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).