MILGROVE, Ontario — A.J. Emms kept the solid finishes going on Sunday at Flamboro Speedway, scoring a second-place finish in the 50-lap Frostoberfest feature.
Emms started off the night by finishing third and second in his qualifying heats, before drawing fourth in the re-draw for the feature. He’d quickly find himself battling for second in the opening laps, slotting himself in the third spot on Lap 2. He’d remain there until he was able to get by Anthony DiBello for second on Lap 11.
Through the remaining 39 laps, he would get close to the rear bumper of eventual race winner Andy Kamrath, and challenge him side-by-side on a couple mid-race retarts, but was never able to clear him for the spot.
As a result, Emms crossed the finish line with a solid second-place finish, marking his 19th straight OSCAAR top-10 finish.
“I thought overall it was a good night,” Emms said. “Our game plan was to just go in there and essentially get the best run that we could, all while conserving and keeping the car in one piece with a very quick turnover to the Autumn Colours Classic this weekend. We wanted to make sure we weren’t too hard on equipment, which historically Flamboro is a place that can be extremely hard on equipment.
“We were very cautious in not only our adjustments, but how things played out and we drove throughout the race. But overall, we’re very happy with a solid second-place finish. We felt as though we had a very strong car that contended for the win, which essentially is what we want for each and every week.
“Now, we’re looking very positive towards our last race at the Autumn Colours Classic while hunting a championship.”
Emms will now carry a 64-point lead advantage into this weekend’s season finale at Peterborough Speedway, with the Autumn Colours Classic. Emms has been successful there before, winning the Classic in 2016.
“With the position that we’re in now, we’re just going out like we do every single race,” Emms commented. “I rarely mention championship or think about those things; my goal is essentially to run as best as we can every single race, and we do put a high level of pressure on our team to perform at every single race. So the Autumn Colours Classic will be no different.
“I do enjoy races that there are more competitors and outside pressures, as I do thrive in that environment. So I do look forward to heading back to Peterborough while leading the points and looking for not only a strong finish to close out our championship run, but also another win at the Autumn Colours Classic.”
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Press Release by Ashley McCubbin of AM Marketing