A.J. Emms Scores Heat Victory, Runner-Up at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — After a rocky start to the 2022 campaign, the momentum is rolling on Emms Racing’s side as A.J. Emms picked up his second straight runner-up finish on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

“Overall, a solid night for us especially since the first night at Sunset Speedway was a major bust for us,” he commented. “It was nice to finish all the laps. It was nice to run up at the front and lead some laps this evening. The race might have played out differently if we didn’t get that caution at the halfway mark, but that’s just not how it worked out this evening and we’re happy with a second-place finish.”

Emms started off the night solidly by posting a third-place finish in the first heat. He then lined up fourth in the second qualifier, making his way to the lead at the halfway mark to pick up the victory.

Starting on pole for the 40-lap feature, Emms broke out to an early advantage ahead of the field, building up a healthy lead. Though he would be brought right back to everyone when the caution came out at the halfway for an incident.

Restarting on the front row, he would battle for the top spot over the next four laps, ultimately slotting into the second spot. He would try to run the leader back down in the closing laps, coming up short with a runner-up finish.

With the up and down results at Sunset – a pair of victories alongside a pair of finishes outside the top-10 in the last six races, Emms admits it’s a definitely a confidence boost when it comes to the Innisfil oval.

“We have had some feature wins here which has been great, but it’s been a bit of a roller coaster at Sunset,” he commented. “So moving forward, we’re excited to carry this momentum into the end of the year and hope we can get a win here soon.”

Emms Racing is proud to be supported by BAE Environmental, Bromley Automotive, TL Tire, FMR Scrap Buyers & Recyclers, Speedy Glass Orillia, Klotz Canada, Creecher’s Designs, TSS Top Shops, Peter Built Racecars, and Short Track Musings for the 2022 campaign.

Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to the Emms Racing website at, as well as the team’s facebook page via

By: Ashley McCubbin / AM Marketing –

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