Tight ¼ mile in Fort Wayne, Indiana the site of the second race of the week in two different states for the AEMODT contingent
Rochester Hills, Michigan (Wednesday, June 14th, 2017): Coming off two highly successful races so far in the inaugural season, the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance will now prepare for their first trip outside of the home state of Michigan. The newly constructed ¼ (0.250) mile semi-banked dirt oval of Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana will host AEMODT’s first ever race in the Hoosier State. The Hoosigan Hustle will see the AEMODT contingent vying for a $1,500 payday on a track that no DIRTcar UMP Modified has raced on before. The dirt track, constructed within the tracks existing ½ mile and 3/8s mile paved configurations has hosted just one event and Modifieds were not on that card, providing a true neutral playing field.
David Mielke, the five-time defending DIRTcar UMP Modified Michigan State Champion and winner of the Inaugural AEMODT event on May 27th, as well as Merritt Showdown winner on June 14th and former 2011 DIRTcar UMP Modified Michigan State Champion, Jacob Poel will lead the AEMODT teams into the Summit City. Poel carries a 14-point advantage over Mielke in the chase for the Inaugural AEMODT title. Joe Rokos, a former three-time track champion at the now closed Cherry Raceway, is coming off a pair of third place finishes in the first two races and sits third, just 12 points back of Poel. Chad Bauer, the three-time track champion at Mt. Pleasant Speedway, is coming off a second place run at the Merritt Showdown and is fourth in the standings, just five behind Rokos.
QuickCar Racing Products Rookie of the Year point leader, Josh Scott has been very impressive in his first two AEMODT races and is fifth overall in the standings. Collin Thirlby led the first 26 laps at Merritt just days ago before finishing sixth. He also nearly won the opener at Thunderbird before hitting the wall with just two laps to go. More drivers looking to make history in Fort Wayne, Indiana with the first ever DIRTcar UMP Modified victory at Baer Field includes Jeff Erickson Jr., Brian Brindley, Dave Baker, Kevin Cavanaugh, Brad Wilson and two more rookies, Brian Przepiora and Canadian, Brian Speelman.
A slew of Hoosier State teams and more drivers from the neighboring Buckeye State are slated to take on the AEMODT invaders including veteran Todd Sherman from near-by Churubusco, Indiana. A multi-time track champion at Kokomo Speedway as well as Limaland Motorsports Park, the 52-year-old will look to defend the home turf against the traveling stars from the north in Michigan as well as the east in Ohio.
Pit Gates will Open and the Draw begins at 3:00p.m., The Draw closes and the Drivers Meeting starts at 5:00p.m. The AEMODT cars and stars hit the track for the first time for Hot Laps at 5:30p.m., with ISKY Racing Cams Qualifying to follow local divisions Hot Laps. Racing gets the Green Flag at 7:00p.m. For more information about Baer Field Motorsports Park, go to their website at: baerfieldmotorpark.com
For more information about the remainder of the inaugural 2017 racing season for 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 2017 racing season. 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 AEMODT, email MCRP President, Scott Menlen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the MCRP office at: (248) 747-6277. You can also go to 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. Finally, and throughout the 2017 racing season, Live Timing & Scoring from every race in 2017 will be available for absolutely free from your mobile device by purchasing the Race Monitor Mobile App or online at: MotorCityRacing.co/LiveTiming.
2017 American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance Marketing Partners
American Ethanol (Title Sponsor) & Allstar Performance (Presenting Sponsor) as well as ARP Bolts, Carbon Green BioEnergy, Dirty Girl Racewear, Growth Energy, Hoosier Racing Tires, Horsepower Innovations, Iroquois Bio-Energy, Isky Racing Cams, Keyser Manufacturing, Lane Automotive, Michigan Corn Growers Association, Motor City Racing Promotions, NUVU Fuels, Pace Performance, Poet Bio-Refining, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Shirtworks Racewear and YellowHose.com.
About the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance
Founded on December 6th, 2016, the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance was created as a brand new tour utilizing DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds in the Great Lakes / Midwestern region of the United States. In the inaugural season, the AEMODT will race in 13 events within three states, including one race paying a whopping $10,000 to Win (Monday, July 3rd at Merritt Speedway). The home state of Michigan is well represented with 11 events while the neighboring states of Indiana and Ohio will have one show apiece. Future plans for the AEMODT see the Tour expanded outside of the Great Lakes State with more events in Indiana and Ohio as well as outside those three key states.
About American Ethanol
American Ethanol is a partnership between Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association and is a collaborative-effort marketing campaign to increase awareness of the reliability, performance capabilities and affordability of American made E15 Ethanol. Growth Energy, an ethanol industry group, and the National Corn Growers Association formed the American Ethanol partnership which highlights E15, a high-performance fuel, providing the same drivability with increased engine performance as regular gasoline. It’s a 15% Ethanol blend made with American ethanol from corn grown in our nation’s heartland and an 85% Gas blend. After extensive testing, NASCAR adopted the fuel for use in all three of their national racing series in 2011. The race teams and engine builders were heavily involved in the transition process, and have since reported high praise for the fuel, which boosts horsepower while reducing emissions. For more information about American Ethanol, go to: americanethanolracing.com