Craig Staton has been competing in the world of motorsports for over 35 years, making him one of the most seasoned veterans in the industry. Since his beginnings in motocross and supercross in Southern California during the late 70s and early 80s, he has had an impressive road racing and motocross career.
As a machinist, Craig began working for Modern Motors Off Road Center in 1978, where he would eventually advance to a driving position racing off-road trucks.
Over the course of his illustrious career, Craig has raced in countless events, including the Grand-Am Series, ALMS, World Challenge, and all the major North American tin-top series. Stanton drove in 49 races during his first full season as an amateur. In his second season, he competed in 41 races, taking home six class championships in his Porsche 996. The 2004 Grand-Am Cup Grand Sport (GS) champion earned Rising Star status both in the Grand-Am Cup Series and the Super Grand Sport (SGS) class of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. In 2004, Stanton won the Grand-Am Koni Challenge championship in the GS class, and in 2005 he won the Grand-Am Rolex Series championship in the GT class.
During the 2010 and 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar series, Stanton raced a Porsche Cup car for Magnus Racing. Four podium finishes were achieved during the two years with team owner John Potter. Stanton also raced with Potter in 2008 and 2009 as part of the TRG team in a Porsche GT3 Cup car.
In addition to driving Porsche Cup cars, Stanton has also competed in Universal Service Administrative Company and National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing and the Service Corps of Retired Executives off-road series, and is an avid off-road racer.
Porsche: Petersen – White Lightning in ALMS
Reiser-Callas Racing in ALMS
Keyser Racing in ALMS
BMW: Marcus Motorsports in Grand Am
Bell Motorsports in Grand AM
Aasco Boduck Racing in Grand Am
Ferrari: XL Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello in ALMS
Trucks: Pierce Racing (SCORE Baja 2000)
NASCAR: GT1 Racing – Late Models
Southwest Tour team
Nissan: GT1 Racing 240SX Factory Speedvision Cup Team
Chevrolet: Fizmaun.c~Smith Enterprises Camaro in Trans Am
Shifter Karts: California Sports Car Club
Midgets: USAC on the West Coast