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It's Over! The 2023 Canadian Superbike Season Is A Wrap

17 September 2023 - Canada Moto Guide

Stacey is EBC Brakes Lwt Pro/Am PRO champion, Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Championship

15-17 September 2023 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON CANADA

Vincent Wilson (1), Stacey Nesbitt (316), Zaim Laflamme (777), Ryan Vanderputten (27)

EBC Brakes Pro/Am Lightweight race 1 - Vincent Wilson battled all race long with pro title leader Stacey Nesbitt, but the duo ran into lapped traffic in the final few corners which allowed Wilson to extend a crucial advantage at the line, one that would be enough for him to lift the trophy after Lalande was relegated to fifth on-track and third in the amateur split. 

Nesbitt would still wind up with a pro victory despite losing on-track to her amateur counterpart, extending her title lead to 24 points over Ryan Vanderputten with one race to go after the latter had to settle for third on-track. 

EBC Brakes Pro/Am Lightweight race 2 - Vincent Wilson won outright in the final EBC Brakes Lightweight Pro/Am race after a hectic four-rider battle at the front.

The Amateur division champion endured another sensational battle with Pro points leader Stacey Nesbitt and her main title rival Ryan Vanderputten as well as Zaim Laflamme, but the latter three duked it out enough in the late stages to allow Wilson to escape with another on-track win.

Vanderputten would get the better of Nesbitt at the line to finish second overall and earn the Pro victory, but it wasn’t enough to deny her the Pro championship as Nesbitt finished third on-track and second in the split to take home the trophy.

Les québécois à la recherche d’un titre à la dernière manche du CSBK : Alex Dumas, Mavrick Cyr, Vincent Lalande et Stacey Nesbitt

14 September 2023 - Moto Journal

Stacey wraps up VRRA Modern Lightweight title

Round 4, Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA) Championship

1-3 September 2023 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON CANADA

Zaim Laflamme (777), Stacey Nesbitt (316)

Having had close battles all year, the last round was no different. The lead swapped many times in both the very exciting races, but Stacey knew that two second places would be enough to to clinch the 2023 VRRA Modern Lightweight championship. It was at least kept in the family as Grant Nesbitt had taken the title in 2021 and 2022.

Round 4, Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Championship

18-23 August 2023 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON CANADA

Gary McKinnon (9), Cameron Walker (21), Stacey Nesbitt (316), Vincent Lalande (13)

Race 1 - Cameron Walker celebrated a triumphant return to the series with an overall victory in the pro ranks.

Walker was part of a five-rider duel with fellow pros Gary McKinnon and Stacey Nesbitt, while Vincent Wilson and Vinvent Lalande renewed their rivalry atop the amateur split, though it was the amateur duo who gave Walker the toughest run to the line.

In the end, the entire podium was separated by only 0.160 seconds, with Walker fending off Wilson and Lalande at the chequered flag in his first race since winning at CTMP a year ago. 

Nesbitt will extend her lead atop the pro division, however, as main challenger Ryan Vanderputten could only muster fourth in his split and sixth overall, while Wilson extends his advantage over Lalande to 21 points entering race two on Sunday

Race 2 - A group of five riders ran in unison for most of the contest, with Cameron Walker leading fellow pro’s Gary McKinnon and championship leader Stacey Nesbitt, while Vincnet Wilson dealt with rival amateur Vincent Lalande in the lead pack.

Walker would get the last laugh for the second day in a row as he fended off Wilson at the line, each taking a victory in their respective divisions, while McKinnon and Lalande completed the group in a quartet separated by just over a half-second. 

Nesbitt would trail off on the final lap due to a clutch problem but still extended her title advantage over Ryan Vanderputten in eighth (and fourth amongst the pro’s) to 16 points.

Round 3 abandoned, Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Championship

20-23 July 2023 - Atlantic Motorsport Park, NS CANADA

Stacey Nesbitt (316), Grant Nesbitt (36)

Most of the scheduled Friday afternoon qualifying sessions at Atlantic Motorsport Park didn't ensue as persistent rain disrupted the start to the third round of the Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship.

After a dry start to the day provided clean practice sessions, the rain began to fall just moments after the conclusion of Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike qualifying at AMP, the only timed qualifying session to get underway prior to the weather change. 

CSBK officials then made the difficult decision early Saturday morning to cancel the event for the remainder of the weekend due to a “force majeure” situation regarding extreme rainfall and flooding in the area, specifically resulting in catastrophic damage to the roadway and bridge area in and out of the facility. 

The safety of all participants, staff, and fans on site remained the top priority of all CSBK officials and everyone on site was advised to shelter-in-place while local authorities worked to repair the road surface exiting the racetrack. 

Rainfall continued throughout Saturday and Sunday, with evacuation warnings in some nearby areas due to potential flash flooding, including nearby Elmsdale, Nova Scotia just outside the facility. 

“This week has offered extremely challenging circumstances due to persistent rain, and local flooding is a major concern,” CSBK founder Colin Fraser said. “It has rained non-stop for the last 18 hours, and most of the staff and local racers could not access the venue due to the many damaged roads and bridges.”

“We want to thank all of our competitors and fans for their patience during this unprecedented time, and we look forward to round four at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park,” Fraser added.

Round 2, Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Championship

9-11 June 2023 - Grand Bend Motorplex, ON CANADA

Stacey Nesbitt (316), Grant Nesbitt (36), 

Race 1 - Vincent Lalande got some redemption in the EBC Brakes Lightweight Pro/Am though, defeating pole-sitter Ryan Vanderputten by 0.184 seconds for the overall victory.

Each rider would technically claim wins as Lalande was the top amateur and Vanderputten the top pro, while fellow pro Stacey Nesbitt completed the podium in third.

Race 2 - Ryan Vanderputten took the overall victory in the EBC Brakes Lightweight Pro/Am, his third victory in four races to climb to within ten points of runner-up Stacey Nesbitt in the championship.

Both traded leads early on with the amateur Lalande before separating from the pack in the late stages, though Vanderputten managed to make his final move stick by just 0.186 seconds as Nesbitt settled for second to retain her pro title lead.

Lalande would take the overall third-place finish but an amateur division victory, cruising clear of next amateur Justin Marshall to move himself into second in his championship fight, 14 points adrift of third-best amateur and points leader Vincent Wilson.

Canadian Superbike Series Visits Grand Bend This Weekend!

7 June 2023 - Canada Moto Guide

Round 1, Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Championship

19-21 May 2023 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON CANADA

Stacey Nesbitt (2nd) & Grant Nesbitt (3rd) on the podium of EBC Brakes Lighweight Pro/Am race 1

In qualifying, Ryan Vanderputten was the outright fastest in the EBC Brakes Lighweight Pro/Am qualifying session, pacing the pro division for Yamaha by two seconds over top amateur Beaudry, with Stacey Nesbitt next in line for the pro class and fourth overall in her return to the CSBK paddock.  

Super Sonic Race School Amateur Lightweight race 1 - Vincent Lalande won the wet race in his debut inheriting the victory after an early crash from rival Jack Beaudry.  Class veterans Grant Nesbitt and Justin Marshall completed the podium, enjoying a thrilling battle for second behind the long-gone Lalande.

EBC Brakes Pro/Am Lightweight race 1 - It was another very wet race with a similar result in the Pro/Am Lightweight category, where Vincent Wilson took the overall victory after pole-sitter Ryan Vanderputten, Lalande and Beaudry crashed out early on. The battle of attrition went in Wilson’s favour, as he brought home the win both on-track and in the amateur division, while runner-up Stacey Nesbitt was the official winner in the pro class in her return to the CSBK paddock. Grant Nesbitt took the final step of the podium, having held second spot for much of the race. However Stacey having none of that, catching and passing senior Nesbitt off the back straight on the last lap. Historically, it was the first time a father and daughter shared a National podium.

Super Sonic Race School Amateur Lightweight race 2 - Vincent Lalande won a thrilling race two from Jack Beaudry. Vincent Wilson completed the podium in third, beating Justin Marshall to the line. Grant Nesbitt encountered mechanical problems crossing the line in  eleventh place.

EBC Brakes Pro/Am Lightweight race 1 - Ryan Vanderputten cruised to the pro win while Wilson swept the amateur division. Vanderputten won by almost ten seconds from Wilson, while race one winner Stacey Nesbitt finished third on-track and second in the pro category. Johann Plancque finished fifth overall to become the third pro and claim the final podium spot, while Beaudry in fourth and Grant Nesbitt in seventh completed the rostrum in the amateur splits. 

2022

Round 5, Super Series Championship,

Thrilling Grand Finale Weekend

10-11 September 2022 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Grant Nesbitt (36) 

In Lightweight Sportsman, fans enjoyed episode number one of the Hidvegi vs. Nesbitt duel. Istvan Hidvegi had a phenomenal season thus far in 2022 and looked to cap it off with another victory, while VRRA and Super Series veteran Grant Nesbitt wanted to make the most of his first Super Series start of 2022. The riders swapped positions back and forth, but when the checkered flag flew Hidvegi held off Nesbitt for the win. Jean-François Cloutier, who also joined the Super Series for the first time this season, finished third in class. 

The Lightweight Superbike race featured the second episode duel between Hidvegi and Nesbitt, won by Istvan Hidvegi and this time by a fair distance. David Buckland arrived third followed by Neil Stanavech. 

Nesbitt finally picked up win number one of the weekend in Lightweight Production in a tense battle with Eric Quintin. The two fought hard trading the lead multiple times. However, Nesbitt came out on top with Cloutier finishing the podium. 

On the final race day of the 2022 campaign, the looming threat of weather caused the races to be shortened from twelve to eight minutes to hopefully run every race in the dry. This small change to the schedule resulted in a fantastic afternoon filled with the best racing battles of the season. 

Nesbitt grabbed his first win of the day in Lightweight Sportsman, holding off Cloutier and Buckland in a fantastic performance.

Nesbitt capped off his day with a third and final win in Lightweight Production and this time Cloutier was second and Quintin in third.

2017

Round 5, RACE Super Series Championship

22-23 September 2017 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Rounds 6 & 7, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

19-22 August 2017 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt (316), Alex Coelho (16)

Being another double header, qualifying was again on Friday afternoon. With the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike qualifying schedule changed to the last session, Superbike qualifying was used to get more track time.

“The wind was really strong and gusty which pushed the bike around going into the turns. It was unpredictable going through turns 1, 2 and 4. I eventually qualified 10th with my position changing on my pit board every time I came around” said Stacey. 7th to 10th was covered by 0.2 seconds

Saturday morning confirmed a mechanical issue that could not be fixed at the track.

Knowing there was a limited amount of time left for the engine, it was decided to only try to get through the Pro Sport Bike races. Having to skip practice, it was straight into the first race of the weekend.

A poor start in Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race one resulted in Stacey coming around in 12th on the first lap on her BLK RDR by Motovan/FTR CBR600RR. Improving her time from qualifying, she moved back up into the top ten to eventually finish 8th. 

“It was a four way, race long battle and it was a good race with the guys. I knew they were right on my tail the whole race and pushing hard” said Stacey. “Messing up my start put me further back than I wanted so I’m focused on getting a better start in race two. The bike was definitely running hotter in the race”. Stacey’s fastest lap in the race put her 9th on the grid for Sunday’s race.

After the race, a few suspension changes were made and the team decided to do try four laps in the Sunday morning Superbike warmup to test it.

Getting a much better launch off the start in Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race two Stacey moved up into 7th place. She managed to catch back up to the group battling for 4th position. In the process she set a number of personal best lap times. With three laps remaining the bike’s temperature was running very high.

“I noticed the power off the corners wasn’t the same as it had been. When I checked the temperature on the back straight and it was 114°C! It made me a little bit nervous for the remaining laps but the checkered flag came out just in time. We managed to bring it home in the end” said Stacey. She finished 8th again but this time the gap from 4th to 8th was covered by 3.5 seconds.

The result saw Stacey move up to 7th place in the final Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike championship standings. “It was a very difficult start to the season but we kept plugging away and improved each round. I am satisfied with the last two rounds running closer to the front pace and setting personal best lap times in the process”.  

“I have to say a big thank you to FTR (Pat) for all his hard work before and during the season. To Motovan Corporation for supporting me through their BLK RDR by Motovan program. To Corndog (Jon Cornwell) for setting up the bike, R&M Electrical, my supporters club and product support sponsors. To the CSBK staff, medical staff, volunteer corner workers and photographers. Last but not least to my Mum and Dad. Thank you all for making my 2017 season possible”.

Support for this round: BLK RDR by Motovan, FTR, R&M Electrical

Product Support:  Shoei Helmets North America, TCX Focus on Boots, Five Advanced Gloves, Olympia Moto Sports, Forsaken Motorsports, SpeedAngle, Physical Park, 613 Motorsport, Powersports Canada, SBS Brakes

Thanks to: Pat Milligan, Jon Cornwell, the Stacey Nesbitt Supporters Club, Mum & Dad


CSBK Rd 6&7 Photo Album

Rounds 4 & 5, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

14-16 July 2017 - Atlantic Motorsport Park, NS Canada

As it was a double header qualifying was on Friday afternoon so there was less practice time available. It was a case of get up to speed as quickly as possible. “The bike was working well and I felt fairly comfortable from the start. My fastest lap was mid session which ended up good enough for 5th place on the second row. That was the goal.” said Stacey

In the Saturday morning warm up Stacey focused on improving specific areas of the track rather than lap times.  

At the start of Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race one Stacey gained one position on her BLKRDR by Motovan/FTR CBR600RR which quickly became as two way battle for third. This in turn opened a gap to the next group. Stacey would eventually cross the line 5th. She improved her lap time from qualifying by a second. This was significant because a new rule this year in CSBK sees the grid for race two based on the lap times from race one. Stacey had the 5th fastest lap so another row two start for Sunday’s race.

“I was pleased enough with how the race went” said Stacey. “We are making progress in each session and getting closer to the pace”. She sat out the Saturday Mopar Pro Superbike race and save her energy for Sunday’s races.

Sunday morning was cloudy and rain threatened but it held off. Stacey got a better start in Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race two and moved up to 3rd. This time she stayed with the leaders. and by mid-distance she was still within a couple of seconds.

“Jake got by on the back straight. I was able to stick with him and we were starting to close a bit on the two leaders again. Unfortunately I hit a false neutral going into turn one about four laps from the end and lost two seconds right there. I was lucky not to run off the track and crash but I think the spectators were entertained! It was too much to make up in the remaining laps so I decided to bring it home for a safe 4th. I must admit though I was disappointed not to get on the podium“ said Stacey. 

In the Mopar Pro Superbike race Stacey did only a handful of qualifying laps so she was starting from the back of the grid. She got a good start and moved up to 12th. This became a terrific four way race long battle for 11th between two superbikes and two 600s. Unfortunately it ended after she was tagged in turn one. Stacey and another rider crashed bringing out the red flags. Fortunately neither was too seriously hurt. “It was a racing incident, just one of those things. It was a good race up to then but not the best way to finish. I had a good weekend overall though. I am happy with the progress and feel I am getting back to the pace I know I should be at. Roll on Mosport” said Stacey.

The final round is another double header at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON, August 18-20. 

Support for this round: BLK RDR by Motovan, FTR, R&M Electrical

Product Support:  Shoei Helmets North America, TCX Focus on Boots, Five Advanced Gloves, Olympia Moto Sports, Forsaken Motorsports, SpeedAngle, Physical Park, 613 Motorsport, Powersports Canada, SBS Brakes

Thanks to: Pat Milligan, Jon Cornwell, the Stacey Nesbitt Supporters Club, Mum & Dad


CSBK Rd 4&5 Photo Album

Round 3, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

23-25 June 2017 - Autodrome St-Eustache, QC Canada

Stacey Nesbitt (316)

Support for this round: BLK RDR by Motovan, FTR, R&M Electrical

Product Support:  Shoei Helmets North America, TCX Focus on Boots, Five Advanced Gloves, Olympia Moto Sports, Forsaken Motorsports, SpeedAngle, Physical Park, 613 Motorsport, Powersports Canada, SBS Brakes

Thanks to: Pat Milligan, Jon Cornwell, the Stacey Nesbitt Supporters Club, Mum & Dad


CSBK Rd 3 Photo Album

Round 2, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

12-14 June 2017 - Grand Bend Motorplex, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt (316) ahead of Frank Trombino (31) through turn two. [Photo: TMStudios Photography] 

It was the first time for the series to race at the venue. The CSBK team did a good job adapting to the facilities and overall it worked well.

"I have never been to this track before" said Stacey. "It is a little narrow and bumpy, but that is the same for everyone. I enjoyed it". 

The weekend got off to a bumpy start - literally. Exiting the track at the end of the fast runway back straight Stacey was able to scrub off enough speed resulting in a lower speed crash. She was able to ride back to the pits and the crew had the BLKRDR by Motovan/FTR CBR600RR repaired, re-teched and ready to go for the next session.

The weather was hot and sunny for most of the weekend. Stacey qualified 11th for the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class. 9th to 13th was covered by 0.3 seconds. Obviously Stacey wanted to be further up the grid but she was improving lap times in each session. She qualified 20th in Mopar Pro Superbike. 

Sunday was race day. Stacey got a good start in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport race and had moved into the top ten. The race was red flagged on lap two due to a crash out of the fast last turn. "Jacob (Shaw-O'Leary) went down pretty hard in front of us. Fortunately he was relatively ok," said Stacey. Not as good a start in the restart but Stacey had again moved into the top ten and was gaining on the riders in front of her. She was forced to retire before mid distance with a mechanical issue. "I was very disappointed to DNF as I think a top six was possible today". Stacey got a good start in the Mopar Pro Superbike and had a good battle with one of the local SOAR racers. She retired form the race after half distance. She did improve her lap times again in both races. "Racing the 600 against Superbikes is difficult but I value the track time and always try to learn something from them every time". 

Thanks to Jon Cornwell for improving the bike set up throughout the weekend. Thanks also to Frank Trombino for his help on and off the track (congratulations Frank on winning the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race).

The next round is closer to home at Autodrome St-Eustache, QC, June 23-25.

Support for this round: BLK RDR by Motovan, FTR, R&M Electrical

Product Support:  Shoei Helmets North America, TCX Focus on Boots, Five Advanced Gloves, Olympia Moto Sports, Forsaken Motorsports, SpeedAngle, Physical Park, 613 Motorsport, Powersports Canada, SBS Brakes

Thanks to: Pat Milligan, Jon Cornwell, the Stacey Nesbitt Supporters Club, Mum & Dad


CSBK Rd 2 Photo Album

Round 1, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

26-28 May 2017 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt (316) ahead of Mike Raniowski (725) and Jacob Shaw-O'Leary (210) 

With poor track conditions on Thursday the time was used to address some teething issues on the BLKRDR by Motovan/FTR Honda CBR600RR. “I can’t thank Pat Milligan and Peter Soame enough for all the effort and long hours to prep the bike. We were a little late putting our program together this year but fortunately most of the kinks were ironed out for Friday practice.”

The weather had improved on Saturday but Stacey was still struggling for pace. The qualifying goal was the first two rows and that was mission accomplished with 7th spot on the grid for the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class. She was not able to improve her times in Mopar Pro Superbike qualifying, unfortunately picking up an injury.

Race day warmup did not go to plan and Stacey was forced to sit out the Superbike warmup session to get fit for the afternoon races. In the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race Stacey got a good start and was in 5th place into turn one. She had a few battles and was holding down 8th position for the first half of the race before a rider error saw her take the slip road off the back straight. She rejoined in 11th. Despite some last minute setup changes that did not work out, Stacey was still able to ride around it and improve her lap time from qualifying. She decided to sit out the Mopar Pro Superbike race. “Thank you to Doc Walker for the medical advice. Thanks too to Jon Cornwell. This opening weekend was certainly challenging but we worked hard and didn’t give up. We will take the positives and move forward to the next round at Grand Bend”.

There was some further good news to end the day. R&M Electrical (Burlington, ON) return as a sponsor this year. Thank you Mike Rixon. Thanks to Honda Canada for providing a set of tires to each of the Honda riders this weekend. The icing on the cake was Autumn and Jaret Whiteside buying us some tires and dropping them off to our pit. “This really put a smile on my face. At the end of the day we are a privateer team. Forensi Tech Racing is supporting us with bike preparation and Motovan through their BLKRDR program. We are grateful for any and all support we receive”.

Support for this round: BLK RDR by Motovan, FTR, R&M Electrical

Product Support:  Shoei Helmets North America, TCX Focus on Boots, Five Advanced Gloves, Olympia Moto Sports, Forsaken Motorsports, SpeedAngle, Physical Park, 613 Motorsport, Powersports Canada, SBS Brakes

Thanks to: Pat Milligan, Peter Soame, Jon Cornwell, Wes Lake, Doc Walker, Mike Rixon, Autumn & Jaret Whitesde, Stacey Nesbitt Supporters Club, Mum & Dad 


CSBK Rd 1 Photo Album

Round 1, RACE Super Series Championship

20-21 May 2017 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Sean Huffman, Stacey Nesbitt (316)

A difficult start to the season as teething bike problems resulted in not being able to race on Sunday.  

RACE Super Series Rd 1 Photo Album

2016

International Sunflower Trophy Races,

Irish Superbike Championship

21-22 October 2016 - Bishopscourt Circuit, N IRELAND

Round 7, European Junior Cup Championship

14-16 October 2016 - Jerez, SPAIN

Round 6, European Junior Cup Championship

30 September-1 October 2016 - Magny-Cours, FRANCE

Round 5, European Junior Cup Championship

16-18 September 2016 - Lausitzring, GERMANY 

Rounds 5 & 6, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

19-21 August 2016 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt (316), Darren James (229), Brent Strong (8), Alex Coelho (16)

It was a “double header” so qualifying was Friday afternoon. The main focus for the weekend was the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class. Although Stacey was not comfortable with the bike setup she did manage to qualify ninth on her Statoni Racing/BLK RDR by Motovan 600 - middle of the third row. A 600 is not what you need around CTMP in the Mopar Pro Superbike so it was 26th and row eight on the grid. Jon Cornwell continued to improve the handling throughout the weekend. 

In the first Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race on Saturday, Stacey got a good start and was up to 8th. The race was red flagged a lap later, fortunately with no injuries. The restart was not so good and the lead group gapped on the first lap. Stacey eventually finished 11th. She finished 20th the Superbike race with lap time improvements from Friday. 

In the Sunday Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race Stacey got a better start and was up to 7th. She managed to hold onto the back of the lead pack for three or four laps.

“I was behind Darren and we were starting to close back up, but I braked too hard into turn one causing the back wheel to lift, which forced me to run wide and I lost the draft. We are lacking some horse power around here and it was not possible to close up again once gapped on the back straight.” 

In the final laps Stacey had to battle for position and managed to hold onto 8th in the dash to line. She did not start the Sunday Mopar Pro Superbike race.

“The weekend finished better than it started. I am disappointed to not have been closer to the lead group but we had a few problems this year and made the best of the package we had.” 

Having missed the first CSBK round due to an European Junior Cup conflict and sitting out the Sunday races at St-Eustache due to mechanical issues, Stacey finished 9th in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike championship with a fourth place finish at AMP. 

Thanks to the fans and supporters that came to the track. It was a great atmosphere. Thanks to the CSBK staff, the Pro 6 Cycle-Dunlop team, the volunteer corner workers, medical staff and photographers at each round.

“I would like to also thank Corndog (Jon Cornwell), Pat Milligan, my Mum and Dad, Wes, Matt and Scott and everyone else that helped with the bike this year. To my 2016 Supporters Club, THANK YOU - it helped to cover some of the expenses and helped us for the season. Last but not least, a big thank you to Motovan Corporation for making me part of their inaugural BLK RDR by Motovan program this year. It would not have been possible to do the series without your support.”

Support for this round: Statoni Racing, BLK RDR by Motovan

Product Support: Motovan Corporation, Shoei Helmets North America, TCX Focus on Boots, Five Advanced Gloves, Olympia Motosports, Powersports Canada-Ottawa, SpeedAngle, Physical Park, 613 Motorsports, Lucky Stripe

Thanks to: Jon Cornwell, Pat Milligan, Wes Lake, Jess Stephenson, Bickle Racing, 2016 Stacey Nesbitt Supporters Club (Murray Pickard, Margaret Gilmurray, Raymond Beers/Alan Kingsbury, Dave Dutton, Francois Couture, Glenn Funamoto, John Ciaralli, Shelley Hall, Greg McRae, Isabelle Fleury, Alison Machin, Jennifer Boire, Jamie Maunder and Walter Bal)

CSBK Rd 5&6 Photo Album

Catching up with Stacey Nesbitt

10 August 2016 - Canada Moto Guide 

Rounds 3 & 4, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

15-17 July 2016 - Atlantic Motorsport Park, ON CANADA

Jordan Szoke (1), Stacey Nesbitt (316)

SHUBENACADIE, N.S.  – July 15-17 saw the latest rounds of Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Atlantic Motorsport Park. After the disappointment of mechanical issues at St-Eustache it was thanks to S.C. Motosport and Pat Milligan to have a motor ready for the East Coast races. Morning practice was eventful when the steering damper bracket broke. Fortunately Stacey was able to hang on to a couple big tank slappers that were violent enough to sheer off the steering stop bolts! On the plus side the motor was working fine. Stacey was not happy with the font end feel some so changes were made for qualifying on Friday afternoon.

In the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class Stacey qualified her Statoni Racing/BLK RDR by Motovan 600 in seventh place and twelfth in Mopar Pro Superbike. Her lap times were down on the previous year so more work needed to be done.  It was great to have Jon Cornwell back and he made suspension improvements all weekend with changes on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday was very hot and humid for both races. First up was the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike. As the lights changed Stacey delayed her start to avoid a jump start penalty. She retained her seventh position and battled hard for a few laps before moving up to sixth. By that time  the gap to fifth was too large to close down but she set a new personal best lap time. A good start in the Mopar Superbike race saw Stacey move up a couple of positions into turn one. The Superbikes soon showed their pace at the end of the roller coaster back straight. At the finish Stacey crossed the line in eleventh and the second 600 home. It was tough physically in the heat after 40 laps of racing but Stacey was happy with the progress from Friday.

Sunday was cooler with the forecast calling for rain in the afternoon. Again first up was the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike race. A better start saw her battle hard for fifth eventually crossing the line to finish fourth. Another new personal best lap time by a further half a second and not far from the podium.

For the Mopar Superbike race there were rain drops at the start but the track remained dry throughout. It turned into a good battle between four or five riders. Stacey moved up to eleventh challenging for tenth and back down to thirteenth again. She finished twelfth.

“Overall I am happy with how the weekend went. The bike felt good with the suspension improvements ‘Corndog’ (Jon Cornwell) made throughout the weekend and I got more confident each day. I was able to improve my lap time from last year on the same bike. It is a relief to start to show some progress again after all the problems in the past year. The goal is to continue this progression at the next round.”

Thanks to the ARL for their hard work with track preparation, the corner workers, medical staff, photographers, CSBK and the fans/supporters for coming out to cheer on the racers.

Support for this round: Statoni Racing, BLK RDR by Motovan

Product Support: Motovan Corporation, Shoei Helmets North America, TCX Focus on Boots, Five Advanced Gloves, Olympia Motosports, Powersports Canada-Ottawa, SpeedAngle, Physical Park, 613 Motorsports, Lucky Stripe

Thanks to: Jon Cornwell, Pat Milligan, Wes Lake, Jess Stephenson, Bickle Racing, 2016 Stacey Nesbitt Supporters Club (Murray Pickard, Margaret Gilmurray, Raymond Beers/Alan Kingsbury, Dave Dutton, Francois Couture, Glenn Funamoto, John Ciaralli, Shelley Hall, Greg McRae, Isabelle Fleury, Alison Machin, Jennifer Boire, Jamie Maunder and Walter Bal)

CSBK Rd 3&4 Photo Album


Rounds 2, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

24-26 June 2016 - Autodrome St-Eustache, QC CANADA

Wes Lake, Pat Milligan, Matt Vantilborg

Thanks to: Jon Cornwell, Pat Milligan, Wes Lake, Matt Vantilborg

CSBK Rd 2 Photo Album

Round 4, European Junior Cup Championship

17-19 June 2016 - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, ITALY

Rounds 2, RACE Super Series Championship

10-11 June 2016 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON CANADAN

15 June 2016 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine report 

Round 3, European Junior Cup Championship

27-29 May 2016 - Donington Park, UK

Round 2, European Junior Cup Championship

15-17 April 2016 - TT Circuit Assen, NETHERLANDS

Bon Debut Pour Stacey Nesbitt 

5 avril 2016 - Motoplus.ca

Lachlin Epis, Stacey Nesbitt (3), MotorLand Aaragon ESPAGNE

Round 1, European Junior Cup Championship

1-3 April 2016 - Aragon Motorland, SPAIN

Canadian Young Gun Stacey Nesbitt Entered in 2016 European Junior Cup

22 March 2016 - Road Racing World Magazine

2015

Pro Rookie of the Year, Rounds 6 & 7, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

15-17 August 2015 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt - Sunoco / Brooklin Cycle Racing Pro Rookie Of The Year 2015

The 2015 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship concluded with a double header at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON Aug 16-17. It has been a tough year on and off the track for Stacey Nesbitt, but one of the goals set at the start of the season was achieved - Sunoco / Brooklin Cycle Racing Pro Rookie Of The Year 2015. Stacey finished 6th overall in the final standings in Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike and 8th in Mopar Pro Superbike on her Statoni Racing Honda CBR600RR. Lap times improved from last year and Stacey took the chequered flag in all rounds.

A huge thank you to Pat Milligan for all the long hours spent preparing the bikes and to Jon Cornwell for great bike set up all year.

Thank you to all the CSBK staff, medical staff, corner workers, the photographers, the fans and supporters for their warm wishes and support.

Support for this round: Statoni Racing, FTR, R&M Electrical

Product support: Honda Canada, Powersports Canada, Arai Helmets America, SpeedAngle, 613 Motorsports, Club Ouest Gym, Lucky Stripe, Entreprises Marty

Thanks to: Pat Milligan, Wes Lake, John Sherrard, Dr Chan, Dr Chitte, Doc Walker and everyone that provided support during the year.

2015 CSBK Rd 6&7 Photo Album

Casas and Nesbitt Lead Red Hot Mopar CSBK Rookie Battle

11 August 2015 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

CBR300R, Ninja 300, RC390 and R3 comparo

31 July 2015 - Canada Moto Guide

Stacey Nesbitt - The Interview

12 June 2015 - Canada Moto Guide 

CSBK Road Racers Brave the Cold at Montreal Show

1 March 2015 - Montreal Motorcycle Show, QC Canada

Top 2014 Amateur racer Stacey Nesbitt is expected to be a top rookie Pro in 2015 MOPAR CSBK action in the Hindle Pro Sport Bike category aboard an OCM Racing Honda CBR600RR. [Photo: Colin Fraser]


2015 Pre Season Photo Album

2014

Stacey Nesbitt Sweeps RACE Ameteur Championships

Round 5, R.A.C.E. Superseries Championship

27-28 September 2014 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt  (316), 2014 RACE AM Sportbike and AM Superbike Champion [photo Heather Bashow]

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 R.A.C.E. championship. 

Stacey decided to sit out the Pro 600 race and focus on the AM Superbike final as she was leading the championship. Unfortunately the other contender crashed and could not start. 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 AM Superbike 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 AM Superbike race and wish him a speedy recovery. There are so many people to thank for making this year possible. OCM Racing (Amir, 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 R.A.C.E. Events 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.

2014 RACE Rd 5 Photo Album

AMA Pro Racing Championship

12-14 September 2014 - New Jersey Motorsport Park, NJ USA

2014 top Canadian Amateur Stacey Nesbitt worked her way up to finish a promising 36th overall in her Pro and American debut in Supersport class action in New Jersey. [Photo: Colin Fraser] 

Supersport Race 1 - In the “young guns” SuperSport category, Hayden Gillim pulled away for a clear win for the TOBC Suzuki squad.  In a full field of 50 riders, Canadian teen-ager Stacey Nesbitt had a good AMA National debut, working her way up to net 41st overall in very slippery conditions.  Canadian rookie Pro Mitch Card retired his Honda on the first lap

CSBK report

Supersport Race 2 - Starting right at the back after a troubled debut in the U.S., an enthusiastic Stacey Nesbitt worked her way up to 36th in the 50 plus bike field with the OCM Racing/FTR Honda CBR600RR.   

“I finished!  It was good,” started Nesbitt after her U.S. debut.  “I was confused by the blue flags, the process is different here, you have to get out of the way.  I missed a shift into turn one, lost a little time, but I learned a lot and it was a very positive experience.”

CSBK report

To keep up to date on Stacey Nesbitt, visit her social media at;  

Website: http://www.statoniracing.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/statoniracing/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/statoniracing_staceynesbitt/

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU23ptw5sM1CEmDOJ4I9t2A

Rounds 4 & 5, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

16-17 August 2014 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON

Stacey Nesbitt (316) - photo Alex bilo

Qualifying was on Friday afternoon as this was a double header round. 3rd place in Bell Helmets Amateur Sport Bike meant a front row start and second row for Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike with 7th place.

Saturday morning was dry but the forecast called for rain. Sure enough when the AM Sport Bike started so did a few rain drops. Stacey was in second place but as the rain came down harder a number of riders crashed out. Stacey had a big moment at the end of the straight but managed to save it and crossed the line in the lead. Half a lap later the red flag was shown. With a wet track the competitors were given a ten minute practice session as there had been no wet sessions up until that point. “On the back straight all I could see was the spray from the other bikes” said Stacey. With a reduced field Stacey got away in 2nd place. She dropped down to 5th place but worked her way back up to cross the finish line 3rd close to the leaders. A good result considering never having ridden a 600 in the wet. The AM SBK race was postponed until Sunday.

Sunday was dry, sunny and warm. In the first AM SBK race Stacey finished 9th. In AM Sport Bike Stacey was 2nd but it was not quite enough to win the championship. In the final AM SBK race finished in 8th position. The results were enough to finish 2nd overall in AM Sport Bike and 3rd in AM SBK year-end standings. Congratulations to Tomas and Pedro.

“Overall it has been a successful season” said Stacey. “The championship went down to the wire, with a few wins and podiums along the way. This was my first full year on the OCM Racing/FTR/Honda Canada CBR600RR so we were not sure how it would go. I would especially like to thank OCM Racing (Amir, Mike and team), Honda Canada and Pat Milligan for all his hard work this year”.

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

Additionally Stacey would like to thank 613 Motorsports, Franklyn Dominguez, Doc Walker, Roland Riedmann, Janet Deemer, her fellow competitors, the corner workers and medical staff at all the events. Finally thanks to all the fans and supporters that stop by at the race track or post words of encouragement on the social media pages. 

To keep up to date on Stacey Nesbitt, visit her social media at;  

Website: http://www.statoniracing.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/statoniracing/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/statoniracing_staceynesbitt/

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU23ptw5sM1CEmDOJ4I9t2A

Round 3, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

25-17 July 2014 - Atlantic Motorsport Park, NS Canada

Stacey Nesbitt (316) [Photo: Neil Cameron] 

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.

 To keep up to date on Stacey Nesbitt, visit her social media at;  

Website: http://www.statoniracing.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/statoniracing/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/statoniracing_staceynesbitt/

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU23ptw5sM1CEmDOJ4I9t2A

Round 2, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

4-5 July 2014 - Autodrome St-Eustache, QC Canada

Stacey Nesbitt Wins AM Sport Bike Race

Round 1, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

6-8 June 2014 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt, 1st place AM Sport Bike

Round one of the Mopar Canadian Superbike championship kicked off June 6-8 at Shannonville Motorsport Park, Ontario. The season got off to a strong start and by end of Friday practice Stacey was second on both AM Sport Bike and AM Superbike timesheets. Jon Cornwell continued to refine the set up on the OCM Racing/FTR/Honda Canada CBR600RR in preparation for Saturday qualifying. AM Sport Bike qualifying was first up in the afternoon. Track temperature had improved with the warm, sunny weather. Stacey eventually qualified second, just missing pole by 0.103 seconds. In the AM Superbike qualifying the bike was not driving out of the turns properly so she was relieved to be only 0.2 seconds down on her earlier time to end up third on the grid - a front row start for both races. The drive problem remained in the first Sunday warm up practice but fortunately was resolved for the second warm up.

An average start in AM Sport Bike saw Stacey enter Turn 1 in seventh position but she moved up two places by Turn 3. She continued to work her way up to second. Mid distance saw Stacey make a move to the front only to loose it again on the back straight. It was a tight four way battle for the lead. With a lap and a half to go Stacey made another move in Turn 2 and was able to gain enough distance to hold it at the end of the back straight. Stacey said “I thought it was the last lap so we I came around and saw the last lap flag I had to keep the pace up for one more lap”. Indeed she pushed hard on the final lap with a time of 1:08.689, over a second faster that her previous best time, to cross the line first by 0.477 seconds.

The AM Superbike race was the last race of the day with Stacey again using the OCM Racing/FTR/Honda Canada CBR600RR. At the lights Stacey was in down in sixth and had to battle for a number of laps. She was eventually able to get by and set off after the group  front. By the last lap she was fighting for the final podium position but there was not enough time to mount a challenge against the superbikes. She crossed the line in fifth place. 

A delighted Stacey said “This weekend the bike handled the best ever. I am very happy to have had Jon and Pat helping me out – thank you.  It feels great to be back on the top step of the podium at a national and to take my first ever win on a 600. A big thank also goes to OCM Racing (Amir & Mike) and Honda Canada”

It was a bonus to pick up the Ipone award for the rider in the Amateur Sport Bike class who brings the greatest level of Professionalism and Presentation to the race weekend.

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 Autodrome St-Eustache in St-Eustache, QC, on July 4-6.

 To keep up to date on Stacey Nesbitt, visit her social media at;  

Website: http://www.statoniracing.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/statoniracing/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/statoniracing_staceynesbitt/

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU23ptw5sM1CEmDOJ4I9t2A

Round 1, RACE Super Series Championship

10-11 May 2014 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

2013

Stacey Nesbitt wins Vintage GP Light

Round 4, VRRA

7-8 September 2013 - Autodrome St-Eustache, QC CANADA

Stacey Nesbitt took another class win in Vintage GP Light on the Len Fitch Racing Honda RS125, setting a new lap record of 0:54.807 into the bargain. Remarkably it was the first time Stacey had raced this machine.

2013 Vintage Road Racing Assocation Rd 4, St-Eustache Photo Album

International Sunflower Trophy Races Abandoned,

Irish Superbike Championship

25-26 October 2013 - Bishopscourt Circuit, N IRELAND

Unfortunately the event had to be abandoned when in the race prior to Stacey's first 125 race, a racer blew a motor but did not pull off. As a result oil was dropped on the racing line around the complete track. The orangizers tired hard for hours to clean it up but with the continual rain it proved an impossible task. It was a very disappointing end to Stacey's first race event in N Ireland.

2013 Sunflower Trophy Photo Album

Nesbitt debuts in AM Sport Bike and Superbike, Okubo shines in CBR250R action, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

12 July 2013 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Japanese ace Okubo joins CBR250R series, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

3 July 2013 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Stacey Nesbitt wins two MAX awards in Toronto

1 January 2013 - Moto.com

2012

Stacey Nesbitt at Inside Motorcycle's booth, International Motorcycle Show Jan 4-6

26 December 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Stacey Nesbitt Granted Wildcard Entry for Asia Dream Cup at Losail, Qatar

4 October 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Nesbitt, O'Shell & Casas Invited to Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Tryouts

18 September 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Nesbitt claims CBR250R crown, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

27 August 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Nesbitt stretches CBR250R points lead, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

26 August 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Casas claims a close one, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

26 August 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Casas Comes through for first victory, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

9 July 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Last lap pass gives Nesbitt win, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

8 July 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

This weekend: CSBK at Shannonville, plus other stuff 

21 June 2012 - Canada Motor Guide

Duhamel shows the way at Autodrome St-Eustache, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) 

4 June 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Feature - Honda CBR125R Challenge, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

1 May 2012 - Motorcycle Mojo Magazine

Nesbitt Doubles Down, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

3 April 2012 - Motorcycle Mojo Magazine

Powersports Canada backs Nesbitt in Quest for CBR250R Cup, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

13 March 2012 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Champion Stacey Nesbitt To Run #1 Plate in CBR250R, Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

10 March 2012 - Roadracing World Magazine

2011

Canadian Honda challenge win shows she's a natural on a motorcycle 

30 December 2011 - The National News

Novice racer has the drive to win 

8 December 2011 - Driving Magazine / The National Post

Nesbitt Plans Perfect Step with CBR250R Cup, Parts Canada Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) 

17 October 2011 - Inside Motorcycles Magazine

Randy's Rookies: Stacey Nesbitt, motorcycle racer 

30 September 2011 - CTV News

Stacey clinches CBR Cup Championship with a podium, 600 debut and Endurance win

Round 6, RACE Super Series Championship

23-25 September 2011 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Tomas Casas (46), Stacey Nesbitt (316), Eric Green (141), Brian Alexander (49)


Stacey clinched the 2011 CBR Cup championship with a podium finish in the final. The top three, Tomas Casas, Eric Green and Stacey crossed the finish line covered by 0.815 seconds. Third place was enough for Stacey to secure her championship.


An added bonus to the weekend was to race in Novice 600 with a top five finish and ninth overall on track out of fourteen competitors. Thanks to Vanessa Gareau for trusting Stacey to use her Suzuki GSXR600.

The icing on the cake was also winning the CBR 125 Endurance Race. Team Celtic Imports (Stacey Nesbitt and Ben Young) took the checkered flag by 34.964 seonds, with the top four finishers all completing 42 laps. 


Nesbitt: First female roadracing champion, worldwide? 

22 August 2011 - Canada Moto Guide

Stacey podiums

Round 5, RACE Super Series Championship

2-4 September 2011 - Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt (316), Karolina Pelc (91), Tomas Casas (46), Eric Green (141)

Stacey crossed the line in third palce in the CBR Cup final. It was a close battle throughout with the top three covered by .542 seconds.

Thanks to Pat Milligan Stacey was also able to try out a Ninja 250 in various practice sessions.


Stacey Nesbitt, CBR125 National Champion

Round 5, Parts Canada Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

19-21 August 2011 - Mosport Motorsport Park, ON Canada

Stacey Nesbitt (316), Eric Green (141), Scott Lingelback (99), David MacKay (86), Austin Shaw-O'Leary (110), Karolina Pelc (91), Brian Alexander (49), Leah Vignale (33), Lee Newbury (550)


Practice went ok and it was into qualifying on Friday afternoon. In the final minutes Scott Lingelbach was in pole position with Austin Shaw-O'Leary third and Stacey in sixth position. Everyone thought that was the result but nobody had noticed Stacey was still on track and crossed the finsh line literally seconds before the checkered flag. Grant Nesbitt had also missed giving her her last pit board so she had no idea what position she was in. While commentator Frank Wood was in the process of interviewing Scott it slowly dawned on them that Stacey had just snatched pole position right at the end. It also got Grant off the hook for missing the pit board when he informed Stacey she was on pole when she entered the pits. The championship was now all even.

In race one on Saturday Stacey took the holeshot. Mosport is a drafting track that always produces close racing. In this case there were ten in the lead group. Stacey took the checkered flag first, also taking the bonus points for most laps led. Austin finshed fifth so Stacey now had the championship lead with one race to go.

Race two on Sunday. The lights went out. Stacey took the lead. Again it was large group with very close racing. Stacey knew she had to finish top six if Austin won. But with at least ten or so in the group and with all the close racing in the pack she realised she might not get the position she needed. It was better try to lead than watch all the chaos behind . She worked her way back into the lead and on the last lap even opened up a small gap to take the win. It rounded out a perfect weekend with a maximum points haul for pole position, two wins and most laps lead - oh and a National Championship! Stacey was informed she was the first female to win a Canadian road racing national title.


Qualifying

1 316 Stacey Nesbitt

2 99 Scott Lingelbach

3 86 David MacKay

4 110 Austin Shaw-O'Leary


Honda CBR125 Challenge Race 1 result

1 316 Stacey Nesbitt

2 33 Leah Vignale

3 141 Eric Green

4 99 Scott Lingelbach

5 110 Austin Shaw-O'Leary

6 91 Karolina Pelc

7 550 Lee Newbury

8 49 Brian Alexander

9 61 Seth Van Dongen

10 4 Lauren Hill

11 88 Brian Lingelbach

12 30 Timothy Kennedy

13 86 David MacKay


Honda CBR125 Challenge Race 2 result

1 316 Stacey Nesbitt

2 141 Eric Green

3 99 Scott Lingelbach

4 86 David MacKay

5 110 Austin Shaw-O'Leary