After starting the feature strongly, problems in the final laps resulted in Emms Racing failing to complete all the laps.
A.J. Emms was fast in Saturday qualifying action, scoring a runner-up in both heats.
Starting second for the feature, he battled side-by-side with Chris Milwain for the opening laps, before slotting himself behind him in second. He’d remain there through the next pair of restarts, poised for another podium finish. However, a flat tire would see Emms go around for the spin in turn two on Lap 20.
With the tire changed, he started at the tail of the field, driving his way up through some of the traffic before having to pull off the track with five laps to go due to overheating. He was credited with a 15th-place finish.
With seven top-fives this season, Emms slips back to third in the standings, just 16 points behind Luke Gignac for the top spot with one race remaining.
Emms and company will be back in action at the next OSCAAR Modified event, which is scheduled for Peterborough Speedway on October 6-8, as part of the track’s Autumn Colours Classic weekend. Stay tuned to OSCAAR’s website (http://www.oscaar.ca) and Peterborough Speedway’s website for details surrounding the event.
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/.