AMA Pro Flat Track National #65 Cory Texter announced this week that he would be contesting the entire 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC1 Harley-Davidson season aboard his own self-funded Kawasaki Vulcan S-inspired mounts in the Twins Series. Texter, who started this unique flat track set up built around a C&J frame late last season, will have two mounts at his disposal this year, one a 700cc and another a 750cc version for the larger mile tracks, with power for his units coming from Kawasaki engine performance guru Alan Rodenborn and his Racing Unlimited shop out of Ft. Dodge, Iowa.
In the shot above, Texter on his #65 Cory Texter Racing/Cycle World/McElroy Packaging-sponsored Kawasaki Vulcan S, rolls out for the final qualifying session of the day at the Springfield Mile II during round 11 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC1 Harley-Davidson presented by Vance & Hines season on September 6. Texter and his sister Shayna went on to both qualify for the late summer round at the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile oval making it the first time ever that a brother and sister duo had qualified for an AMA Grand National Championship race in the same event.
Texter was able to qualify his new Vulcan S-based mount in three events last season, at the Charlotte Half-Mile (13th-place finish), Springfield (above, where he brought it home in the 11th-place spot), and at the Delaware Half-Mile (7th-place and winning a heat race to gain his direct transfer to the National main event.)
This season should see the personable young man from Eastern Pennsylvania even reap more rewards in what will be his first full season of contesting The Rolling Thunder Show since the 2009 season. We wish him the very best of luck and will be looking to see him improve as the year goes on!
You can check out CTex's press release below to see all of the particulars involved with his program for the season ahead, which gets rolling in just 27 days at the season opening doubleheader in Daytona Beach and the Steve Nace AMA All-Star Racing event several days prior at Oglethorpe Speedway in Pooler, GA.
Press release courtesy of Cory Texter Racing