MARKHAM, Ontario — They may have had to wait until the calendar flipped to the new year, but it was certainly worth it.
This past weekend, Emms Racing gathered together at the 2019 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified banquet to celebrate their championship.
With a consistent season from start to finish, highlighted by a four feature wins and seven heat victories – including both the Rick Woolner Memorial and Don Biederman Memorial, A.J. Emms was able to take home his first OSCAAR championship.
“First off, I would really like to thank OSCAAR; the entire division – they’ve made the entire series possible,” he said in his speech. “And without OSCAAR, Dave, Bruce, Gord, and everybody’s support – this series would not be possible. They brought the series to Ontario and it’s been really great. That goes the same with the Hot Rod division and the Pro Sprint division. OSCAAR is a division that I’m proud to be a part of and proud to be represent, and hope to represent moving forward.
“My dad always taught me to surround myself with good people. He said that no matter how good you are, there’s somebody that will be better so you always should do your best, and surround yourself with the best people possible. My dad helped me surround myself with good people this year, and himself included – and that’s what helped to make this championship possible. Those people are everybody in this room that makes OSCAAR better. Those people are the people that are sitting at table six.
“This is something that since I started racing at five years old – I’ve raced my entire life, I’ll always, always want to be a late model racecar driver, and now I’m a modified racecar driver and I’m very proud of that. I want to thank each and every one of you for being here, and your contributions to the sport, and especially those people over there and their contributions to me, my family, especially my fiancé Cassie, and everybody else that made it possible as it means the world to me. So thank you very much.”
Emms Racing is proud to be sponsored by BAE Environmental, Hastings Home Hardware, Klotz Canada, FMR Scrap Buyers, TL Tire, Artech Promotional Products, Peter Built Racecars, and AM Marketing as marketing partners for the 2019 campaign.
With the final wrap now put on the 2019 season, focus has already began to shift to 2020 with preparation in high gear for the upcoming season. The full list of marketing partners and plans will be announced in the coming months.
Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com. You can also follow Emms on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/ajemms. Also, be sure to like A.J. Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.
By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – firstname.lastname@example.org