A.J. Emms Scores Runner-Up at Autumn Colours Classic

Running up front all feature long, A.J. Emms scored a runner-up finish in the Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway.

Emms was quick in his heats, avoiding a wreck in the first qualifier to finish second, while winning the other one.

Starting fifth, he moved up to third in the opening laps prior to the third caution at Lap 6. He’d continue to move forward, eventually challenging Luke Gignac for the lead at Lap 11. Ultimately, he’d slip back to third before the seventh caution came out on Lap 16. Restarting third, he was unable to make much ground on that restart.

Despite race officials reverting to single-file restarts following nine cautions in the first 23 laps, he was able to get alongside Gignac for second at Lap 30, but the caution flew before he completed the pass. He was able to make it work on the restart afterwards, though, moving up to second with 20 laps to go.

He would try a couple different ways by Gary McLean on the restarts to close out the event, but was unable to make it work, crossing the finish line in second.

“Overall, it was a great run for us,” Emms said post-race. “Really want to thank the sponsors for their support – wouldn’t be here without them. I want to thank my dad, my parents, my crew, my mom, my step-mom Jayne, my girlfriend for letting me do this because I spend a lot of time. I know over this off-season I’m going to probably spend twice as much time because hate finishing second, but very thankful to be here. Thanks to my crew, and thanks to everyone for coming out today.”

With eight top-fives this season, Emms placed second in the season-ending OSCAAR Modified standings. Emms is set to use it as motivation towards being even stronger next year.

“I’m definitely going to feel that drive over the winter, and going to do everything that I can to get better myself, and make the car better, and keep learning,” he said. “We’ll be back next year, and keep coming out here and running the best that we can every single week.”

He went on to add, “Racing is a learning game, as far as I’m concerned. You never stop learning. Nobody knows everything so you got to learn. Overall, very happy to be here and very thankful that I got this opportunity.”

Emms and team are proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design this season.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Emms Racing website at http://www.ajemms.com, as well as the team’s facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/ for details on 2018 when they’re released.

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Emms Endures Overheating Issues at Flamboro Speedway

After starting the feature strongly, problems in the final laps resulted in Emms Racing failing to complete all the laps.

A.J. Emms was fast in Saturday qualifying action, scoring a runner-up in both heats.

Starting second for the feature, he battled side-by-side with Chris Milwain for the opening laps, before slotting himself behind him in second. He’d remain there through the next pair of restarts, poised for another podium finish. However, a flat tire would see Emms go around for the spin in turn two on Lap 20.

With the tire changed, he started at the tail of the field, driving his way up through some of the traffic before having to pull off the track with five laps to go due to overheating. He was credited with a 15th-place finish.

With seven top-fives this season, Emms slips back to third in the standings, just 16 points behind Luke Gignac for the top spot with one race remaining.

Emms and company will be back in action at the next OSCAAR Modified event, which is scheduled for Peterborough Speedway on October 6-8, as part of the track’s Autumn Colours Classic weekend. Stay tuned to OSCAAR’s website (http://www.oscaar.ca) and Peterborough Speedway’s website for details surrounding the event.

Emms and team are proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design this season.

Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com.

Also, be sure to like the Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

A.J. Emms Scores Heat Victory at Velocity 250 at Sunset Speedway

While the weekend started off well for A.J. Emms, it didn’t finish off as he wanted with a mechanical issue taking him out of the running.

As noted, Saturday afternoon went well for Emms as he placed third in his first heat, followed by a victory in the second qualifier.

Starting 12th in the feature, he began to make his way up through the field immediately, getting alongside John Harper for sixth at Lap 3. He was able to clear him in the next couple of laps, before getting alongside Marty Monette for fifth at Lap 8, and completing that pass a lap later.

The first caution of the event came out on Lap 13 for a spin off of turn two. Feeling an issue, Emms headed down pit road to the attention of the team, in hopes of being able to solve it and return to the track. Ultimately, it was something that couldn’t fixed right then, ending his feature early

With seven top-fives this season, Emms slips back to second in the standings, just 13 points behind Luke Gignac for the top spot with two races remaining.

Emms and company will be back in action at the next OSCAAR Modified event, which is scheduled for Flamboro Speedway on September 30 and October 1, as part of the track’s Frostoberfest weekend. Stay tuned to OSCAAR’s website (http://www.oscaar.ca) and Flamboro Speedway’s website (http://www.flamborospeedway.ca) for details surrounding the event.

Emms and team are proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design this season.

Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com.

Also, be sure to like the Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

By: Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com

A.J. Emms Scores Second Career OSCAAR Victory at Sauble Speedway

The strong runs each weekend on the OSCAAR tour paid off on Saturday night at Sauble Speedway, as A.J. Emms scored his second career OSCAAR Modified feature victory.

Emms started off the night showing speed, winning the second qualifier for his fourth victory of 2017. He then fought back for a third-place finish in the second heat despite being involved in a Lap 1 accident on the backstretch.

Starting seventh for the feature, Emms moved up to the fifth spot on the drop of the green flag. He then avoided a spin ahead of him to move up to fourth, followed by a pass on the restart to third.

For the rest of the feature, he would keep pace with the race leaders, running closely behind them as the laps ticked by, while putting together solid restarts after each of the cautions.

On a restart with six laps to go, the battle between the top-two competitors ahead of Emms picked up, with them running side-by-side till contact was made, resulting in a crash. Emms was able to get through the mess unscathed, taking over the top spot.

With the speedway having a time limit in the place, the feature would be called with five laps to go, with Emms getting credited as the race winner.

With seven top-fives this season, Emms takes over the points lead, just four points ahead of Luke Gignac for the top spot with three races remaining.

Emms and company will be back in action at the next OSCAAR Modified event, which is scheduled for Sunset Speedway on September 23 and 24, , as part of the track’s Velocity 250 weekend. Stay tuned to OSCAAR’s website (http://www.oscaar.ca) and Sunset Speedway’s website (http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca) for details surrounding the event.

Emms and team are proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design this season.

Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com.

Also, be sure to like the Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

 

Press Release by: Ashley McCubbin – AM Marketing / Photos Courtesy of T.W. Robarts Photos.

AJ Emms Runs Up Front at Peterborough Until Late Race Spin

AJ Emms was set for another strong performance at Peterborough Speedway this past weekend, when a late-race incident relegated him to a eighth-place finish.

Emms started off the night strong, finishing third and second in his pair of qualifying heats.

Come feature time, he worked his way up into contention for a podium finish despite no power steering. In the closing laps, he battled back and forth with Mark Gordon for the runner-up position. The pair unfortunately made contact on the last lap, resulting in a spin. As a result, Emms would be scored in the eighth position.

With six top-fives this season, Emms currently sits third in the standings, just seven points behind Luke Gignac for the top spot.

Emms and company will be back in action at the next OSCAAR Modified event, which is scheduled for Sauble Speedway on August 19. Earlier this season, Emms posted a third-place finish at the beach.

Emms and team are proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design this season.

Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com.

Also, be sure to like the Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

AJ Emms Scores Heat Victory, Runner-Up at Flamboro Speedway

The strong performances for AJ Emms continued this season at Flamboro Speedway, as he ran up front throughout the feature en route to a runner-up finish.

Emms started off the night strong, placing second in his first heat, followed by a win in the second qualifier.

Starting on pole for the 30-lap feature, he jumped out to the early lead to pace the first six laps prior to the first caution. He would lose the lead on the restart, slipping back to second till the second yellow flag waved.

Emms got a better restart this time around, taking back the top spot and leading till the third caution flew at Lap 14. The restart saw a battle for the lead between Emms and Chris Milwain, with Milwain taking the top spot on Lap 15 ahead of Emms.

From there on, Emms lost some ground to Milwain as he pulled away for the victory, though managed to keep a gap over the competitors behind him to pick up a runner-up finish.

With six straight top-fives, he currently sits second in the standings, just two points behind Cory Horner for the top spot.

Emms and company will be back in action this weekend at Peterborough Speedway for the Touring Chase for the Colours.

Emms and team are proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design this season.

Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com.

Also, be sure to like the Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

AJ Emms Scores Heat Victory, Fifth Straight Top-Five at Kawartha Speedway

On Friday night at Kawartha Speedway, AJ Emms ran up front throughout the entire 30-lap feature en route to his fifth straight top-five finish.

Emms started off the night solidly, winning his first heat, followed by a fifth-place finish in the second qualifier.

Starting eighth for the feature, he immediately began to make his way to the front, fighting for the second spot side-by-side with Marty Monette on Lap 3. The pair continued to run side-by-side till the first caution flew on Lap 5 as a result of a crash in turns one and two.

Emms got a good restart, battling side-by-side with Cole Powell for the runner-up spot and initially clearing him on Lap 6. However, Powell would then got back alongside Emms on Lap 6, with the caution flying a lap later.

Emms got another good restart, but would slip back to the third position. He’d continue to run there till the next caution flew with just seven laps to go. Fortunately, the final restart did not work as he hoped as he fell back one more spot, crossing the finish line in the fourth spot.

With five straight top-fives, he currently sits second in the standings, just 12 points behind Cory Horner for the top spot.

Emms and company will be back in action this weekend at Flamboro Speedway as part of the Don Biederman Memorial.

Emms and team are proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design this season.

Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com.

Also, be sure to like the Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.