Cory Texter Returns to Action at the Don Tilley Memorial Half Mile
Willow Street, PA (August 28, 2015) – Cory Texter will return to action in the AMA Pro Flat Track series at the Don Tilley Memorial Half Mile on August 29th in Charlotte, NC.
After having a tough time securing a full time ride with an existing team for the 2015 season, Texter decided it was time to venture out on his own and put together his own deal. “It was very frustrating to be sitting on the sidelines watching my peers race knowing I am capable of running up front,” said Cory Texter. “It’s a dog eat dog world sometimes in this sport and instead of sitting around waiting for the right opportunity, I decided to go after it myself.”
After making nine GNC 1 main events in 2014 and having some success on the Kawasaki, Texter decided to go with that platform for his own effort. The usual platform of choice with the Kawasaki is the EX 650 Ninja engine, but Texter and his team decided to try something different. After talks with Cycle World Magazine and some trusted individuals close with Texter, the team will run a very similar parallel-twin motor out of a Kawasaki Vulcan S. There were certain aspects of Kawasaki’s new street cruiser that Texter found appealing.
Cycle World Magazine will headline as a supporter of the team. Texter has been writing articles for popular magazine since June 2014 where multiple of his articles have been featured both online and in print. In addition, Texter will document the remainder of the 2015 season which will be posted on Cycle World’s website after each round.
Longtime sponsor McElroy Packaging will continue to be a big part of Cory’s efforts along with younger sibling and fellow racer, Shayna Texter. “There were so many people who jumped on board to help me,” said Texter. “It was nice to know that there were so many people out there who still believed in me and wanted to see me race. I dedicate so much time to training and to the sport in general, I am excited to get back out there and compete. I am looking forward to giving my sponsors the recognition and exposure they deserve.”
Texter understands there will be some challenges entering a new motorcycle into the series this late in the season, but remains optimistic. “Yeah, it’s not ideal to jump into the deep end past the halfway point of the season with a new motorcycle,” said Texter. “I have some great people involved in this project such as Alan Rodenborn, Jerry Alexander and Gordy Schopieray behind me, so I am going into this very confident.”
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Cory would like to thank his sponsors and supporters:
Cycle World Magazine, McElroy Packaging, Shayna Texter Racing, Herr’s, Arai, AGV Sport, TDFJ.com, Motion Pro, DesignStar3, Evans Cooling, Sidi Moto, Lightshoe, Racing Unlimited, Pro One Industries, Impact Armor, Polar USA, Hammer Nutrition, EBC Brakes, Cometic Gasket, Works Connection, Supertrapp, Lancaster Honda, Spectro, Boxed Water, Saddlemen, MSR MX, K&N, Wiseco, Swiftwick, Rock Sports Fitness, PMP Sprockets, Defy All Odds Apparel, Amped Apparel, Weiss Racing, ISC Racer’s Tape, Arcade Belts, Barnett Clutch, Ride 100%, Indo Board, Jerry Alexander Racing, Slick Products, Rockwell, Wooden Wheels and his all of his family, friends and fans.