Bulletin Board: Northfield’s Bailey Sisson takes two USCRA championships

  • Northfield’s Bailey Sisson rides on her way to victory during a race in Canaan, N.H. in 2019 action. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/BILL GORDON

For the Recorder
Published: 1/28/2020 10:07:00 PM

The United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) awarded Northfield’s Bailey Sisson two championships from the 2019 season on Saturday. Sisson took home the top spots in Formula cb 350 and Lightweight Supervintage in her third full season racing her Honda cb 350.

The 24-year old Sisson was honored at the USCRA’s awards banquet, held at the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, N.H.

The USCRA is the country’s oldest vintage motorcycle racing sanctioning body. The organization holds events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. and Canaan Fairgrounds in Canaan, N.H.

The Formula cb 350 class that Sisson competed in is a popular class that sees entries from riders all over New England. Sisson dominated the class, riding to a clear victory in the season championship with five wins and one second in six starts.

In Lightweight Supervintage, perseverance is key. Sisson strung together one fifth-place finish, two fourth-place finishes, one third-place and two second-place finishes to earn 36 points, enough to gain the top overall spot by two points over rival Stephen Baker.

Sisson rode the same motorcycle in both classes. Lightweight Supervintage allows more modifications than is allowed in Formula cb 350, making her feat all the more impressive.

The Northfield resident is a certified motorcycle mechanic, and works at Nova Motorcycle, a vintage specialty shop in Turners Falls. She is a graduate of Arizona Motorcycle Mechanic’s Institute and holds certifications in Kawasaki and BMW. Sisson, who has been a member of the Nova Motorcycle team since 2016, built her race machine and does all of her own work.

For more information about the United States Classic Racing Association, go to race-uscra.com for the latest schedule and results.

Youth sports

KOC Hoop Shoot

Grayson Thomas went a perfect 15-for-15 from the free throw line at the Greenfield Knights of Columbus Council 133 Hoop Shoot on Saturday at the Greenfield YMCA.

The performance by the 9-year-old advanced him to the District Championships in February, also at the Greenfield YMCA.

Also advancing was 10-year old Cole Cross of Shelburne, who went 11-for-15. 

The final competitor to advance was Gabe Mota of Greenfield, who will go to districts in the 13-year old bracket. Mota went 13-for-15 on Saturday.

Middle School

Owen Carl scored 16 points for the Mahar Regional Middle School boys basketball team in a 48-21 win over Smith Academy in Hatfield on Monday.

Will Barnes also scored in double-figures with 11 points while Marshall Ames chipped in with six for the Senators. 

IAS leagues

Indoor Action Sports is hosting preseason baseball and softball foundations training sessions with Brian Hayes for boys and girls ages 10 and up. 

The training will take place Saturday mornings at Indoor Action Sports beginning Feb. 25 and run through March 28. The training is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. 

The cost is $10 each time for each player. To register, email b163hayes@gmail.com. 

Indoor Action Sports is also hosting Thaw Out Flag Football for boys and girls ages 9-14. 

It consists of two weeks of football fundamentals followed by six weeks of organized flag games. The cost is $10 per player each time they participate. The fundamentals are Sunday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The games then run on Feb. 29, March 8, March 21, March 29 and April 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.         Contact Charlie Edwards at cedwards@indooraction.com for more information.


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