A.J. Emms Focused on Visiting Victory Lane in 2018

After a successful third season of OSCAAR Modified competition, there’s only one thing on A.J. Emms’ mind entering this year – winning.

“Going into this season, I’m realistically just looking for wins,” he said. “We’re not winning enough and I’m just really wanting to get back in the winner’s circle and knock out more victories consistently. The series is full talent – lots of good cars with some good talent. So I’m ready to enter that pool and hopefully come out on top. We’ve made some changes to the car.

“A lot of talk has been about the rookies at the start of this year, but I think we’ve been trying to fly in under the radar and doing a lot of work on our car and make sure our program is where it needs to be in the 2018 season. So I think we’re definitely optimistic, but at the same time we’re ready for a long and hard season. We’re ready to get the work done and do what we know we can. If we do our best we can every night, then we should be okay.”

While scoring a sixth in the year-end standings in his rookie campaign, the past two years have seen the Orillia, Ontario native score a pair of runner-ups with a victory each year – Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough (2016) and Sauble Speedway (2017).

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Emms Racing Welcomes Back TSS Top Shops

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2018 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back TSS Top Shops as a sponsor for the fourth season.

TSS Top Shops is your one-stop for paint, accessories and the know-how to make sure you get the best look when you’re done. Selling both to individuals and business corporations, they will match any vehicle color and stock a variety of touch-up aerosol cans. Check out their website at http://www.tssautobodysupplies.com/.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for Emms’ fourth season in the OSCAAR Modified series. Over the past two seasons, he has scored two feature victories, while placing second and third in the year-end standings.

“As a team we’re excited for what 2018 has to offer,” he said. “With the modified schedule released its hard not be to excited. With a variety of tracks on the schedule we look forward to battling with some of the best and bringing our best as a team each week.

“Along with this, we look forward to having the Peter (Schatanis) Built Limited Late Model out more often at a variety of tracks.”

TSS Top Shops will join previously announced partners BAE Environmental, Klotz Canada, and Wix Filters for 2018.

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.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back Klotz Canada, While Adding Wix Filters

With the 2018 race season only two months away, preparation is in high gear in hopes for another successful campaign for Emms Racing. While the work continues in the shop to make sure the No. 14 Modified is in top-shape for the season opener, the team is continuing to expand their marketing partners.

Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Klotz Canada as a sponsor for the upcoming year. A partner with A.J. Emms  dating back to 2012, they are your number one source for all of your high performance lubricant and racing fuel needs for over 50 years. Be sure to check out their website at http://www.klotzcanada.ca/. A huge special thanks to Sam Donnelly for his continued support.

The team is also proud to be a Wix Filters Brand Ambassador for the 2018 campaign, as well. Since 1939, WIX® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com.

Both brands, Klotz Canada and Wix Filters, join BAE Environmental as marketing partners for the 2018 season. The rest of the sponsors will be announced in the days leading up to the season.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for Emms’ fourth season in the OSCAAR Modified series. Over the past two seasons, he has scored two feature victories, while placing second and third in the year-end standings.

“As a team we’re excited for what 2018 has to offer,” he said. “With the modified schedule released its hard not be to excited. With a variety of tracks on the schedule we look forward to battling with some of the best and bringing our best as a team each week.

“Along with this, we look forward to having the Peter (Schatanis) Built Limited Late Model out more often at a variety of tracks.”

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.

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

Emms Receives Best Appearing Award at OSCAAR Banquet

Following a successful season, A.J. Emms and his crew joined his fellow drivers and their crews at the OSCAAR Awards banquet on Saturday, February 3.

With just two finishes outside of the top-10 all season long, A.J. Emms put together a career-best season en route to finishing second in the OSCAAR Modified points standings.

On top of being called up for his top-five points finish, Emms received the Best Appearing Car Award for the second straight year in a row. Once again, shout-out to both Creecher’s Design and TSS Top Shops on a job well done.

“First of all, I would like to thank everybody involved with OSCAAR,” Emms said. “This is a big organization, as you can see from all the people that we are sitting next two, and you should all be proud of yourselves for how each team not only contributed to the brand of OSCAAR and making it this whole show go, but all those little accomplishments throughout the year. Racing is a big commitment, and I know each team has put in a lot of work.

“I would like to congratulate the champions this year as that’s something that we all strive for; that’s what I’m still working on, and getting kind of closer. I’m very fortunate that my crew, family, sponsors, and fiancé have been able to support me throughout all of this, and I would like to thank you all for being here.”

With the final wrap now put on the 2017 season, focus has already began to shift to 2018 with preparation in high gear for the upcoming season. The team has already confirmed they will be taking part in the OSCAAR Modified division once again, with primary sponsorship from BAE Environmental. The rest of the marketing partners and plans will be announced in the coming weeks.

Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com. You can also follow Emms on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/ajemms. Also, be sure to like A.J. Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

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

2nd in Modified Points – A.J. Emms

With consistency on a weekly basis, A.J. Emms put together another solid year of OSCAAR Modified competition en route to a runner-up in the year-end standings.

“Looking back on 2017, I feel that it was overall successful,” he said. “We learned a lot through the year and as a team persevered through a lot of bad luck. With that being said, we expect a lot out of ourselves and would love to click off more victories in 2018!”

Kicking off the year at Flamboro Speedway, Emms showed speed right from the start of the year as he challenged Chris Milwain heavily through the middle portion of the feature en route to a runner-up. The momentum carried forward to Kawartha Speedway as he posted a fifth-place finish, followed by a third in the return to Flamboro.

As OSCAAR began the summer, there were no signs of slowing down as the first trip to Sauble Speedway saw Emms post a fourth. He then ran as high as second in the return to Kawartha, en route to another fourth.

It seemed as the year went on, Emms just got faster as the third trip to Flamboro Speedway saw him lead the first half of the feature, before another runner-up to Milwain. Unfortunately, his luck took a turn at the halfway mark of the 2017 at Peterborough Speedway, as he would get spun on the last after running second throughout.

The driver of the No. 14 BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design Modified didn’t let that deter him, though. Returning to Sauble Speedway, he would survive the late-race chaos on the frontstretch in the final laps to score his lone victory of the 2017 campaign.

“The most memorable moment of 2017 on track would have to be an action packed victory at Sauble Speedway,” he said. “I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by a great group of people that helped to formulate many off track memories throughout the season as well.”

Within striking distance of the title, it seemed now was the time for Emms and company to mount a charge. He showed speed at Sunset Speedway, running as high as fourth in the early stages, but a mechanical issue took him out of the running on Lap 13. The bad luck carried with him to Flamboro Speedway, as a combination of a flat tire and overheating saw him place 15th.

Despite the late-season adversity, Emms was able to finish off the 2017 season strong with a runner-up at Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations to A.J. Emms on a successful season. We look forward to seeing you back on track in 2018.

A.J. Emms Set for Fourth Season of OSCAAR Competition

After a pair of back-to-back seasons coming up just shy on the OSCAAR Modified Championship, A.J. Emms confirmed his team will be back once again in 2018 with their sights set on the title. Emms also confirmed that BAE Environmental will be back as the primary sponsor on the No. 14 Modified.

“As a team we’re excited for what 2018 has to offer,” he said. “With the modified schedule released its hard not be to excited. With a variety of tracks on the schedule we look forward to battling with some of the best and bringing our best as a team each week. Along with this, we look forward to having the Peter (Schatanis) Built Limited Late Model out more often at a variety of tracks.”

The 2018 OSCAAR schedule will see Emms and company hit a series of tracks across the province, ranging from Sunset Speedway, to Kawartha Speedway, to Peterborough Speedway, Sauble Speedway and Flamboro Speedway. This year will also see the first trip for the OSCAAR Modifieds to recently re-opened Jukasa Motor Speedway.

“Without a doubt I look forward most to the race at the Jukasa Motor Speedway,” Emms said. “Having been a spectator at their inaugural race, I was very impressed with the facility and staff. The history of the facility also helps to build my excitement for the event hearing of stories from legendary racers competing at the Speedway.”

All of the events this year are expected to be action-packed, though, based on the talent level in returning drivers and new prospects as the division grows more with each passing year,

“I feel as though the modified division hosts some of the best teams and racing in the province, if not the country,” he said. “With a variety of drivers joining the series it only builds to this competition level. I am privileged to be apart of this group and am beyond excited to get back on the track in 2018.”

As noted, 2017 was filled with success as the driver of the No. 14 Modified scored six heat wins and eight feature top-five’s.

“Looking back on 2017, I feel that it was overall successful,” he said. “We learned a lot through the year and as a team persevered through a lot of bad luck. With that being said, we expect a lot out of ourselves and would love to click off more victories in 2018!”

The highlight of the year was mid-summer at Sauble Speedway, when Emms emerged for his second career OSCAAR victory, following up his triumph in the Autumn Colours Classic to round out the 2016 campaign.

“The most memorable moment of 2017 on track would have to be an action packed victory at Sauble Speedway,” he said. “I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by a great group of people that helped to formulate many off track memories throughout the season as well.”

Now looking to challenge for the championship, Emms says the key will getting more speed out of the car, so they score more checkered flags, while making sure they’re prepared the worst of situations and combat bad luck.

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.

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

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.