An announcement last week hit our inbox as Cory Texter, AMA Grand National #65 is set to return to The Rolling Thunder Show of AMA Pro Flat Track in the upcoming 2014 season aboard a Racing Unlimited Kawasaki.
Texter, and multi-year Expert, sat out the 2013 season after starting the year competing in the AMA Pro Road Racing Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series riding a MOB Racing XR1200. As it turned out, CTex ended up only competing in the Daytona and Road Atlanta rounds, with a best finish of 13th-place at Road Atlanta and ending the season ranked in the 29th-place position in the standings.
Cory will be riding one of Alan Rodenborn's potent Racing Unlimited Kawasakis in the Expert Twins Series class, in what will be similar equipment to what his sister, Shayna, stole the show with at the Springfield Mile I & II doubleheader rounds over the Labor Day weekend.
The team is based out of Fort Dodge, IA., and had originally aligned itself with the Ottumwa, IA.-based Weirbach Racing team, but due to the length of time it took to get the bright green Kawasaki EX650-based mount wrapped-up for track purposes, the Weirbach team was forced to compete aboard their tried and true Suzuki SV650 and Harley-Davidson XR750 with new signee Rob 'Bugs' Pearson for the better part of the year. Pearson did get to ride the bike at the Pomona Half-Mile season-finale and finished in the 8th-place spot in the National main.
Texter will also be aboard Lancaster/Engelhart R&T Honda CRF450Rs for the four Singles Series events on the series' schedule for the upcoming season.
In the shot above, Cory rolls out Shayna's #25A Racing Unlimited/Crosley Radio Kawasaki at the Springfield Mile I at round 10 of the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship on August 31. Alongside Texter is Racing Unlimited's Alan Rodenborn (left) looking over his beautiful mount, and AMA Pro Flat Track official Kevin Snyder.
Check out the full press release below from CTex, and join us in congratulating Cory on his return to AMA Pro Flat Track competition for the upcoming season. It will be great to see him back at it again in the best racing series on two wheels in the world, and aboard what we all know is a potent machine in the Twins Series events.
Press release courtesy of Cory Texter and Racing Unlimited
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