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RACE Rd 6 race report

posted Sep 29, 2014, 3:25 AM by Statoni Racing   [ updated Oct 7, 2014, 3:41 PM ]
Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON, Sep 27-28.
 
Arrived at the track on Friday night in time to do a photo shoot requested by RACE. While that was going on the final preparations were being completed on the primary OCM Racing/FTR/Honda Canada CBR600RR. The forecast for the weekend was sunny and warm and it did not disappoint. There was a good turnout for the final RACE event of the season.
 
Saturday morning was cool but dry. Stacey took advantage of some extra track time with other classes but still struggled to match her pace from the previous round. Qualifying was in the afternoon. In AM600 Stacey qualified third, a second off the pole time but gaining an extra point towards the championship. She qualified fourth in AMSBK so front row starts for both finals.
 
Sunday morning warm up sessions were better with Stacey improving her lap times from the previous day. At the start of the AM600 race Stacey moved up to second place and the three leaders started to pull away. Within a few laps a gap opened to third place and Stacey was working hard to close the gap to the leader. On lap seven she set the fastest lap of the race 1m07.297s just 0.03 seconds outside the class lap record. The gap was reduced but it was not enough for the win. Stacey was aware a top three finish was enough to secure the 2014 AM600 RACE championship.
 
Stacey decided to sit out the Pro 600 race and focus on the AMSBK final as she was leading the championship. Unfortunately the other contender crashed  in that race and could not start the AMSBK race. In the race Stacey got the hole shot against the liter bikes. She held onto the lead until lap three but a mistake at the hairpin allowed the superbikes to make a pass on the back straight, although she did briefly get back into second. Stacey crossed the line third but was promoted to second after a post-race technical ruling. Stacey had had a big enough points lead going into the race to secure the AMSBK championship too.
 
"It has been a really good season" said Stacey. "The goal was to improve throughout the year and it was nice to round it off winning both RACE AM championships. I would have preferred to have been able to race with Tomas in the AMSBK race and wish him a speedy recovery. There are so many people to thank for making this year possible. OCM Racing (Omir, Mike, Franklyn and the team). Honda Canada for all their support. Pat Milligan for all the long hours he put in before and during the season. Jon Cornwell for giving me a great setup all year. My parents. All the fans and supporters. There are many others and I am grateful to all of them."
 
Thanks to RACE for putting on the BBQ & band. Finally thanks to all the CRCA and medical staff without whom it would not be possible to go racing.
 
Stacey competes with support from OCM Racing, Honda Canada Inc., FTR, Arai Helmet Americas, Fast Company, Pro 6 Cycle-Dunlop, R&M Electrical, Powersports Canada, Bluestreak Racing, Hindle Exhaust, Mikeymoto, International Supershow, Club Ouest Gym, Lucky Stripe and Ville St-Lazare.
 
Follow Stacey on www.statoniracing.com or facebook (Statoni Racing Team).

AM600
pos start no. competitor laps total time diff best time best lap best speed
1 46 A Tomas Casas 12 13:59.739 01:07.452 6 131.827 Km/h
2 316 A Stacey Nesbitt 12 14:02.941 03.202 01:07.297 7 132.131 Km/h
3 205 A Anthony Scavone 12 14:19.582 19.843 01:08.626 3 129.572 Km/h
4 57 A Martin Richard 12 14:38.203 38.464 01:10.462 3 126.196 Km/h
5 725 A Mike Raniowski 12 14:38.393 38.654 01:10.738 9 125.703 Km/h
6 13 A Reiner Griese 12 14:38.592 38.853 01:10.767 4 125.652 Km/h
7 590 A Colin Duncan 12 15:03.597 01:03.858 01:12.767 5 122.198 Km/h
8 270 A Chris Fehr 11 14:04.471 1 lap 01:13.287 5 121.331 Km/h
9 320 A Chris Dopke 11 14:14.831 1 lap 01:14.347 9 119.601 Km/h
dnf 555 A Michael Hood 4 05:06.557 8 laps 01:10.031 2 126.972 Km/h
dnf 680 A Chris Brent 1 01:36.982 11 laps 01:36.981 1 91.688 Km/h
dns 5 A Jose Azevedo 0 Km/h
dns 51 A Dave Buckland 0 Km/h
 
AM SBK
pos start no. competitor laps total time diff best time best lap best speed
1 56 A Tim Toldnes 8 09:36.200 01:08.257 8 130.272 Km/h
2 316 A Stacey Nesbitt 8 09:36.820 00.620 01:08.278 8 130.232 Km/h
3 205 A Anthony Scavone 8 09:39.707 03.507 01:08.832 2 129.184 Km/h
4 80 A Christopher Gray 8 09:48.740 12.540 01:09.753 8 127.478 Km/h
5 555 A Michael Hood 8 09:52.233 16.033 01:09.858 6 127.287 Km/h
6 725 A Mike Raniowski 8 09:55.282 19.082 01:10.860 6 125.487 Km/h
7 13 A Reiner Griese 0 Km/h
8 65 A Richard Serret 8 10:29.002 52.802 01:14.470 8 119.404 Km/h
9 551 A David Martinez 8 10:35.103 58.903 01:14.213 2 119.817 Km/h
dnf 986 A Paulo Campos 2 02:53.361 6 laps 01:14.485 2 119.38 Km/h
dns 121 A Cristian Paul 0 Km/h
dns 46 A Tomas Casas 0 Km/h
dns 680 A Chris Brent 0 Km/h
dns 57 A Martin Richard 0 Km/h
dq 991 A Derrick Whyte 8 09:35.624 01:08.103 7 130.567 Km/h