Following a successful rookie campaign in the OSCAAR Modified Series, A.J. Emms is set to return to the series once again in 2016 in search of more success.
Emms will campaign the tour after making a purchase during the off-season, buying a car that had previously finished in the top-three in points in the series.
“Personally, coming into this year, I feel a lot more prepared with this being my second year in the class,” he said. “Having the new car for this year and racing back on the family team will definitely be a big learning curve, but with all the work being done in the off-season, I’m excited for the challenge.”
Despite acknowledging the learning curve that is ahead of him, Emms is looking to compete for race wins on a weekly basis.
“The OSCAAR modified division has some pretty stiff competition, with a lot of guys who know what they’re doing, making this not an easy task,” he commented. “A lot of work between myself, and especially Dad throughout this off-season will hopefully help us attain this goal.”
The OSCAAR schedule will once again take Emms across the province, with 14 races being hosted at five different tracks. Emms says he’s most excited to get back to Full Throttle Motor Speedway, a track in which he posted a fourth place result last fall.
“Full Throttle is a challenging track, with a lot of modified history, and a track I always really enjoyed racing on in the past,” he said. “With that said, I’m also excited to get to all of the tracks and see what we have with the new car.”
Last year, Emms had a successful rookie campaign in the series, scoring four top-fives and seven top-10s behind the wheel of the No. 99 Modified en route to finishing sixth in the season-ending standings. The season was highlighted by a career-best third at Delaware Speedway in September.
“Last year was a great learning year for me, with some really good runs, and good times,” he commented. “It was a good experience. I cannot thank Allen and Dianna Adams enough for having me drive. Hopefully some of the positive things i learned throughout last year I can transfer into this coming one.”
Press Release by Ashley McCubbin