INNISFIL, Ontario — With a pair of podium finishes in the Iron Man 72 at Sunset Speedway, A.J. Emms was able to extend his advantage in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified standings.
Emms was quick right from the start of the weekend, winning his first qualifier, followed by a runner-up in the second.
Starting on pole for the first 36-lap feature on Saturday night, he would battle with Kelly Balson for the top spot off the drop of the green flag, taking sole procession on Lap 5. He would lead the next two laps, before being challenged and passed for the top spot three laps later. Now running solidly in second, he’d remain there through the middle of the feature, until he was passed by Balson for the runner-up spot on Lap 22.
Running third, he would continuing to put down solid lap times through the back half of the feature, crossing the finish line with a third-place finish.
Following the event, Emms shared his thoughts on how the night played out.
Starting third in the second 36-lap feature on Sunday night, he would move up into second with a three-wide move on the opening lap, taking over the top spot on the seventh lap. He would then lead the next 12 laps before being passed for the top spot on Lap 19.
Over the middle portion of the feature, Emms would challenge for the lead on a pair of restarts, but was unable to clear Andy Kamrath for the top spot. Instead, he’d battle to the checkered flag for second with Anthony DiBello, ultimately coming up short, crossing the finish line in third.
“Overall, it was a good night for us,” Emms said after the second feature. “We ran well last night, changed some stuff and it worked out. It’s a game of inches so we’re very fortunate to come out of here with a third-place finish, and we’re looking forward to Flamboro in a few weeks.”
With just two races remaining on the schedule, Emms leads the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified standings by 56 points.
The next race for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds is at Flamboro Speedway on October 6. Emms knows his way around the Milgrove, Ontario oval, having won both OSCAAR events there thus far in 2019.
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Press Release by Ashley McCubbin of AM Marketing