Shayna Texter on her #25A DFW Honda/RLT Racing/McElroy Packaging/Herr's-sponsored Honda CRF450R puts it through the motions while qualifying for round 5 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles Championship season at the Lima Half-Mile on June 30. The Pennsylvania resident won her second Pro Singles National main event last Saturday at the Sacramento Mile after battlling with Stephen Vanderkuur and Jake Shoemaker throughout the 12-lap main, pulling off her first win since her breakout win at the Knoxville Half-Mile during the 2011 season.
Texter Edges Out Win at Sacramento Mile in AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles
Daytona Beach, FL. August 1, 2012 -- Shayna Texter (Dallas Forth Worth Honda / RLT Racing) backed up her solid 2011 Sacramento Mile performance, a close third place finish, with a dominating race in the 2012 edition of the 12-lap Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles main. After winning her heat race with the fastest time of the night, Texter pulled the hole shot on the 18-rider field and edged to a short lead over Dominic Colindres (Frankie Morris / Bozzie Customs) and current series points leader Gerit Callies (Fun Mart Cycle Center / Rod Lake).
While Texter looked to have the race well in hand, the war being waged behind her was intense. Stephen Vanderkuur (Parkinson Brothers Racing / Performance Cycle & Dyno) worked his way into second, shortly to be joined by Jake Shoemaker (Montgomeryville Cycle Center) and the two began to slowly close on the crowd favorite.
Shayna Texter on the #25A DFW Honda-sponsored CRF450R leads her AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles heat during the running of the Sacramento Mile on Saturday, July 28. Texter went on to take her second-ever win in Pro Singles competition and her first on a mile oval track. AMA Pro Flat Track photo by Dave Hoenig.
Suddenly with just three laps remaining Texter was under fire. As the field raced to the white flag it was Shoemaker with the lead and Vanderkuur in second. Then as they raced down the back straight the near capacity crowd went wild as Texter fought her way back to the front of the race she had dominated. "On the last lap it was like whoa this can't be happening," said Texter. "It was a long race that came down to the last lap. I grew up with these riders and love competing against them. It just feels like a fairy tale and I can't wait to come back next year."
Vanderkuur crossed the line just 37 thousandth of a second off the lead with Shoemaker a tenth of a second back. Colindres and Callies filled out the top-five finishers.
Callies continues to hold the Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles class points lead over Ryan Wells (Weirbach Racing) who finished sixth and Jason Isennock (Highs Dairy Stores) seventh. The top three in the Sacramento Mile, Vanderkuur, Shoemaker and Texter are all closely bunched behind Isennock.
Pro Singles Race Results Pro Singles Point Standings
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