Stacey's determination in BMX champs earns recognition
THE story that earned Stacey Brown the Jetts Fitness Junior Sportsperson of the Month is one of perseverance and courage.
Stacey competed at the 2015 Australian BMX National Championships in Brisbane at the start of May.
Her campaign began as one of three 13-year girl riders for the NSW team in the Dynamite and Crackerjack State vs State event. She placed 3rd, 2nd and 2nd in the motos, 3rd in the semis and 5th in the final.
Stacey's main event - the 13-year girls' 20-inch - followed. After missing the final by 0.04 seconds in 2014, Stacey was determined to make the final.
Racing in pouring rain, she placed 3rd, 2nd and 1st in her motos and was in a good position in the semi until another rider lost control and crashed Stacey out of contention.
Battered and bruised, Stacey then competed in the 13-14 year girls 24-inch cruiser class and despite riding against older girls she reached the final.
She was ecstatic with her 7th position and No.7 Australian plate and is now eligible to race at World titles in Belgium later this year.
Stacey raced at the 2013 BMX world titles in New Zealand and in December last year represented Clarence Valley at the International Children's Games at Lake Macquarie, where she finished 7th.
She is the current NSW No.1 Plate holder in Cruiser class and No.2 for 20-inch BMX in her age division.