PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — Despite being involved in a late-race incident, A.J. Emms was able to leave Peterborough Speedway with a top-10 finish.
“Overall, a solid night,” Emms commented. “We would’ve preferred a better outcome in the end. But with that being said, the driver made some errors there that I’ll definitely reflect on for next week and hopefully we’ll be able to put together a good piece and have a good run at Delaware in two weeks.”
Emms started off the night showing speed, winning his first heat, followed by a third in the second qualifier.
Starting eighth for the 40-lap feature, he would begin to make his forward, running side-by-side with Norman Newman for sixth on Lap 2. He would get the spot, followed by passing Luke Gignac for fifth a couple laps later.
Through the second half of the event, Emms kept himself solidly in fifth as he worked his way through lap traffic, gaining a bit of ground at times on the fourth-place car. However, everything came to a head when contact with a lap car would send the No. 14 spinning around in turn four with five laps to go.
Restarting eighth, he was able to make his way by Dale Reinhart before the checkered flag to finish seventh. Despite the finish, Emms was able to extend his points lead to 31 points in the standings.
The next race on the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds is at Delaware Speedway on Saturday, August 17. Emms knows his way around the half-mile, winning the series’ event there last month.
“Delaware is really a place that I enjoy driving at,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll put this same set-up in it that we had last time because it worked well, and we will do what we can to have another strong run and shoot for another top-three finish.”
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Press Release by Ashley McCubbin of AM Marketing