Monday, January 21, 2013

AMA Flat Track: Shayna Texter to Ride for Crosley Radio in Pro Singles Championship for '13

Shayna Texter is shown signing autographs for the fans during round 12 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by season at the Springfield Short Track on September 15.  One of the most popular riders on The Rolling Thunder Show tour, the Pennsylvania resident regularly has people lined up in her pit area during the fan walk at each event throughout the hour long break in the on-track action, as seen from this shot from the final National main event at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Multipurpose Arena.

Texter and her #25A DFW Honda/RLT Racing/McElroy Packaging/Herr's-sponsored Honda CRF450Rs had a rough go of it at Springfield, however, in spite of qualifying in a respectable 30th-place spot out of the 55 riders on-hand in the AMA Pro Pro Singles Championship Series who took a timed lap on the day.  Surprisingly, she missed the Pro Singles main by just shy of 1.5 seconds in her heat and by just .183 seconds in the Last Chance Qualifier heat race.  

In her third full season of contesting the 'feeder' series for AMA Pro Flat Track, Shayna had a very strong season in spite of the Springfield outcome in mid-September.  Winning three rounds of the series' tour (Sacto Mile, Knoxville and Tucson Half-Miles), she finished the season ranked as the 5th-place rider in the Pro Singles Championship to further cement her legend as one of the fastest people on two wheels in the greatest racing show on wheels in the world.

It was announced late Saturday that Shayna would be getting sponsorship from Crosley Radio, along with her existing sponsor, DFW Honda, for the 2013 AMA Pro Pro Singles Championship season to better help propel her to the top in one of the tightest and fastest competitions on wheels.

Check out the press release below as we await the coming of the new season, with Daytona less then six weeks away, and we wish Shayna the very best of luck to go after her passion. Go get 'em lady!

Press release courtesy of Shayna Texter/RLT Racing and Crosley Radio.

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