This was slated to be the 3rd race for the American Ethanol Modified Tour (AEmods) however, mother nature forced the postponement of the AEmods event at Hartford Speedway on Friday night, June 22nd. The Hartford race has been rescheduled for Friday, August 31st.
On a cool dreary day, 23 UMP Modified teams rolled into Merritt Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Hot Laps and Qualifying were conducted prior to the first rain shower of the day. Once the rain subsided, Merritt Speedway and American Ethanol Modified Tour track crews took to the track in an effort to bring the clay back to race-able conditions. Crews were joined by a full field of American Ethanol Modified Tour cars, along with many local cars to help pack the track. Racing soon resumed.
As American Ethanol Modified Tour teams began getting ready to head to the staging area for heat race action, the rain began again. A more severe rain shower late in the evening drenched the track. After careful consideration, officials determined it was necessary to postpone the night’s events.
The American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance Bilstein Shock Absorbers 30 has been postponed until Saturday, July 28th.
Heat Race lineups are already set from Qualifying that took place on Saturday evening, June 23rd. Qualifying will not be conducted on Saturday, July 28th. Any new entries on July 28th will start at the tail of the heat races.
Allstar Performance Heat 1:
1. 313 Clayton Smith | 2. 77 Joe Rokos
3. 19 Chad Bauer | 4. 87M David Mielke
5. 15 Dave Baker | 6. 62 Darryl Lehn
7. 26P Michael Patrick | 8. 63R Donnie Roberts
Quarter Master Heat 2:
1. 99 | 2. 24N Kyle Novak
3. 47 Colin Thirlby | 4. 82 Jacob Poel
5. 9 Garrett Rons | 6. 4J Paul Johnson
7. 77D Anthony Deming | 8. 23 Luke Hubble
YellowHose.com Heat 3:
1. 12 John McClure | 2. 92 Caleb Kill
3. 17 Larry Cade | 4. 13 Andy Galgoci
5. 21W Brad Wilson | 6. 07 Allen Oyer
7. 18 Chase Burda
The next event for the American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance is Saturday, July 7th at Montpellier Motor Speedway in Montpellier, Indiana.
For more information about the American Ethanol Modified Tour visit www.AEMODT.com. Follow the Tour on Facebook at facebook.com/americanethanolmodifiedtour. Be sure to follow along on Twitter @AEMODT.
By: American Ethanol Modfied Tour - Motor City Racing Promotions
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