2019 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified Champion – A.J. Emms

With consistency from the first green flag of the year at Sunset Speedway to the last checkered at Peterborough Speedway, A.J. Emms put together his best season yet en route to being crowned the 2019 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd OSCAAR Modified Champion.

“It means a lot – not only to me, but my entire crew, and my family,” he said. “My dad, myself, Ryan, and Peter Schotanus have put in a ridiculous amount of work so many years to get in this position and I was just very fortunate to have those people around me and capitalize on the opportunity that was given to me. So I mean, for me, it’s a big deal.

“Being in racing my whole life, you see guys winning championships. One of my heroes as a kid was Tom Walters, and to see the amount of championships that he’s won, that’s something that I’d obviously strive to me and elevate myself to that level. So starting off with an OSCAAR Modified Championship and it’s a great way to cap off a year where we didn’t expect to have these things happen.”

Emms started off his season on a high note, winning his opening qualifier at Sunset following a battle with fellow competitor Chad Strawn through the second half. He then backed up the performance by scoring a third-place finish in the second heat. Unfortunately, the Spring Velocity feature was rained out.

The No. 14 Modified was once again fast a couple weeks later at Jukasa Motor Speedway, as Emms scored another heat victory. Unfortunately, the team ran into handling issues in the feature, relegating them to a 10th-place finish. He rebounded at the end of June, making his way forward for a fifth in the final running order despite fading back a bit mid-feature.

Emms really began to hit his stride through the month of July, beginning with the series’ return to Delaware Speedway. He showed speed right off the trailer, winning his heat to qualify seventh for the feature. He’d steadily make his way forward once the green flag was flown for the main event, taking over the lead by the halfway mark. He would then stretch the lead out, before holding off the field on a late-race restart with eight laps to go.

The momentum carried into Sunset, as Emms won a qualifier and led the first half of the feature before fading back to third in the final running order. Although the team faced adversity with issues in practice a week later at Flamboro Speedway, the speed was there once again. He would take the lead on Lap 4 in the feature, threading his way through lap traffic en route to a dominating victory.

Emms started off the summer strong, showing speed in qualifying at Peterborough Speedway with a heat win, but was relegated to a seventh-place finish in the feature following a mid-race incident. He would rebound a couple weeks later at Delaware, battling inside the top-five all feature long en route to a third. He capped off the month of August on a high, taking the lead on Lap 11 at Flamboro and pacing the field the rest of the way en route to winning on the Don Biederman Memorial night.

“Don Biederman is one of my heroes in racing,” Emms commented. “I wasn’t around to see him race that much, but you hear so many stories from other racers and how can you not have respect for someone like that?”

The momentum carried back to Sunset, with a heat win and pacing the field for a couple of laps, before scoring a third-place finish in the first of the two 36-lap features. He was fast in the second half of the Iron Man 72 as well, once again leading some more laps and challenging for the lead throughout en route to a runner-up performance.

The podium finishes would continue a couple weeks later at Flamboro, as Emms ran inside the top-three all race long, challenging the leader on the series of restarts, ultimately scoring a runner-up finish. The final weekend of the year, the Autumn Colours Classic, would see the No. 14 Modified start from the 10th spot, cracking the top-five just past halfway. Emms continued to make moves through the second half of the 50-lap feature, crossing the finish line with a second.

Continuing to get stronger each season in the series, combined with consistency from start to finish, everything paid off for Emms and his team this season en route to their crowning moment.

On behalf of OSCAAR, congratulations on your championship this season, A.J. We look forward to seeing you back on-track in 2020.

Be sure to keep up with OSCAAR by staying tuned to the series website at http://www.oscaar.ca. Also, make sure to “like” the official OSCAAR Racing Facebook page, while following both the Twitter and Instagram accounts (@OSCAARRacing) to keep up to date on everything you need to know.

OSCAAR’s 2019 racing season was supported by several dedicated partners including Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, Knightworks Design, Living Lighting Canada, Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., American Racer, and Grisdale Race Products.

By: Ashley McCubbin

Emms Racing Welcomes TL Tire as Marketing Partner

ORILLIA, Ontario — Following a successful weekend at Sunset Speedway to start the season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome TL Tire as a marketing partner for the 2019 campaign.

Located at 8561 Highway 12 W in Orillia, TL Tire is your number one source for all of your tire services. They are dedicated to giving you the very best tire experience, with a focus on upfront and honest quotes, timely response to issues, and quality products and parts.You can learn more about TL Tire by checking out their website at https://tltire.ca/.

After experiencing success in the Queenston OSCAAR Modiifeds, A.J. Emms will return to the division on a part-time basis in 2019.

“Entering into the season we feel confident that we’ve done the work needed to compete for wins,” A.J. Emms said. “Running a part time schedule allows us to focus on singular events with the attitude of going to run at the front. With a strong field of modified drivers, we’ve got our work cut out for us but we feel up to the challenge.”

Emms has competed in the OSCAAR Modified class over the past four seasons, scoring two feature victories, 25 top-five’s and 30 top-10 finishes. Currently, he ranks fourth on the OSCAAR all-time top-five finishes list.

The 2019 season opener at Sunset Speedway saw Emms win his first qualifier, followed by placing third in the second heat. Unfortunately, the 40-lap feature was not ran as a result of rain throughout the day on Sunday. The team is now focused on the next race on the schedule, which will take place at Jukasa Motor Speedway on June 1.

TL Tire join BAE Environmental, Hastings Home Hardware, Klotz Canada, FMR Scrap Buyers, Artech Promotional Products, Peter Built Racecars, and AM Marketing as marketing partners for the 2019 campaign.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Emms Racing website at http://www.ajemms.com, as well as the team’s facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com.

News Bulletin!

So, what are you doing on Saturday night?
 
Here’s a suggestion – you should join us at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, May 4 as A.J. Emms will be running the No. 20 Peterbuilt Late Model as part of the track’s season opener.
 
Front Gates open at 3:30 pm, Racing starts at 5pm. See you there!

Emms Racing Welcomes Back FMR Scrap Buyers

ORILLIA, Ontario — With preparations in full swing for the 2019 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back FMR Scrap Buyers as a marketing partner.

Located at 18 Kitchener St in Orillia, Ontario, FMR Scrap Buyers is ready to handle any of scrap and recycling needs. They take in a variety of material, ranging from various metals to electronics and more. Whether for individuals or professionals, the variety of selection in the type of service helps your needs to be met in the easiest way possible. Learn more details at https://www.fmrscrapbuyers.com/

After experiencing success in the Queenston OSCAAR Modiifeds, A.J. Emms will return to the division on a part-time basis in 2019.

“Entering into the season we feel confident that we’ve done the work needed to compete for wins,” A.J. Emms said. “Running a part time schedule allows us to focus on singular events with the attitude of going to run at the front. With a strong field of modified drivers, we’ve got our work cut out for us but we feel up to the challenge.”

Last season, Emms ran eight events on the series schedule with six top-fives seven top-10’s including a season-best runner-up at Jukasa Motor Speedway. Notably, he was able to reach victory lane at Peterborough Speedway with a heat win.

“Although we did have a lot of bad luck last year, it’s still not an excuse as to how we ran,” he commented. “We did have some strong runs but my team and I expect more. Moving into this season we need more speed out of both the car and driver to make it happen.”

Emms has competed in the OSCAAR Modified class over the past four seasons, scoring two feature victories, 25 top-five’s and 30 top-10 finishes. Currently, he ranks fourth on the OSCAAR all-time top-five finishes list.

FMR Scrap Buyers join BAE Environmental, Hastings Home Hardware, Klotz Canada, Artech Promotional Products, Peter Built Racecars, and AM Marketing as marketing partners for the 2019 campaign. Emms’ full plans, as well as other marketing partners, will be revealed as the season nears closer.

The team is expected to run the OSCAAR season opener at Sunset Speedway’s Spring Velocity on May 18 and 19.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Emms Racing website at http://www.ajemms.com, as well as the team’s facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com.

Emms Racing Welcomes Back Artech Promotional Products for 2019 Campaign

ORILLIA, Ontario — With preparations in full swing for the 2019 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Artech Promotional Products as a marketing partner.

Located at 381 West Street South in Orilla, Artech Promotional Products is known for their quality embroidery, silk screen and promotional products for businesses and events across Ontario. All of the t-shirts, hats, sweaters in which the team wears have come out of their place. Find out more about them at https://www.artechcanada.com/.

After experiencing success in the Queenston OSCAAR Modiifeds, A.J. Emms will return to the division on a part-time basis in 2019.

“Entering into the season we feel confident that we’ve done the work needed to compete for wins,” A.J. Emms said. “Running a part time schedule allows us to focus on singular events with the attitude of going to run at the front. With a strong field of modified drivers, we’ve got our work cut out for us but we feel up to the challenge.”

Last season, Emms ran eight events on the series schedule with six top-fives seven top-10’s including a season-best runner-up at Jukasa Motor Speedway. Notably, he was able to reach victory lane at Peterborough Speedway with a heat win.

“Although we did have a lot of bad luck last year, it’s still not an excuse as to how we ran,” he commented. “We did have some strong runs but my team and I expect more. Moving into this season we need more speed out of both the car and driver to make it happen.”

Emms has competed in the OSCAAR Modified class over the past four seasons, scoring two feature victories, 25 top-five’s and 30 top-10 finishes. Currently, he ranks fourth on the OSCAAR all-time top-five finishes list.

Artech Promotional Products join BAE Environmental, Hastings Home Hardware, Klotz Canada, Peter Built Racecars, and AM Marketing as marketing partners for the 2019 campaign. Emms’ full plans, as well as other marketing partners, will be revealed as the season nears closer.

The team is expected to run the OSCAAR season opener at Sunset Speedway’s Spring Velocity on May 18 and 19.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Emms Racing website at http://www.ajemms.com, as well as the team’s facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com.

Emms Racing Welcomes Back Hastings Home Hardware and Klotz Canada for 2019 Campaign

ORILLIA, Ontario — With preparations in full swing for the 2019 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Hastings Home Hardware and Klotz Canada as marketing partners.

Hastings Home Hardware carries a wide variety of housewares,hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint and painting supplies, sporting goods, plus automotive and farm supplies. They also feature seasonal items, including lawn and garden supplies. You can check out their location at 13 Front Street East in Hastings, Ontario, and view store details at https://www.homehardware.ca/en/store/15869.

Klotz Canada is your number one source for all of your high performance lubricant and racing fuel needs for over 50 years. Be sure to check out their website at http://www.klotzcanada.ca/. A huge special thanks to Sam Donnelly for his continued support since the 2012 season.

After experiencing success in the Queenston OSCAAR Modiifeds, A.J. Emms will return to the division on a part-time basis in 2019.

“Entering into the season we feel confident that we’ve done the work needed to compete for wins,” A.J. Emms said. “Running a part time schedule allows us to focus on singular events with the attitude of going to run at the front. With a strong field of modified drivers, we’ve got our work cut out for us but we feel up to the challenge.”

Last season, Emms ran eight events on the series schedule with six top-fives seven top-10’s including a season-best runner-up at Jukasa Motor Speedway. Notably, he was able to reach victory lane at Peterborough Speedway with a heat win.

“Although we did have a lot of bad luck last year, it’s still not an excuse as to how we ran,” he commented. “We did have some strong runs but my team and I expect more. Moving into this season we need more speed out of both the car and driver to make it happen.”

Emms has competed in the OSCAAR Modified class over the past four seasons, scoring two feature victories, 25 top-five’s and 30 top-10 finishes. Currently, he ranks fourth on the OSCAAR all-time top-five finishes list.

Hastings Home Hardware and Klotz Canada join BAE Environmental, Peter Built Racecars, and AM Marketing as marketing partners for the 2019 campaign. Emms’ full plans, as well as other marketing partners, will be revealed as the season nears closer.

The team is expected to run the OSCAAR season opener at Sunset Speedway’s Spring Velocity on May 18 and 19.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Emms Racing website at http://www.ajemms.com, as well as the team’s facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com.

A.J Emms Set for Partial OSCAAR Modified Schedule

ORILLIA – After experiencing success in the Queenston OSCAAR Modiifeds, A.J. Emms will return to the division on a part-time basis in 2019 with backing from BAE Environmental.

“Entering into the season we feel confident that we’ve done the work needed to compete for wins,” A.J. Emms said. “Running a part time schedule allows us to focus on singular events with the attitude of going to run at the front. With a strong field of modified drivers, we’ve got our work cut out for us but we feel up to the challenge.”

Last season, Emms ran eight events on the series schedule with six top-fives seven top-10’s including a season-best runner-up at Jukasa Motor Speedway. Notably, he was able to reach victory lane at Peterborough Speedway with a heat win.

“Although we did have a lot of bad luck last year, it’s still not an excuse as to how we ran,” he commented. “We did have some strong runs but my team and I expect more. Moving into this season we need more speed out of both the car and driver to make it happen.”

Emms has competed in the OSCAAR Modified class over the past four seasons, scoring two feature victories, 25 top-five’s and 30 top-10 finishes. Currently, he ranks fourth on the OSCAAR all-time top-five finishes list.

Although the schedule has not been finalized for the 2019 season yet, Emms does expect to have the No. 14 Modified out at Sunset Speedway’s Spring Velocity weekend on May 18 and 19. The modifieds will run a pair of qualifying heats on Saturday to set the field, followed by a 40-lap feature on the Sunday.

In seven starts at the Innisfil oval, Emms has scored four top-10 finishes, including a track-best fifth in last year’s Spring Velocity feature.

“To win the first event at Sunset Speedway would be huge,” he said. “We feel that we’ve got a handle on the race track but haven’t been able to put together runs. With the homework we’ve done this off season, we hope to be able to do that.”

The team is also planning to run the second-ever event for the series at Jukasa Motor Speedway on June 1. Last year, Emms ran in the top-five throughout the feature en route to a runner-up finish in his first start on the half-mile oval.

As mentioned, BAE Environmental is back with Emms Racing for the third straight season.

Located at 18 Park View Ave in Oro-Medonte, BAE & Associates Environmental Inc. serves all of Ontario providing complete, hands-on, environmental consulting, concentrating on Phase I, II & III ESA’s, specializing in the remediation of Brownfields using the latest of technologies.

Additional plans, as well as other marketing partners, will be revealed as the season nears closer.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Emms Racing website at http://www.ajemms.com, as well as the team’s facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.

By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing – ashleymccubbin17@gmail.com.