Emms Racing Welcomes Back Mike Westwood Fabrication

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Mike Westwood Fabrication as a returning sponsor.

Located in Rockwood, Ontario, Mike Westwood Fabrication is your one-stop for all of your racecar fabrication needs. Through the years, Mike Westwood has built midget chassis, Canadian Vintage Modified chassis, and helped teams with all their racecar fabrication needs. He has also taken his talent to the street, with a couple impressive hot rod builds along the way.

One of his highest profile builds, the Mazda RX-3 racecar, was recently featured on Hagerty.com with a story about Westwood. You can read that at https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-elsinore-files/this-wild-rx-3-is-another-crazy-feather-in-mike-westwoods-canadian-cap/. If you are needing any fabrication work done, feel free to get in touch with Westwood.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

Mike Westwood Fabrication joins BAE Environmental, TL Tire, Klotz Canada, and FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 season.

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/ for details as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back Klotz Canada

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back Klotz Canada as a returning sponsor.

Klotz Canada is your number one source for all of your high performance lubricant and racing fuel needs for over 50 years. You can e-mail for more information at info@klotzcanada.ca.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

Klotz Canada joins BAE Environmental, TL Tire and FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 season.

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/ for details as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back BAE Environmental

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back BAE Environmental as a returning sponsor.

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.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

BAE Environmental joins TL Tire and FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 season.

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/ for details as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back TL Tire

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back TL Tire as a returning sponsor.

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/.

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

TL Tire joins FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as marketing partners for the 2021 season.

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/ for details as they’re released.

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

Emms Racing Welcomes Back FMR Scrap Buyers & Recyclers

As preparations kick into high gear ahead of the 2021 season, Emms Racing is proud to welcome back FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers as a returning sponsor.

Located at 18 Kitchener St in Orillia, Ontario, FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers 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/

Emms Racing is currently preparing for A.J. Emms’ seventh season in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds. Despite a shortened 2020 campaign, he was able to score a victory at Sunset Speedway and three top-10’s in four races to back up his series championship in 2019. Emms is currently ranked second on the series all-time top-five list with 37 to his credit.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

FMR Scrap Buyers and Recyclers marks the first of several announcements leading into the upcoming season. 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/ for details as they’re released.

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

A.J. Emms “Excited To Just Get Back in the Racecar and Turn Some Laps.”

For A.J. Emms, racing is something that has always been a part of his life, met with summers filled with competition from the age of six. As he says, “I’ve never not been racing; I only know what it’s like to race and only know what it’s like to go to the track every weekend in the summer.”

So coming off a shortened season that seen some success, it’s not surprising he’s one of many Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modified drivers excited about getting back to the track.

“I think it’s going to be a really strong year for the OSCAAR Modified division with a lot of good talent coming in and a lot of great racecars,” he said. “I think the competition will be the highest been in the series, and I know for us, and our entire team, we’re working at making sure we’re competitive this year. We’ve done a lot of work this off-season, like everybody else has, to make sure our car is prepared and be up to the task of competing.

“I think last year we learned a lot and were able to try some different things with the shortened season and not having points, and we’re hoping we can take some of the things that we learned last year and implement them. Hopefully we’re up for the challenge and I’m excited to just get back in the racecar and turn some laps.”

Read the full interview on the OSCAAR website.

A.J. Emms Caps off Season with Top-10 Finish at Jukasa Motor Speedway

HAGERSVILLE, Ontario — Running inside the top-10 throughout the event, A.J. Emms scored a top-10 finish on Saturday at Jukasa Motor Speedway.

“Overall, it was very similar to our first race here,” Emms said. “We had hoped to sort out some of our issues with this race track, but unfortunately, we just didn’t have the speed in the racecar that we wanted. We were able to drive up closer to the front of the field tonight, and we showed a lot of speed. The driver made some errors out there on the race track, which caused us to fall back.

“But overall I feel as though we learned something and as we move forward to next season, I feel we’re more prepared and hopefully we’ll learn from our mistakes and be better next year.”

With a lap of 19.605 seconds, Emms would qualify ninth for the 40-lap feature. He would move up to eighth in the early stages, remaining there till the event’s first caution at Lap 16. Restarting on the fourth row, he’d make his way forward, battling for fourth when there’d be contact up ahead between the leaders, with Emms managing to escape without any contact.

Restarting on the second row, he’s dropped back to fourth, though remaining in touch with the leaders. He’d look to make a move on third, when he’d get into turn three a little too hard, sliding up the track, brushing the outside wall, but able to get it straightened back out and keep going. The contact, though, saw him lose some ground in falling back to sixth.

In speaking about the close calls after the event, Emms credits getting through both moments to instincts.

“I’m fortunate to have raced in a lot of races, and I’m also very fortunate to have watched a lot of races,” he commented. “Pretty much at that moment, you’re just really what you’re doing what you can to pull it all together and I feel that experience aids me in making the right decisions. Again, I don’t always make the right decisions, but I was fortunate tonight the car is in one piece and I made some great calls.”

From there, he was unable to close back down on the top-five before the checkered flag waved, crossing the finish line in sixth. In total, Emms has scored two podiums and four top-10’s in four trips to Canada’s Crown Jewel.

“I think we just need to go over all the little details on the racecar because that’s what I feel gets racecars to move better – little details,” he commented. “We’re going to go over everything and try to learn from our mistakes and I believe we’ll be better in the years to come.”

With the shortened schedule due to COVID-19, this will mark the last event of 2020 for the No. 14 Modified. It’s been a successful year, with a win, two podiums and three top-10 finishes across four races.

Emms Racing is proud to receive sponsorship support from BAE Environmental, TL Tire, Speedy Glass Orillia, Peter Built Racecars, Westwood’s Speed Shop, FMR Scrap Buyers, 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 Breaks Through For First OSCAAR Modified Sunset Victory

INNISFIL, Ontario — Emms Racing can click another track off the list in the Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC OSCAAR Modifieds as A.J. Emms scored the win on Saturday at Sunset Speedway.

“It’s definitely a huge win,” Emms said. “Being able to win the 100th race for OSCAAR (Modifieds) is definitely a big one to click off the list. It was definitely a hard battle between the 10 car (Kelly Balson), the 51 (Dale Reinhart), and the 89c (Andy Kamrath), all very good cars, tough competitors. Obviously, the 89c has won the last six races so we know that he’s a solid figure and solid competition, so we knew coming into today that we wouldn’t be able to make any mistakes.

“We were fortunate to put ourselves in the right position and capitalize on that for the win. It’s a huge momentum boost after having a tough last two weeks, so we’re looking forward to Jukasa. Definitely thankful to click Sunset off the list in the OSCAAR Modifieds.”

There was speed in the No. 14 Modified right from the drop of the first green flag, as Emms was able to score the victory in his qualifying race.

Starting the feature from third, he would move into second on Lap 10, before the race’s lone caution five laps later. Emms would get a good restart, taking the lead and putting a gap between himself and the field. Although Andy Kamrath was able to close gap in the late stages, and gave a couple shots to the rear bumper, it wasn’t enough. Emms was able to hold him off, and score the victory.

It marks Emms’ first OSCAAR Modified feature victory at Sunset Speedway, and the sixth career series victory.

The event was shown on the G Force Network through next day coverage on Sunday, September 20. You can watch via the following link ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwl3TyjAE0I.

The next event on the OSCAAR schedule will see Emms head back to Jukasa Motor Speedway for the second time this season. In three previous events at Canada’s Crown Jewel, Emms has scored a pair of podium finishes.

“We learned a lot this weekend through Peter Schtanis, Mike Westwood, and my dad (Jeff) – the whole team,” he commented. “We learned a lot and we learned what direction we need to go. So going back to Jukasa, I’m confident that we’ll be able to have a solid run there. Such a beautiful facility, it’s always fun when you can go to Jukasa.”

Emms Racing is proud to receive sponsorship support from BAE Environmental, TL Tire, Speedy Glass Orillia, Peter Built Racecars, Westwood’s Speed Shop, FMR Scrap Buyers, 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/.

Contact Ends Race Early for A.J. Emms at Sunset Speedway

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.

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 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