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Unsung Hero- James Winslow (Atlantic Championship)

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted October 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm Atlantic Championship

James Winslow (photo--Atlantic Championship/Phil Sedgwick)

James Winslow (photo:AtlanticChampionship/Phil Sedgwick)

Name: James Winslow
Born: Witham, Essex, UK
Year of Birth: 1983


Current Series: Atlantic Championship
Final Standings: 8th
Average Finish(1st Half of Season): 8
Average Finish(2nd Half of Season): 7.2

Previous Experience:
Started Karting:  Age 8
Karting Experience:  18+ years
Car Experience:  10 years

The Atlantic Championship didn’t feature large entry numbers this season, but the talent pool was extremely deep.  Picking an Unsung Hero in this series is not an easy task—especially when you consider the drop-out rate in 2009.

James Winslow didn’t have a break-out  season but he was one of the few drivers who actually improved throughout the year.  He also earned 3-hard charger awards; Sebring, Mid-Ohio, and Road Atlanta.   While racing, he improved on his starting position in 75% of his race starts.  His best finish this season was 7th, which occurred at Lime Rock Park, Trois-Riviéres, Road Atlanta, and Laguna Seca.  Perhaps the most admirable part of his 2009 season was that he stuck it out for the entire year.  After winning the Asian F3 Championship in 2006, the Asian Formula Renault V6 Championship in 2007, and the Australian F3 title in 2008, it would have been real easy for him to just drop his Atlantic  season after a few dismal results.

Related Reading: Unsung Hero Awards


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