Rochester Hills, Michigan (Wednesday, October 18, 2017): After the American Ethanol Championships event at Berlin Raceway had been cancelled, on a cold, rainy, October Saturday afternoon, American Ethanol Touring Officials brought the Pace Performance Victory Lane 30 minutes west of Berlin, to Jacob Poel Racing in Spring Lake, Michigan. The occasion was to officially crown Jacob Poel as the Inaugural American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance (AEMODT) Champion.
Championship Victory Lane Photo Gallery
The 2017 AEMODT season opening race at Thunderbird Raceway was one for the ages. The spectacular battle between Poel, Mielke, Rokos, Bauer and Thirlby set the tone for the season [view race highlights]. David Mielke was the eventual winner of the Allstar Performance Shootout at Thunderbird Raceway. When the Tour traveled to Merritt Speedway for the second race of the season, the Merritt Showdown, it was Jacob Poel who arose victorious. Brian Brindley stole the show at Baer Field Motorsports Park a few days later but Jacob Poel broke-through in the later stages of June, winning Tour races number four, five and six. David Mielke stayed within striking distance until the final race before the Tour’s summer break. On Friday, July 7th at the Manistee County Fairgrounds, David Mielke’s Krompetz Elevator number 87 grenaded not one but two engines, losing 45 points on that night. Mielke was unable to recover. When racing resumed for the secon