A.J. Emms Scores Top-Five Finish at Sauble Speedway

SAUBLE BEACH, Ontario — Running at the front of the field all night long, A.J. Emms scored a top-five finish on Saturday night at Sauble Speedway.

“I think overall a good night for us, after a bit of a disaster at Sunset Speedway in our last outing,” he commented. “I think we really just wanted to have a solid night where the car came back in one piece. Again, we learned, like every time we go to the race track. (We) had a solid fifth-place run, I think we could’ve scored a little bit better, but we missed it on a few different points; but we’re hoping the next time we go back to Sauble Speedway, we’re able to capitalize on those mistakes that we’re made.

“But overall, a good night – a bit of rough night on the race track. There weren’t a lot of cautions, but there was some beating and banging out there, so hopefully everybody got it out of their systems and we can have some clean racing for the rest of the year.”

With qualifying cancelled due to rain, the starting line-up was set by points, with an eight-car invert, resulting in Emms starting eighth for the 40-lap feature. He would move up through the field quickly, running fifth as of Lap 6. However, he was quickly challenged for the spot, fading back to seventh over the next couple of laps.

He would avoid a spin ahead of him to move up to sixth, getting through the next couple back-to-back restarts cleanly to make the move with five to go for fifth.

He would then cross the finish line in fifth, marking his second top-five and third top-10 in three races this season.  Notably, Emms has only seven finishes outside of the top-eight in his past 38 series starts.

As a result, he currently remains the point lead, three markers ahead of the second-place spot.

Emms will be back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Modified for the next Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It event, which takes place on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 at Sunset Speedway.

“I think we just have to go back to our notes,” he said. “I think we got to really go out there and ensure we’re capitalizing on others mistakes, and making a few mistakes as we can. So heading back to Sunset, I mean, it’s not obviously my favourite race track, but we’ve had some success there. So we’re hoping to use some of the momentum that we have at that speedway and use that to our advantage to come out with a solid run.”

He has had success at Sunset Speedway previously, having scored two wins and 10th in his last three appearances at the Innisfil, Ontario oval.

Emms Racing is proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers, TL Tire, Klotz Canada, Speedy Glass Orillia, Mike Westwood Fabrications, Peter Built Racecars and Short Track Musings.

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

A.J. Emms Rebounds from Qualifying Wreck for Top-10 Feature Finish

INNISFIL, Ontario — Despite riding the frontstretch wall at Sunset Speedway in qualifying, A.J. Emms was able to rebound for a top-10 finish in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It feature.

Emms started off the afternoon with a second-place finish in his first qualifier.

Unfortunately, the second heat did not go as well. As Emms made the move for second, his fellow competitor would push him up on the frontstretch off of turn four, resulting in the No. 14 getting into the outside wall, before climbing it. Emms would ride the full frontstretch wall on his side.

Thankfully, he was uninjured in the crash, with the team immediately going to work to make the necessary repairs to get out for the feature. They would have them done in time, but would forfeit their eighth-place starting position due to being uncertain whether it was fully repaired.

Starting from the tail of the field in 18th, he would move up to 15th in the early laps, getting up to 12th by the halfway mark. He would continue making passes, taking over 11th on Lap 23, followed by a pass to break into the top-10 two laps later.

Emms was unable to reel in the next competitor in line, crossing the finish line with a 10th-place finish.

As a result, he currently sits atop of the standings, tied for the top spot with Kelly Balson.

Emms will be back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Modified at Sauble Speedway on Saturday, August 21. The last appearance for the team at the beach in 2017 resulted in a victory, with his only appearance previous to that being a third-place finish.

Emms Racing is proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers, TL Tire, Klotz Canada, Speedy Glass Orillia, Mike Westwood Fabrications, Peter Built Racecars and AM Marketing.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com

A.J. Emms Drives Through Field for Sunset Speedway Victory

INNISFIL, Ontario — Despite starting tail of the field after missing qualifying, A.J. Emms worked his way through the field to score the victory in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It feature at Sunset Speedway on Sunday.

“Almost speechless,” he said afterwards. “What a great day for our team. Big thanks to Taylor Holdaway for jumping in this morning. Obviously had prior arrangements so couldn’t be here, but Taylor and the crew did an awesome job getting the car where it needed to be.

“Really tough decision whether I was going to drive in the feature, or get Taylor into me, but the racer in me had to jump in and roll the dice. So we had start at the back there, but we were able to persevere, avoid the accidents, and be there at the end. A lot of fortunate / luck that really supported us; that definitely helped us, but we definitely had the car where we could put ourselves in position. Obviously, it was an awesome day.”

With A.J. Emms busy with post-wedding commitments after getting married on Saturday, he would miss practice and qualifying. The team made the decision to put 2015 Sunset Speedway Late Model Champion Taylor Holdaway in the car, and it paid off.

Following a pair of solid practice sessions, Holdaway won the first qualifier, followed by a runner-up in the second.

With Emms getting there in time for the feature, he would start 23rd, avoiding a couple incidents in the early laps to move up to 11th by the third lap. Restarting just outside the top-10, he would get alongside Jake Watson for ninth when the third caution came out on Lap 8.

He would continue to move forward after the restart, battling for sixth on Lap 11, getting the spot three laps later, followed by breaking into the top-five on Lap 16. The progress would continue as he moved into fourth on Lap 23, and then up another spot six laps later.  

It would seem as though the climb would be complete there, with the top-two having a full straightaway advantage. However, their battle would result in contact, with one of them going around. with both drivers moved to the back of the field as involved cars, Emms would inherit the lead.

Restarting on the front row, he held off the late-race charge from series veteran Kelly Balson and rookie Steve Lyons to score the victory. It marks his seventh career OSCAAR win, and second straight at Sunset Speedway following last September.

Afterwards, Emms admitted it was a tough decision whether to get in the car, weighing the risk vs. the reward in doing so.

“You obviously start to think about getting in accidents on your way through, especially at a track like Sunset, and first time out,” he commented. “It made the decision very difficult, but at the same time, we had such a great piece today that I really wanted to drive it.”

Following the first event of the season, Emms holds a seven-point advantage over Kelly Balson in the series standings. He also leads the Hard Charger Bonus standings, as well.

The next race for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Just Foam It is at Peterborough Speedway on July 31. Fans wishing to attend can purchase tickets via the track website.

Emms know what it takes to be successful at Peterborough, scoring his first career victory in the Autumn Colours Classic in 2016 there. Notably, he has no finishes worse than seventh in his last eight appearances there, with six top-five’s.

“We do have some work to do on the car this week just to keep fine tuning, but I am excited to get to Peterborough,” he said. “I know a majority of the field is going to be strong at Peterborough, and a lot of guys don’t make mistakes especially at a place like Peterborough. We’re going to have to be on top of our game and we’re just going to come in with the same attitude; at least we’ll be here the whole day next week. We’ll try to make again as few mistake as possible and try to be there at the end.”

Emms Racing is proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers, TL Tire, Klotz Canada, Speedy Glass Orillia, Mike Westwood Fabrications, Peter Built Racecars and AM Marketing.

Emms Racing Welcomes Back Speedy Glass Orillia

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Speedy Glass Orillia as a returning sponsor.

Located at 315 West Street South, Speedy Glass Orillia can repair or replace any type of auto glass whatever the make, model, and age of the vehicle. They will always try to first repair your existing windshield, usually saving you both time and money.

They also offer additional products and services including trailer hitches, bike racks, camera recalibration, deflectors, truck bed liners, side bars, water repellent and weatherproofing treatment, car floor mats, windshield wipers, mirrors, and tinted windows.

The Speedy Glass name has been linked to window repairs since 1934, with a focus on delivering top-shelf service, expertise, and product quality through each of their service centres across the country.

You can learn more about Speedy Glass Orillia on their website at https://www.speedyglass.ca/en/service-centre/ontario/orillia/247-315_west-st-s-.html. They can also be reached at (705)325-3500.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

Speedy Glass Orillia joins FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers, BAE Environmental, TL Tire, Klotz Canada, Mike Westwood Fabrications, Peter Built Racecars and AM Marketing as marketing partners for the 2021 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 as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back Peter Built Racecars

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Peter Built Racecars as a returning sponsor.

When it comes to racecar fabrication, Peter Built Racecars is where you need to go. Utilizing years of experience in the sport, Peter Schotanus is known for great setups, as well as his craftsmanship. His work speaks for itself, as shown through some of the current OSCAAR Hot Rod builds that have been rolling out. Be sure to inquire with him today if you’re needing a hand with your next project.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

Peter Built Racecars joins BAE Environmental, TL Tire, Klotz Canada, Mike Westwood Fabrications, and FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 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 as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back Mike Westwood Fabrication

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Mike Westwood Fabrication as a returning sponsor.

Located in Rockwood, Ontario, Mike Westwood Fabrication is your one-stop for all of your racecar fabrication needs. Through the years, Mike Westwood has built midget chassis, Canadian Vintage Modified chassis, and helped teams with all their racecar fabrication needs. He has also taken his talent to the street, with a couple impressive hot rod builds along the way.

One of his highest profile builds, the Mazda RX-3 racecar, was recently featured on Hagerty.com with a story about Westwood. You can read that at https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-elsinore-files/this-wild-rx-3-is-another-crazy-feather-in-mike-westwoods-canadian-cap/. If you are needing any fabrication work done, feel free to get in touch with Westwood.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

Mike Westwood Fabrication joins BAE Environmental, TL Tire, Klotz Canada, and FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 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 as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back Klotz Canada

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Klotz Canada as a returning sponsor.

Klotz Canada is your number one source for all of your high performance lubricant and racing fuel needs for over 50 years. You can e-mail for more information at info@klotzcanada.ca.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

Klotz Canada joins BAE Environmental, TL Tire and FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 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 as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back BAE Environmental

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back BAE Environmental as a returning sponsor.

Located at 18 Park View Ave in Oro-Medonte, BAE & Associates Environmental Inc. serves all of Ontario providing complete, hands-on, environmental consulting, concentrating on Phase I, II & III ESA’s, specializing in the remediation of Brownfields using the latest of technologies.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

BAE Environmental joins TL Tire and FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 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 as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back TL Tire

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back TL Tire as a returning sponsor.

Located at 8561 Highway 12 W in Orillia, TL Tire is your number one source for all of your tire services. They are dedicated to giving you the very best tire experience, with a focus on upfront and honest quotes, timely response to issues, and quality products and parts. You can learn more about TL Tire by checking out their website at https://tltire.ca/.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

TL Tire joins FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 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 as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back FMR Scrap Buyers & Recyclers

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as a returning sponsor.

Located at 18 Kitchener St in Orillia, Ontario, FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers is ready to handle any of scrap and recycling needs. They take in a variety of material, ranging from various metals to electronics and more. Whether for individuals or professionals, the variety of selection in the type of service helps your needs to be met in the easiest way possible. Learn more details at https://www.fmrscrapbuyers.com/

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers marks the first of several announcements leading into the upcoming 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 as they’re released.

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