Rochester Hills, MI (Thursday, January 31, 2019) - The 2019 American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance (AEmods) schedule has been released. In the Tour's third season, they'll see 13 different tracks in four different states and the Canadian province of Ontario. The AEmods will pair up on a number of occasions with the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) in 2019, as well as supporting some of the nation's largest touring series.
The season starts with the AELMT at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois for the 8th Annual Thaw Brawl presented by Hoker Trucking. Both American Ethanol Tours highlight the storied season opening event. Joining them for the weekend are IMCA Modifieds and Sport Mods. The action begins with a practice day on Thursday, March 28th, with racing on Friday and Saturday March 29th and 30th.
The next event is another pairing with the AELMT when the Tours head to Plymouth, Indiana, the "Playground of Speed", on Saturday, April 20th. This will mark the first appearance for the AEmods to Plymouth Speedway in their three-year history.
A three-day weekend highlights the month of May starting at Lake Odessa, Michigan's I-96 Speedway on Friday, May 17th. AEmods haven't raced at I-96 Speedway since their inaugural season in 2017, and they'll return in huge fashion teaming up with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and the Great Lakes Super Sprints. From there, AEmods teams will head south for a first ever trip to Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana to team up with the AELMT for the first race of the American Ethanol Hoosier State Showdown. The American Ethanol tandem will then move to Gas City Speedway in Gas City Indiana for the conclusion of the three-day AEmods weekend which will pay $2,000 to win.
In June, the AEmods will invade Hartford Speedway for the third consecutive year as part of another doubleheader weekend, Friday, June 7th. Then, teams will head south to Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana. In last year's trip to Montpelier, an AEmods attendance record was broken when over 50 drivers checked in for the event.
The month of June ends with a double header across the the border to Southern Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, Canada for a Father's Day Weekend special. Night one on Friday, June 14th will be a non-points event for the AEmods, while Saturday, June 15th will be a normal show, awarding points.
In July, AEmods will set-up shop at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan for the 4th of July weekend starting on Thursday, July 4th. Then, teams will battle for a $3,000 pay day on Friday, July 5th to finish out their portion of the weekend that also includes the AELMT.
The month of August is a Michigan exclusive month, starting with a doubleheader weekend on Friday, August 9th from Mt. Pleasant Speedway in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for the 4th Annual Tommie Bauer Memorial Race Presented by YellowHose.com - paying $2,519 to win. On Saturday, August 10th teams return to Merritt Speedway to finish the weekend. Crews complete August by returning to I-96 Speedway on Thursday, August 29th accompanying the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.
In September teams will make a pair of return trips and a pair of first-time appearances in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. On Friday, September 13th AEmods will return to Gas City Speedway before heading back to Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Saturday, September 14th. The following week, Friday, September 20th, teams head to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana to join the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, before heading to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday, September 21st.
American Ethanol Teams will come together again for the season finale on Saturday, October 12th from Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. This event will feature a $2,000 pay day for the AEmods.
Throughout the season, teams will compete for $1,500 to win and $200 to start during normal events, with nearly half-a-dozen increased payout shows throughout the year.
2019 American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance Schedule:
Friday, March 29 - 8th Annual Thaw Brawl presented by Hoker Trucking - LaSalle Speedway (IL) - $1,500
Saturday, March 30 - 8th Annual Thaw Brawl presented by Hoker Trucking - LaSalle Speedway (IL) - $1,500
Saturday, April 20 - Plymouth Speedway (IN) - $1,500
Friday, May 17 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - $1,500
Saturday, May 18 - Brownstown Speedway (IN) - $1,500
Sunday, May 19 - Gas City Speedway (IN) - $2,000
Friday, June 7 - Hartford Speedway (MI) - $1,500
Saturday, June 8 - Montpelier Motor Speedway (IN) - $1,500
Friday, June 14 - Southern Ontario Motor Speedway (ONT) - TBD
Saturday, June 15 - Southern Ontario Motor Speedway (ONT) - $1,500
Thursday, July 4 - Merritt Speedway (MI) - $1,500
Friday, July 5 - Merritt Speedway (MI) - $3,000
Friday, August 9 - 4th Annual Tommie Bauer Memorial - Mt. Pleasant Speedway (MI) - $2,519
Saturday, August 10 - Merritt Speedway (MI) - $1,500
Thursday, August 29 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - $1,500
Friday, September 13 - Gas City Speedway (IN) - $1,500
Saturday, September 14 - Hartford Speedway (MI) - $1,500
Friday, September 20 - Kokomo Speedway (IN) - $1,500
Saturday, September 21 - Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) - $1,500
Saturday, October 12 - Atomic Speedway (OH) - $2,000
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-American Ethanol Modified Tour Press Release and Photo