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Chad Bauer Wins Home Race in Dominating Fashion


Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Friday September 1st, 2017): The members of the American Ethonal Modified Tour presented by All Star Performance invaded the grounds of the Mount Pleasant Speedway in Mount Pleasant, Michigan to kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend. This was the tour’s first competition since early July. Chad Bauer dominated the Lane Automotive 30 leading all 30 laps.


Bauer and Jeff Erickson Jr. led the field down to the green flag. Joe Rokos was the runner up finsher. Erickson Jr. was Third. David Mielke and Jacob Poel made up the rest of the top five. John McClure finished sixth. Brad Wilson, Dave Baker, Kyle Novak, and Josh Scott rounded out the top ten.


Only a couple of cautions flew throughout the A-Main, the most notable was on lap 6 when a multi car spin in turn four collected Paul Johnson, Jason Hoogerhyde and Donnie Roberts. Hoogerhyde and Roberts left the racetrack on the hook. Both drivers are working on their machines overnight, preparing for tomorrow's race. 


Three heat races were conducted. Mark Beard won heat race number one, Chad Bauer held of AEMODT points leader Jacob Poel to win heat two. David Mielke, the points standings runner up, made a first lap, four wide pass in turn two to take the lead and drive away from the field to collect the win in heat race number three. 


The next event for the American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance is Saturday, September 2nd at Merritt Speedway, located in Lake City, Michigan.



Race Highlights 

 Video courtesy of High Vista Video



Lane Automotive 30 Results


1...19...Chad Bauer

2...77...Joe Rokos

3...1E...Jeff Erickson

4...87...David Mielke

5...82...Jacob Poel

6...12m..John McClure

7...21w..Brad Wilson

8...15...Dave Baker

9...24n..Kyle Novak

10..11js.Josh Scott

11..22...Mark Beard

12..77d..Anthony DEming

13..4j...Paul Johnson

14..9....Garrett Rons

15..5h...Jason Hoogerhyde

16..63r..Donnie Roberts

DNS.39...Chad Spencer


Heat 1

1...22...Mark Beard

2...15...Dave Baker

3...12m..John McClure

4...5h...Jason Hoogerhyde

5...9....Garrett Rons

6...4j...Paul Johnson


Heat 2

1...19...Chad Bauer 

2...82...Jacob Poel 

3...21w..Brad Wilson

4...24n..Kyle Novak

5...11js.Josh Scott

6...63r..Donnie Roberts


Heat 3

1...87...David Miekle

2...77...Joe Rokos

3...1e...Jeff Erickson Jr.

4...77d..Anthony Demming



Contingency Awards

QuickCar Racing Products Rookie of the Race:

Allstar Performance Hard-Charger: 87 David Mielke

Aeroquip Halfway Leader: 19 Chad Bauer

ARP Most Laps Lead: 19 Chad Bauer

Driver Racing Oil P3: 

Keyser Manufacturing P4: 87 David Mielke

Shirtworks Apparel P5: 82 Jacob Poel

Dirty Girl Racewear P10:

ISKY Racing Cams Fast Qualifier: 87 David Mielke

American Ethanol Performer of the Race: N/A

Hoosier Racing Tire Hard-Luck Award: 63r Donnie Roberts

Quarter Master Move of the Race: 77 Joe Rokos

Lane Automotive Member A:

Hoosier Racing Tire Member B: 24n Kyle Novak 



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


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.


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: You can also follow the tour on Facebook by going to: 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: and click on “Follow”.


Motor City Racing Promotions

To learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions, the event management group for the AEMODT, email MCRP President, Scott Menlen at: or call the MCRP office at: (248) 747-6277. You can also go to the MCRP website at: The Facebook Fan Page for MCRP is at: and click on “Like” today. Don’t forget to “Follow” MCRP on Twitter at: 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:


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:



Photo By: Laura Ahac - Motor City Racing Promotions



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