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Poel Goes From Fifth to First to Win His Fifth Tour Race of Inaugural Season

September 10, 2017

 Wauseon, Ohio (Saturday, September 9, 2017): Stop number ten of the American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance (AEMODT) Inaugural Season came on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway, located in Wauseon, Ohio for the Pace Performance 30. Spring Lake, Michigan driver Jacob Poel came into Oakshade with the goal of extending his points lead, just a couple weeks ahead of the Tour’s three race season finale at Berlin Raceway.


Hometown favorite, Brain Ruhlman and AEMODT points runner-up, David Mielke lead the 21 car field to the green flag in the Pace Performance 30. David Mielke jumped to the early race lead, passing Ruhlman on the outside, exiting turn two on the opening lap. Three and Four wide racing entertained the crowd, who braved the cold weather, until the action was slowed on lap six, when back-to-back AEMODT feature winner, Chad Bauer spun in turn three, bringing out the first of two caution flags.


Once the race was restarted, David Mielke lead the next 13 laps before Brian Ruhlman regained the lead. Lapped traffic would play a factor around the midway point of the race. Ruhlman and Mielke exchanged the lead a couple of times before Jacob Poel drove to the outside in turns three and four passing both Ruhlman and Meilke for the race lead. Ruhlman fought hard on the bottom of the track but Poel was able to complete the pass on the high side just before a late race caution. The caution flag flew for Brad Wilson and Hillard Miller, who spun together in turn three. On the restart Poel was able to fight-off a challenge from David Mielke to collect his fifth American Ethanol Modified Tour feature win of 2017.


Twenty eight modifieds were on the grounds of Oakshade Raceway for the Pace Performance 30. Four heat races were conducted. Those heats were won by; Paul Johnson, David Mielke, Brad Wilson and Brian Ruhlman. The top four from each heat race transferred directly into the A-Main, the remaining 12 cars went into one, 15 lap, last chance race. Tom Conrad Jr. took the checkered flag first, Chad Bauer was second, Kyle Novak third and Robby Henderson took the last transfer spot.


The final three races in the Inaugural Season for the American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance all take place at the spectacular Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan, located just a few miles northwest of Grand Rapids. The first of three consecutive Saturday’s at Berlin Raceway starts on Saturday, September 23rd when the AEMODT joins the American Ethanol Late Model Tour for the third combo race of 2017. Local dirt Street Stocks will also be in action on the 23rd for a great three in one show.



Race Highlights

 Video courtesy of High Vista Video



Pace Performance 30 Results

1…..82….Jacob Poel

2…..87….David Mielke

3…..49….Brian Ruhlman

4…..2d….Curtis Deisenroth

5…..16….Jeff Koz

6…..11js..Josh Scott

7…..12m..John McClure

8…..1e.....Jeff Erickson Jr.

9…..77….Joe Rokos

10...15….Dave Baker

11…47....Collin Thirlby

12...24n...Kyle Novak

13...19….Chad Bauer

14...63r....Donnie Roberts

15...21w...Brad Wilson

16...21jr...Tom Conrad Jr.

17...53….Hillard Miller

18...77d...Anthony Deming

19...6…...Bill Griffith

20...45….Robby Henderson

21...4j…..Paul Johnson


Last Chance Race

1…..21jr...Tom Conrad Jr.

2…..19….Chad Bauer

3…..24n...Kyle Novak

4…..45….Robby Henderson

5…..74d...Craig Dippman

6…..22….Mark Beard

7…..77d...Anthony Deming

8…..66w...Jack Waldfogel

9…..1…...Brian Przepiore

10…5s….Brad Johnson.


Heat 1

1…..4j…..Paul Johnson

2…..2d….Curtise Deisenroth

3…..1e….Jeff Erickson Jr.

4…..6…...Bill Griffith

5…..45….Robby Henderon

6…..1…...Brian Przepiora

7…..66w..Jack Waldfogel


Heat 2

1…..87.....David Mielke

2…..77….Joe Rokos

3…..53….Hillard Miller

4…..12m..John McClure

5…..21jr...Tom Conrad Jr.

6…..22…..Mark Beard

7…..77d…Anthony Deming


Heat 3

1…..21w...Brad Wilson

2…..16…..Jeff Koz

3…..63r….Donnie Roberts

4…..47…..Collin Thirlby

5…..24n....Kyle Novak

6…..74d….Craig Dippman

7…..6…….Jake Rendel


Heat 4

1…..49….Brian Ruhlman

2…..82….Jacob Poel

3…..15….Dave Baker

4…..11js..Josh Scott

5…..19….Chad Bauer

6…..5s….Brad Johnson


Contingency Awards:

ISKY Racing Cams Fast Qualifier: 87 David Mielke

Allstar Performance Hard-Charger: 11js Josh Scott

Aeroquip Halfway Leader: 87 David Mielke

ARP Most Laps Led: 87 David Mielke

Driven Racing Oil P3: *49 Brian Ruhlman

Keyser Manufacturing P4: *2d Curtis Deisenroth

Shirtworks Apparel P5: *16 Jeff Koz

Dirty Girl Racewear P10: 15 Dave Baker

QuickCar Racing Products Rookie of the Race: 11js Josh Scott

American Ethanol Performer of the Race: 63r Donnie Roberts

Hoosier Racing Tire Hard-Luck Award: 4j Paul Johnson

Quarter Master Move of the Race: 82 Jacob Poel

Lane Automotive Member A: 12 John McClure

Hoosier Racing Tire Member B: 1 Brian Przepiora

* = Not eligible to receive award certificate



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:



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