Rider BioShayna Texter
BIRTH DATE: March 12, 1991
BIRTH PLACE: Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
HOMETOWN: Willow Street, Pennsylvania
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is the first female rider to win an AMA Pro Flat Track main event. In
2014, she moved to the GNC1 class and earned her National Number. In
2015, she'll ride the No. 52 entry in GNC1 competition. She and her
brother, Cory Texter, are the first brother-sister combination to
qualify for a GNC1 main event and the first to earn National Numbers.
2014 - Texter’s rookie season in the GNC1 ranks saw her make four main events with a best showing of 12th at Lima.
- Texter’s four top five performances helped her finish fourth in the
final GNC2 point standings. 2012 – Competed in GNC2. Three victories
helped her finish the season fifth in the point standings.
2012 - Competed in the GNC Pro Singles competition. Three victories helped her finish the season 5th in the point standings.
- Shayna finished eighth in the Pro Singles class. Her season highlight
was winning the Pro Singles main event at Knoxville Raceway, making her
the first female to win a Pro Singles main event in the long history of
this great sport.
Shayna Texter is a bad ass. Not only is she one of the fastest up and coming flat track racers in the world, but she has her head on straight. Roland’s known Richie Morris from his AMA Pro road racing days. When Richie teamed up with Shayna for GNC flat track racing, bringing RSD into the mix was a natural move. Between her busy racing and training schedule we had a chance to ask Shayna a few questions about her life and racing.
So, what does it feel like to be sideways at 100mph? It is an incredible feeling that you can’t match doing anything else. Whenever I get off the track you can’t help but smile. Just imagine at times having a motorcycle completely sideways to the locks, wide open, and hanging off the side of it to get it turned. Now throw in 17 other riders, 4 corners, and tear offs that you must pull if you want to see where you are going at times. That is what it feels like to be an AMA Flat Track racer. When did you start racing and how did that get you to where you are today racing AMA Pro Flat track? I started riding when I was three years old. I grew up racing indoor concrete races each year during the winter up in Middletown, NY that was promoted by former racer Keith Jacobsen. I did a few outdoor races on my Suzuki JR 50, but honestly my main focus growing up was playing soccer. Once my Dad retired in 2002, my brother started racing full-time the local district 6 dirt track schedule. One night halfway through the 2003 season, I decided I wanted to race the next day. So my Dad went upstairs in his Harley-Davidson shop and mounted my Yamaha TTR 125 up with a pair of Buell Blast tires for the race and that day kicked started my career in AMA Pro Flat Track. How did you team up with Richie Morris Racing? Richie called me about putting together a program for 2016 and during one of our earlier phone calls he realized I needed immediate help to also get through the 2015 season. So after a few phone calls and meetings we decided it would be best to start our relationship immediately and seek out together to accomplish a few realistic goals in 2015 to help shape our 2016 season together.