I’m going to need to start a new category…FWE’s…First Women Ever’s. It’s already got Elena Myers and the FWE to take the podium at an AMA RoadRacing event, Melissa Paris as the FWE to finish in the top 20 at the Daytona 200, and Shelina Moreda, the FWE to race a motorcycle at Indy. Check out the latest member of this elite club: fourteen year old Stacey Nesbitt of St.Lazare, Quebec became Canada’s FWE to win a national motorcycle racing series with her spectacular finish in the Parts Canada Canadian Superbike Honda CBR125R class. She came into the last race of the series with a 28-point lead and hung on tight in what sounds like a pretty good battle, with nine riders finishing within 2.2 seconds of each other. Of course, most of them dudes…
The Honda CBR125R class is pretty cool; a development series created by Honda Motor Canada in which all competitors ride the same bike, which is pretty darn near right-off-the-showroom-floor stock. The goal of the series is to introduce younger riders to motorcycle racing in a way that’s as safe and affordable as it can get; with only minor modifications allowed using a kit sold by Honda.
The only problem Stacey faces now is what to do next. There’s no 250 class, and it’s a pretty big leap from 125′s to a 600cc bike. Shucks, for a girl who just started riding two years ago, I’m sure she’ll have no trouble conquering the middleweights.
Thanks to the guys at Arlen Ness for telling me about Stacey, and for supporting another FWE…dig that slick Arlen Ness Track Suit! Told’ja that thing makes you feel fast!
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