@OSCAARRacing •(December 24, 2015)- With only a single finish outside of the top-10 in 2015, it’s no doubt that Brian Woodland had a successful Midas of Orangeville OSCAAR Midget season en route to finishing second in points.
It was clear from the start of the season that Woodland would be a driver that would be discussed all season long, finishing fourth in the season opener at Sunset Speedway. He would then back it up with a fifth place finish at Peterborough Speedway a week later after a battling for the lead throughout the feature with his brother Richard.
The month of June didn’t start off as strong as Woodland would’ve hoped with a ninth place finish at Sunset Speedway. He then bounced back, though, finishing fifth at Full Throttle Motor Speedway.
For July, the month went smoothly, as well, with no finishes outside of the top-seven. He would kick off the month with a seventh at Sunset Speedway, followed by a fifth at Peterborough Speedway and a sixth at Sauble Speedway.
Statically, Woodland started off the month of August the strongest of any other month on the tour. After another battle with his brother, he would finish second in the Chase for the Colours event at Peterborough Speedway, setting him up to start second in the Autumn Colours Classic in October. He would then head to one of the series’ smallest tracks, scoring the victory at Grand Bend Speedway after a late-race battle with his brother for the lead.
The victory would allow the driver of the No. 48 Sweet Peas Mud Bogs Midget to take the points lead with four events left on the calendar. Unfortunately, issues a couple weeks later at Flamboro Speedway resulted in a 19th place finish, resulting in losing the points lead back to Jody Bound.
Woodland would finish off the season strong, finishing fifth at Sunset Speedway and seventh in the Autumn Colours Classic.
With another strong season under his belt, it’s no secret that Woodland will be part of the championship discussion in 2016.
By: Ashley McCubbin