Teenage sensation Stacey Nesbitt wowed race fans by winning the 2011 CBR125 Cup and becoming the first female to win a Canadian national road racing championship, and she shows no signs of slowing down for 2012. Ottawa-based Powersports Canada has announed they will support Stacey for the 2012 season as she competes in the Canadian CBR250R Challenge Championship.
“I am really excited to have Powersports Canada on board this year,” says Stacey. “Greg Brule has been fantastic in helping us put our 2012 program together. My goal is to reward their support with the #1 plate.”
At 14 years old, Stacey made Canadian history by becoming the first lady to win a national road racing championship, taking the 2011 CBR125R title. Her results included five wins and two podiums from ten races.
In parallel, Stacey plans to gain experience on bigger bikes at track days and regional events, an effort made possible by long time race supporter Pat Milligan of Forensi-Tech. “A big thank-you to Pat at Forensi-Tech Racing for his technical support to make this possible” says Stacey.
In addition to support from Powersports Canada and Foresni-Tech Racing, Arlen Ness is increasing their support for Stacey this year with the latest safety equipment.
Long time friend and supporter Mike Rixon of R&M Electrical returns while “Darkness” is a new mystery sponsor. “We continue searching for financial backers and sponsors to help cover costs,” says Stacey’s father, Grant Nesbitt. “We are hoping someone wants to take advantage of Stacey being allowed to run #1 on the bike in 2012”. Other companies are providing support by covering the cost of an entry fee or a set of tires. All support is appreciated.
The Mopar CSBK Canadian Superbike Championship kicks off June 22-24 at Shannonville Motorsport Park.