ORILLIA, ON – OSCAAR Modified Tour standout AJ Emms will head to Flamboro Speedway’s crown jewel Frostoberfest event this weekend with hopes of tallying his biggest win of the season.
Emms – the 2016 Autumn Colours Classic champion – has experienced a number of ups-and-downs in 2017, but still remains one of the most capable threats on the OSCAAR Modified roster.
“I think our style fits right in with what you need to succeed at Flamboro,” says Emms. “It’s a track that punishes you for your mistakes. I’m a lot more conservative than a lot of the guys on this roster”
“We’re going to take our time on Sunday. We’re going to wait and pick our spot properly and not try to bully our way to the front. The biggest key to winning this race is going to be the ability to be there at the end”
The Orillia, ON hotshoe is certainly no stranger to ‘Crown Jewel’ competition, and is likely to draw on much of the experience earned during last season’s Autumn Colours Classic when the time comes to make his move on Sunday at Flamboro.
“Winning the [Autumn Colours] Classic was a huge accomplishment for our team – and it taught us a lot about performing in big pressure situations,” explains the second-generation star.
“We’ve been to the top of the mountain at the biggest event on the schedule and we’re a better team because of it. Frostoberfest is a huge weekend – but it’s not going to rattle us. We’ll be composed when we need to”
Emms will roll into the penultimate event on the schedule with his sights set on a first career championship – and the rising star knows a victory this weekend would make a world of difference towards his title aspirations.
“We’re a tough team for anyone to line up beside,” offers Emms. “We’ve never been as strong as we are now. We need two real good races to finish the season if we want to be on top of the standings when it’s all said and done”
“Our team is motivated,” adds the former Midget standout. “We can’t turn back now. We’re way too close to our goal. So, we’ll do whatever’s necessary these next two weeks to make this championship a reality.”