Saturday, February 13, 2016

Cory Texter Racing to Contest 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC1 Season

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

Cory Texter Racing To Contest 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Championship

Willow Street, PA (February 9, 2016) - Cory Texter and newly founded Cory Texter Racing will contest the entire 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship beginning with rounds one and two next month in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Cory Texter Racing was unofficially formed last August when Texter ventured off on his own dime and put together his own program to contest the remaining rounds of the 2015 season. Running a new Kawasaki Vulcan S engine platform, Texter finished the season strong and even scored his first heat-race win at the final GNC1 Twins event, the Roar on the Shore, at Delaware International Speedway.
Cory Texter is shown in action during the Savannah Half-Mile at Oglethorpe Speedway in Pooler, GA. on his #65 CTR/Cycle World-sponsored Kawasaki Vulcan S in November 2015. Texter will contest the entire 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship GNC1 season aboard his CTR Kawasakis. Photo courtesy of Cory Texter by Dan DgDesigns.


“Last season was tough for me emotionally not being able to secure a full-time ride for the year and having to sit on the sidelines in the middle of the year,” Texter said. “I am thankful how it all happened because it made me hungrier and work harder, which, in turn, has opened a lot of doors for my racing career.”

This will be Texter’s first full season in the championship since 2009. For the Singles rounds, he will have in his stable Honda CRF450Rs supported by longtime-sponsor Lancaster Honda. For the Twins rounds, Texter will race a Big-A linkage-framed 700cc Kawasaki Vulcan S and a 750cc Kawasaki Vulcan S.

“I don’t have a factory rig or a team of mechanics at my disposal at the moment, but I know for certain I will be aboard bikes that are capable of winning races at any track on the circuit,” Texter said. “Alan Rodenborn at Racing Unlimited is behind my engine program, and Gordy Schopieray at Pro One Industries is the man assembling the steeds, so I couldn’t be more confident in my equipment.”

McElroy Packaging will once again headline Texter’s sponsorship program. The family-based packaging plant from Wooster, Ohio, has been a strong supporter for several seasons. In addition, Cycle World magazine continues to be a driving force behind Texter’s race efforts. He plans to write frequent articles for the leading print publication and its website,, during the 2016 season. In addition to CTR’s many great associate sponsors, Shock Strap, Evans Cooling, K&N and Durelle Racing have stepped up as marketing partners.

“I am spending a lot of my own money to make this deal happen,” Texter said, “but I look at it as an investment. I have a lot of confidence in my abilities both on and off the track, and I have never shied away from a challenge. I have been working really hard during the offseason, and I am eager to get this championship started.”

Texter will officially kick off his 2016 season at the AMA All-Star season opener in Savannah, Georgia, on March 4. He will then compete at a second AMA All-Star event in Barberville, Florida, on March 6 prior to rounds one and two of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship at Daytona International Speedway on March 10 and 11.

Stay up to date with Cory Texter on and off the racetrack through updates on his website, and follow him on popular social-media platforms:

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