@OSCAARRacing •Despite going through an up-and-down season throughout the year, James Stanley came out with a solid result as he finished fifth in the OSCAAR Midas of Orangeville Midget standings.
Kicking off the season at Sunset Speedway, Stanley would kick off the year with a mid-pack finish, completing the first 25-lap feature with a 13th place finish.
While he didn’t have the most promising start, he would quickly kick things in gear in the next couple of weeks. Stanley would kick off the spring stretch of the schedule with a finish of third at Peterborough Speedway, followed by a seventh at Sunset Speedway and ninth at Full Throttle Motor Speedway.
Showing the strength, Stanley was quickly establishing himself as a front-runner and points contender. However, things wouldn’t continue to go smoothly as the next four events would see Stanley only produce a single top-10 finish. He would finish 21st at Sunset Speedway to kick off July, followed by a ninth at Peterborough, 17th at Sauble Speedway and 21st at Peterborough Speedway.
The summer slump wouldn’t get the driver of the No. 57 Heart of Business & Market Suites Midget down, though, as he would come back strong with a third place finish at Grand Bend Speedway. He would then complete August with a 22nd place finish at Flamboro Speedway.
Stanley quickly proved that he wasn’t set to let his season end on the same downward spiral, producing three straight top-10 finishes to complete the season. He would finish sixth at Full Throttle Motor Speedway, followed by a fourth at Sunset Speedway and a sixth at Peterborough Speedway.
Given the solid string of finishes at times during the season, Stanley will certainly be a driver to watch moving forward, and could very well reach victory lane in 2016.
By: Ashley McCubbin
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