A.J. Emms Excited For Return to Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — After scoring a podium at Jukasa Motor Speedway to start the season, the second Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified event of 2020 will take Emms Racing to Sunset Speedway.

While the team was pleased with their last outing, A.J. Emms notes work has been put in between then and now to be stronger.

“I’m excited to get back to the race track after a long break after Jukasa,” he said. “We were able to go back to the shop and found some issues – hopefully found them all. The issues at Jukasa, hopefully we have those sorted up for Sunset.

“Realistically, we’ve had some good runs in the past at Sunset; we just weren’t able to close the deal there. So we’re hoping to continue with the positive things that we learned over the past couple years there and hopefully translate that into some success this weekend. I mean, there’s going to be some strong competition going into this race but again, just minimize mistakes, do the best we can, and have some fun.”

Emms has run well there at Sunset Speedway previously, scoring a couple heat victories with a podium finish in his last three appearances. In 11 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. “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.”

This year’s schedule will present a unique opportunity as the modifieds will compete at Sunset Speedway two weeks in a row – September 12 and September 19.

“I’m a big data person so I enjoy looking at some of the things that we learn,” he said. “So I think after Sunset the first time, we’re going to really look back our notes, and we’ll make some detailed notes, and we’ll try and learn from some of the data we’re able to get the first race. I think that with having a different tire than last year, a different compound that might change things. But at the same time, it’s still Sunset Speedway and with the Pinty’s race happening not too long ago, hopefully they’ll be some rubber down in the track and have a good showing both events.

“I think one of the biggest things is going to be the turnover. It’s going to be important in this stretch of races to keep our noses clean and we go off and get consistent finishes, and that we learn from that. We hope that’s a win, but we don’t want to have a situation where we have to re-clip a car or mess around but if that’s what we have to do, then that’s what we will do.”

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.

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

A.J. Emms Excited to Return to Canada’s Crown Jewel on Saturday

HAGERSVILLE, Ontario — After spending the past couple of months with racing suspended due to the corona virus, Emms Racing will return to action on Saturday at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

Canada’s Crown Jewel will serve as the sight for the season opener for the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds presented by Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., Touchwood Cabinets, and The Fyre Place & Patio Shop.

“I think it’s pretty cool to be coming to Jukasa for the first race of the season,” A.J. Emms said. “It’s a race that I think would be very special to win, or to even run up at the front. We’re looking just to see if our homework in the off-season paid off for us.

“But with so many good cars in the OSCAAR Modified division and going to one of the best tracks in Ontario, if not Canada, if not North America, it’s pretty special to be a part of and I’m pretty fortunate that I’m able to do it. With everything that’s happening this year, it’s pretty cool that APC, OSCAAR, and GForce and all the partners put the event together.”

Emms has been successful there in the past, scoring a runner-up finish in his debut appearance at the facility in 2018, followed by a heat victory and 10th last season.

“I think the first year we ran there, the track was definitely new; we were able to run up at the front and have a good solid day,” he reflected. “The second year we went back, we were able to run at the front, we won our heat, and I think I was second fastest to J.R. (Fitzpatrick) on the initial day. We had a torrential downpour there last year and came back the next day, and I don’t what I did or what happened to it, but my car was a totally different racecar. So we went over our notes and saw some of the areas that we feel will help us at Jukasa.

“I think with a different tire, another year on the track, no races there yet this year – those are all factors that we’re going to have to think about as we progress into this weekend. And just in addition to that, having this being everybody’s first race of the year will without a doubt not only change the atmosphere, but how we operate around and on the race track. I think there are a lot of factors that are affecting this weekend and it could go one of two ways – we’ll just hope they go our way.”

For Emms, being able to score the feature victory on Saturday at Jukasa would mean a lot to him, as he recalled spending time at the facility as a young kid watching races with his father. During that time, he notes hearing a lot of stories of greats like Dick Trickle and Don Biederman accomplishing the feat.

“To put my name on the list of winners would be very important to me,” he expressed. “So I feel going into this weekend, just like any other weekend, we’re going to minimize mistakes, run the best that we can, and hopefully things go our way and hopefully we can put it in victory lane.”

Following this weekend at Jukasa, Emms will get back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Modified in September on two occasions, heading to Flamboro Speedway on the 12th, before returning to Jukasa on the 26th.

“Without a doubt, Flamboro is another track that has a lot of history and character,” he commented. “It’s one that spending a lot of time with Mike Westwood in the past, I’ve gotten to run a lot of laps there. So it’s a place that I’m comfortable with and a place that I really enjoy going. The renovations that they’ve done this year – they’ve done a fantastic job with the facility.

“So for me, to have that as the next track to go to in being Flamboro, I’m very pleased with that. Obviously with our success there, we’re very excited to get to that race track and yes, hopefully, minimize our mistakes, and have luck on our side. The biggest thing for us is getting back out racing and to the race track, but we also enjoy doing our best and hopefully our best gets us the win.”

Be sure to tune into www.GForceTV.net on Saturday, August 8 to watch the action from Jukasa Motor Speedway live.

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.

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/.

 

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing

Emms Racing Ready to Roll With Support from BAE Environmental & TL Tire

After a delay in starting the 2020 Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified season presented by Scott Reinhart Trailer Sales Ltd., Touchwood Cabinets, and The Fyre Place & Patio Shop due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emms Racing is ready to hit the track next month.

The series announced a three-race schedule for the open-wheel superstars that will see them compete at Jukasa Motor Speedway on August 8, followed by Flamboro Speedway on September 12, before returning to Jukasa once again on September 26.

The defending series champion A.J. Emms will be looking to score his sixth win in OSCAAR competition, thanks to some marketing support from BAE Environmental and TL Tire.

BAE Environmental, located at 18 Park View Ave in Oro-Medonte, 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.

TL Tire, located at 8561 Highway 12 W in Orillia, 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/.

On top of these marketing partners, the team is proud to receive continued marketing support from Speedy Glass Orillia, Artech Promotional Products, Peter Built Racecars, and AM Marketing

Emms is coming off a successful season that was consistent all the way through, highlighted by a four feature wins and seven heat victories – including both the Rick Woolner Memorial and Don Biederman Memorial. Everything would culminate together with being crowned the 2019 OSCAAR Modified Champion.

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/.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing