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CSBK Rd 3: Stacey wins Amateur Sport Bike

posted Jul 30, 2014, 3:09 AM by Statoni Racing   [ updated Jul 30, 2014, 3:42 AM ]
CSBK Rd 3 at Shubenacadie, NS,  July 25-27 started well with Stacey topping the Friday practice timesheets in both Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike and Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike classes. Suspension changes by Jon Cornwell on Saturday morning brought further improvements in lap times. In AM Sport Bike qualifying Stacey ended the session in third position. She was able to go slightly quicker in AMSBK to capture second place on the grid. Two front row starts.

A solid start in AM Sport Bike saw Stacey enter turn one in second place. It soon became a three way battle for the lead and the group opened a significant lead over the rest of the field. The three leaders were covered by a second for the entire race. Stacey made several attempts to take the lead but the gap was too big at the end on the straight on each lap. With two laps to go Stacey made a bold pass into turn two and managed to hold it through turn three. On the last lap some back markers came into play. Stacey was able to get by one into turn nine but had to follow the others through the last three turns. On the drive to the finish line she was able to hold on by a narrow margin of 0.078s with third place a further 0.213s back while dropping her lap time to 1m12.179s. Stacey remains second in the championship but has now closed to within one point of the lead. 

The AMSBK race was the last of the day but rain clouds had been gathering in the afternoon. Starting from second Stacey was able to hold that position but by half a lap the red flags were shown to stop the race as the rain came down. There was a twenty minute delay and the race was declared open, meaning it was down to the racers to choose DOT or full wet tyres. The wet tyres were mounted on her back up OCM Racing/Honda Canada/FTR CBR600RR so Stacey was ready for both options. The rain stopped and the track dried although the rain clouds were still threatening. On the restart Stacey got away in second spot but was pushed back to third a lap later. A couple of laps later she was back in fourth place in what was turning into a five way battle for the lead. At about the half way mark Stacey crashed out at turn four when the bike in front suddenly slowed while she was accelerating. With little time to react she clipped the bike while trying to avoid a bigger accident. Although the red flag was brought out, Stacey was fortunate to escape with a few bumps and bruises and was able to walk to the safety vehicles. As it was not a full race restart it was not possible to re-grid with her back up bike. With only three points for qualifying Stacey now drops to third in the championship, 40 points off the lead, with only two races remaining.

“Overall it was a great weekend with highs and lows” said Stacey. “I am really looking forward to the final round at CTMP”. “I would like to thank OCM Racing, Honda Canada, Pat Milligan, Jon Cornwell, the medical staff and the hard working ARL team. It is always fun racing at Shubie with support from the east coast fans and catching up with friends”

Stacey competes with support from OCM Racing, Honda Canada Inc., FTR, Jon Cornwell, Arai Helmet Americas, Pro 6 Cycle Inc., R&M Electrical, Powersports Canada, Fast Company, Bluestreak Racing, Hindle Exhaust, Mikeymoto, International Supershow, Club Ouest Gym and Lucky Stripe. 

The next round of the CSBK series takes place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON August 15-17. Follow Stacey on www.statoniracing.com or facebook (Statoni Racing Team). For more information about the Canadian Superbike Series visit www.csbk.ca.

Round 3, Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, 1.6 miles / 2.56km ,July 27, 2014

Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike Race Results

PosNo.NameHometownMakeModel/EngineLapsBest TmIn LapTotal TmDiffGapComment
1316Stacey NesbittSt-Lazare, QCHondaCBR600RR141:12.179516:58.101   
246Tomas CasasPeterborough, ONYamahaYZF-R6141:11.544716:58.1790.0780.078 
36James MooreAriss, ONTriumph675R141:12.223516:58.3140.2130.135 
469Lee HammondLakeview, NSKawasakiZX-6R141:14.058517:27.69529.59429.381 
547Nicolas HurleyMarystown, NFSuzukiGSX-R600141:15.571817:50.57952.47822.884 
610Alex CoelhoLongueuil, QCKawasakiZX-6R141:15.915518:00.9921:02.89110.413 
751Greg LivleyTruro, NSYamahaYZF-R6141:16.1961418:03.6301:05.5292.638 
8191Mark MorrisonSummerside, PEIKawasakiZX-6R141:17.4091218:15.6631:17.56212.033 
921Christian GravelQuebec, QCKawasakiZX-6R141:17.588218:32.7501:34.64917.087 
108Geoff ColeElmsdale, NSYamahaYZF-R6131:17.379217:00.0021 Lap1 Lap 
DNF16Matthew BrigleyWaverley, NSKawasakiZX-6R1 01:19.927DNF  
DNS3Pedro SousaMississauga, ONHondaCBR600RR  0 DNS  
DNS147Carson BrookEast Lawrencetown, NSYamahaYZF-R6  0 DNS

Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike Race Results

PosNo.NameHometownMakeModel/EngineLapsBest TmIn LapTotal TmDiffGapComment
16James MooreAriss, ONTriumph675R1 01:13.419   
246Tomas CasasPeterborough, ONYamahaYZF-R61 01:13.6640.2450.245 
33Pedro SousaMississauga, ONHondaCBR1000RR1 01:14.5021.0830.838 
447Nicolas HurleyMarystown, NFSuzukiGSX-R6001 01:15.3121.8930.810 
510Alex CoelhoLongueuil, QCKawasakiZX-6R1 01:16.3382.9191.026 
68Geoff ColeElmsdale, NSYamahaYZF-R61 01:18.1324.7131.794 
751Greg LivleyTruro, NSYamahaYZF-R61 01:23.62710.2081.438 
813Reiner GrieseWellington, ONBMWS1000RR1 01:23.86610.4470.239 
964Rob MacIsaacSummerside, PEISuzukiGSX-R7501 01:22.1158.6963.983Position change - Cause of red flag
10191Mark MorrisonSummerside, PEIKawasakiZX-6R1 01:22.1898.7700.074Position change - Cause of red flag
DNS316Stacey NesbittSt-Lazare, QCHondaCBR600RR  0 DNS  
DQ21Christian GavelQuebec, QCKawasakiZX-6R1 01:23.749DQ Started illegally