Just a little backround about me and how I got started racing.
I was 3 years old when my father, Mark Stiles started racing a FZR 400. I grew up at the race track but didn't get on my first bike by myself till I was 6 years old. After smashing my moms hand between the bike and a tree I thought that maybe motorcycles weren't for me. Well I was so wrong. It wasn't till 1998 when my dad started racing again that I decided I wanted to try riding again. My parents got me a 1988 KX 80 and I tried my hand at motocross. I mostly rode at a friends track in their back yard but my dad insisted that I try racing, so I did. That didn't go as well as I had hoped but considering I wasn't a very good jumper. I did continue to race though because I knew if I raced motocross till I was 14 then I could start road racing, and that's what I really wanted to do.
2000 finally rolled around, and let me tell you, I never thought that day would come. I took both the Visionsports Riding School and the Learning Curves School to get all the track time I could before I signed up for my first race. It wasn't till the end of 2000 that I did finally compete in my race. I was racing an Aprilla RS 250 Cup Bike. At the age of 14 I thought that was the coolest bike in the world and that going 120mph was crazy fast. I finshed out the year on the 250 and then my partents decided maybe I should try a TZ 125. The bike we ended up buying, we didn't get till after the season started and I had missed the first two rounds. The first round at Road America I couldn't race anyways, because at that time you had to be 16 to race there. The 3 round of the Midwest CCS region was my first race weekend of the year on a new bike, well new to me anyways. I ended up loving the bike and finished my first full amature season with a 2nd in the region.
2001 I moved up to expert and won both the Midwest and Great Lakes region for what was then called GP Singles, now it's the 125 GP class. I then turned around and back both those championships up the following year.
2003 I moved up to a TZ 250. No championships for me this time around. Not only was I racing against some of the best Lightweight guys in the region I was also racing against my dad. To this day my dad still has 3 TZ 250's. He loves his GP bikes. After 2-1/2 years racing the 250 my parents and I sat down and talked about my potental in racing and that if I was going to go anywhere with it now that I should start racing a 600, becasue the 250 class was in it's last season with the AMA.
2005 I went down to school at AMI. I did race Daytona in the spring that year on the 250 but I did not race again untill I got back from school in July. At that time I still mostly raced the 250 but rode the R6 at track days. At the start of 2006 I hung up my stroke days and have been on an R6 ever since.
I now have a 2008 Yamaha R6 that I have raced in AMA Daytona Sportbike at Road America in 2008 and the Daytona 200 in 2009. I have also race Moto GT with both my Father and at the time my fiance Scotty who is now my husband. This year Scotty and I decided to race the ASRA Team Challange Series. Race reports will be posted in the Blog section so keep andeye out for them.