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Tracking the Short Tracks: Outlaw Modified Competitor A.J. Emms

After experiencing success in both the Hurricane Midget and Lucas Oil Midget ranks across Ontario, A.J. Emms is trying out a new ride for 2014 – a four-cylinder modified as part of the Outlaw Modified class. Emms had his first start this past weekend at Sunset Speedway and was quick, picking up a heat win before finishing third in the feature later that night.

Before tackling the 3/8 mile asphalt oval, though, Emms tackled the 15 questions that touch upon racing and life outside of racing.

 

How did you get started in racing?

My Dad raced Late Model, and Challenger, so I’ve grown up going to the races. Got my first go-kart at six, and have been racing ever since.

First racing memory

Playing around on my Dad’s race car, and my first timing driving a go-kart.

If you could be sponsored by any beverage, who would it be?

Moosehead Beer or Gatorade

Story behind your car number.

My number has always been 14, but when I started driving cars it was taken and 10 was available. Also, my Mom’s birthday is the on the 10th.

If you have a nick name what is it and why. If not, what would a good nick name be for you?

Dont really have a nickname but I guess Apple Juice would be fitting because my initials are A.J

If you could race any NASCAR Driver, who and why?

Kyle Busch, because I feel like he is one of the most skilled drivers in the world right now.

What’s your life like outside of racing? Hobbies?

Fourth year student at Nipissing University, enjoy lifting weights, playing hockey, and boating

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?

A dog

Favourite Pizza topping?

Pineapple

Dream vacation spot?

Australia

If you where stuck on an island, what would you have to have?

A good looking girl

Favourite Book?

Inside track

Favourite Movie?

Days of Thunder, Trailer Park Boys

Favourite piece of technology?

Cell Phone

Sponsors, people you would like to thank?

D & C Racing, Klotz Canada, Stryker Chassis, Hastings Home Hardware, NGK Spark Plugs, My Dad, Jayne, Nathan, and the rest of my family.

 

 

Previous Tracking the Short Tracks Pieces…

April 2nd: Hanover Holiday Modified Competitor Bobby Tolton

April 7th: Varney Motor Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Scott Schuleter

April 8th: Sunset Speedway Super Stock Competitor Coltin Everingham

April 10th: Sunset Speedway 2013 Rookie of the Year Nick Tooley

April 14th: Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Donovan Price

April 16th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Brandon McFerran

April 18th: Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup/Outlaw Modified Competitor Tim Tolton

April 22nd: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Samantha Shaw

April 24th: Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Rob Gosse

April 28th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Lisa DeLeeuw

April 30th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Brian Love

May 2nd: Sauble Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Morgan Robson

May 5th: Barrie Speedway Thunder Car Competitor Robbie Sikes

May 7th: Capital City Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Robert Hill

May 9th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Jake Watson

May 14th: Outlaw Modified Competitor Lisa Hodgkinson

May 16th: Peterborough Speedway Competitor Kenny Ohno Jr.

May 20th: Sunset Speedway Mini Stock Competitor Candiss Everingham

May 21st: Mini Stock Competitor Rich Swartzenburg

If you would like to be featured, send me an e-mail at ashleymccubbin@speedwaymedia.com.

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