On Friday night at Kawartha Speedway, AJ Emms ran up front throughout the entire 30-lap feature en route to his fifth straight top-five finish.
Emms started off the night solidly, winning his first heat, followed by a fifth-place finish in the second qualifier.
Starting eighth for the feature, he immediately began to make his way to the front, fighting for the second spot side-by-side with Marty Monette on Lap 3. The pair continued to run side-by-side till the first caution flew on Lap 5 as a result of a crash in turns one and two.
Emms got a good restart, battling side-by-side with Cole Powell for the runner-up spot and initially clearing him on Lap 6. However, Powell would then got back alongside Emms on Lap 6, with the caution flying a lap later.
Emms got another good restart, but would slip back to the third position. He’d continue to run there till the next caution flew with just seven laps to go. Fortunately, the final restart did not work as he hoped as he fell back one more spot, crossing the finish line in the fourth spot.
With five straight top-fives, he currently sits second in the standings, just 12 points behind Cory Horner for the top spot.
Emms and company will be back in action this weekend at Flamboro Speedway as part of the Don Biederman Memorial.
Emms and team are proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Artech Promotional Products, Sunshine Super Wash, Thor Motors Orillia, Klotz Canada, TSS Top Shops and Creecher’s Design this season.
Fans can keep up with A.J. Emms all year by visiting his website at http://www.ajemms.com.
Also, be sure to like the Emms Racing facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/ajemmsracing/.