INNISFIL, Ontario — After contact on the track, it was an early end to the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified event on Saturday for A.J. Emms.
The No. 14 Modified did show speed prior to the issues on-track, though, as Emms was able to lay down the seventh quickest lap in qualifying. From there, he looked to move forward in the early stages of the event, battling three-wide in the first five laps.
On Lap 6, he’d go to make a move underneath a fellow competitor for position, when contact occurred as that driver came down the track. Unfortunately, suspension damage was sustained, bringing Emms down pit road and out of the event. He was credited with an 18th-place finish.
Fortunately, he will not have to wait long for a chance at redemption as the modifieds are back in action once again at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, September 19.
Emms has run well there at Sunset Speedway previously, scoring a couple heat victories with three podium finishes in his last four appearances. In 12 starts at the third-mile oval, he has scored five top-five’s and eight top-10’s.
“I’ve won in some other classes that I’ve raced at Sunset, but to get an OSCAAR Modified victory there would be important to me,” he commented prior to the first event on the 12th. “It’s the closest track to where I live so it’s one of those places that I attend frequently, not only competing, but watching races when I’m not. So it’s a track that I’d definitely like to get a win at, especially in the unprecedented times. I feel as those as every time you go to the track, especially this year, you want to capitalize on every opportunity that you get.”
While there will be a limited number of fans in attendance and no live stream, fans will be able to watch the feature a day later via the GForce Network.
Emms Racing is proud to receive sponsorship support from BAE Environmental, TL Tire, Speedy Glass Orillia, Artech Promotional Products, Peter Built Racecars, and AM Marketing.
By: Ashley McCubbin