Today (Sunday, July 2nd) is Race Day! The hectic stretch run through the 2017 schedule continues for the American Ethanol Late Model Tour with the second of two races in two days over the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend. Tonight is the second of three appearances of the season at the fast ¼ (0.250) mile semi-banked dirt oval of Merritt Speedway, located west of Houghton Lake in Lake City, Michigan for the Lane Automotive 40. This event is part of the tracks mammoth three-day race weekend, the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Independence Weekend that will see the AELMT little brothers within the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance go for $10,000 to win in the Inaugural Merritt Allstar Performance Classic on Monday, July 3rd.
As for Today with the AELMT, it’s just $5.00 to get into the stands to watch the premier DIRTcar UMP Late Model tour in the Great Lakes / Midwestern United States along-with a huge Fireworks display. In the last AELMT race at Merritt, the $10,000 to Win Merritt Showdown back on June 14th with the main event postponed to June 15th, five-time and defending track champion, Eric Spangler grabbed the win, his second AELMT triumph with coming at his home track. Defending AELMT Champion, Dona Marcoullier also has two wins while 2015 AELMT Champion, Rich Neiser has one checkered flag in the “Great White North”.
Schedule of Events – Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 – Merritt Speedway – Lake City, Michigan
3:00p.m. - Pit Gates Open / AELMT Draw Opens
4:15p.m. – AELMT Draw Closes / AELMT Drivers Meeting
4:45p.m. – AELMT Hot Laps
5:15p.m. – AELMT ISKY Racing Cams Qualifying
6:00-6:40p.m. – Autograph Session (Mandatory for all AELMT Teams)
6:55p.m. – Pre-Race Ceremonies
7:00p.m. – Racing Begins
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