Litchfield, MI – The cars and stars of both the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) and the American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance (AEMODT) are gearing up for racing during the final weekend of July, as well as preparing for a big month of August.
For the AELMT drivers, they’re getting ready for the third and final trip to Lake Odessa, Michigan’s I-96 Speedway in 2018. So far this year, track record holder Brandon Thirlby and AELMT surprise guest Mike Spatola have claimed victories at the wide and fast clay oval. Thirlby looks to join Eric Spangler (Thunderbird, Merritt, Butler) as the only driver with multiple AELMT feature wins in 2018.
From there crews will get ready to make history again with the AELMT, preparing for the “Dairyland Duel” in the first ever co-sanctioned event with the Wisconsin based Discount Shop Towels Dirt Kings Late Model Tour. On Friday, August 17 the tours will invade Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI. to do battle. Following competition at Wilmot, teams will head down to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL to complete the “Western Swing” of the Great Lakes region.
The AEMODT drivers have an equally exciting and busy schedule heading into August. First, they’ll conclude the June 23rd show that was postponed due to rain from Merritt Speedway in Lake City, MI on Saturday, July 28th. Motul Motor Oil and Lubricants Qualifying was the only competitive on-track action that took place, resulting in David Mielke grabbing fast time. Saturday, Heat Races, Last Chance Qualifiers (if needed) and the running of the Bilstien Shock Absorbers 30 will be on the schedule for the AEMODT.
Then in August the AEMODT takes on tracks like Mount Pleasant, Hartford (reschedule), Merritt, and a first ever trip to Waynesfield Raceway Park before getting set for their season finale from Berlin Raceway in September.
Full schedules, results, stories and more are available at your favorite Tour’s website, just log onto aelmt.com for the Late Model Tour and aemodt.com for the Modified Tour. Be sure to find each of the Tours on your favorite social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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