This is something we have been working on for months, but it was finally announced this morning that Shayna will be attending the SuperPrestigio in Spain becoming the only female to participate in this event. She will be competing against fellow AMA Pro Flat Track racers Brad Baker and Jared Mees along with World Champion riders Marc Marquez, Troy Bayliss, Tito Rabat, Alex Marquez, Tony Elias, Taddy Blazusiak, Julian Simon and many more top riders from overseas.
This is a huge honor and something we are both really excited about. I am not sure how she will do because I haven’t seen most of these guys dirttrack. I know they are phenomenal athletes. I do know the talent level she has and if she can get off the line descent, she has the speed to run with anyone. It will be very interesting to say the least. She will be riding a 2014 Honda 450 with her own suspension and set-up. Because of her size, it takes a very unique set-up for her to get comfortable on. I want to thank Matthew Miles, Dennis Noyes and everyone else who made this possible.
I almost got a plane ticket to travel overseas with her. However, my college graduation is next Sunday. I worked very hard in college and achieved honors so this was something I didn’t want to skip. I would have also had to reschedule most of my final exams and that wouldn’t have been very much fun.
You will be able to watch the race live on cycleworld.com. Stay tuned for more details. I will be posting updates as I get them on here as well on Texter Siblings Facebook page and Twitter (@CoryTexter). Let’s go Shayna! #teamshayna