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.