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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/.

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