It’s back to racing for the cars and stars of the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT). After a two week break, AELMT rings in Independence Day with another doubleheader weekend. Friday, Eric Spangler sets out to defend his points lead as the Tour heads back to the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan for the second time this season for the NUVU Fuels 40 as part of the first ever Battle of Speed. Then, everyone heads south to the Battlegrounds of Butler Motor Speedway for their inaugural stop at the 3/8th mile high banked clay oval in Quincy, Michigan. The Michigan Corn 40 Presented by YellowHose.com will be the first late model race at the facility in three years.
On Friday, I-96 Speedway become the playground of speed as both the AELMT and the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) invade the wide and fast clay oval. On the Tours last visit to I-96, drivers and fans alike witness fireworks on and off the track, as Brandon Thirlby went on to collect the $4,000 pay day after a dramatic 40 lap feature. As for the GLSS, they return for the second time this month, and third time in 2018 as Dustin Daggett looks go for the season sweep.
Saturday, the AELMT checks another Michigan track off the list of first time stops in 2018 as they head to the highest banked dirt oval in the state to tackle the Battlegrounds at Butler Motor Speedway. The last time a sanctioned late model race was held at the track, Tour driver Phil Ausra took advantage of a late race mechanical problem by Rusty Schlenk to capture the 2015 victory.
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