Age: 26 years old
Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Car No.: 07
Team: Emerling Motorsports
Occupation: Property Manager
Patrick Emerling began his racing career at the age of 7, competing in motocross races before transitioning to karts at 10.
Emerling's first experience with modified stock cars came at the age of 16, where he raced SST Sportsman Modifieds, taking a win at Holland International Speedway in Holland, New York.
Two years later he would make his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start at Thompson, and finished 10th in his debut.
Studied at Erie Community College and Hilbert College, associates degree in Business Administration and Management
2011: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Sunoco, Rookie of the Year, Fifth place at NWMT race at Bristol, 13th in NWMT points
2012: Scored two top 10's in NWMT, 7th and 8th at Thompson, 14th in NWMT points
2013: Finished 5th at the Whelen Modified Tour UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway, Fifth at New Hampshire for his second top 5 of his NWMT career
2014: Career best NWMTS finsh of 5th at Waterford and Stafford, Six NWMT top 10's, 7th and 5th at Stafford, 5th at Waterford, 7th at Monadnock, 9th at Bristol, and 6th at Loudon, Two NWMT top 5's- 5th at Waterford and Stafford, 10th place in NWMT points
2015: Finished 15th at the Whelen All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Two NWMT poles at Stafford and Thompson, Two NWMT top 5's, with 4th and a career best of 2nd scored at both New Hampshire points races 5th in NWMT points
2016: Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series champion Won seven races of the 15 RoC Modified tour races with wins at Oswego, Chemung, Holland, and sweeping all races at Lancaster
Finished 9th ahead of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman at the Whelen All Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Four NWMT top 5's in six races