Award Ceremony to be Live Streamed for Second Year
Rochester Hills, Michigan (Wednesday, November 15, 2017): The 3rd American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 18th and for the first time the stars of the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance will join the late model drivers for this historic ceremony. The Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro, located in Downtown Hastings, Michigan has the honor of hosting the event. Doors will open at 6:00pm on Saturday, with dinner scheduled to be served at 7:00pm and the award ceremony to start promptly at 8:00pm.
After the successful online broadcast of the 2016 AELMT award ceremony, American Ethanol Tour / Motor City Racing Promotions Officials will be live streaming the 2017 rendition of the ceremony. American Ethanol Tour race fans worldwide will be able to tune into the ceremony, beginning at 8:00pm, on Facebook Live. The broadcast will stream live on the American Ethanol Late Model Tour Facebook page: facebook.com/americanethanollatemodeltour. The feed will also be accessible on the American Ethanol Modified Tour Facebook page, facebook.com/americanethanolmodifiedtour, and the Motor City Racing Promotions Facebook page, facebook.com/motorcityracingpromotions.
Dona Marcoullier held off challenges from the best dirt late model drivers in the region to collect his second consecutive AELMT Championship. Marcoullier will collect over $10,000 in cash and contingency awards on Saturday night for his efforts. A total of 11 AELMT drivers will be honored on Saturday, those drivers, in addition to Marcoullier are; Eric Spangler, Brandon Thirlby, Ryan VanderVeen, Travis Stemler, Rich Neiser, Rich Bell, Nick Kurtz, Matt Shipley, Curt Spalding and Jason Playter Jr.
The inaugural season for the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance lived up to its expectation, providing great wheel-to-wheel racing throughout the year. As the season progressed, perhaps the two most dominant modified drivers in the state of Michigan, Jacob Poel and David Mielke, found themselves battling for the top spot. In the end, with six wins, Poel had the edge, winning the AEMODT Championship by 62 points. Like the late models, 11 modified drivers will be honored on Saturday. The honorees are: Jacob Poel, David Mielke, Joe Rokos, Chad Bauer, Dave Baker, Brad Wilson, Josh Scott, Kyle Novak, Paul Johnson, John McClure and Anthony Deming.
The Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro will be hosting an American Ethanol Tours Awards Banquet for the first time. Previous American Ethanol Late Model Tour Awards Banquet host facilities were both located in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the Waldron Public House in 2016 and
Founders Brewing Company in 2015. The 2017 awards ceremony will be held in the “Ballroom”, on the third floor of the Walldorff Brewpub. There are two public parking lots located directly behind the Brewpub, which address is 105 East State Street, Hastings, Michigan. Attendees can enter the establishment through any of the lower level entrances and take the elevators to the “Ballroom”. For those seeking lodging options on Saturday night, there is a Holiday Inn Express located a few blocks away from the Walldorff Brewpub.
For more information about the American Ethanol Late Model Tour, please visit the website at: aelmt.com. You can also follow the tour on Facebook by going to: facebook.com/AmericanEthanolLateModelTour and click on “Like”. The tour Twitter account will be the primary source for race day updates throughout the racing seasons. Be sure to go to AELMT Twitter page today at: twitter.com/AELMT and click on “Follow”.
For more information about the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance, please visit the website at: aemodt.com. You can also follow the tour on Facebook by going to: facebook.com/AmericanEthanolModifiedTour and click on “Like”. The tour Twitter account will be the primary source for race day updates throughout the racing seasons. Be sure to go to the AEMODT Twitter page today at: twitter.com/AEMODT and click on “Follow”.
To learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions, the event management group for the American Ethanol Tours, email MCRP President, Scott Menlen at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the MCRP website at: motorcityracing.co. The Facebook Fan Page for MCRP is at: facebook.com/motorcityracingpromotions and click on “Like” today. Don’t forget to “Follow” MCRP on Twitter at: twitter.com/MCRP_Racing.
Story By: Motor City Racing Promotions
Photo: Randy Ellen Photography