Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nicole Cheza & Shayna Texter Talk About Mixing It Up With the Boys in AMA Flat Track Racing


One of Nicole Cheza's #15 Global Products/Lancaster Harley-Davidson/National Cycle/KK Motorcycle Supply-sponsored XR750s sits in the pit area at the Springfield Mile in September of 2010. The First Lady of AMA Flat Track is a big fan favorite-of men AND women fans!-on the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Series schedule, and in all likelihood signs the most autographs of just about any of the racers at any given event.
Nicole finished the 2010 season ranked 30th overall in the Expert Class while making the main and scoring points in three of 16 events during the season at the Yavapai Downs Mile in May, the Calistoga Half Mile and the Canterbury Park Mile. Look for her to improve on her standings in the upcoming 2011 season!


Shayna Texter walks with her crewman to the starting line during the opening ceremonies for the Springfield Short Track round of the AMA Pro Singles Flat Track Series in September of 2010. The #25A Lancaster H-D/Screamin Eagle/ and Honda CRF450-mounted rider had just won the semi race earlier in the evening to make the
Pro Singles main in what was a very emotional win, and there was barely a dry eye in the house. Her father and mentor Randy Texter had just passed away a few days before the Springfield round and her and her brother Cory were both heavy with emotions throughout the weekend.
Shayna finished the 2010 season ranked 17th in the overall Pro Singles standings and scored points in eight main events during the season, including an eventual 10th place at the Springfield round pictured. Hoping to move up to the Expert Class for the 2012 season, look for The 'Little' Lady of AMA Flat Track to make even more events in the 2011 season, which starts off at Daytona on March 10.

AMA Flat Track racing has a widespread range of riders competing in the Expert and the Pro Singles Classes. But Nicole Cheza, National #15 who competes in the Expert Grand National Championship, and Shayna Texter, #25A who competes in the Pro Singles Championship, are the current First Ladies of Racing on the AMA Pro schedule. Both have a large fan following and are also highly respected on the track for their skills and abilities to wrestle a flat track motorcycle alongside 'the boys' and compete on the same level of competiton with 'those' boys.
Larry Lawrence of The Rider got a chance to talk with both of them recently about the upcoming season over at Cycle World's racing blog site. Thanks to LL and CW for this great look at these two great racers:


You can keep up with Nicole here via her official site:

And you can keep up with Shayna at her official site here:

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