James Stanley Scores First Career Midget Victory

Photo Credit: Ashley McCubbin

For OSCAAR, Canada Day was celebrated the only way racers know how – by putting on a show at Sauble Speedway. With a pair of top-notch fields, the fans at the track were entertained by the action.

The OSCAAR Midgets presented by The Fyre Place & Patio Shop were up on deck first and saw a mix of new & familiar faces at the front of the field throughout the night.

The hard work put in by James Stanley over the past couple of years paid off as he scored his first career OSCAAR Midget feature victory after winning both of his heats. It continues a solid start to the year as he has three top-fives in four starts this season.

Alex Cuzilla is getting things rolling with his rookie campaign, finishing in the runner-up spot in the feature after winning the second heat for his first career victory.  Current point leader Brian MacDonald was third with his fifth straight top-10 finish, followed by Wayne McKibbon and Ryan Brown.

Shawn Stanley finished sixth, followed by Zack Millman, Bill Hetherton, Wally Wilson and Darryl Anthony. Notably, Wilson picked up the victory in the fourth heat for his first career win.

The OSCAAR Modified feature was cancelled on the night after Rick Schurr suffered a heart attack. Schurr is currently in hospital, listed in stable condition and breathing on his own.

“On behalf of OSCAAR, I first off want to wish Rick a speedy and full recovery,” OSCAAR President Dave Gainforth released in a statement. “I need to send out a huge thank you to the St Johns staff at Sauble Speedway, to Randy Roberts, Davey Terry, to the 2 nurses in the crowd that came to help, the OSCAAR Mod teams that assisted in the pits to ensure their racing equipment was looked after, to the Horner team for ensuring his crew reached the hospital to be with Rick. Again I cannot THANK YOU all enough for what you did. A huge thank you to the Sauble Speedway staff as well helping with everything.”

In qualifying prior to the feature, George Wilson picked up a pair of heat wins, while A.J. Emms and Gary McLean picked up a win each.

Both the OSCAAR Midget and OSCAAR Modified drivers will now focus their attention to Flamboro Speedway this weekend, where they’ll join the OSCAAR Pro Midgets & OSCAAR Super Late Models on track for a full night of racing action. Racing starts at 6pm EST with the full schedule and prices available on Flamboro’s website at http://www.flamborospeedway.ca.


OSCAAR Midget Results 

Heat 1 – James Stanley, Brian MacDonald, Zack Millman, Wally Wilson, Darryl Anthony

Heat 2 – Alex Cuzilla, Ryan Brown, Wayne McKibbon, Shawn Stanley, Bill Hetherton

Heat 3 – James Stanley, Bill Hetherton, Zack Millman, Shawn Stanley, Darryl Anthony

Heat 4 – Wally Wilson, Brian MacDonald, Ryan Brown, Alex Cuzilla, Wayne McKibbon

Feature – James Stanley, Alex Cuzilla, Brian MacDonald, Wayne McKibbon, Ryan Brown, Shawn Stanley, Zack Millman, Bill Hetherton, Wally Wilson, Darryl Anthony


OSCAAR Modified Results

Heat 1 – George Wilson, Monty Kelly, Brian McLean, Gary McLean, Dan Price, Brent McLean, Rick Schurr, Matt Barton

Heat 2 – A.J. Emms, John Harper, Ryan Dick, Luke Gignac, Gary Elliott, Chris Milwain, Dale Reinhart, Cory Horner

Heat 3 – George Wilson, Luke Gignac, Monty Kelly, John Harper, Dan Price, Brent McLean, Dale Reinhart, Cory Horner

Heat 4  – Gary McLean, Gary Elliott, Brian McLean, Chris Milwain, Ryan Dick, Rick Schurr, Matt Barton and A.J. Emms

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Joining OnPitRoad.com mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.